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Old April 27, 2010, 09:34 PM
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hi i'm cooling my motherbord and my cpu but it seems to be hotter than the original TT !!
I installed thees on my Kandalf lcs case replacing the stock liquid cooling, I'm using

MCP655 with EK top
EK Bay Spin 5,25 Bay Reservoir
HeatKiller CPU Waterblock
EK N/B Waterblock
EK Mofset 3a (2 times)
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Swiftech MCR320 with 3 120mm fan slinex 800rpm 38cfm 9db

can i add a new pump and cool my 8800gt ? with the same reservoir and radiator ?


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Old April 27, 2010, 09:40 PM
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A triple should be enough to cool the q9550 with 8800GT.


The advantage to have multi-loop setup is to have temp of one component NOT affecting another on the same loop.

Therefore, sharing any watercooling part doesn't really have that benefit. The water temp will balance out throughout the both loops. Hence, you would be better using a single loop if that's the case.
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ok i understand thank you :)
but to try to get a better overclock do i have to put the cpu or the gpu in a single loop?
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If you're temperatures are noticeably worse, then something is likely wrong - you should have enough radiator and pump for your load. At most, you'd see a couple degrees improvement by separating the components and adding another radiator. Double-check your thermal paste spread, and make sure the CPU waterblock isn't hitting any components on the motherboard. Your current fans are probably spinning slower than your old Thermaltake fans, so you'll get less cooling because of that.
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Old April 28, 2010, 06:55 AM
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yes, i noticed that the fans are less effective than the old TT fans. i'll replace them and check the temp
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Old April 28, 2010, 08:44 AM
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I'd say you need faster fans then 800rpm.
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Old April 28, 2010, 09:09 PM
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are thees fans ok ?
Silenx iXtrema Pro Quiet Fan 120MM 1400RPM 72CFM 14DBA

Better than 32 CFM !!
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Honestly, unless you really want the colours, ditch Silenx fans entirely. They're overpriced, their noise/airflow numbers are frankly dishonest, and they have a history of bearing failure. Plenty of other solid fans around - Scythe and Yate Loon fans have a solid reputation by many computer users, and can be had with speeds in the 1200-1600rpm range, which should help your radiator do its job better.
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