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post #31 of 36
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I am using 1500 rpm xspc fans and the other side of the radiator (top of the case) has two coolermaster megaflows intaking cool air (200mm 700rpm).
Yes I like mcp655. Do you think adding another one will bring temps down?
My tubing is already 1/2'' ID.

Do you think the RX360 is much better than the EX360?
How about other manufacturers? Like DD Black Ice...
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by rlandersen View Post

I am using 1500 rpm xspc fans and the other side of the radiator (top of the case) has two coolermaster megaflows intaking cool air (200mm 700rpm).
Yes I like mcp655. Do you think adding another one will bring temps down?
My tubing is already 1/2'' ID.
Do you think the RX360 is much better than the EX360?
How about other manufacturers? Like DD Black Ice...

At low speeds (and quiet temps), the RX360 is king. At 1500 RPM, the EX360 edges out the RX360 ever so slightly. But in one area there the RX360 totally destroys the EX360 in is flow rates.

[Bundymania User Review] Triple Radiator (360) Roundup - 16 Rads tested !

Having said that, I still prefer the RX360's (both of them ... until this weekend, when I will be adding a third), in my external radiator stand build.

Addint a 2nd MCP655 won't bring your temps down. You have a relatively small loop. Now if you add another radiator, and down the road want to add your video card(s) to that loop, I would consider it. I too run an MCP655 as my pump, and this weekend, I will be adding a 2nd one and a third RX360 radiator. The 2nd pump really only helps if you have very low flow because of a lot of restrictions and/or a lot of items to pass through (which you don't really have). I ran 2 RX360's and a video and CPU water block for 10 months on a single MCP655 with no issues at all.
post #33 of 36
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My PC is under the desk, I suspect that the desk is restricting the air flow a bit as the radiator is mounted on top of the case intaking air.
I will change the way it is installed the next days. Just figuring out how to drill the hole on the furniture to pass the cables through it and put the case beside the table without any kind of obstables in front of the fans.

I dont think it will make an enormous difference, but just to be sure airflow is adequate.
This way I will have space for external radiators in the future too. thumb.gif
post #34 of 36
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My PC is under the desk, I suspect that the desk is restricting the air flow a bit as the radiator is mounted on top of the case intaking air.
I will change the way it is installed the next days. Just figuring out how to drill the hole on the furniture to pass the cables through it and put the case beside the table without any kind of obstables in front of the fans.
I dont think it will make an enormous difference, but just to be sure airflow is adequate.
This way I will have space for external radiators in the future too. thumb.gif

One way to find out is to use a room fan to blow fresh air at your case. It could be that your case is taking in some of the same air it is exhausting.
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post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by Idef1x View Post

Yeah, I probably get like 10C less doing IBT Very Hight/Maximum and I even have my graphics and mobo included in the loop.
I use the Prolimatech PK1 thermal paste, which I have been very happy with. Usually when you have the right cooling, and somehow get higher temperatures, it's almost always the application of the TIM or the tightening of the waterblock. I have a hard time imagining what else might be the cause - I'm not really buying a hotter processor - not by that margin at least.
Thanks man! After reading this i checked out my water block - it was not equally pressed (according the print of TIM) thumb.gif
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Would you be able to add the same XSPC fans on top of the radiator as well? I just wonder if the 3 currently used are overpowering the 200mm fan up top, as the larger fans have abysmal static pressure. I personally would try switching to 6x XSPC 1500rpm fans and losing the big CM fan, as I think it will get you better airflow through the rad. I could be wrong (and someone please correct me if I am), but it might just be the solution to your problem.
   
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