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i hear the pump on the XSPC kit are decent, if i change the pump how much will it lower my temps by from the one that comes with my kit.

cause i'm thinking about getting another pump.

anybody knows.
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post #2 of 16
the standard XSPC pumps are crap so far as i know.

Yes though, upgrading to a better pump (mcp 655 for example) will push water around alot faster, letting cool water get in quicker and not letting the water heat up as much. How much better it works will vary though.

All that is dependent on the XSPC pump being rubbish
    
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I just switched from a xspc750 to a mcp355 with xspc bay res. Exact same loop, Koolance 360 1.2, 2x EKFCGTX470, 360 rad and 240 rad. I expected temps to lower quite a bit, surprise..... they didn't! Temps are about the same, i might have won a degree or 2 on the cores.
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post #4 of 16
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I just switched from a xspc750 to a mcp355 with xspc bay res. Exact same loop, Koolance 360 1.2, 2x EKFCGTX470, 360 rad and 240 rad. I expected temps to lower quite a bit, surprise..... they didn't! Temps are about the same, i might have won a degree or 2 on the cores.
wow, i was hoping at least a 5c temps drop. but since you said you didn't see your temps drop. i don't know now
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When running prime95 and Furmark, maximum temps are about the same, it only takes a little longer to stabilize. So no real world improvement.
Reason i upgraded my pump was because the old 1 died, so no real loss for me here.
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When running prime95 and Furmark, maximum temps are about the same, it only takes a little longer to stabilize. So no real world improvement.
Reason i upgraded my pump was because the old 1 died, so no real loss for me here.
oh ok cool, so i guess i stick with the regular pump then .
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Well, i would have....and the xspc750 was supposed to be underpowered for my loop.....
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those temps are not bad at all, what's the best thermal paste as if for right now.
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those temps are not bad at all, what's the best thermal paste as if for right now.
indigo extreme on the cpu, a bit pricey but it works VERY well.

best paste....probably PK-1, but dont quote me on that
    
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