I own Cooler Master V6 cpu cooler and so far its been doing crappy job, reinstalled it over and over again using line method, pea method, whatsoever. At stock settings, my i7 930 idles at 45degC , Prime95 max load temp of 70sh-deg C With the condition like this cant overclock my i7 930 to 4.0ghz and over
Decided to go with liquid cooling, budget range of 200~300 dollars US. What would be the optimal water cooling system for my rig ?
I am new to water cooling, but I know how to install all its components.
oh yeah, and I want internal water cooling
cpu: intel i7 930
motherboard: gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r
ram : 6gb g.skill 1600mhz ddr3 trip-channel
power supply: 550w atx standard psu
case: cooler master haf 922 (mid tower case,supports
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For cooling the i7 CPUs a 120x3 rad is generally recommended, especially when overclocking. I'm not entirley sure, but it looks like you can hang a triple radiator from the top of the case similar to the HAF 932. The XSPC Rasa 750 kit is an attractive kickstart to watercooling. However, do not be afraid to part out your own system if you are looking for specific parts or functionality.
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okay, then let me restate my problem....
There is nothing interfering with cm v6, nothing is dumping hot air into it
the ambient temperature of my room is about 23~25 +/- 0.5 deg C (fluctuates a bit)
Ive been reinstalling cm v6 over and over to get better temperature result
idles at 45 deg C, prime95 temp at like.. high 70s, cpu is at stock settings @ 2.8ghz
Vcore is at 1.25v. What could be the problem ?
I have one 220mm intake fan at the front
one 220mm exhaust fan at the top of the case
standard 120mm exhaust fan near where the cm v6 is located
the cm v6 has two 120mm intake/exhaust fans for push and pull airflow through the fins
all intake fans have dust filters
i used a very little thermal paste(arctic silver 5) (about the size you recommended), still the results are terrible QQ
LOL i found out the problem
turns out the ambiant temperature is over 30deg C
I opened up my window, according to weather today, its 18deg C outside
waited in my room wearing blanket, cold as hell
idle temps are 38deg C, prime95 load at 70C
so extrapolating from this data, at ambiant temperature of 25~27deg which is room temp. i should get about good result
since i live in a condo, i dont have house fans , and its all automated room temp
so i cant change it
what would be the best cpu cooler at ambiant temp greater than say.. 28deg C ?
should i go water cooling ?