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Selth Afrinon

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  1. Sounds good. That'll go into the budget for next month. I'm just glad that it isn't a problem with defective components. Thanks for hearing me out.
  2. So with the same GPU clock speeds, Heaven 4.0 temps look like this: Lowest fan setting: 55 - 59 deg C Highest fan setting: 50 - 53 deg C So there's a good difference there. I guess I'll just run everything at stock until I can add a new radiator to the loop. Cool, I'm glad the issue isn't with the pump. I originally considered front mounting a 360 radiator, but I need the 3.5 cages in the front to act as my primary media storage. The most radiator space I think I can get into the case is 280 or 360 top, 140 back, and 120 bottom. With a few changes to layout, I could fit a 240 on the bottom. I think I'm going to get a 140 for the back first and see if causes a significant enough drop; I'll go straight to a 240 bottom if it doesn't. Do you think I'll need another pump with the 240 bottom, though?
  3. Ok, made sure res is topped off and reran tests at stock CPU and GPU settings (GPU was at stock settings when performing the water cooling tests from original post): Stock: CPU Temp Idle: 33 - 40 deg C (4.3 GHz stock turbo, 1.296 V) CPU Temp AIDA64: 53 - 56 deg C CPU Temp Max BOINC: 60 - 63 deg C GPU Temp Heaven 4.0: 58 - 59 deg C
  4. The case is a Corsair 780T. I looked over the loop, but I didn't see any pinching. All tests were run with the side panels off at the time; I reran Aida and max BOINC with the side panels on just now and the temps remain around the same. I'm considering either adding a 140 radiator on the rear exhaust or a second D5 pump in serial (or both). Do you think these changes would make a significant difference?
  5. The D5 is set to 5 for all the tests. For the picture, the res/pump combo is on the right. Intake and output run behind the mounting plate: the bottom-left run is pump output and runs into the GPU, CPU, then top-mounted radiator, then behind the mounting plate again. I had originally planned to mount a 140 radiator on the back, but I didn't have the budget for it this month. Should i be expecting temps 3-5 deg C higher than my air cooled setup with my current water cooled setup? Do you think a single 140 would make a lot of difference? Or would I need more to get an appreciable temp drop?
  6. Hello everyone. I just finished putting together my first custom loop and I wanted to know if the temps I'm experiencing are what I should have expected compared to when I was air cooling (see setups at bottom of post). I when I was planning out the custom loop, I was hoping to decrease my CPU and GPU temps by some noticeable amount (5 - 10 deg C would have been nice), but instead I have a 5-10 deg C increase to CPU temps and a 10-20 deg C increase to GPU temps at the same loads. Here's what I've tried to get better temps so far: 1) Removed the old TIM and applied a new coat for both CPU and GPU. Got the same temps. 2) Removed the retention bracket from the CPU to see if it was blocking any contact. Got got the same temps again. 3) Plugged water pump into separate power supply, then turned off supply to see if it affected temps (this was to see if the pump is functioning). Temps with pump off became significantly higher (CPU broke 100 deg C). 4) Shaking and rotating PC to dislodge air bubbles. Got some air bubbles out of radiator, but temps remained the same. I tried everything I could think of short of buying a new pump and a new radiator, and wanted to see if I had overestimated the cooling ability of my Ek-CoolStream CE 280 radiator or if I'm missing something. Would getting a second pump to increase the pressure head help? Do I need more radiators? Please let me know. I really want to water cool my PC, but I'm considering tearing everything out and switching back to air-cooling if I can't get my temps any lower. ----------------Setup---------------------- Water-cooling setup Hardware: CPU: i7 - 8700k (5.0 Ghz, 1.452V, Delidded w/ Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut for CPU die - IHS and IHS - water block) GPU: ASUS ROG Strix 1070 Ti (Stock) Loop Pump: Swiftech MCP655 CPU block: Ek-Supremacy EVO GPU block: Ek-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Radiator: Ek-CoolStream CE 280 (45mm thickness) x1 Cooling: 140 Fans: Noctua NF-A14 x2 Temps: Aida64 Stress Test CPU Temp: 75-80 deg C Max Utilization BOINC CPU Temp: 85-90 deg C Heaven 4.0 GPU Temp: 57-60 deg C Air-cooling setup: Hardware: CPU: i7 - 8700k (5.0 Ghz, 1.452V, Delidded w/ Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut for CPU die - IHS and IHS - CPU cooler) GPU: ASUS ROG Strix 1070 Ti (2117 MHz GPU, 8017 MHz) Cooling: CPU cooler: Cryorig R1 Ultimate (Dual tower, 140 x2 fans) GPU cooler: Stock ASUS ROG Strix cooler (x3 fans) Temps: Aida64 Stress Test CPU Temp: 70 - 73 deg C Max Utilization BOINC CPU Temp: 80 - 82 deg C Heaven 4.0 GPU Temp: 42 - 47 deg C