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What radiator have you gone for, out of interest?
Black Ice Xtreme 3, wasn't in the budget but had to make choice.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3123

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How loud is that RAM cooler by the way?
Within a couple feet you can hear them. I'd say they're about as loud as a 120mm fan on full speed. They do about 5000rpm so I usually use speed fan to let them adjust automatically. Honestly, I don't think that I really need them but they do keep my RAM very cool. Saves me having to hookup some contraption to cool the slots.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835704001


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Still though... try to relocate that bundle into an empty drivebay or behind the mobo tray.... having it sit right there is unsightly and probably really really bad for airflow to the chipsets

even if your parts are watercooled - there are other spots that still need air to move
Ok, well I took all the advice and tried my best to clean up the wiring. I ran a few wires behind the mb tray and to a few other spots. It actually shaved about 2 degrees off my cpu load temps. Must say the case looks a helluva lot tidier now.

I'll post some pics with the new wiring and radiator sometime today.

These are the temps I'm getting at idle with fans at 100%

CPU 34C (very surprising)
GPU 1 49C
GPU 2 51C

At load with fans at 100%

CPU 58C (Only during 3DMark06 CPU test, 52C otherwise)
GPU 1 69C
GPU 2 79C

I think those temps are actually pretty decent considering my ambient temps as well as the OCed CPU and small radiator. I'm excited to see how things will be with the 360 radiator.
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One thing I played with tonight was a little "shroud" that reroutes the air from the PSU. I took a gallon plastic jug from my distilled water and cut a large flat piece with a little curve on the end.

I tucked one end into the screws on the PSU, then duct taped it down and screwed it down.
I then angled the plastic along the edge of the back fans of the rad and taped it there.....this angles the hot PSU exhaust to the right of my case instead of directly into the rad fans.

I have a wireless thermometer and the temps get up to 60-70C at certain spots inside the PSU! This will make a difference for sure.
It only takes 5 minutes , and this will hold me over until I build my shroud.
Nice! I've often wondered about a way to get that warm psu air away from the radiator. Most of these psu's do dump out a ton of heat. Hope it doesn't melt the plastic LOL
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May I suggest mounting the PSU Hot air duct vertically? I hear it looks better and, in theory, might work better since the air is so hot

To whom inquired about the RAM Cooling

OCZ XTC Ram cooling solution is better - Alot quieter and better looking

And gunner14

Why didn't you just mount your radiator like this?

In all honesty.... This....is just better with your 240 Setup

Then you can mount the 360 on the upper side of your case via aluminum brackets... its gonna look wierd - but with some shrouding and creativity, you can make it look amazing !
    
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And gunner14

Why didn't you just mount your radiator like this?
Well I did want to initially, but those exhaust fans were dumping out a ton of heat from the video card. I guess I was just trying to get some separation from exhaust.

That does look a much cleaner solution than with the radbox though. I'm still quite shocked at the gains I've made from just switching to a pull setup with the fans.

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In all honesty.... This....is just better with your 240 Setup

Then you can mount the 360 on the upper side of your case via aluminum brackets... its gonna look wierd - but with some shrouding and creativity, you can make it look amazing !
Yeah, thanks for the encouragement, you guys have been awesome.As I was typing USPS just showed up with new radiator. Wohoo!

If the new radiator makes a big enough of a difference I'll probably just run it like that until i have cash for a new pump.
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Well I did want to initially, but those exhaust fans were dumping out a ton of heat from the video card. I guess I was just trying to get some separation from exhaust.

That does look a much cleaner solution than with the radbox though. I'm still quite shocked at the gains I've made from just switching to a pull setup with the fans.

Ahhh - I didn't catch on to the fact that there was heat coming out of those exhaust fans ! My bad ... Was under the impression that decently cool air was to be found inside the case lol
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Yeah, thanks for the encouragement, you guys have been awesome.As I was typing USPS just showed up with new radiator. Wohoo!

If the new radiator makes a big enough of a difference I'll probably just run it like that until i have cash for a new pump.
It probably will make a massive difference - let us know how it goes
    
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Well I definitely have some great things to report back. A bigger rad really does make a massive difference. I'm also shocked at how cool this radiator feels even during full load from both cards. Those cooler master blocks are really good value for money as well. The cards are just slightly warm now.

Admittedly it took me a few minutes to realize that I had to mount it with the nozzles at the top. Pump just couldn't push that water up with the nozzles at the bottom.

These are my idle temps with fans at 20%.

CPU 38C
GPU 1 49C
GPU 2 53C

Idle temps with fans at 100%

CPU 34C
GPU 1 48C
GPU 2 50C

Temps at full load with fans at 100%.

CPU 59 (during CPU test 54 otherwise)
GPU 1 52
GPU 2 75

Overall I'd say this radiator is doing a damn fine job of handling all this heat.

Thought I'd post some pics (appologies for quality, had to use camera phone). Tried to clean up the wires I had over the pump I have to try to get some longer cables for the radiator fans though.
I'll think about how I can mount the 240 rad and run that just for the CPU. May try to switch to a pull config later. Curious to see how that performs.
Thanks again for all the help!





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if i were you i will set up the watercool like this

pump > rad(120x2) > cpu > rad(120) > gpu1 > rad(120) > gpu2 > res >back to pump

my point is after the water go thu the cpu thw water will be warm already if you want better temp on the gpu than another loop or better rad is a must

how to set it all is all depends on what rad do you have. or how much you want to spend ^^
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if i were you i will set up the watercool like this

pump > rad(120x2) > cpu > rad(120) > gpu1 > rad(120) > gpu2 > res >back to pump

my point is after the water go thu the cpu thw water will be warm already if you want better temp on the gpu than another loop or better rad is a must

how to set it all is all depends on what rad do you have. or how much you want to spend ^^
I highly agree here

That seccond GPU is suffering from the heat dump from the seccond GPU beause of the series setup.... and your CPU needs the coldest water sooo.... I would put your setup like this since your cards are so retardedly hot
pump > 360 RAD > CPU > GPU1 > RAD 240 > GPU2> res> pump

However, you can move the Resivoir and Pump as needed to make plumbing easier
    
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Yeah I think you're both right.

This pump pushes out a max 270 GPH so it may just be able to handle a 2nd radiator. It's a pump + res combo so I don't have to worry about finding additional space for a res.

Just one idea I had for my current setup, not sure what the side effects would be though.How about if I split the water leaving the radiator so that it goes to both the CPU and GPu 1 and rejoin them before they get to the radiator. Basically just using some Y fittings that I have. I did a little rush job in paint.

Good idea ? bad idea? That should reduce the temp of the water going to the 2nd card by right?


post #60 of 62
Great in theory

but terribly flawed!

Water will take the path of least resistance, like electricity.... Your video cards will not get much water....

btw you saying your pump is also a resivoir?

and I highly reccomend you use both your 240mm and 360mm radiator man... you need some cooling between the cards
    
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