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Hey guys, I've decided that I'm not satisfied with my cpu temps, so I will be saving up to buy something else to lower them. I have a few options here, so I will list them of.

Should I:

A) Buy an RX360 radiator to replace my RS360 rad?

B) Buy an additional RX120/RX240/RS120/RS240?

C) Buy a new pump(MCP655/MCP35X)?

D) Buy a new cpu block to replace my rasa?

I'm really torn between option A and B, not so much on option C because I've heard that buying a new pump over my XSPC 750 pump/res wouldn't really decrease my temps that much, and it would be very costly compared to the other 3 options. And option D would probably just as fruitful as option C.

Also, this is my current setup:
XSPC Rasa cpu block
EK full cover gtx 580 block
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XSPC RS240
XSPC 750 pump/res
6 x Yate loon high speed 120mm
Edited by Behemoth777 - 6/20/11 at 7:02pm
     
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Before you do, measure the water temp coming out of your rad, that is the indicator of rad capacity not cpu temp. You don't want to spend $50 for a fatter rad only to end up with the same temps
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I would either go with option A or B.
It depends weather you have room for the RX360 for option A or you would like to spend less money on a RX120, but also, I forgot to include in this post is that you can only add so much rad until it makes no difference at all anymore.

Personally, I would get the RX120. Just my opinion though. I am sure there will be many others posting in this thread with oppostie opinions.
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depending on the type fans you own changing the rad might be the better idea, check out martin's review here
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Do you have both cpu and gpu on the rs360? I would prob just add a rx240 into the loop and be good to go. I would'nt replace the rs360 or an rx360, the difference will prob net you only a few degrees at load.
    
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Before you do, measure the water temp coming out of your rad, that is the indicator of rad capacity not cpu temp. You don't want to spend $50 for a fatter rad only to end up with the same temps
That would be difficult, I'm assuming. I've taken my water temps from my res though, and I am getting about 8c delta from water to air.

Also, I just edited the OP with my specs, for you guys that are wondering.

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Originally Posted by ttoadd.nz View Post
Do you have both cpu and gpu on the rs360? I would prob just add a rx240 into the loop and be good to go. I would'nt replace the rs360 or an rx360, the difference will prob net you only a few degrees at load.
I actually have my cpu/gpu running off an rs360 + rs240.
     
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Oh, now that you have editied the OP...
I don't really know if anything with the rads is going to lower your temps that much...
What are your temps at the moment? Ambients?
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Oh, now that you have editied the OP...
I don't really know if anything with the rads is going to lower your temps that much...
What are your temps at the moment? Ambients?
My ambient temps are usually around 30c, my water temps are around 38c at full load and around 32c at idle, and my cpu is loading at around 72-75c @ 4.6ghz w/ 1.32v. This is with the cpu+gpu loaded. With only the cpu loaded, It maxes around 68-71c, haven't taken the water temps with only the cpu loaded.
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I think your temps are just fine seeing all you have in the loop and your clocks. Why lower them honestly? You could always add tons of rad, but to what point other than "just 'cause"
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post #10 of 22
I added a RX240 to my loop (with just a RX360) and it dropped my load temps by ~15 degrees. That was a little more than I expected. I didn't really do any testing on water temps before hand, so it may make perfect sense.

edit - I remounted my block, changed thermal paste, and changed the way the air flowed, also
Edited by RobbyRoyal - 6/20/11 at 7:53pm
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