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If you don't have room for a second pump, then the options are replace the pump with a more powerful one or replace the block with a less restrictive one. I'd certainly open the block up though, I can't think of any CPU block that should be that restrictive normally. How old is it? Have you ever had it apart to clean it before? Part of water cooling is standard maintenance.
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i have not taken it apart yet. probably a good idea. the level of maintenance ive done is not what i suppose it should be. i have a very hard time beeding the whole system...

Edit:
my cpu block is the swiftech apogee xt (not sure if i have the rev 1 or rev 2), its been a while
heres a link to the rev 2
http://www.swiftech.com/apogeext.aspx
Edited by gh123man - 1/31/12 at 11:47am
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ill try to look it up for you as soon as i can find the model number. its not up on the site i got it anymore :/ ... ill try dissembling it later if i get a chance. getting a new block is a last resort but i guess it may be my only option... its my last resort because it means draining the entire system and taking out the mobo... which sucks. but if its what i gotta do its what i gotta do. and as for the pump power. as i said earlier. minus the cpu block the system flows very well. ill try to see if its clogged at some point... plus i have no room for a second pump. it wold get in the way of airflow. i tried it before.

Well to check the block you will have to drain the system anyway so if it is clogged and you dont just want to unblock it you could replace the block at the same time...
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so i have been doing lots of research. it seems like the block i have is just not built for high flow systems with lots of blocks. anyone have some recommendations for high flow blocks that support lga 775?

Edit:
I have been looking at the XSPC Raystorm.

spec sheets seem to prove its much better flow wise then both rev 1 and 2 of my current block. how do you think temps will differ? thoughts?
Edited by gh123man - 1/31/12 at 11:24pm
post #15 of 16
Still haven't answered what your current blocks is... tongue.gif I'm beyond curious now. Anyway, the Raystorm is one of the lowest restriction blocks out, and definitely in the top handful of blocks for top performance. Once you get up to the top few blocks, the performance difference is so close it's negligible, mounting variance can put any one of them on top, and for practical use they'll all perform outstandingly. The Raystorm is low restriction and certainly affordable, it sounds perfect for your situation. Just remember, run it in series with the other blocks, you don't want to run different blocks in parallel or whatever has the higher restriction is going to get less flow and have much worse performance. Parallel is fine for GPU's as they're all the same blocks and same restriction, outside of that, it's not generally advised.
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sorry if it wasn't clear before. i added it to the post as an EDIT.
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Edit:
my cpu block is the swiftech apogee xt (not sure if i have the rev 1 or rev 2), its been a while
heres a link to the rev 2
http://www.swiftech.com/apogeext.aspx

and thanks. i think ill just go and purchase the Raystorm. its reasonable on amazon and i have some giftcards smile.gif. ill ditch the y splitters. they were a last attempt to save my current flow. but i understand and have learned the hard way why the are not recommended. thankfully they were only like 99c tongue.gif. any last recommendations? thanks for all the help by the way.
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