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Right now I have a 360 rad running a loop with the following.

-CPU block
-NB Block
-SB Block
-Mosfet block

Here are my temps at the moment.

CPU at idle - 39
CPU under prime95 blend - 60
Room ambient - 22
Case ambient - 32
Water temp at idle - 26
Water temp at load - 28

Would I benefit at all from say, another 240 rad? Or is that overkill?
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post #2 of 19
i get better temps than that and i have my cpu and gpu wet... that 60 seems high... very high, do you have good flow in your loop?

edit: another rad always helps but make sure you pump has enough head pressure to deal with the long trip the water is making
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i get better temps than that and i have my cpu and gpu wet... that 60 seems high... very high, do you have good flow in your loop?

edit: another rad always helps but make sure you pump has enough head pressure to deal with the long trip the water is making
Really? In another thread everyone was telling me my temps were really good...
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post #4 of 19
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edit: another rad always helps but make sure you pump has enough head pressure to deal with the long trip the water is making
Exactly this, I currently have a 240 and am looking to add a 360, it will give you much better temps, but make sure your pump can handle it otherwise, epic fail here we come.
   
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post #5 of 19
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Really? In another thread everyone was telling me my temps were really good...
What Rad do you have? 60 is high for a 360, but then again, it depends what rad you have. I have a 240, CPU only and my max at 4.34GHz is 55*C
   
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post #6 of 19
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My pump is rated at 23 feet.

I'm at about 10 right now. lol
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What Rad do you have? 60 is high for a 360, but then again, it depends what rad you have. I have a 240, CPU only and my max at 4.34GHz is 55*C
Says in my sig, it's a Koolance Exos 2.5
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What pump do you have?
   
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post #9 of 19
To make sense of your question some more info is needed. Rad model and type of fans and how fast you run them. Pump Type. WB type(s). TIM used. Arrangement of rad (to determine if your airflow could be improved). There's more to it than you might think. The same stuff will be more or less effective depending on air flow, how well you have the waterblock mounted and how effective the TIM is at transferring heat load. You might want to try fine tuning what you have before spending more.

EDIT. Saw your Koolance Exos post. That is probably the problem. I never use or reccomend "all-in-one" kits and I have not seen anything from Koolance in terms of rads or pumps that are up to par with the stuff I use or reccomend. It looks cool an all but it's far from being an efficient LC set up.
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^^ what he said
   
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