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Upgrade pump and add a radiator?

Poll Results: Should I upgrade?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Upgrade pump only...
  • 33% (1)
    Additional radiator only...
  • 66% (2)
    Upgrade both!
  • 0% (0)
    Stay where you are!
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
My current system is cooled by a XSPC Rasa CPU block, a DDGTX580 full coverage block, and a XSPC RS240 radiator block. I am using the original XSPC X20 750 pump/reservoir that came with the RS240 RASA kit. I am wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade the pump to the XSPC D5/Reservoir combo, along with adding an EX120 radiator with a push/pull config (my rs240 is also push/pull). My loop is currently disassembled, but I was getting a max of 55*c on processor cores and a max of 45*C on my GPU.... could those temperatures get better with an additional radiator and a new pump? Thanks for any advice
post #2 of 5

the pump should be fine as long as its running nicely

 

i recommend 1 rad space per component +1 unless if they re thick rads

 

hey, if i had my choice i would mount a rad on every spot in my case for only a cpu lol

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k - 4ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LE Plus Reference XFX R9 290 2x8gb Corsair XMS3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128gb Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Swiftech H220-x 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Kraken G10 Zalman LQ320 (GPU) Windows 7 Pro Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2, Blue Switches Corsair AX850 Phantom 410 (Black) Razer Naga 2014 Left-Handed Edition 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Roccat Taito HeadRoom Maxxed Out Home Headphone Amplifier Schiit Modi 2.0 Uber Sennheiser HD650 
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Rode NTA-1 Mic Vanatoo Transparent One Speakers 
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

the pump should be fine as long as its running nicely

i recommend 1 rad space per component +1 unless if they re thick rads

hey, if i had my choice i would mount a rad on every spot in my case for only a cpu lol

Lol, me too. About the pump: it seems to be running okay as per my testing after tearing down the loop (severe plasticizer issues because I was running nickel/silver kill coil). I saw spider cracks around where one of the barbs connect to the reservoir though, which worried me a bit. However, it is not leaking yet and it holds pressure just fine.

EDIT:
I did accidentally run it dry for half a second previously, which also worries me about its remaining life.
Edited by jonjryjo - 3/21/13 at 1:34pm
post #4 of 5
Unless your planning to run another 570, I think you're fine. I get similar temps with RX360, raystorm and GTX 670 block.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I decided to go for one of bmaverick's pumps, along with this top: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17537/ex-pmp-213/EK_DDC_X-RES_Top_140_-_Acetal_CSQ_-Laing_DDC_Swiftech_MCP350355_EK-DDC_X-RES_140_CSQ_-_Acetal.html?id=5M4S33Vg&mv_pc=20776

That will replace my pump and reservoir, so I can just shelf the XSPC X20 750 pump, and replace the bay covers with something else I have in mind. I was going to just stick with the stock pump, but that price is just too good to pass up smile.gif.

EDIT: Also got an EX120 to put at the bottom of my case.
Edited by jonjryjo - 3/21/13 at 9:03pm
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