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I would recommend just running the block as EK suggests in the instructions. I would hope they've done the research and trials to ensure recommended mounting is the best mounting. That being said, I would definitely re-mount your CPU block, clean it all up with rubbing alcohol, and reapply (less) paste. I've been having success with the size of an uncooked grain of rice of a drop for the CPU.

Some will argue that too much is better than too little, since it'll just squeeze out under pressure and apply the right amount, but it's really hard to say because people have strong opinions and I haven't seen any hard data on this. I used to apply a good amount and spread it thin with a credit card, but apparently I was wasting my time and that I'm just as well off just applying the rice sized drop and letting it spread itself.

The RX360 sounds like it'll be great, and hopefully should make some improvement, though I don't know what radiator you originally had, because the shopping cart no longer works.

For a reference point, I run my 2600k @ 1.288 vcore at load, and its temp after 30 minutes of small blend Prime95 goes up to 59c. My fans are on automatic control based on temperature (PWM fan controller), but they only get up to 70% (yate-loon 2200rpm fans) with my 6950 in the loop.

Even at full gaming load, I don't see CPU temps increase more than 60c, and my higest GPU temps are 40c, highest VRam temps are 50c, and highest shader temps are 61c. I have my 6950 2gb with a XSPC 6970 block running at 880/1300 and unlocked (6970 spec). The highest I've measured my system's water temperature at was 32c. Hope that helps once you rebuild your system. Your CPU should be cooler running than mine, as this GTZ block was designed for 775 systems and is a few years old.
post #12 of 14
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Just got my RX360 up n running. At the same time I fitted 3 AP-15 fans and made them suck air into the chassis (pull through the rad).
I also changed the jet-plate from #4 to #1 and used less thermal paste than I used to.

The result is far better than expected!

CPU Idle 43 degrees now, 50 before
CPU load 67 degrees now, 77 before (running Intel Burn Test)
Before all this I could only run Stalker or Crysis together with Intel Burn Test for 3-4 minutes. Then Burn Test would halt due to errors and the temp would hit 80+.
Now I can run 30 minutes with ease. CPU will hit 70 degrees and GPU 49.

I'm not sure if all my changes helped, but some sure did!
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Can anyone say which is best, 14 mm fan-shrouds or getting another 3 AP-15s in a push/pull config?
There is no room for both unfortunately.
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post #14 of 14
Going push/pull with the fans will have the most benefit to cooling, but will be more noise.
A shroud usually helps, but not nearly as much as more fans.
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