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post #1 of 6
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Hi, in my current rig i have a H50 cooling my i7 950 but since the ambients temps here are so bad (30C~33C) and the H50 barely does the job (load temps 83-80-80-79 @ 4.0 HT On / 4.2 HT Off) so i decided to go with a custom loop for my CPU, since my GPU's let a lot of hot air inside the case the Rad will go in the 5.25" bay's so a i cant use anything but a 120 Rad so this is the part list :

XSPC RX 120 radiator:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25387

EK Supreme LT cpu block:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25894

XSPC X2O 450 reservior/pump:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25392

Fans: GT AP15's in push/pull
Distilled water + PT Nuke

Please opinions if these will be worth it over my current H50 set up.
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post #2 of 6
You should try to fit a bigger rad somewhere,that will help more with higher ambient temps.
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post #3 of 6
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I will love to put a 240 rad on top, where the fans are located and another 120 rad where the back fan is but to do that i will need to sell my current gpu's and get some reference desing cards and i dont have $$ for that right now.
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post #4 of 6
You could hang a rad on the back of your case.I did 1.
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post #5 of 6
Do not buy that EK Supreme LT. Its just a waste of money. Purchase the XSPC rasa if you are in a tight budget.
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MSI HD 6970 12 Gb Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 Crucial M4 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung DVD drive EK Supreme HF, EK waterblock HD6970, EX480 XSPC... 
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post #6 of 6
Why not get the XSPC RS240 kit for $130 and hang the radiator off the back of the case like Pascal did?

It would give you great temperatures, and would reduce the amount of heat in your case, lowering your GPU temperatures.
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120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
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