i may try it in push pull first i have two 120mm fans here with similar CFM to those already on the underbelly pushing the air through so i`ll put two more in pull and switch my green rear fan to rad with the other and put the stock rear fan back on the case see how that goes if its not at 75 deg c by then im not happy at all with this cooler and will be selling it asap for something better
well its push/pull and if no good stick the H80 on and see if any better if the H80 is still no good then i will be very depressed and up for another $150+ in liquid cooling geeesh never ending
single fan sitting on top has seen the max temp go as high as 77 now after 45 min of prime blend testing if another fan nets 2 to 3 more deg i would be a bit happier but tbh i want this rig in the high 50`s to mid 60`s max under full load at 4.6 Ghz cause i`d like to push higher for Benching purposes i already have the highest 3D Mark Extreme Firestrike results for anyone using 2X 670`s in SLI so i`d like to try keep it lol and even improve it.
i wonder if my mate when he was helping me do the installing set the cooler to the 2011 position and not the 1366 position hmmm this could be causing it if the waterblock is sitting just above the CPU and not tight on it im going to have to pull it apart tomorrow now and make sure any how tell you all how it goes and if it is or is not the problem tomorrow night night all laters
i have this thing down to 77 max during prime9 blend test i adjusted the waterblock a bit tighter and put the fans directly under the rad instead of in the case to filter the noise a little and its actually no more noisy then it was when inside i put the 2 green fans aero shark ones on the side of the case and replaced the larger stock corsair side fan plugging them directly into the psu rather then using pwm ok max 78 now by the time i have wrote this lol but yeh a lot better then 85 deg + still though at this voltage of 1.365 and 4.6 Ghz clock i believe the temps should be under 75 even with this cooler
1.365 Volts and 4.6Ghz i was hitting as high as 79 80 in prime95 so i added two side fans i had laying around and removed the original case side fan from corsair big thing does nothing cfm wise lol the 2x aero cool fans i installed are reasonable cfm in the mid 80`s and look nice glowing green one was on the rear i replaced that with the original rear fan also added two fans off my H80 and now the max temp running prime blend test after 45 min is 73 deg c not 80 + still for a 240 mm rad in push pull and on full ball you would want better then that yeh ? lol i really dont like this cooler even with the corsair fans on it..... ATM i feel like im at an airport listening to a jet wind up too lol and the GPU fans have not even kicked in yet im yet to run a benchmark so i would not AT ALL give THIS COOLER THE THERMALTAKE EXTREME WATER 2.0 a thumbs up it is not worth $80 yet alone the $155 i paid for it . (ThermalTake your bad i will never buy another product from your company again.)
whats the best 120mm fan available atm (FOR USE ON RAD) i dont care about the noise if reasonable, i have headphones and well KRK Rokit 6`s would well and trully over power any fan noise perhaps if i stick better fans on the RAD it would become a much better cooler ??? opinions are much appreciated thanks in advance guys
that would look nice through the side of your case cool your card give you more room on top for overcocking and well yeh its bigger but you dont really have to cut the case and you can make brackets to hang it off the back or even brace it on the roof if you want more over head then a fan in the roof