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I'm getting idle around 27*c and load around 56*c with my new water cooling system. Using a single RX120 and a Swiftec Apogee Drive II pump/block. This is all around 1.24v @ 4.0Ghz on a i5 3570k.

I expected a little better results based on Skinee labs review of the RX120. :/

Q: Do these figures seem legit? Or should I maybe consider 1.)reseating/reapplying TIM 2.)second (pull) fan on my rad? (im using a Noctua NF-F12)

Also, cores seem to be loading unevenly.....Now this is what I originally expected to see after my experiences with the Q9550. But originally I had a Corsair H50 on this 3570k and the load was VERY even across all cores. Now I'm seeing the variation I originally expected. Is this normal? Core 0 is about 4*c higher than my 2&3 (just a couple higher than 1).

Thx guys!
Edited by IntelFanaTEK - 2/6/13 at 1:18am

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Yea....I just did 1/2hr Prime 95 @ 4.4ghz and 1.29v and I hit 90*c .... :/
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could you take a pic of your setup and post it, just want to make sure everything looks in order.
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It's my "Daily Driver" in my rig profile in my sig there. There are lots of pictures in there.

It is going from res-->pump-->radiator-->res

Plus my ambient is only about 20*c


Edited by IntelFanaTEK - 2/6/13 at 1:19am
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Yah according to eXtreme Outer Vision c/w calculator I'm getting an effective c/w of~ 0.44 Which is terrible. Skinee labs rated the c/w capacity of this rad @ 0.04729 off by more than a factor of ten! Something has got to be wrong here..... :/
post #6 of 17
Have your checked for trapped air in your loop? You could also try re-seating your block after you've eliminated trapped air as a possibility. Is that Noctua fan intake or exhaust?

Ultimately though with IB, unless you've been very lucky, your going to need to de lid it to get good temps. I was hitting 80C on my 3570K @ 4.5GHz 1.3v with my RX360+RX240. After I de lid it my max load temps in 20C ambient are around 55C at the same settings.
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Seems pretty normal for a 120 rad with 1500RPM fans

There is a reason the AIO coolers have such high speed fans
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Ultimately though with IB, unless you've been very lucky, your going to need to de lid it to get good temps. I was hitting 80C on my 3570K @ 4.5GHz 1.3v with my RX360+RX240. After I de lid it my max load temps in 20C ambient are around 55C at the same settings.

Aghhhh dang, ya I've read about the shorty thermal work intel did with the TIM on the IB CPUs. That whole process looks scary and abrasive! I would hate to ruin a 200$ chip. I might end up doing that anyways.

I'm pretty certain that all the air is out of my loop..... Is there much space for air to be trapped in the radiator itself? I filled the system with a lure tip syringe into the tubing directly attached to the radiator. All the other spaces appear clear and I sat the case down on its side to run for a bit. Idk I hope that did the trick, maybe ill go back over the thing to check.

That noctua fan is an intake fan. Also if you can see in the picture, the fan is on the outside of the case, I removed the metal grating on the case itself to improve airflow directly to the radiator. I'd love to set up pull fan too but there's just not enough space. I might be able to put a 20mm thick fan in there with some modification of the fan frame.
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Grill restriction?
Is that door closed?
Fan type? Speed?
How hot is the air going into the rad right at the rad inlet?

Skinee used GTs which have really high CFM per RPM off as much as 400rpm from normal fans.

He also tried to use water sensors to do a calorimetric heat calculation but it was off.

Do you have a delta between water and air?

This is what I got on the triple rad, dived w/c by three for a ballpark then inverse for c/w.
xspc-rx360-th1b.png

Curious how it compares to RL.
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Seems pretty normal for a 120 rad with 1500RPM fans

There is a reason the AIO coolers have such high speed fans

I'm not sure what your point is about the AIO coolers?
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