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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
Swiftech MCRES Micro v2
D5 MCP 655 Pump
Danger Den Acetal Fillport
Distilled + PT Nuke + UV dye

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.

Thanks

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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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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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