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Ok i need to drop my cpu temps down. I'm thinking of adding a second rad in series with my first one. Currently i have an MCR220 so im thinking of getting another one.

Will ti drop my temps down by 5o or is it not worth it? I currently have 1 extra loons on medium settings sitting here so i can get a 320 instead if it will do a better job than 2 in a series.

Finally when i get my 4870 cards i will probably add the GPUs to the loop so im defo gonna need more cooling power

Should i start with a 320/220 loop for now and see how they hold with the extra heat later on?
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For the best results, you really need to put you CPU on one loop and the GPU's on another loop.

Once you put two GPU's in the loop the heat dump will be far too much for a 240 rad. I'd put the GPU's on a 360 rad and leave the CPU on your current 240 rad.

For now, you may want to bump up the rpm's on your fans to get better cooling, or perhaps add another pair on the other side to give yourself a Push-Pull configuration ... always good for a Cº or two.
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Phenom runs too hot though.. it 45o on idle and jumps to 50+ on load so i need much better cooling on it :/

The Medium Speed yate loons on the rad are running on their highest speed so nothing i can do about the speed.
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Phenom runs too hot though.. it 45o on idle and jumps to 50+ on load so i need much better cooling on it :/

The Medium Speed yate loons on the rad are running on their highest speed so nothing i can do about the speed.
Do you ahve spacers underneath your fans? If not try making a shroud as that helps to lower temps. If that doesn't work you may want to try placing your fans in a push/pull configuration. Again using shrouds will help.

Are you using the quad nozzle or plate in the DTek? For me on the DTek V2, the quad plate raised my temps at idle by 5C and full load by 10C. So I am now running without the Quad plate and am much happier.

Does the temp stay at 50+ or climb as you leave it running at max. If it is not climibing it is unlikely a new radiator would solve your issues as the current one is able to dissipate the heat. If it climbs after a couple of hours your rads cannot dissipate the heat generated and a new rad may help.

Hope this helps.
    
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How are your fans setup on the radiator.
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Tufel, you have to remember that the quad plate will do nothing for the phenom. AMD designed it as a monolithic die, unlike the 2 dual cores slapped together approach that Intel used. That's what makes the quad plate effective for intel quads.
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No Quad nozzle on the FuZion. Only the 5mm nozzle if i'm not mistaken to restrict the flow somewhat.

No shrouds between fan and rad no idea how to make one As to the fan direction. Its pushing air to the rad. The rad is outside the case about 5cm distance from the back of the case (it is NOT mounted on the case)
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No shrouds between fan and rad no idea how to make one As to the fan direction. Its pushing air to the rad. The rad is outside the case about 5cm distance from the back of the case (it is NOT mounted on the case)
On thicker rads you would want your fans pulling through your rad, with the thinner rads I don't know if it would make much of a difference...

I'd at least grab a 320 Swifty for it, they will work OK with lower cfm fans..But they are just not a high performance rad, they just do well with low cfm fans...If you didn't mind spending a little more I'd just go a head and get a GTX 240 or 360... GTX360....A 240 would be plenty for just a CPU, if you think you might add aGPU later on I would go ahead and get a 360..They work well from 47+ cfm on up.360 GTX Beats PA.3 Using 47cfm YL Fans.....Martins HWlabs 480GTX Thermals......I'd use at least this cfm 120x38mm fan on any rad..86cfm Pana..These are what I use...115 Pana-S/W..

This is the easiest way to make shrouds...How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud

..Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

..Part 1- 480 GTX-Temp's with and with-out shrouds

Cheaper and a good hi po double row rad is BIX...You need 100+ cfm fans for them, to get max performance..BIX 360..I use those same 115cfm Pana linked above on my BIX to....
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For the best results, you really need to put you CPU on one loop and the GPU's on another loop.

Once you put two GPU's in the loop the heat dump will be far too much for a 240 rad. I'd put the GPU's on a 360 rad and leave the CPU on your current 240 rad.

For now, you may want to bump up the rpm's on your fans to get better cooling, or perhaps add another pair on the other side to give yourself a Push-Pull configuration ... always good for a Cº or two.
i agree with almost all that is said here except i would put the cpu on the 360 and the gpu's on the 240
    
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i agree with almost all that is said here except i would put the cpu on the 360 and the gpu's on the 240
I would put the GPU's on the larger rad. since they will produce more heat.
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