New WC System Installed temps not much different, suggestions?

dpschein

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Hi,
Installed the new system over the last few weeks. It is my first attempt at LCing. I am getting some higher flow fans for the rear radiator to help my issue which is this-
When overclocking my E6850 to 3.8Ghz, I noticed that under full load my temperatures aren't much different (~2C) from using my AC7 Pro heatsink. I am using Intel tat to fully load, is this too much or does it matter? I am assuming the major issue is the fans on the back radiator. Any feedback form you guys would be awesome.
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For my case I am using the Gigabyte 3D aura. The only complaint I have is there is a lot of excess room of no use above the mother board try, and with the pump and tubing, the bottom seems cramped. With they woulda set the tray higher in the case.
Here are some pics installing the top radiator. The fan I am using on the top is a SilenXrema 76cfm. The two on the back are The stock Gigabyte fans which suck a$$ more than air! I am prolly replacing them with Dstone(?) 100+ cfm fans.
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Here are the pics of the installation on the 4870 and Foxconn P35-AS/ E6850.
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And here we go with the tubing. Used tygon tubing, 1/2" from pump and 3/8" everywhere else. Dont really need anti kink coils, but might get some just to bump up the UV look on the tubing since I am semi dissapointed with the PC ICe UV blue coolant.
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My temps right now with no load are 28C (room temp) and usually 38-40C with moderate to heavy loads.
Let me know your thoughts.
-Dustin
 

Conumdrum

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You added a GPU cooler to the mix and running a 120x3 total rad setup. You probably did have a screamin loud air CPU HS and a loud GPU. Your temps are really nice and I bet the rig is a LOT quieter. Welcome to the world of WC. You get better temps on everything you cool and a much quiter system to boot! Just mo' money is all it took.

Head on over to OC Forums and xtreme forums to see what peeps with the same setup get in temps. Your doing pretty good.

I can say I hope both of the rads are pulling cooler room air through the rads instead of using them as exhaust. Golden rule is coolest air to the rads as possible.

What rads? What fans on the rads? Some rads need HS fans, some work fine with low speed fans.
 

dpschein

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Cool, installed some higher flow zalman fans on the back and my temperatures have decreased noticibly when overclocking. So far I can get to 3.84 GHz and under full load my cputemp is stable at 62-63C. I also installed a small fan on top of the NB heatsink, and I think this is helping with some oc issues I was having earlier.
 

rubix_1011

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Looks good...you might consider going to 1/2 tubing and fittings all around instead of running reducers in your loop. You will get better flow and you don't have to worry about those extra fittings since that pump is native 1/2. You can just get some new 1/2 barbs for all your components and swap them out...no prob.