HD 7970 high temperature

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I just received my PC on Christmas eve and was concerned about the temperature my GPU reaches. An example is, I start far cry 3 and sit at the menu and the temperature rises to 95c and the acitivity is 100%. I used two temperature gauges to verify speedfan and catalyst control center. I hear the 7970 runs hot but how hot it too hot. My idle temp is below 42c
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INTEL I5-3570K 3.4 GHZ
CASE FAN 120 MM 1500RPM (push and pull)
 

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hmm, do you normally feel cool air coming out of your case or it neutral. I'm trying to pain a picture here. There are aftermarket fans that could help with air flow. Mid-ATX cases don't always supply much breathing room for a graphics card. Also which brand/model is your 7970 is it a reference design card or aftermarket your description doesn't outline it.
 

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yea its pretty cool the brand/model i am not sure it was made from cyberpowerpc and all the info it shows is AMD RADEON 7970 3GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0. Sorry if i am not being very detailed
 
No its okay when you look at the card if you were to open your case does it have a reference design meaning one fan and the rest is a logo display or does it have a aftermarket cooler. I'll supply examples below.

REREFRENCE


AFTERMARKET
 
They tend to run a bit hotter then your aftermarket cards with better coolers. You may want to look into better fans for your current configuration. According to the specifications of your case you have 2 exhaust 120mm fans and 2 intake 120mm spots which may or may not all be taken up. So I would check that firstly. A couple of fan choices as well I'll list below.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133190

Noctua:
They have great fans but they are on the very expensive end of the spectrum

Corsair Air Flow 120 fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=corsair+af120&x=0&y=0

Cougar 120 PWM fans great for pushing a ton of air.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002


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