Originally Posted by J7SC
Nice setup ! And one I can appreciate to some 'degree' (pun intended)...per sig rig link, I run an AMD TR 2950X 16c/32t w/ dual XSPC RX 360/60 rads and dual MPC655 pumps - and Koolance QDs.... I have been eyeing a chiller, but haven't pulled the trigger @ Amazon yet... Your experience w/ the Hailea HC-500A is good I take it (re. longer term, as performance per your sub is obvious) ?
Thank you. Yes, the Hailea HC-500A does a truly fantastic job. I consider it one of the best "investments" (not really an investment, but you know what I mean) in my overclocking hobby. A chiller would do an excellent job of taming your 2950X whenever you get the itch for an overclocked benching rampage.
If you get one, be sure to get one large enough to keep things cold, and use quick-disconnect fittings to bypass the radiators whenever you want to get really crazy with the cold. The radiators work fine in conjunction with the chiller for moderate chilling, and will get thing much cooler than without the chiller. However, the radiators also act as a water warmer by trying to level things out with ambient temperatures. Things like 3DMark benches are plenty cold enough with the radiators in the loop. For things like Cinebench and wPrime, you will want to bypass them to reach your max stable overclock.
Here are a couple of videos I made just for fun... specs have since changed a little, (see signature,) and I have worked my way up to 5.3GHz, but it shows how I set things up.