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I have a at least decent loop. I'm really really interested in if my tempetures are ok or not, I don't want to have to find out something is wrong later, than now. So here's the specs..

EK Supreme HF - Nickel Plexi
Black Ice SR-1 360 Rad
XSPC Dual Bay/res 750
EK 1/2 High Flow Barbs - Nickel
MasterKleer 7/16" Clear tubing
x3 Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000RPM 120mm Fans

I have a i7 920 c0.. OC'ed to 3.8 GHz, no HT atm.. on first boot, temps were 33 ish.. but my room was pretty cold, now they seem to settle around 40 after a while of the pc being on, now they've creaped to 42. I have an 800D case, the 360 rad is mounted up top with the fans pushing air out above the rad. So my questions are

40 idle, 60-68 load, too high?

Would a push/pull config, as in adding 3 more sharkoon 1000rpm fans and making them suck in below the rad make any difference in the temps, and would it be worth it?

Room temp is probably around 22C. It doesn't seem like these 1000 rpm fans are moving a lot of air out the top..
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post #2 of 8
your temps are fine be happy with your settings. Remember nothing pushes it as high as stress tests so youll prob never see 68 load doing daily things or gaming.
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post #3 of 8
I am no water cooling expert, but it may have something to do with the low rpm fans you are using. I would imagine they are not moving enough air to get rid of the heat so it is building up in the loop.

Maybe try some higher rpm fans, with a higher cfm.
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Thats what happend to me. i have the same pump. I started out at 37c now i idle at 43c
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After a cold start the temperatures will rise as the water in the loop warms so "creeping" temperatures are to be expected. 68-70 is not too high at all, however I would have though you would have lower temperatures with your setup assuming you aren't using much Vcore to get to 3.8. I have had very good experiences moving to push/pull, however with your SR-1 I wouldn't think it would be necessary.
 
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I'm using 1.375 to get to 3.8.. I have a very bad i7 c0 sadly.. can't do much about that atm, so maybe just some higher RPM fans up top, no push/pull needed?
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post #7 of 8
I would go with some higher RPM fans (Gentle Typhoons are the best low noise/high flow fans) and if that doesn't get you the temperatures you want try push/pull.
Edit: I'm assuming you fans don't have a very high static pressure, but I don't know for sure. Also you could add a shroud too as that improves temperatures by several degrees.
Edited by mdatmo - 2/27/11 at 10:56pm
 
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post #8 of 8
another option is to do push/pull with medium speed yate loons. they are a very very popular rad fan on ocn cuz they are cheap but have great performance. I use two highs on my rad with a fan controller and couldnt be happier.
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