I have Two GTX 670's in SLi, and the Phantom 410 case (Rest of the specs are on my profile if neccessary). On the Phantom 410 there is a fan controller with three settings, and I now like to keep that controller on it's lowest settings because it's quieter.
Sooo, my question is this: Is it safe for me to have the fans at such low rpm when gaming? Planetside 2 specfically - Main GPU was at 90 degrees, second one 70 or so and CPU at 70 ish whilst playing. It's the only game I have that reaches those temps (Far Cry 3, Skyrim and other AAA game's don't come close).
I do use custom settings that basically allow the use of 1080p texture's, (Changed settings in the .ini file because standard maxed PS2 looks like shit - Decals for example) but my other games use 1080p texture's too so WTF?
Will I significantly reduce the lifetime of my cards / damage them with those temps? I can turn the fans up abit and achieve:
Middle setting: 70 on first GPU, 60 ish on second and 55-60 on CPU.
Highest setting: 45 on first GPU, same on second and 45 on CPU.
Middle setting is ok for noise but still a big jump from lowest setting.
I've heard that a properly optimised fan setup will lead to a silent + cool case so if anyone has suggestions on how I can "Optimise" my fan setup then that'd be great.
Standard fan positions for the case, A50 Corsair air cooler on the CPU and standard EVGA GTX 670 cooling.