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Thanks guy's Ive just ordered a shroud from Thermochill. I'll get back with the difference in temps.
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EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...t-shrouds.html
^He got around a 6C difference
Thanks Bud, But I only got 3.625C cooler with shrouds and fans in a push-pull.....Well worth using shrouds I think, its the cheapest few C that you can get..Even just a pull with shrouds I was getting 3C better temp's...On lower fin per inch rads I don't know if it will respond as well...

OP, What size fans are you running on your PA? You need some good 120x38mm fans on a PA to pull off much heat, they rate it for 500 or 600W but that using 120x38mm 100+ cfm fans to...It just wont pull as much heat with skinny lower cfm fans on it...

These are as small as i would use on any rad..86cfm Pana..These are what I use...115 Pana-S/W..
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Thanks Bud, But I only got 3.625C cooler with shrouds and fans in a push-pull.....Well worth using shrouds I think, its the cheapest few C that you can get..Even just a pull with shrouds I was getting 3C better temp's...On lower fin per inch rads I don't know if it will respond as well...

OP, What size fans are you running on your PA? You need some good 120x38mm fans on a PA to pull off much heat, they rate it for 500 or 600W but that using 120x38mm 100+ cfm fans to...It just wont pull as much heat with skinny lower cfm fans on it...

These are as small as i would use on any rad..86cfm Pana..These are what I use...115 Pana-S/W..
Thanks for the info. I'm using 3 x 120mm Acasa amber series fans on the rad. I think they're a good fan. My room temp cripples me sometimes 27c. I'm trying to OC my rig to 3.6GHz. I'm running 3.4GHz on my quad at 1.5v & 30c idle but can only get it running 3.6GHz at 1.7v which is throwing an extra 20c onto my CPU. Its a bummer as I decided to WC my NB to get past 3.4 and took 26c off it and now my quad temps are preventing me from going any further. My goal is to get my quad to 4GHz and Ive spent a bit to do so. Doesn't look like I'm gona get their now but I aint giving up without a fight.
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Add another shroud on the front of your rad and do a push-pull, that will help some on load temp's...That should help a lot if your running lower cfm fans...

The GTX rad is a killer with low to high cfm fans.....Martins HWlabs 480GTX Thermals..360 GTX Beats PA.3 Using 47cfm YL Fans..Or you might want to add a second PA rad to your loop and see if it helps, nothing helps as much as air flow and rad surface area when you get to that heat topping out spot.....

High ambients kill me here in the Summer to, I'm really lucky when I can keep it at 25-25C in here...I run a TEC and its like having a space heater going..

Have you had this loop going long? If not you might want to try some block re-mounts and see if you can bring it down a little that way, I usually do 4 or 5 re-mounts at least with a new block then work it back to my lowest temp...I run my loop res-pump-rad-cpu-any other blocks...That way the coolest water possible hits the CPU first...There are always some tweaks you might be able to do on a new loop...There might be something else to do to it before spending any more $$$...Is the rad pulling cool room air through it?
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Ira-K has some great tips. I've also read that the GTX beats out the PA .3. Adding another shroud to the outside is a good idea too. The more you direct the air the better cooling you'll get.

As far as blocks go. I have the Fusion v2 and I'm hoping that with the quad valves I'll see some greta performance out of it. I'll be mounting it soon. The EK Supreme is a great block too. I've heard some good things about both. Only difference is I think the Fusion has lower restriction.

Let us know what you go with and what temps u get!
    
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Thanks Bud, But I only got 3.625C cooler with shrouds and fans in a push-pull.....
That's what you get for skimming a post with tons of numbers while pinching pennies together for one of those Heinekein Draught Kegs (now that it's empty, I feel the money could not have been better spent )

That german article on the PA's and GTX 360 beating it is what finally convinced me to get the BIX as opposed to the bigger (and harder to fit) 120.3... I'm extremely happy with the GTX 360 though, even mounted internally with a Quadro (8800 gtx equivalent) blowing hot air up into it..

but this isnt a post about rad's.. and now im just rambling
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I didnt have any luck with EK Supreme. It would never seat properly, just never felt like it went on tight enough.

They have a list of incompatible boards somewhere on the EK site. Just had another look myself but couldnt find it.
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but this isnt a post about rad's.. and now im just rambling
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Take a look at this thread
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the best use of a mac ever!

now to mod my server....


I don't believe the XSPC edge is available in the US. Also, i'm not sure how much shipping would be, and weather it's worth it for the difference between the edge and the D-tek
    
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