Quote[Mind you that all our tests are performed at a room temperature of roughly 21 Degrees C. We decided to go with the Core i7 4790K as it literally is the hottest processor your money can get you. You guys all know that once overclocked with added voltage, the temperatures get out of control big-time.
We've been battling the question whether or not to actually use a Core i7 4790K on a Z97 motherboard. The Haswell processors all have poor heat transfer from the silicon die to the IHS. Fact remains that this CPU is what the Guru3D audience buys -- and as such you -- would want to know how these coolers perform]quote
After reading Guru 3D review of the H150 Corsair cooler, I need to see what members think of my system temps.
I have that CPU in Asus Z97-Pro Gamer.
Asus GTX 980 Strix @ 4.4G
360 radiator with 2 X approx 900 rpm and 1 X about 1500 rpm.
The CPU has a good water block but can't find the details.
The 980 Strix is water cooled with EK full cover VGA water block EK-FC980 GTX Strix Acetal/Nickel.
Both waterblocks share the one loop.
Using Elite Dangerous with idle on the pad the cores ranged from 34 to 44 degrees centregrade.
Whilst flying and fighting, the highest was 64 degrees.
In the past, on a hot day, 30 degrees ambient, the temp did reach 78 celcius.
The ambient for this temp was about 26 degrees.
The ambients mentioned are in my computer room.
Are there better CPUs for this board that run cooler?
Or should I de-lid and risk destruction?