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Specs:
AMD Phenom II Black Edition 3.4 ghz (OCed 3.8~)
Gigabyte 890FXAUD7 Motherboard
6 GB GSKill DDR3 7-7-7-21
1000W Rosewill PSU
ATI Radeon HD 5850 (Biostar)
Win 7 Professional
Thermaltake Armor+ Case
Zalman Reserator V2 Cooling Kit

I have a rear outake fan and a frontal intake fan. I have removed the 220mm side fan because I built my own side panel for the case. There are no fans on the Zalman reservoir.The CPU waterblock is the one the Resterator came with, the NB waterblock came with the mobo and the waterblock on the 5850 is a Koolance block. I am using Feser One fluid and my loop is:
Reservoir > Pump > CPU > NB > GPU > Reservoir.

I know that 58* C is not too high of a temp but is there a way to bring the temp down and if so, is it necessary. This is under a load while playing WoW, SC2 or BFBC2. (I don't know if it just me, but when I feel the tubing it just seems to hot).

Also, would either:
a. scrapping the Resterator and building one custom loop be better
b.building a new loop so my reserator can cool the CPU/NB and other loop cool the GPU
c. building 2 fresh loops

or is my setup fine? Would adding any other fans be an ideal either seeing as I have 2?

I am new to water cooling and have been doing research, but I figured it would still be better to ask on a forum. So sorry for being a nub.

Thanks, Andrew!
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lower temps you need bigger rad + more fans.
    
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What are your average ambient temps? 58C is a bit high. At 24C I am idling at 36C and loading at 45C, single loop with 4.3 MHz @ 1.5v on the CPU, 3185 MHz @ 1.4v on the CPU-NB and 980/4480 @ 1.15v on the GPU. Definitely add fans first. If your numbers don't drop below 50C with an ambient of 24C, or 45C with an ambient of 20C, then it's time to consider a custom loop.
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My ambient is around 50* and drops to 40 every now and then.
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