Originally Posted by Robilar
I've run prime with 4 cores running and temps are in mid 60's. With HT enabled some of the cores hit 70C (that is the highest though).
I am looking into water cooling. Volts are not an issue with this chip but I would like to bring the temperatures down (which hopefully water will do).
Water cooling will bring those load temps down Rob. At ~1.26 vcore, 8 cores, I'm the low 50's @4ghz. It really tames load temps.
1/2" all the way
MCP655 (It's been good to me + has speed control)
I love my Fesser 480 rad, but the Black Ice GTX Gen II's are also effecient.
Don't mess with 25mm (thickness) fans, I've got 38mm panaflows and they really do the job in push alone at ~60% speed, (nice and quiet).
I would also suggest a heay duty rheostat like this
to control your fan speeds (low for surfing high for benching etc).
also a resevoir and a "T" for filling are nice.
I use Fesser fluid and have never had a problem of any sort what so ever.
All the best