Originally Posted by Rivis2012
Hi, i'm having some trouble with my waterloop. I'm beggining to think that it is due to bad case airflow.
The CPU idles at 40/48C• and 65/72C• full load.
The room temp is arround 32C•.
Thing is that the CPU is at stock speed (3,8Ghz) and the case top and back gets really hot.
The other thing that puzzles me is that the GPUs idle at 40/43C• and doesn't go above 55C• while playing BF3 for an hour or so.
Aparently there's no air left in the loop and i was carefull to use the in/out of the blocks correctly.
The loop goes like this:
XSPC dual bay res / D5 strong pump combo---> Magicool 360 slim rad---> Raystorm CPU---> XSPC 120 rad---> Raystorm GPU---> Raystorm GPU---> res.
On the 360 rad i'm using Scythe Slip Stream fans hooked to a fan controller (works correctly). I allready re installed the CPU block being careful not to aply too much or too little thermal paste.
What do you think it may be happening? Any help would be really apreciated.
My full specs are bellow (correct except for the cooling).
So you're only using a 360mm slim rad and a 120mm for i7 3820 + 2x HD7950? I don't think that's enough, those temperatures seem reasonable to me, when gaming the GPU's heat up the water a lot, meaning the CPU will get a lot hotter while gaming if GPU's are on same loop than just running a CPU stress test, since water is a lot cooler when the GPU's are idling. Plus we're talking about Battlefield 3 multiplayer, which is VERY intensive in both GPU's and the CPU. Might want to get another 240mm or 360mm rad.
Also having 32ºC ambient temperatures doesn't help at all, where do you live? Those are the room temperatures I get in July-August here in Spain.
TL;DR: Get more rads and some Scythe AP-15 (Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm).