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Do you have any OC on that? If so then those are awesome temps. If not then why not? Get on it!

Full WC'ing will drop your CPU temps a fair bit, up to 10°C in some cases. Or you can keep similar temps and get a quiet loop, or you can do both but it is costly. One of the great things about WC'ing though is that you can increase your OC for a much smaller increase in temp compared to AC.

For your GPUs the difference is huge, mine runs at ~35-40 whilst folding. I have no idea what it ran at on the stock cooler as I took that off shortly after confirming that the card was not DOA.


If you are going for a kit have a look at the XSPC ones too, they offer great value for money however there have been issues with the included pumps. The EK kits are also great but I would avoid the Swiftech ones; they are good quality but expensive for what they are.


I have to warn you though, WC'ing is addictive, there is no 12 step program.

Remember the first thread you made where you asked what everyone's ideal computer was and I answered "one that I can keep upgrading for free"? WC'ing provides half of that, constant upgrades, sadly not for free though.
Hey mate,

Yeah the CPU is overclocked 4.5GHz, pretty happy with the temps but wanted to see the difference to the full water cooling system.

I've give the XSPC ones a suss out, been youtubing some water cooled systems and they look great !

Cheers mate !
post #12 of 39
Go with ek kit with Cu blocks.
Sadly, there are too many reports lately on xspc fail pumps.
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I'm really keen on doing it but I'm scared it might leak ! :/

Is it easy to install yourself with no experience at all ?
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I'm really keen on doing it but I'm scared it might leak ! :/

Is it easy to install yourself with no experience at all ?
Even experienced users have to do a leak test in order to assure safety of hardware

Installation is fairly easy.
Manuals are usually well and clearly written. During installation you have to be gentle as hardware is not resistant to any excessive force.
In case you get stuck along the way, you have always forums where ppl will help you out.
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We all had no experience the first time .

Once you have set it up you will need to make sure there is no power going to the motherboard etc., then power up the water pump and run it for an hour or two to test for leaks.
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Well I will say this I recommend the Rasa kit. It is true there have been some defective pumps however if you DO get one XSPC just ask for a vid showing its loud then they ship you one that will arrive in a week or sooner. But I can say my kit performs well and has been running for around 5-6 months no problem. I got the RX360 kit and it cools my I7 930 @ 3.8ghz and 2 460 GTX's @ 900/1800/2100. CPU temps are 38C Idle and 60-62C load. GPU temps (in due need of reseat after installing a sli bridge) 29-33C Idle and 39-45C Load. This is all in a room that stays 75-80F. So yeah I recommend a rasa kit. If you need more cooling you can always add another rad down the road.
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Well I will say this I recommend the Rasa kit. It is true there have been some defective pumps however if you DO get one XSPC just ask for a vid showing its loud then they ship you one that will arrive in a week or sooner. But I can say my kit performs well and has been running for around 5-6 months no problem. I got the RX360 kit and it cools my I7 930 @ 3.8ghz and 2 460 GTX's @ 900/1800/2100. CPU temps are 38C Idle and 60-62C load. GPU temps (in due need of reseat after installing a sli bridge) 29-33C Idle and 39-45C Load. This is all in a room that stays 75-80F. So yeah I recommend a rasa kit. If you need more cooling you can always add another rad down the road.
Wow at the GPU temperatures at load ! That's pretty good ! Is that at 100% load or just during gaming ?

Running Furmark for about 5 minutes my top graphics card get to mid 90's and the bottom one at about the 80's, pretty much the reason why I want to switch to water cooling.
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Wow at the GPU temperatures at load ! That's pretty good ! Is that at 100% load or just during gaming ?

Running Furmark for about 5 minutes my top graphics card get to mid 90's and the bottom one at about the 80's, pretty much the reason why I want to switch to water cooling.
So this is ~12mins of Furmark with my 5850 @ 920 / 1200:



Note that the water is fairly warm at 32°C, my fans are controlled by the CPU temp so they had not kicked in at this point. I am looking at getting a fan controller which will work off the water temp (MiniNG).

The temp dip and the 15FPS min is because I walked away from my comp and the screen saver kicked in
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post #19 of 39
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id be completely solf if i could get the cpu temps even lower then what they currently are.. any other reccomendations?
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GPU's seem to benefit greatly from watercooling. So does the end user as GPU's are probably the most noisy component in any PC. Especially the more high-end they get.

I use a universal block and i never peak 60 degree's C on my 6870's core. Naturally i needed to have heatsinks put on the VRAM and Mosfets though.

Could always go full block but thats more expensive - not worth it imo.
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