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post #1 of 9
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Hello all,

I'm getting some unusally high temps on my CPU and GPU despite the fact that I have (or so I thought) a reasonably high quality WC setup? What is the weak link?

Components:
CPU block: EK Supreme HF (all nickel)
GPU blocks: Danger Den GTX480
Rads: Hardware Labs Black Ice SR-1 360 and a 120
Fans: S-Flex 1600RPM (pushing air through rads)
Tubing: Tygon (ID 3/8 inch)
Pump: Laing DDC 3.25-12Volt 18 Watt Version
TIM: MX-2 (about the size of a grain of rice)
Coolant: distilled water + PT Nuke PHN

See attached pic for setup.

Temps (hottest core recorded):
CPU: 41 (idle), 60 (Prime95 test)
GPU: 40 (idle), 63 (AtiTool test)

Temps (CPU OC to 4.0 GHz, vcore 1.29)
CPU: 45 (idle), 76 (Prime95 test)

Anyone have a theory?
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post #2 of 9
Your GPU temps, at least, are actually VERY good. No problems there.
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post #3 of 9
your cpu temps are absolutely fine as well - I get temps in the upper 70's to very low 80's on a warm day with my i7 950 @4.3 Ghz. So you're doing fine. No worries
    
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post #4 of 9
Actually, all things considered, your temps seem about right.

Your SR-1s are designed for low-flow, silent systems. They sacrifice performance for quietness and are great with ultra-low rpm fans. Although they are by no means bad radiators, they are easily the weakest link. Also, the 480s dump a lot of heat into the water, which would really drag down any loop.

There's not much you can do without spending more money, but replacing the radiators and fans would give you a pretty big boost.
 
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post #5 of 9
Yeah for dual 480s on a 360 + 120 radiator those temperatures are totally fine.
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input, guys. Just curious, which radiator brands and models and configurations should I consider to get my temps down?
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post #7 of 9
Well get some HW-Labs GTX Series radiators and some 1850 RPM gentle Typhoons. The 1850 RPM gentle typhoons are actually quieter than the 1600 S-Flex's because of their design.

If replaced all of your radiators with GTX and your fans with 1850 RPM gentle typhoon your temperatures would drop about 4-5C (if not more).
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post #8 of 9
Yeap better fans, fans with shrouds, fans in push/pull would be the cheapest easiest way to get more out of your setup. All in all, looks really nice!

By the way use this link http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp subtract the 34 watts, only calculate your processor at 90 tdp and your video cards, then add 18w for each pump in the loop to determine your overall wattage, this will give you a base line for determining how much wattage your cpu/gpus are putting into your loop. Reference that wattage to delta T charts for radiators and that will give you some idea as to where you need to be at for the temps you want to achieve.
 
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Infantry1982 View Post
Thanks for the input, guys. Just curious, which radiator brands and models and configurations should I consider to get my temps down?
If you're looking for pure performance, get the HWLabs GTX radiators with the AP-15s like charliehorse55 recommended.

Two things to be aware of, however, is the GTX rads are significantly thicker than the SR-1s (Google the dimensions if space is a factor). Two, is the GTXs sacrifice quietness for all-out performance... coupled with the AP-15s, it wont be loud, but there'll be a constant quiet "whoosh" sound.

If money is no object, the upgraded fans and radiators will make a nice improvement (5-10C difference). But looking at the big picture, it's kind of hard to justify a $210+ upgrade like this.
 
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