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Old May 13, 2008, 03:18 PM
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Default 9800GX2 on a single 120MM rad....

I had a thread going at Xtremesystems, and got mixed ideas. Some say no way, some say it will be fine. Right now with the stock cooler I am getting load temps of 85 degrees, not to mention noise. I want to bring this down to about 65 degrees load, and less on the noise.

Already have a D-tek DB1 pump and a MCR120. I think it should do what I want, I just want your thoughts fellas! I dont want to re-do my CPU loop all over again, which I JUST did this weekend.... And I like it the way it is.
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Old May 13, 2008, 03:55 PM
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I'm sure someone over at XS mentioned this already, but the GX2 has a maximum TDP in the 260-280W range. This is within spec for a MCR120, but you will have to push a whole lot of CFM's (80+) thru it to achieve acceptable temperatures.
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Old May 13, 2008, 04:04 PM
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Looks like I will need to get another UltraKaze fan, those things are great.... Worse comes to worse, I could get a second MCR120 and find somewhere to put it.
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Old May 13, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Why push it, just get a dual rad and be done with it. What is it like $15 more?? If you are trying to reduce noise some crazy high speed fan is not going to help you. You want a bigger rad with a slower fan, or better yet, a huge rad with no fan.
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Old May 13, 2008, 04:52 PM
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I dont have the space. I already have 2 x dual Rads.
I really only have the room for a single 120 on the exaust fan on the inside, and maybe one at the middle intake fan area. This is an older pic, I removed the videocard block because I changed to the 9800GX2. I though I would be happy with air cooling.....but nope. Water it is. Plus I dont want to put it into this loop, because I am really liking my CPU temps with all those rads all to themselves....

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Old May 13, 2008, 05:25 PM
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wow that looks soo complex man trying to figure out yer loop!
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Old May 13, 2008, 05:40 PM
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It's a mess, looks nicer now though.
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Old May 13, 2008, 05:47 PM
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Pics Pics Pics and what temps are you gettin with yer duel rads?
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Old May 13, 2008, 05:51 PM
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I will get some pics if I have time tonight. My CPU doesnt even hit 49 full load at 3.2GHZ (up from 2.13 stock). Chipset gets 34. I am going to push more....I want 3.6GHZ which the CPU can do, but my chipset is being odd, and giving me some strange lag. 8gb of RAM is the problem I suspect
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Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old May 13, 2008, 05:58 PM
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yea that a lot of ram im guessin you using Vista but thats still a lot of ram
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