Originally Posted by jamescardenas07
well im still idling at 48-50, loading at 58-60.. is it just my climate?
I bet one thing could probably shave 10C off your temps, it's your hot inlet air temps. With the two 8800 gtxs exhausting like that I wouldn't be suprised if your inlet air temperature is at least 10 or more degrees above ambient air temperature.
Try this...dismount your radiator and just hook it up off to the side of your case where you can get cold air pulling across the rad. I'd be willing to bet money you see a big difference.
Stock 8800s idle at 50-60C, so their exhaust temperature is probably 40C even if your room temps are 20C. If half of the air entering the rad is old hot exhaust from your 8800s or the case, that could result in maybe 10C higher water and processor temps.
With all my temp probes, I was suprised to find how much a difference cool inlet air temperature makes and when I saw you have two 8800s in SLI right below your rad...that's got to be a big part of it.