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Anyone using a Raystorm Waterblock on an FX8350?

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This one > http://www.xoxide.com/xspc-raystorm-cpuapuwaterblock-amd.html

I ask because I'm still not sure what I should be expecting for my load temps. Currently at 4.6 GHZ stable with 1.424 volts. I get about 49C with that voltage under Prime 95 which honestly for a custom kit, 240MM Rad, and only cooling the CPU, seem's a bit high to me.

Help me out and let me know if I'm crazy or not.

P.S. If you are using this Waterblock please post your temps and the such. I can find a million people using the Intel variant but pretty much no one using the AMD one.
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This one > http://www.xoxide.com/xspc-raystorm-cpuapuwaterblock-amd.html

I ask because I'm still not sure what I should be expecting for my load temps. Currently at 4.6 GHZ stable with 1.424 volts. I get about 49C with that voltage under Prime 95 which honestly for a custom kit, 240MM Rad, and only cooling the CPU, seem's a bit high to me.

Help me out and let me know if I'm crazy or not.

P.S. If you are using this Waterblock please post your temps and the such. I can find a million people using the Intel variant but pretty much no one using the AMD one.


Those temps seem pretty normal to me. That's a pretty high over voltage you have there.
What radiator/fans are you using? AMD chips get pretty high heatloads. The AMD FX-9590, which is literally just an FX-8350 clockedto 5GHz, has a heatload of about 230 watts. That's pretty damn high.
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/14/360-radiator-shootout-summary/


Those are the cooling of radiators which have a 10degree delta-temperature, so as you can see even a 3.120mm radiator (i.e. a 360mm radiator) would have pretty high deltas on an AMD chip.


People don't use the AMD version of the raystorm much because of it's mounting hardware. It's acrylic.... Plastic mounts tends to bow over time, which messes up the mount.
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I'm just curious on average temps only because I'm worried about the length of the loop. My chip loves voltage unfortunately and I was a little turned off when I saw my temps (topping off at 52C) for my voltage and OC. If that's average than so be it, but considering my intention to add my 670 and perhaps my North bridge and south bridge it's obvious I'm going to need another, much higher performance radiator.

Quick question though. I do no currently use a push/pull on my radiator (which is at the top of my case), but my fans are mounted inside the case pushing air up through the rad. Should I switch them to push air from outside the case down into the radiator? Would that help performance substantially?. Also what's the best water block for my 670? Before I'm done I intend to add it to cut down on fan noise.
Edited by yawa - 7/20/13 at 6:16pm
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I'm just curious on average temps only because I'm worried about the length of the loop. My chip loves voltage unfortunately and I was a little turned off when I saw my temps (topping off at 52C) for my voltage and OC. If that's average than so be it, but considering my intention to add my 670 and perhaps my North bridge and south bridge it's obvious I'm going to need another, much higher performance radiator.

Quick question though. I do no currently use a push/pull on my radiator (which is at the top of my case), but my fans are mounted inside the case pushing air up through the rad. Should I switch them to push air from outside the case down into the radiator? Would that help performance substantially?. Also what's the best water block for my 670? Before I'm done I intend to add it to cut down on fan noise.

AMD says the max temp an FX chip should reach is 62Celsius, so 52 Celsius should be fine for the life of the chip. I doubt it will die before you need to upgrade anyways.

Switch the fans on the radiator to intake. Right now you are cooling them with heated air from inside your chassis. If you switch it to intake and use push/pull you might notice a decent drop in temps. Also, you aren't going to be able to add a 670 to your loop unless you add more radiator space. 2.120mm radspace simply isn't enough for an overclocked AMD chip and a GPU.

The north bridge and south bridge waterblocks /should/ add very little heat to your loop. They really don't generate that much heat.



Edit: Just for some reassurance on your temps I'm fairly certain the stock cooler keeps the FX-8350 between 48-51celsius at it's default stock clock rate.
Edited by ZytheEKS - 7/20/13 at 10:08pm
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