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hey guys,

I just added an RX240 to my loop which is cooling an i5 2500k(I plan on cooling a gpu later. That will be a RX240+EX240. The way I mounted the RX240 is weird, I didn't have space to mount it natively in my 650D so I mounted it like this . Unfortunately I wasn't able to cut wholes to let air exhaust out from the rad(from being pushed from the fans) with a attachement like shown in some videos on how to cut fan holes for pc cases. I tried but it was just a mess.. So instead I cut a fan in half with a dremel, attached both fans to the radiator and mounted that to the case with the holes I made in the case, so now the radiator has one a bit of place where to exhaust the air that is pushed. probably not enough but it still has somewhere to exhaust. Sorry if it's hard to understand, basicly the only space my rad has to exhaust from is two 28mmx120mm holes

The problem is, my temps are the same as before using just one RX240, at about 48c on max load at 4.8GHz at 1.35V. I know the temps are pretty good, but I was expecting more. I know that sandybridge doesnt put out alot of heat, is it just that I can't cool the processor any more? Hopefully I can get some great temps on my GPU when I add it.

here are some pics of what I did and how much it has to get air from

http://imgur.com/X9kxC

http://imgur.com/osqJW



Will I need to cut some holes for exhaust with a dremel? If so I will do so but when I add a gpu to the loop

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your ambient temp will depict your temps. not adding more rads.
get make holes in the side panel for fans. my buddy mike is ordering a new window for his 800d with 2 140mm fans holes to get air into the case
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The only reason I added a rad was because I didn't think a EX240 was enough for a GPU+CPU(atleast running quiet fans). I know that two 240mms is overkill for a 2500k, just thought it would help a bit. I'm not going to buy a side pannel with fans to my 650D because I hate how side pannel fans look. I think I have just reached the limit of how much I can cool my CPU and hopefully it will cool my GPU well when I add that. I will consider trying to add some sort of intake in the front to bring some fresh air from outside the case
Edited by Mortalis - 2/20/12 at 7:36pm
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A 2500k doesn't throw off much heat. The EX240 was already sufficient enough to expel all the heat the 2500k produced. You could try lowering the fan speeds if you are looking for a quieter rig. It should now be able to handle lower speeds without increasing your CPU temps.
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I have always had gelid wings at low speed so noise is not a problem. I think I have reached its limit, I will keep the loop like this and when I get a gpu+block I will add an intake and it should be good
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