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Poll Results: What should I get for my main upgrade.

 
  • 57% (4)
    Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator
  • 14% (1)
    EK-FB ASUS P7 Full Board Northbridge/Southbridge Water Block for ASUS P55 Mobos
  • 28% (2)
    Other, please post what my Sig Rig needs
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post #1 of 13
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My sig rig is running hot while crunching my favorite project, Cosmology@home. I am not too worried about the CPU, more so the MOBO temperatures. I have a fan blowing directly on my CPU block and area, but it doesnt help much.

I dont really need either item(or the additional accessories I am ordering with them) but its been a bit since I upgraded my rig.

Should I get the Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator and add it to the front of my 600T like Caleal did??

Or should I get the EK-FB ASUS P7 Full Board Northbridge/Southbridge Water Block for ASUS P55 Mobos and cool down my MOBO??

I can only afford one or the other, because I am buying some other odds and ends. Here is a link to my build, but it has a HK CU 3.0 now instead of the XT

Added an attachment of BOINC running with CPUID hardware monitor showing my temps. Correct me if Im wrong, but doesnt SYSTIN mean MOBO??

Thanks in advance, and please vote in the poll.
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Both... =P
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I picked other. Besides the GPU, your case, chipset, and CPU temps are on the warm side. I would tinker with the air flow with the case first. I am not a advocate of the top mounted 240 slim rad on the 600T anymore, with it the case just can't expel enough heat from GPUs that exhaust into the case. Maybe the side panel w/mesh would be your best bet. If not then go ahead and get the 200mm rad, but ditch the 240 top rad
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
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I picked other. Besides the GPU, your case, chipset, and CPU temps are on the warm side. I would tinker with the air flow with the case first. I am not a advocate of the top mounted 240 slim rad on the 600T anymore, with it the case just can't expel enough heat from GPUs that exhaust into the case. Maybe the side panel w/mesh would be your best bet. If not then go ahead and get the 200mm rad, but ditch the 240 top rad
Don't ditch anything. Mount the 200, get the mesh panel and make the fans exhaust. Get the 240 as an intake, and voila.

Edit: Get the mobo block also.
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CesarNYC View Post
I picked other. Besides the GPU, your case, chipset, and CPU temps are on the warm side. I would tinker with the air flow with the case first. I am not a advocate of the top mounted 240 slim rad on the 600T anymore, with it the case just can't expel enough heat from GPUs that exhaust into the case. Maybe the side panel w/mesh would be your best bet. If not then go ahead and get the 200mm rad, but ditch the 240 top rad
I dont want the window/mesh side panel. Unless I put it on the opposite side. I like the clean look of the case with a solid panel.

I was planning on changing the direction of the flow, from exhaust to intake through the radiators when I got the 200mm. Cosmology always made my rig run 10c hotter than folding. If I were folding, I bet all temps would be in the upper 60c to lower 70c.

I have a 240 up top, and a 120 in back. I was planning on removing the 120 radiator and putting in my a new 2150RPM GT when it arrives for exhaust. And planning on cutting out the grill on at least the rear fan.

I would of ordered the 200mm radiator and things already, but I realized they dropped the price 30 bucks on the MOBO block. Have had my eye on it for a while.

EDIT:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post
Don't ditch anything. Mount the 200, get the mesh panel and make the fans exhaust. Get the 240 as an intake, and voila.

Edit: Get the mobo block also.
I agree that this is the best performance option, but the last thing I want is heat blowing out on me after working outside in the heat sweating like crazy. But I may just order the radiator if frozenCPU gives me the 10% discount code that they said they would. I already have the 5% pcapex code working for me, hope they stack...

Off Topic: Is OCN slow to load/not loading for anyone else?? Or is it my crappy ISP?? I had to type that 4 times to get it to stick. Kept not load...
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What if... you got a modded side panel. Like the one at MNPCtech by Bill Owen. Then you could maybe ask to have blow holes drilled to mount the fans where you'd like them.

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I seen them before, even talked to Bill Owen here in this thread about it some. I really dig it, but kinda flashy for my liking. But you do have me brainstorming about putting some fans on the opposite side panel. Maybe behind where the HDD bays are originally?? And maybe one directly behind where the CPU is, so it sucks air around the MOBO and out??
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post #8 of 13
Get the 200mm rad. You can use it later if you change your mobo/cpu for something else.
 
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
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I seen them before, even talked to Bill Owen here in this thread about it some. I really dig it, but kinda flashy for my liking. But you do have me brainstorming about putting some fans on the opposite side panel. Maybe behind where the HDD bays are originally?? And maybe one directly behind where the CPU is, so it sucks air around the MOBO and out??
Bottom one (even two) is a nice idea. But won't the fan behind the mobo be pulling air around tight corners, won't that cause a little noise?!
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post #10 of 13
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I have thought about mounting a fan, or even a 240 radiator in the bottom of the case. Between the PSU and the front fans. But I think my carpet is too thick and I dont think I would get much air in through the bottom. Still a possibility though
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