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Old August 9, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Well i did some playing around with it, remounted it, added some pressure with the bracket, moved my shroud, and temps are now down quite a bit, highest it hit was 75 on one core after 100 runs in Linx. But I found some cheap CPU loop parts, and I'm hoping to snag them today :)

By the way, im in push--shroud--hsf--pull with 2 yate loons at 1300rpm :)
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Old August 9, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Definitely don't need to spend that much for a CPU only loop.

Swiftech XT $55
MCR320 $47
MCP350 $55
10 feet of Primoflex $15
Micro-res $20
3 sets of bitspower fittings $12
$204 + taxes.
Depends what the OP wants though. Granted that's a fine start, but there's better (more expensive) choices too

I'd say it's better to start with a higher flow pump and thicker radiator so that down the road you can toss a GPU in without worries.
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Old August 9, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Depends what the OP wants though. Granted that's a fine start, but there's better (more expensive) choices too

I'd say it's better to start with a higher flow pump and thicker radiator so that down the road you can toss a GPU in without worries.

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The only real difference between the MCR320 and other radiators in aesthetics.


MCR320 held my i7 @ 4.2, and HD5970, and a GTX285 2GB all w/ decent temps. He could go w/ an MCP355 for another $10 which likely would be worth it. It (w/ no top) is what I use in my main rig and it works flawlessly. He could spend hundreds more on a loop but chances are the difference in temps are going to be pathetically small.
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...in aesthetics.
That's all that truly matters

(in my case at least)
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