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post #1 of 16
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Just got into water cooling, ive got the XSPC Delta V3 kit and i love it. Want to make it perform better though so need some advice.

1. A second drive bay mounted reservoir, this would help because there would be more water available for the system so water would spend less time being heated because there's more of it?

2. A bigger Rad, prolly goes without saying but my case is very limiting in size and a new Rad is last resort if my other methods wont work at all

3. Better fans with 'push-pull' method for better air flow over my existing rad

Here's a few pictures of my system as it stands now





Or any tips to make what i have now better

Thanks in advance

I dont want any rants saying my system is crap or that the XSPC kit is rubbish, thats your view and couldn't give a ****. Its took 15c+ off my temps so far and all i want to know is if i can cheaply take off a few more degree's.
post #2 of 16
well i would buy a bigger rad which would require a t-line or res because the res is build in to the rad in that system. i'm glad you got such good temps with this system but maybe next time you hould consult us here and will be build you a cheaper and better system! you might als want to replace your water block to something like a d-tek fuZion v2 or swiftech appoge gtz.

EDIT: i also think you need a new psu. 370 watts for all of that???? way to little of a power supply.
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Well you could still easily mount a bigger rad outside. Just get a radbox and you are good to go.

Better fans would help a tad. Lapping might consideration as well. It will shave off another few degrees.
    
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well i would buy a bigger rad which would require a t-line or res because the res is build in to the rad in that system. i'm glad you got such good temps with this system but maybe next time you hould consult us here and will be build you a cheaper and better system! you might als want to replace your water block to something like a d-tek fuZion v2 or swiftech appoge gtz.

EDIT: i also think you need a new psu. 370 watts for all of that???? way to little of a power supply.
You could of built a better system for £73?? And my PSU is 570watt not 370watt
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Better block, bigger radiator (mounted outside). Pump might be OK though..
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post #6 of 16
you pretty much need to bin it all you need a bigger rad and an NEW PUMP

Adding more water really wont make much difference to your temps. it may take 10 seconds longer to warm up but thats not really going to help you out.

really you should have the pump pumping the water into the rad then into your water block this is because the pump creates heat

you could rotate the water block 90 degrees then pump the cold water in the bottom and remove the hot from the top. as you have it now you'll get some partly warm water in top of the block
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Don't worry about warm water in the top of your block. If your water is spending so long in there that it has time to separate by temperature, your pump isn't even working. As long as you have flow, the orientation of your block doesn't matter.

And don't worry about the heat from your pump. It's negligible. Going pump - block - radiator is absolutely fine.

A bigger radiator and bigger tubing (that is 3/8, right?) would help. So would a push-pull fan setup.
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post #8 of 16
almighty15,

You could get a bigger rad if you wanted, but you could also get another 120 rad. I just got three of these in the mail today, Ira-K suggested them to me, they are clones of the BIX, and perform just as well.

http://www.moddersmart.com/en/primoc...eries-120.html

You could mount that on your front intake, replace the 25mm fan with a 38 and your set..

Also you can replace that 25x120mm fan on your rad with a 38, and use the old one as a shroud, just take out the fan part.. Just some ideas for you!!
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get 1/2'' barbs and 1/2'' tubing, should drop a few c's
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A lot of the suggestions above, plus moving your rad there to the back of your case, that should give you a C or two there. If you leave the side of your case off all the time it wouldn't help much though.
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