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Hi! I'm new to watercooling and therefore have som questions.

What should the average water temperature be? My ambient roomtemp is about 25c and the water in my loop is about 30c idle. I have a i7 2600k (stock) and a GTX570 in the loop and in gaming/bench the temperature can reach 45c. Is this too high?

This is my loop btw:

Pump- rad.240- CPU- rad.120- GPU

As you can see I have a 6cm thick 120rad. with push/pull 1200rpm. and a 5cm thick 240rad with 2x120mm Noiseblocker 1500rpm. I also run my Aquastream XT at full speed(80Hz) under gaming/bench. I believe the Aquasuite temp. sensor are about 3-5 degrees wrong so the real temp could be a bit lower.

The hottest CPU-core is 52c under gaming and ca. 47 when I just stress the CPU. My GTX570 temps are excelent at max 45c.

What do you guys think? Anything wrong here?
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post #2 of 9
Not sure if you are serious, but here it goes anyway...

Those temps are great. Many would trade their sisters for temps like that. You are just fine.
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post #3 of 9
Should be spot on. Same here varies from 30-40 all day.
post #4 of 9
Great temps, GJ.
post #5 of 9
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Oh, sorry but I'm dead serious I'm all new to this and cant find any good info about watertemp on the internet. I know my CPU an GPU-temps are good, but I'm not sure about the watertemp. What would you say is the max safe water temperature?

I plan on overclocking both my GPU and CPU quite a bit so I have some headroom? (Edit: Dumb question obiously )

Btw, you think my loop-order is OK?

Thanks for the reply
Edited by aquanaut - 7/19/11 at 6:47am
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post #6 of 9
Yeah, eventually the loop with just equllibrate to a stable temperature anyway. You can push a system to about 80 or 90C before you start to hurt it. Personally, I wouldn't want to run above 70C for any length of time.
    
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post #7 of 9
Skinnees classification for water temps are:

  • 15º Delta: Low Performance, an overloaded but capable loop.
  • 10º Delta: Average Performance, very capable of good temps and representative of an average system.
  • 5º Delta: High Performance, for those of you looking to achieve the best possible temps.
  • 2º Delta: Ultra Performance. extreme setups only, this would be an ultimate setup where you limit to dedicated block loops.
So, if I'm reading this right, your load Delta of 20ºC (difference between ambient air temperature and water temperature) isn't brilliant. After saying that if you're happy with your CPU and GPU temps then that's fine but you might be limited on overclocking the 2600K.
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post #8 of 9
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Ok I have a Scythe Casemaster Pro with temperature probes so I put one of theese in the reservoir, and quite right the Aquasuite is a bit off. I adjusted the offset to match the probe and ran a stresstest with P95 and Furmark. It looked like the temp stabilized after 15min.



This is with ambient room temp at 24c.

I'm not satisfied with the CPU temps but the GTX570 temps are very good. Maybe I should re-arange the loop order with both rads before the CPU? (Pump- rad- rad- CPU- GPU) Perhaps there are som air in the 120 rad. but I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
Edited by aquanaut - 7/19/11 at 4:01pm
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Btw, has any of you experienced small white fragments/pieces from a rad thats not flushed before installing? I can see tiny pieces of some white-ish fragments going trough the loop once in a while. I recon these comes from the rad(s). Or maybe the tubes? The shop I bought them from is'nt exactly state of the art so the tubing were allready slightly discolored/foggy because off to long storage.

I think I'll have to flush the whole loop, but I must get my new tubing first. May these fragments cause damage to the pump in any way?
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