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This is one of those things where every ones going to have an opinion, some based on fact, some based on experience, some based on tech articles and some based on nothing more than what they hear others say in web forums. Ultimately however, they are all being cooled with air.

Working with what you already have, please answer a couple questions. Are the fans on the radiator set to intake or exhaust? Have you been maintaining the system by cleaning the dust out of it and the radiator. You say it worked well for a while, now not. this could be a maintenance issue or it could be one of the issues with CLCs, evaporation. IMO, before i started throwing money at changes, the first thing to try would be making sure the dust is cleaned off the system and radiator, then re-seating with new thermal paste.

Answering in the same order they were asked:
1.) exhaust due to having a finite amount of room to work with in my case, honestly if i got a new bigger case, i think it would help with everything (as in temps, cable mangment etc)
2.) not really, and this isnt because i dont care to, its because im fairly lazy.

A point on something yousaid about it working well in the past: i forgot to mention thats when i had a 3570k @ 4.2 ghz and a tz77-a mobo. I may be mistaking it working well with it simply colling something that wasnt as hot as my current cpu.
Edited by Xystus - 5/30/16 at 5:51pm
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As a person who has been running straight custom loop for both CPU and GPU for about 2 years, I can fully say that it was the best decision I've made in regards to cooling my system.
Yes, it is a pricey to start. That's the reason why I bought universal parts. Both blocks are from EK (Supremacy for CPU and Thermosphere for GPU). Single, 1 time purchase will last me the rest of my PC gaming lifetime.

I've been to both sides of the spectrum. From air (Stock, Mugen 3/4, NH D14/15, Hyper 212 Evo.) to CLC (H60, 70, 100, 110) and now full custom. Nothing is better then custom. Single 360mm, 40mm thick rad running med speed fans (1200rpm) and I get 40c CPU and 50c GPU full load and it's super quiet.

Edit. Most of the air and CLC's I've listed were on builds for clients and friends. I've tested all of them while building and favor customer water by a country mile.
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Answering in the same order they were asked:
1.) exhaust
2.) not really, and this isnt because i dont care to, its because im fairly lazy.

A point on something yousaid about it working well in the past: i forgot to mention thats when i had a 3570k @ 4.2 ghz and a tz77-a mobo. I may be mistaking it working well with it simply colling something that wasnt as hot as my current cpu.

So to be clear, these are temps youve been seeing with the 4690k/H80 setup since the initial installation?
IMO, I would still clean it out really well and get rid of the dust built up in the case and the radiator, and try re-seating with new paste before you punted and move on to something else.
   
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So to be clear, these are temps youve been seeing with the 4690k/H80 setup since the initial installation?
IMO, I would still clean it out really well and get rid of the dust built up in the case and the radiator, and try re-seating with new paste before you punted and move on to something else.

Yeah, i was thinking i would try all that before moving on. Unfortunatly, i cant right now, i dont really have the time nor do i have thermal paste on me atm. But i shall keep all this in mind before doing anything erm.. Drastic i suppose
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