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Just wondering those that are fortunate enough to have a 3090 and have then fitted a water block to cool it what temp. under load, is it reaching?
Also does the backplate get hot?
I installed the EK TUF 3080/3090 on my TUF 3090 OC and see Idle temps between 24 - 27, hottest I have seen the card get was 51 while playing Cyberpunk maxed out at 3440x1440 so looks like we are all in the same ballpark
Every other game I have played sits mid 30's to early 40's pretty much, Before installing the block I did a quick test on air and the backplate you could fry an egg on lol, still gets warm but nowhere near the levels pre water cooling.
My First Loop
Case - BeQuiet Darkbase Pro rev 2 (inverted layout)
Fans - Noctua 140mm Chromax Black
AIO - Corsair H150i Pro
All EK Parts, including Zotac 3090 GPU Block, Backplate, Radiator, D5 Pump combo, 3m of 10/16 Zero Maintenance Tubing, Black Nickel Fittings & Drain Port tap.
Only waiting for adaptor leads for the RGB on the flow indicator, pump and GPU block.
The Corsair AIO only cools the CPU and is mounted at the top.
With my next CPU/motherboard upgrade I'll replace the AIO with an EK CPU block and a better radiator at the top.
The front radiator has 2 fans on the front of the case pushing air in, and another on the inside that you can see on the left side of the image below.
I wanted to have another fan below that but couldn't do it without modifying the case (which I just didn't want to do)
Temps During idling
Temps after loading CP2077 (3840x1600 all settings maxed with dlss auto) and starting a 5 min playthrough
The "Top of Case" temp shown, keeps going until about 35 degrees and then evens out.
The "GPU Cover" temp is taken between the Acetal covering and the circuit board on the front side.
EK CoolStream PE 360 (40mm)
EK CoolStream SE 240 (25mm)
I swapped out a 240 PE from the top as I moved to a Fractal Define R6 which didn't have as much height as my last case, I may swap out the 360 PE for a 360 XE for a little additional cooling surface just to give myself a little more head room but to be fair I am seeing good results with the above and that includes a heavily overclocked 10900k dumping its heat into the same loop, I am only going to do it when I convert to hard tubing though as its more of an "I want" as opposed to "I need" given the temps I am seeing currently
you can fit a 60mm thick rad in the r6? If you manage to fit it post some pics
what temps are you seeing atm on the 3090 while gaming at full load?
Will do, going to plan it out tomorrow, will require a res relocation as at the moment I have around 15mm clearance from the pump to shroud, will take a couple of pics how it is now and what I am planning to do tomorrow
At the moment I am seeing GPU temps under load averaging mid 40's with a max of 51 while playing Cyberpunk on full chat which I think is pretty good. While playing rocket league they never leave the 30's and I was streaming some GTA earlier using the GPU to encode and saw a max of 47 degrees, my idle temps are as low as 27 degrees (currently 23 at the moment)