Higher static pressure/CFM fans and a reseat should help. What is your ambient temperature?
Originally Posted by diane
well, ideally you want to go res>pump>rad>cpu>gpu. the pump itself generates a bit of heat and going from pump to rad is better because the rad will get rid of the heat from the pump before before it gets to the cpu.
Realistically it doesn't matter. I measured the temps of the water going into and out of my rad. There was less than a 0.8C difference between them under load. The placement of his rad in his case and the amount of tubing used will have a bigger impact.
Plus, with the stock kit his pump is integrated into his res.