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Okay, i know this question is going to sound dumb, but there's a reason i'm asking it. How much of an impact do fans actually have attached to a radiator? For instance, my loop has 2 360's a 92mm rad, res, cpu block, 3 gpu blocks, chipset and memory blocks. I'm getting horrible temps right now and i can seem to figure out why. If i turn off the fans completely on one of my gtx 360's, the temps do nothing. Is that possible? I'm trying to narrow down what could possibly be the problem as my 960 is currently idling at 70c! My gpus are all at 35-37c and my chipset is completely fine. I put my old 920 in and nothing. reseated and re-thermal pasted it multiple times and nothing. Took the memory block out of the equation and nothing. I've tried everything i can think of. Worst part is, this thing was idling at 40-45c the first 2 days i had it together. I ordered a new ek res and im gunna seperate the loops. If that doesnt fix it, its going in the trash.
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you have all this in one loop??
    
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yes with 2 mcp-655's
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if you have 2 pumps why in the world is it all one loop? cpu block and chipset in same loop, loose the memory block all together and 470's in a loop with the rest of your radiators.
    
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^^If not lose the mem blocks altogether hehe.

Hmm, I'd break apart that loop and move the chipset and memory blocks to their own loop.
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^^If not lose the mem blocks altogether hehe.

Hmm, I'd break apart that loop and move the chipset and memory blocks to their own loop.
if it were up to me he would have the cpu in a loop all alone but i think the best option if he wants to keep the chipset block is to put it with the cpu. I would NEVER put a gpu in the same loop as my cpu let alone 3 of them.
    
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Well i figured with 3 rads, 1 loop would suffice but thats obviously a negative. I got 2 pumps to make sure the restriction wouldnt be a problem. I ordered that new res and when it comes in, im gunna seperate them and do cpu only and the rest in the other loop.
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Well i figured with 3 rads, 1 loop would suffice but thats obviously a negative. I got 2 pumps to make sure the restriction wouldnt be a problem. I ordered that new res and when it comes in, im gunna seperate them and do cpu only and the rest in the other loop.
i like that idea duder!
    
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hahaha thanks
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post #10 of 64
well like 1 loop to meny loops. More out of rads. What fans you got. gt1850 is what i think u should get. Higher the air presser is better. seems like for fans/ rad are clogged or not good at pushing air thought the loop.
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