Thanks for the kind words folks. It really helps to temper the memories of months of sweat and sore fingers.
Carlitos714, I'm not much of a bencher, but on stock clocks (honestly plenty
for her use at the moment), with the CPU under an 8 core Prime blend and the GPU under MSI's Kombuster; I recall load temps peaked in the 50's for either loop with about a 28 degree ambient. That was pretty early though. Everything's had a few weeks to settle in now, so its probably time to run some fresh tests.
I'll try to post some proper benchmark screens later this week, maybe with some light overclocking just for curiosity and giggles. (I'm dying to push the button lol) I'll need to gather the data while the wife is at work though. Now that her machine is done, she won't let me at her desk long enough to run anything tangible when she's at home.
Overall I've been very very impressed with the GTS rads in a push pull. These fans are definitely
over priced, so I cant really tell anyone they're "worth it"; but they are damn nice. We run the rad fans at a dead
silent 900 rpms. At those speeds, the Lamptron (using its own sensors for air temp and BP sensors for the water temp) reports around a 1-2 degree air to water delta at idle. While she's gaming (Aion), the GPU loop delta runs up to around 5-6 degrees, but the CPU loop appears to stay pretty stable.
That's also of course with all the lights on. She always
has to have all the lights on.