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So I put together my dream build last week comprising the following:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800d
Mobo: Asus P8P67 (man is that thing unstable at default settings - changing to an EVGA P67 FTW or equivalent when they are out)
CPU: Intel Core I7 2600k (currently overclocked to 4.3ghz)
Ram: 8GB of Corsair XMS3 2000mhz
GPU: EVGA GTX 590 Hydocopper
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 18gb
Hard drives: 2x Seagate Barracude 1tb
Fan Controller: Lamptron touchscreen

So I am currently water cooling the CPU and the GPU in one loop. I have an XSPC high performance 360 rad with 3x Xilence 120mm fans (at 1260 rpm-ish) in push config. (I am on teh gentle typhoon order on this forum so obviously the fans will be better) I wanted to do push/pull but I'm having trouble finding the right screws for more fans.

Anyway, at idle, the CPU is around 30 celcius and the GPU 24 celcius. I have done a one hour stress test on CPU and GPU at the same time. The CPU doesn't go above 50 celcius and the GPU struggles to get above 40 celcius (think there is something wrong with the EVGA stress test software).

Whilst playing TDU2 for several hours, the CPU hits about 40 celcius and the GPU struggles to get past 35 celcius.

Playing F1 2010, the CPU hit 50 celcius and the GPU high 40 celcius.

I haven't tested other games. I think these temps are actually really good, but I'd like to get them lower, so.....

.....If I was to get another rad - a 240 this time, and added it to the 360, would I notice a decrease in temperatures?

Many thanks.
    
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post #2 of 8
Your idle temps would stay around the same, only your load temps would go down but not by much. Those temps are already very good. I would not waste the time and money to put another rad in. You are good right now.
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Those temps are very very good. I couldn't justify adding a 240 unless you added another gpu to your loop.
    
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What the others said, those are very low real world and synthetic bench temps. What was/is your ambient and what gear are you using (CPU Block, pump, etc)?

To me it wouldn't really be worth the extra cost, hassle, and time to put in another rad unless you are going to add another GPU anyways (another 590? lol). But that's always your prerogative, there's no such thing as overkill on OCN!

I'm in the GT order as well You'll probably see a decent drop from moving up to the 2150's, that should keep you happy If you have the room, using a shroud or P/P would be even better
    
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Thanks for the replies:-) Of course I know I don't really need it - but want is a different matter. I had so much fun putting it together I realised that a lot of the fun was in the build. I'm not planning on getting another 590 - apart from anything else, I've heard four way SLI (even in dual cards) is a bit iffy. Besides, I really don't need that right now.

I'm using EK Supreme HF full nickel waterblock on the CPU. The 590 has the Swiftech waterblock already on it. Using all Bitspower compression fittings on 1/2 - 3/4 Primoflex Pro LRT tubing. Using the Laing D5 vari in an XSPC dual bay reservoir (so almost silent).

This rig is so very very quiet, but I still might add in another 240 on the same loop. The cooler the components the longer they last, right?:-)

I'd like to properly stress the CPU and GPU at the same time. Whats the best software for this - like I said, I reckon the EVGA stress test doesn't work that well.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I'm using clear tubing with Distilled water.
    
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Thanks for the replies:-) Of course I know I don't really need it - but want is a different matter. I had so much fun putting it together I realised that a lot of the fun was in the build. I'm not planning on getting another 590 - apart from anything else, I've heard four way SLI (even in dual cards) is a bit iffy. Besides, I really don't need that right now.

I'm using EK Supreme HF full nickel waterblock on the CPU. The 590 has the Swiftech waterblock already on it. Using all Bitspower compression fittings on 1/2 - 3/4 Primoflex Pro LRT tubing. Using the Laing D5 vari in an XSPC dual bay reservoir (so almost silent).

This rig is so very very quiet, but I still might add in another 240 on the same loop. The cooler the components the longer they last, right?:-)

I'd like to properly stress the CPU and GPU at the same time. Whats the best software for this - like I said, I reckon the EVGA stress test doesn't work that well.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I'm using clear tubing with Distilled water.
Sounds good cant go wrong with distilled water, it's what I use. As for stressing, you can do prime95 and MSI kombustor. Also 3dMark Vantage does a good job as well.
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Sounds good cant go wrong with distilled water, it's what I use. As for stressing, you can do prime95 and MSI kombustor. Also 3dMark Vantage does a good job as well.
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Let us know what temps you get when running either benchmark(s). Also, ambient temps?
    
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Run a smp folding client to stress the cpu and run a gpu3 folding client on the 590. This will put both at 100% usage for however long you care to fold (please complete all work units you start).
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