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Water Cooling for CPU
 
tomcat2200  posted on Aug 02, 2016 9:17:53 PM - Report post

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100C is way high. I can't see why you would need to have water on a stock setup, unless your conditions are fairly extreme in the environment. Your idle temps are within nominal range though. Seems odd unless there is a problem with airflow within the case. Have you tried to run with the side of the computer removed? That would at least see if you have an air flow problem.

If having the side removed lets the system operate at normal levels, then you may have to evaluate the fan flow and direction within the case.

BTW is your power supply at the top of the case or bottom? Better yet what case are you using, and what fans do you have and which direction do they vent? What is your GPU BTW. I have seen some of the AMD GPU's take a normal case and with their super coolers just overload the cases thermally, because they vent heat into the case rather than vent out the back. They run nominal temps at idle, but drive temps through the roof under load. Again taking the side off the case will normalize the heat load. Let me know.

 
ipknightly  posted on Aug 05, 2016 4:09:39 PM - Report post

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Addition to last post, what case are you using and can you list us the specs?

Depend on case model/brand. Fan intake/exhaust can make a big difference.

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noldorian  posted on Aug 05, 2016 4:41:07 PM - Report post

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When I built my new rig two months ago I was thinking about adding the H100i v2 as my CPU cooler, but opted for some "regular" cooling instead, choosing Noctua NH-D15 instead, after talking to a friend about his experience with the h100i. The NH-D15 is cooling my processor better than what the H100i would do, and I get a good air flow in the cabinet from the dual 140mm fans sitting on the heatsink...

It is big though, very big... And that should, in my opinion, be the sole reason for choosing the watercooler - space! If your cabinet aint that big, I would go for for one of the newer watercooling models, but if you got the space for it, go for one of the Noctua heatsinks - they kick some serious arse

 
jbrand1983uk  posted on Aug 05, 2016 5:52:29 PM - Report post

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More than willing to chip in as I went full custom loop myself out of curiosity what case are you using that would help narrow it down a bit as rule of thumb I'd suggest the H80i V2 www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-hydro-series-h80i-v2-all-in-one-extreme-performance-cpu-cooler-with-120mm-radiator-2x-120mm-

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