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those temps do seem a bit high but, there are a number of things that could affect performance between systems. for example:
-length of tubing. (shorten for lower temps)
-air in the pipes. (lower temps if re-done)
-seating of the water block on the cpu. (re-seat(count how many turns))
-quality of airflow in the case. (2 fans blowing against each other?)
-whether the water block/cpu is lapped or not. (lapping both could drop temps by 5C
-dust in the radiator grill ( insulates heat)
-quality of fans on the rads. (the stock ones are poor)
-thermal compound used and the application of the thermal compound (2-4c difference.)
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I just barely took the entire system apart and ran h202 through it, so it is all clean, the rad is clean, the fans are going strong and not against each other. I will try the CPU-reseating approach, along with removing and reapplying my AS5
    
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Is this the one you guys are talking about? Thats extremely cheap.
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Yea, I got it from xoxide.com for $100 US dollars last november, I had no idea it was that cheap at certain shops.
    
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So this kit is slightly better than A TT Big Typhoon? I might have to get it, for 38$ it's a great deal.
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I think so. The finish is a little bad, but you can lap it easily enough. my system used to allow me to go to 1.5V on an E6400 at 3.5 ghz. Basically putting out 154 watts at full draw. It kept that under 45 degree's C. That is with a video card on the loop too (bad idea don't do it with this kit).

Worst comes to worst, you have a water cooler that is silent, it will let you (hopefully not literally) get your feet wet in water cooling.
    
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I think so. The finish is a little bad, but you can lap it easily enough. my system used to allow me to go to 1.5V on an E6400 at 3.5 ghz. Basically putting out 154 watts at full draw. It kept that under 45 degree's C. That is with a video card on the loop too (bad idea don't do it with this kit).

Worst comes to worst, you have a water cooler that is silent, it will let you (hopefully not literally) get your feet wet in water cooling.
Nice....I mean in the water cooling world this kit isn't the best but it seems to do a mighty fine job.
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I had the bigwater 745. It has a bigger pump so I cant comment on your pump, but I would change out the CPU waterblock for something like an Apogee GT Extreme. They run $49 at newegg. With ambient temps of 75°F my idle temps went down to 35°C and load went down to 46°C. I've since changes out with a custom Swiftech system.
I can speak on the pump quality-> garbage! I RMA'd three of the Big WaterSE kits, when they first came out. The pumps flow was 400lph..but at like 3" head. A bubble killed my pump all three times.

Before you upgrade your cpu block or anything else, seek out a MCP355 pump to replace the garbage one in the SE kit. The higher flow pump will improve your radiator performance as well as your water block's. Plus, then you will be straight if you decide to upgrade to a nicer, higher pressure block.
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yea I was thinking about getting a via aqua 1300 pump, plus an apogee GT. I don't know how the fittings would like each other If I went from 1/2 down to 1/4 for my radiator
    
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