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Hey Outcast, are you any further forward on this one?

Interested to know what the problem was.
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Me too,

Just have not got the time until next month to take the rig apart.
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Wow there are a LOT of idiots in this thread!!!

Rad temp...have you never heard of HEAT SOAK?? If a pump is failing and/or there is a blockage impeding flow, the rad will most certainly get hotter because the water running through them is no longer controllable temp wise.

Tubing squeeze...um hot water + plastic/rubber hose = easily pinchable.

Regardless of having 2 blocks and 2 rads, the water in that res should be 'boiling' and flow evidence should be a non-issue.

My MCP355 runs through a 240 rad->Apogee->MCW30NB->MCW30SB->MCW60 GPU->Res and in this 15 sec vid, even with the res inlet under the water level, it has enough force to hit the wall, and 'splash' out over an inch high (it hits the top of the res most of the time) at some points. the pump is on the bottom of the case, the inlet of the rad is about equal to the GPU in height which is at the top so the pump is MORE than powerful.

http://bot-racing.com/upload/aj/Comp...s/MOV02610.MPG

Side cover...um YES, all his rad fans are pulling air INTO the case, but i only saw ONE exit fan? Thats a lot of serious positive pressure, and if his temps drop 2-3c then it helps, albeit, only some (im not saying taking/leaving it off is a solution, just that it shows an airflow problem).

I would suggest, if youre going to run 2 rads, run it top rad->CPU->bottom rad->GPU->res. It will help some, even in this case (hah, pun). Furthermore, i would run the top rad in exit mode as heat rises, and youre trying to push it all into the center of your case. This way the air runs one direction, not all of them.

These are band-aid solutions even if they are good suggestions, i still think you have a blockage somewhere, and it all points to water flow. Water runs slow, gets heat soaked (heat rises to the point that no amount of cooling can expel it fast enough for the temps to drop, and the rads turn into heaters), fix the blockage, fix the temps.
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This is a long thread didn't read every post so forgive me if this has been said. You didn't put in the Flat adaptor into the water block right ? In the water block you are suppost to use the pannels that have groves and in no case do you use the flat piece. You never use the blank #5.

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