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Upgrading options on my 2600k Haf-x

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So here's my current rig

Case: HafX
Intel Core i7 2600k
Memory KINGSTON HYPER-X 4 GB X2 DDR3/ 1600 MHZ
Power Supply: COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO GOLD 1000W PO
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V INTEL Z68 SLI/CROSSFIRE
Video: Nvidia GTX 580 FTW hydro copper 2



RAD: XSPC 360mm radiator
Pump/ Res XSPC X2O DC-750 - Dual 5.25" Bay-Res Pump/Reservoir Combo ..
CPU block XSPC Rasa CPU Water Block

With that said I'm having some performance issues. Im running at 4400Mhz and im not really liking my temps. around 82c when running prime and idle at about 39-40. I know the WC parts aren't the best it was a kit deal and I have heard the pump res combo is pretty awful. I guess I should have done more reasearch. Also the rad seems extremely hot. I'm worried about this now and I want to upgrade before summer comes along.


Im looking for some upgrade options with the capability of going SLI and adding another GTX 580 FTW. Im torn between option # 1 ripping out the old cooling system and adding a better radiator and a new pump and res. Option #2 would be, keeping the 360 mm top mount rad and mounting another 240mm rad on the rear of the case while replacing the pump and res to keep the single loop. Option #3 is leave everything intact get the 240mm rear mounted buy a new pump and res and run a dual loop system. BTW budget is around $500


Advice would be greatly appreciated--- thx all
post #2 of 3
for 500$ you can buy a new res pump and another radiator no problem. id suggest do doing a custom loop on top of what you already have.
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So Before I continue let me ask you a question. What speed are you running your fans at?

If at ~1500Rpm and still not getting desired performance this is what I recommend

I really dont think that the pump would really be causing you so much heart ache regarding heat so it should be fine. So I recommend buying more fans and rads.

Generally people say no more than 2 x 120mm rad per component so if we follow that rule you will need 6 x 120mm rad

If that is the case keep your XSPC rad its one of the best you can buy. Then add another rad on the exhaust 120mm (XSPC EX?) and an external 240mm rad on the back if you don't mind that(RX240? If its external who cares about how big it is). If you dont like external rads than you could try and put a 240mm rad into the front 5.25 drive bays (cant guarantee it will fit). This gives you 6 x 120mm rad area.

This upgrade should cost no more than 300$ with fans and rads and has the best chance of fixing your problem. However a new pump would not hurt, but if you feel strapped for budget then don't worry.

Hope this helps thumb.gif
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Seasonic Platinum 1000w Caselabs M8 w/ Pedestal Steelseries Sensei Razer Scarab 
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