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Hi there I just setup my new water cooling loop about 2 days ago and the temps are horrible. I will post my specs below but my 3930K at 4.6Ghz 1.34-1.35v in cpuz hits 72 max temps after running prime95 for at least 30 mins. And my GTX 580 stock speeds idles at 31-33 and load 39-42. I was expecting a lot cooler temps with my setup. Also my ambient temp is 25-27c.

External RX480 GT-15 in Pull
Internal RX360 GT-15 in Push
EK Supreme HF
EK-FC580
EK-R4E
MCP35X2
7/16 Tubing
EK Bay Spin Res

800D is doing Positive Airflow with all intakes and no back fan but open for air to escape. RX480 has Silverstone dust filters and RX360 has a Demciflex dust filter.
Edited by spencer785 - 4/20/12 at 11:29pm
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post #2 of 15
Maybe you had a bad mounting?

Or if your pump isn't working, it could make your water super hot
Actually if you pump wasn't working I think some things might start to boil or melt

Maybe check if there could be something blocking the flow?

or is there warm air going out of your rads?
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by spencer785 View Post

And my GTX 580 stock speeds idles at 31-33 and load 39-42. I was expecting a lot cooler temps with my setup. Also my ambient temp is 25-27c.

Going by this, the loop(s) works fine... idle might be little warm but it's the load that matters. Need to look at the CPU and the mount closer IMO
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post #4 of 15
Yes, I'd give the CPU another mount first and see if things improve.

Also 3930k is a hot chip, so with high ambient temp you have, those temps it might be about right.
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post #6 of 15
Could be air bubble trapped somewhere in the rads or tubing etc.,how long has the sytem ran?
post #7 of 15
Looking at GPU temps the Loop is working fine. Its all how you mounted the Block.
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post #8 of 15
Like everyone said, gpu is fine, so cpu could be just a mount issue. Pics?
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post #9 of 15
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What temps should I be getting on my 3930k?
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post #10 of 15
You removed the plastic cover on the CPU block, correct?
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