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Good Enough Temps for an i7 8700k?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just replaced a Corsair XR5 240mm x 30mm radiator with a Corsair XR7 240mm x 54mm for better temps.  It is now 12c cooler during gameplay 60's, but I do notice 2 cores are always fluctuating 10c higher than the others. I know it's not a great concern, just want to know if I can manage the temps even more. Should I check the thermal paste? 

My pc:

GTX 2080 Ti, stock. Corsair gpu water block. EKWB 360 slim radiator.

Delided i7 8700k 5 ghz, 1.32hz core clock, EKWB water block.

MB: Asus Rog Strix z390 E Gaming

PSU: Corsair 750w HX

 

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41 minutes ago, gtr2244 said:

I just replaced a Corsair XR5 240mm x 30mm radiator with a Corsair XR7 240mm x 54mm for better temps.  It is now 12c cooler during gameplay 60's, but I do notice 2 cores are always fluctuating 10c higher than the others. I know it's not a great concern, just want to know if I can manage the temps even more. Should I check the thermal paste? 

My pc:

GTX 2080 Ti, stock. Corsair gpu water block. EKWB 360 slim radiator.

Delided i7 8700k 5 ghz, 1.32hz core clock, EKWB water block.

MB: Asus Rog Strix z390 E Gaming

PSU: Corsair 750w HX

 

60's in games is totally fine... You have them on two different loops? Personally I would just combine the loops... GPU cooling is more important than CPU as it will boost higher.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

The pump is an EKWB small pump, it  runs to the cpu, to the cpu radiator, to the gpu, then to the gpu radiator (360). The gpu is around 50c while gaming. Not sure how you mean to combine the loops. @LIGISTX.

 

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60s are pretty good. I notice my cores are really jittery in temp under my h110i, but it's been running fine for, wow, exactly one year

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