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would i get better temps if my loop was like cpu hot to rad rad cold water to res res to cpu right now my setup is hot water in res to the 120 rad to cool the water 120rad to the 360rad to further cool the water to the cpu hopping the cpu gets the coldest water possible but idle temps r 35/50 on max heat prime95 1.5vcore 4.1ghz ill add pics so u can c what i am talking about can i plez get some feed back
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post #2 of 13
So it's: res>120rad>360rad>cpu>res right? if it is that way it looks good. how are your ambient temps?

PS: are you doing push/pull on the 360 rad? if so is it intake or exhaust?
Edited by CloudCR - 8/17/11 at 1:08pm
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So it's: res>120rad>360rad>cpu>res right? if it is that way it looks good. how are your ambient temps?

PS: are you doing push/pull on the 360 rad? if so is it intake or exhaust?

yes that is right ......the top 360rad is push with stock fans and the 120rad is pull i dont know what my ambient temp is sorry
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post #4 of 13
You want the water to go to the rads first to get chilled before heading to the components. So you seem to have it right.

Your ambient temp is usually the temp around the house. Water cooling depends on ambient temps to cool efficiently.
post #5 of 13
You have it in the right order...

50C full load at 1.5v? Those are good temps.
 
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You have it in the right order...

50C full load at 1.5v? Those are good temps.

oooooooooo and that was on max heat (large ffts ) so my setup is right i c a guy getting better temps than me like idle @ 22c the lowest my idle has been is 35c i could try new fans
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post #7 of 13
Idle means nothing with water... He could have much lower ambient temps than you..
 
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post #8 of 13
isnt a 360 rad plus a 120 rad a little overkill for jsut cpu cooling?
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post #9 of 13
Well temperature is relative

If your ambient temp is 34 and idle is 35, and "his" ambient was 18 and idle 22 then you "win"
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post #10 of 13
When you are doing some high overclocking and generating a lot of heat, it helps every bit. If it were me though, I would probably run the 360 radiator to the CPU and then from the CPU, have the 120 radiator go to a motherboard block for chipset cooling. But that is me.

You can keep your max CPU temps down lower with the extra radiator. It won't really make a difference that much in the idle temps, but on load, it will.
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