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hmm, a question. I scratched a bit the cooling surface of my Raystorm when removing the CoolLaboratory Liquid Ultra from it using scratch pad (kinda like scotch brite or something). scratches are not deep, but I think I should gently sand it with something to restore the mirror finish. any ideas what grit to use? 1500, 2000?
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highest possible for best results, but a polishing paste and microfiber cloth I would assume would work best although never tried it myself, honestly I know from bodywork on cars, sandpaper is probably the wrong way to go it wont be anywhere near the mirror finish it comes with, it'll micro score the whole block, id go with paste then rinse with warm distilled maybe a little vinegar or ketchup then rinse to be sure
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Hey yall, I have a question about the benefits of adding an additional rad.

Currently, I'm running an XSPC Raystorm EX240 Kit with a D5 vario pump. Both my mildly overclocked I5 2500k which is at 4.3ghz @ 1.28v and my Sapphire HD7970 O/C to 1200/1600 @ 1.250 are being cooled by the EX240 rad. The EX240 has two Scythe GT AP15 in push configuration. My temps during BF3 other demanding games such as FC3 (which run at 100% because I don't enable vsync) hit 43-46c on my GPU while my CPU hovers around 49-53c. Mind you the ambient temp of the house ranges from 22-26c depending on the season.

Given all of this information, would adding an additional 120mm or 240mm EX radiator be beneficial in any meaningful way? Are my temps pretty decent as they are right now? Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by Fickle Pickle - 1/9/13 at 3:30am
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Being as FC3 is one of the most demanding games there are I would personally say your temps are fine.
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Hey yall, I have a question about the benefits of adding an additional rad.
Currently, I'm running an XSPC Raystorm EX240 Kit with a D5 vario pump. Both my mildly overclocked I5 2500k which is at 4.3ghz @ 1.28v and my Sapphire HD7970 O/C to 1200/1600 @ 1.250 are being cooled by the EX240 rad. The EX240 has two Scythe GT AP15 in push configuration. My temps during BF3 other demanding games such as FC3 (which run at 100% because I don't enable vsync) hit 43-46c on my GPU while my CPU hovers around 49-53c. Mind you the ambient temp of the house ranges from 22-26c depending on the season.
Given all of this information, would adding an additional 120mm or 240mm EX radiator be beneficial in any meaningful way? Are my temps pretty decent as they are right now? Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Those temps sounds good to me, very good actually. With both components OCed, and considering you're only doing push on a single 240 rad with a decent ambient temperature, those temps are excellent.
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highest possible for best results, but a polishing paste and microfiber cloth I would assume would work best although never tried it myself, honestly I know from bodywork on cars, sandpaper is probably the wrong way to go it wont be anywhere near the mirror finish it comes with, it'll micro score the whole block, id go with paste then rinse with warm distilled maybe a little vinegar or ketchup then rinse to be sure

thanks!

I will pass on sand paper then and try buffing it out with something when I break the loop open next time (need to re-TIM the CPu anyways, perhaps will upgrade one of rads to something better too at same time).
will check for Brasso or something similar (copper/brass polishing paste) and try buffing it with micrfiber cloth, then cleaning/rinsing it, makes sense to me.
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Can I join the Club? Fired her up for the first time and CPU temp on idle is down by 5 degrees C. thumb.gif

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Ooo nice are those ripsaws?
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Yes Ripjaws X 2133 32Gb (8 x 4). Looks quite nice with the red coolant - its Mayhems UV reactive but I don't have any UV lights yet. Guess Specialtech will soon have more of my money mad.gif
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Can I join the Club? Fired her up for the first time and CPU temp on idle is down by 5 degrees C. thumb.gif

 

 

 

There is a form in the OP to fill out and it will add you to the member list.

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