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you might wanna switch out the RS rad for an RX rad, they perform much better, lower fin count lets you use lower RPM fans for better cooling. Or you could go with a single RX 360 instead of running the 2 rads , 1 rx 360 would be enough for that loop .

Everyone always asks if the RX versions of the rads are worth it, everyone who has helped me out has said yes , extremely worth it. I' about to make the plunge here soon also.
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you might wanna switch out the RS rad for an RX rad, they perform much better, lower fin count lets you use lower RPM fans for better cooling. Or you could go with a single RX 360 instead of running the 2 rads , 1 rx 360 would be enough for that loop .

Everyone always asks if the RX versions of the rads are worth it, everyone who has helped me out has said yes , extremely worth it. I' about to make the plunge here soon also.
Sorry I failed to mention that its going in a corsair 650d so the RX wont fit let alone a 360, thats why I need the two rads.
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I see, i see, well then seems like you have all your bases covered, can you link me your pump ? and res.
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I see, i see, well then seems like you have all your bases covered, can you link me your pump ? and res.
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where are you buying from?
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where are you buying from?
I bought it from jab-tech. Parts are on the way.
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Thanks Martin, read your post on fans. Good stuff. Any advice on my parts. Everything look good? +Rep
The parts look good, I would simply suggest spending a little time looking at heat load and fan needs. My pump/rad optimizer will let you do that, just select some similar rads and use a PSU calculator to estimate heat. I would suggest shooting for a 10C or better water/air delta as a decent cooling level. That might help you decide if the rad capacity is enough and help you think through the fan needs, etc.

All the blocks and parts look good, just not sure on heat dissipation.

I'll let you do that leg work..
    
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It runs hotter than my Q6600 did, not sure why everyone says they run cool?
Have you tried re-seating the block? Is the rad fully bled? Maybe you need some better fans, I know of a great test by this guy on here....

It is interesting that yours is running hot, although Anand didn't mention temperatures when he got 4.4 on the stock cooler. I have heard a lot of other reports of low temperatures too, maybe it is an issue with your sample? Or maybe people were saying that it runs really cool for the OC. I would be very happy if my i7 860 did 4.8Ghz at 60C...
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I doubt that Anand ran Prime95 while doing 4.4Ghz on stock, probably just did it for CPU-Z validation.
    
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Have you tried re-seating the block? Is the rad fully bled? Maybe you need some better fans, I know of a great test by this guy on here....

It is interesting that yours is running hot, although Anand didn't mention temperatures when he got 4.4 on the stock cooler. I have heard a lot of other reports of low temperatures too, maybe it is an issue with your sample? Or maybe people were saying that it runs really cool for the OC. I would be very happy if my i7 860 did 4.8Ghz at 60C...
My water/air delta is an exceptional 3C peaks, so it's definitely not rad/water/ or fans related and yes the air is bled out....been running for weeks now.

I've also remounted 5 + times, so I have a 95% confidence in my results to within +- 1.8 degrees..



I think with these newer 32nm processors, they probably do create lower heat "Volume" but it's more compact, so the core temperatures still reach pretty high levels. I suppose I relate it to a more concentrated heat signature and a higher difficulty in extracting it at the IHS interface.

This should mean the less radiator is fine and heat sinks more capable, but the core temps themselves are not anything cold by any means. My Q6600 core temps were much better. The Q6600 overclocked to 3.6Ghz was hitting upper 40s/low 50s, where this i7 2600 is hitting mid 60s.

Here is my old Q6600 roundup:


I think what many people are saying is that the overclock is more voltage limited than heat limited perhaps and that the 32nm die size is producing lower heat volumes. Also heat volume and core temperature are two different things. Heat volume is critical to the heat exchanger setup, and core temperature more related to the extraction of heat.

I'm just not seeing lower core temps myself...higher if anything. Or maybe I just got really lucky on my Q6600 chip.
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