Originally Posted by becks
It is delided, as I said previously I flushed it so much you can drink water out of it
Rune fine under air for about 1 month, 25-27 C Idle, 80 - 86 Max after 8h AVX Stress test...
Using same paste now on WC as before on AIR, so nothing really changed on that side of the things..
Provided its delided right with liquid metal under the IHS then you're good to go. I'm betting 200% its the inlet and outlet, it may flow correctly (well without having a flow meter you can't really tell) but its not designed to function that way. It might be pushing the water up thru half of the fins and not getting enough turbulence (the greater the turbulence the more the molecules move and the move they can function, its why a highly restrictive block will cool better then one that flows freely, same for radiators but because of their size you want a mix of both)
Id start with what you did wrong and go from there, youll see improved temps for sure when its installed correctly once you get home but don't expect to drop 30°C over a D14. A single 240rad is about equal to a D14 so having 2 is double the dissipation depending on fan static pressure, ambient temp etc etc.