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i know the title makes you think its in the wrong section but its not lol


will this radiator, which is designed for low air velocity, work the same or better with more airflow?

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It should. there is a limit to how much airflow a radiator can make use of but if it is designed for dealing with low airflow then increased airflow should improve performance slightly, It certainly won't diminish performance but I wouldn't expect huge gains.
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It wouldn't hurt but remember that more air doesn't necessarily equal better cooling. Having fans where they need to be and having your wires managed so that you get adequate ventilation and airflow is going to do more for your temps (unless your rad is outside of the case that is).
     
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well my current setup is this:
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i currently see temps around 55 under load and have the cards at 860/1720/1900/1.2 volts and an OC of 4.5 with 1.35 vcore.

i just want cooler and was thinking about getting that hex rad and mounting it on the front door since it has a mesh that supports 6-120mm fans.

my cable management should allow for plenty of air circulation, so that isn't a concern.

thanks for the input! +rep
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55*c under load is very good
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55*c under load is very good

so then its sad that i want better? lol

i would like to take my CPU OC higher but i want to stay under 50 lol. i know that seams rediculous but i want a 5.0 GHz OC and be max 55 under load. this seams easily possible.


and now taht i think about it, due to clearance issues if i were to get the hex rad i would either have to mount fans on the outside(which i prolly wont do) or run it without fans while keeping the 240mm i already have. and im not sure if i would have to upgrade my mcp350 or not. from some posts ive read i dont think i would because i would be removing that blue 120mm and the posts said that the size of the rad doesnt matter(which doesnt make sense to me, i would think it would) but the pressure drop would be the same.
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55*c under load is very good

I second this.
     
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I second this.

then why do i see so many people with low to mid 40s under load? and 27ish at idle?

im mid 30s at idle btw
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then why do i see so many people with low to mid 40s under load? and 27ish at idle?

They probably have lower ambient temps.

What's yours?
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then why do i see so many people with low to mid 40s under load? and 27ish at idle?

im mid 30s at idle btw

Please answer some questions for me:

1) How many rads do you have and what are their respective sizes?
2) What is your current loop configuration? Serial or parallel?
3) How many fans do you have pushing or in a push/pull configuration?
4) How many components are you cooling? CPU+GPU or more?
5) How many fan exhausts do you have?
6) What is the ambient room temperature of where your computer resides?
     
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