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What kind of temps can I expect from this setup, if I do everything right...

Swiftech Apogee GTZ
Swiftech MCR240 + 2 medium speed Yate Loons
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I'm currently at 4.2GHz @ 1.31v with my Q9550.

Using the Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight, my current temps are: 36 36 41 41 idle and about 72-74c load on the hottest core.

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- 10 Celsius of your current temps.
I'm going to assume you mean on load?

is 64c on load even acceptable for a water cooling loop?

It's going to be CPU only.

Should I consider just dropping this 240 rad and getting the MCR320 even though I have the 240 rad coming to me anyway?
 

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I'm going to assume you mean on load?

is 64c on load even acceptable for a water cooling loop?

It's going to be CPU only.

Should I consider just dropping this 240 rad and getting the MCR320 even though I have the 240 rad coming to me anyway?
yeah MCR320 would have been better, but seems to me you have already ordered 240.
 

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- 10 Celsius of your current temps.

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yeah MCR320 would have been better, but seems to me you have already ordered 240.
yeah...

I was under the impression that the 240rad would be more than sufficient especially since it was a cpu only loop.

I will just play it by ear then and see what the temps actually are. If they are bad I will just upgrade to the MCR320.

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yeah...

I was under the impression that the 240rad would be more than sufficient especially since it was a cpu only loop.

I will just play it by ear then and see what the temps actually are. If they are bad I will just upgrade to the MCR320.

jam3s
Everything else in your setup is great, and if you are thinking of upgrading your rad later on
get one of these:

Black Ice GTX 360= work great with 80+ cfm fans.
Feser 360= work great with 60+ cfm fans.
 

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Everything else in your setup is great, and if you are thinking of upgrading your rad later on
get one of these:

Black Ice GTX 360= work great with 80+ cfm fans.
Feser 360= work great with 60+ cfm fans.

lol all I know is the Feser is expensive lol!

But I bet it performs like no other lol

edit: the Feser is around 155.00 CAD + shipping and the MCR320 = 65 + shipping

I wonder how much better the Feser is.
 

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feser is really expensive over there.

yeah but is it worth it?

That's the best price I can get.

DirectCanada has the lowest prices in Canada for watercooling parts.

Feser TFC 360 = 155 CAD + Shipping

MCR320 = 65 + shipping

Which rad is better

Is the Feser worth the price premium over the MCR320?

I would be using 3 Medium Speed Yate Loons with either RAD.

I also have to somehow figure out how i'm going to make a shroud or where to buy one from. I should prolly worry about all this when my order actually comes in
 

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I'm going to assume you mean on load?

is 64c on load even acceptable for a water cooling loop?

It's going to be CPU only.

Should I consider just dropping this 240 rad and getting the MCR320 even though I have the 240 rad coming to me anyway?

I would say maybe 55C (if you're lucky) to 65C is your temp range at load. I think the MCR320 only drops temp by 3-5C with same fans, not exactly sure.

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yeah but is it worth it?

That's the best price I can get.

DirectCanada has the lowest prices in Canada for watercooling parts.

Feser TFC 360 = 155 CAD + Shipping

MCR320 = 65 + shipping

Which rad is better

Is the Feser worth the price premium over the MCR320?

I would be using 3 Medium Speed Yate Loons with either RAD.

I also have to somehow figure out how i'm going to make a shroud or where to buy one from. I should prolly worry about all this when my order actually comes in


Is it worth it? That depends on how much you want to add to the loop such as GPUs and NB/SB. For a quad only loop, I think the MCR320 will suffice.

You can just buy a couple extra Yates to use as shrouds. Gut them (fan blades, support legging things, and motor) so you only have the plain housing left and that's a good, cheap shroud.
 

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I would say maybe 55C (if you're lucky) to 65C is your temp range at load. I think the MCR320 only drops temp by 3-5C with same fans, not exactly sure.

Is it worth it? That depends on how much you want to add to the loop such as GPUs and NB/SB. For a quad only loop, I think the MCR320 will suffice.

So basically, you're saying that a 240 rad will be sufficient until I want to cool more?

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You can just buy a couple extra Yates to use as shrouds. Gut them (fan blades, support legging things, and motor) so you only have the plain housing left and that's a good, cheap shroud.

Ok so this would be like fan stacking with two fans, only gutting the insides of the bottom fan?

I'm guessing I would have to head over to home hardware to get longer screws to support the rad, the shroud and the fans?
 

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Nice voltage for that OC. My 9550 needs 1.35volts to hit 4.25ghz. With an xspc rx360 and ambients of 23c, my loop stabilizes at 56c in P95 small fft. With that 240 and the same ambient you'll prob have similar temps to me, +/- a few degrees.

awesome.

I will try out the 240 and you know, if the temps aren't that great i'll buy a new rad, either the MCR320 or the Feser 360. I just dont think the Feser 360 is worth the money. That is, I'm not sure if it's worth the premium over the MCR320.

But then again, for 65+ shipping is it really worth it to get the MCR320 rad for a couple degrees less in temps?

Probably, since this is overclock.net


I will test out the 240 and then go from there
 

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So basically, you're saying that a 240 rad will be sufficient until I want to cool more?

Ok so this would be like fan stacking with two fans, only gutting the insides of the bottom fan?

I'm guessing I would have to head over to home hardware to get longer screws to support the rad, the shroud and the fans?

Yes, the 220/320 should be enough for a CPU only loop.

Just gut the fans and have the actual fan in front of the shroud for push and behind it for pull.
 
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