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Hi all! I'm just new to the forums, but i'm mostly a guest reader here.

I've got the following watercooling setup:
http://www.aquatuning.nl/product_inf...ck-chrome.html
http://www.aquatuning.nl/product_inf...-Radiator.html
http://www.aquatuning.nl/product_inf...-0-Bundle.html
http://www.aquatuning.nl/product_inf...---Boxed-.html
3x http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/aeroc...e-led-fan.html


It's all setup correctly, all the air is out and i'm a bit disappointed with the cooling performance.
(Pump is on the bottom of the case, Radiator is build on top of the case with a shroud, fans sucking air from the outside)

I've got a Core i7 990x @ 4.9ghz @ 1.425v and it's running idle around 43°C and under 4hours Prime: 69-71°C .
So here is my question, is it normal to be at these temperatures, or did I choose a crappy watercooling? (I fear the pump).

If you post your comment about this issue, I appreciate it.
Edited by AaGeOn - 5/25/11 at 2:32pm
post #2 of 7
I would suspect that your fans are to blame. They are only 1000 RPM fans, and only rated at 29.7 cubic feet per minute. I wouldn't suspect that they can create enough static pressure to properly cool your radiator. According to ThermoChill's website, your radiator is optimized for high-speed fans that can move up to 130 cfm.

I'd look for higher RPM fans with a good static pressure rating. If you want silent fans, I'd suggest some Gentle Typhoon AP-15's. With better airflow, your temps should drop considerably.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Mithrandir8 View Post
I would suspect that your fans are to blame. They are only 1000 RPM fans, and only rated at 29.7 cubic feet per minute. I wouldn't suspect that they can create enough static pressure to properly cool your radiator. According to ThermoChill's website, your radiator is optimized for high-speed fans that can move up to 130 cfm.

I'd look for higher RPM fans with a good static pressure rating. If you want silent fans, I'd suggest some Gentle Typhoon AP-15's. With better airflow, your temps should drop considerably.
This. The fans you have are on the weak side. The fans I have run on my quad rad are 150CFM just to give you a good comparison.
post #4 of 7
I agree about the fans having insufficient airflow but those are pretty good load temps for a 990X with that overclock and voltage. The pump is fine.
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post #5 of 7
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Thanks for the comments guys. Looks like i've read to fast and mixed up cfm and m3h. Woopsie. It's 85m3h and not cfm, crapnoodles.
Just noticed it now haha. So the wc gear itself, was it a good choice?
It's been years since i've build a wc, my last one was on a socket A 2000+ t-bred, those suckers got hot.
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Originally Posted by AaGeOn View Post
Thanks for the comments guys. Looks like i've read to fast and mixed up cfm and m3h. Woopsie. It's 85m3h and not cfm, crapnoodles.
Just noticed it now haha. So the wc gear itself, was it a good choice?
It's been years since i've build a wc, my last one was on a socket A 2000+ t-bred, those suckers got hot.
The parts all look good to me.
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Thread Starter 
New fans on the way! Time for some better cooling, thx guys!
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