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As the title really and i need to lower them with what i have got now....

This is what i have now....well kind of...



In the above picture the radiator has about a 3mm gap from the front of the fans. Following advice from people on here i moved it back away from the fans to kinda mimmick a shoud effect. I fitted it ~35mm from the front of the fans and tapped up any holes so the only route for the air flow to escape was through the radiator.

Ive also had a new pump ( Laing DDC 18w )
And a small separate reservoir.

Now how can i get lower temps? I have a few idea's myself but as always, would like input from you guys

1. Move the rad closer to the fans so that its only 25mm away as 35mm could be too far away to get any real air flow

2. Take the rad out of the case altogether and mount it outside the case..

3. Add 2x 120mm fans to the backside of the rad so its kinda like a PUSH <-> PULL

4. I have a smaller single 120mm XSPC rad, intergrate that into my loop?


A quick route of my loop

Pump> Radiator> CPU Block> GPU Block> Reservoir>Pump

Any help would be awesome
post #2 of 4
I'd say to reroute the loop so its like this:
Rad-> res -> pump -> CPU -> GPU -> Rad

that way it'll have the most flow when it hits the blocks, instead of going through the restrictive rad first...
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I'd say to reroute the loop so its like this:
Rad-> res -> pump -> CPU -> GPU -> Rad

that way it'll have the most flow when it hits the blocks, instead of going through the restrictive rad first...
I was under the impression that XSPC rads are not very restrictive compared to most

Also, what difference will it make to my temps going from the pump straight into the blocks?
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
I'd say to reroute the loop so its like this:
Rad-> res -> pump -> CPU -> GPU -> Rad

that way it'll have the most flow when it hits the blocks, instead of going through the restrictive rad first...
it really doesnt matter where you place your rads presure-wise. its a closed loop, so the water will travel at the same speed at every position in the loop.
you cant make water magically appear or disappear.
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