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I have the water block that came stock the the LCS and im having a ahrd time keeping my q6600 cool when overclocking. would simply changing the waterblock bring about a big change? is my setup half decent for a cpu only loop?

my loops has 3x120 mm radiator, p550 pump which is 500 l/hr and the stock waterblock. The only thing in the loop is the cpu. the tubing is all itube 9.5 mm internal diameter.
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post #2 of 22
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I have the water block that came stock the the LCS and im having a ahrd time keeping my q6600 cool when overclocking. would simply changing the waterblock bring about a big change? is my setup half decent for a cpu only loop?

my loops has 3x120 mm radiator, p550 pump which is 500 l/hr and the stock waterblock. The only thing in the loop is the cpu. the tubing is all itube 9.5 mm internal diameter.
Haha yeah absolutely. The Armor LCS waterblock sucks, especially when you can get something much better for relatively inexpensive.
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so it will make a big difference? can u make any reccomendations for a waterblock for quad core which works with 9.5 mm id?

are the other parts of my loop ok?
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Originally Posted by liqwidstyx View Post
so it will make a big difference? can u make any reccomendations for a waterblock for quad core which works with 9.5 mm id?

are the other parts of my loop ok?
I'm not a WCing guru, but your other parts seems fine.
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post #5 of 22
Your biggest draw back is the size of that TT tubing. Even with a better WB, it will bottleneck with barb reduction to fit your system.

What size is the tubing, 1/4"?
  
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That's 3/8". So you're not going to get much better unless you go with larger tubing, like 1/2" or 7/16".
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Very little. Most good air heatsinks can outperform lots of water loops. My tuniq destroys my old TDX 1/2 inch loop.
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i was wonderign why this wc setup sucked
tubings to big?
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post #9 of 22
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Your biggest draw back is the size of that TT tubing. Even with a better WB, it will bottleneck with barb reduction to fit your system.

What size is the tubing, 1/4"?
3/8"..so 3/8" is not good? will upgrading my waterblock to perhaps the fuzion make a difference?
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post #10 of 22
It also depends on the rest of your components in the loop.

If you want a good watercooling setup to cool your quad, you're going to invest quite a bit more into it.
Otherwise, a decent air cooler would beat out your current setup + a FuZion...
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