On high loads the CPU rad is not removing enough heat from the loop and not only is the CPU pretty warm but the fluid starts to get hot too. Like 20C over delta hot.
I want to try a 360 radiator instead of the 240 for the CPU.
I have Black Ice Nemisis and am happy with them except possible being too small. Will the 360 version add enough overhead for the 5950x?
I am also thinking of mounting the CPU radiator and possibly the fans BEHIND in the back of the case so they push air out better instead of it pooling in the cord area by the power switch and usb ports before exiting.
Since I have to take everything apart I am thinking of any other improvements I can make.
I did cheap fans from amazon to save money but they are very bring at night and I will need one more anyway so what is an economical set of white led fans that would be dimmed down, look nice and perform ok. All they have to do is pull air from the bottom grill with the dust filter and push through a thin rad. Not asking a lot and the fans I have are ok I think. The air flow is good but the bright white light late at night is a deal breaker! They are Vetroo Computer Case Fans, Halo Ring LED max airflow 35.2 CFM. I do not want anything requiring proprietary controllers and/or software. I'm trying to run as light and minimal as possible. I'm looking at the Thermaltake Ring 12 High Static Pressure Circular Ring White LED Case/Radiator Fan which would bump me up to 40.6 CFM.
TIL: Would switching out my 240 CPU rad for a 360 and upgrading the fans fix my heat issue?