Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Watercooled i5-3570k Temps too high with the Antec 620?

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
December 7, 2012 4:54:16 PM

System: Corsair 650D (Beautiful cable management, fans are decent.
CPU: i5-3570k
MOBO: Asrock Z77 X4

I have the H20 620, and Installing it was a bitch, its harder than the previous model (i have the newest one) and well it took me a third pair of arms, similar to the H70 installation... I've refitted it ~3 times also once with a friend to make sure it was on perfectly.

Well I've tried both the stock thermal paste + some new stuff i got these results:

Stock temps Idle: around 21-25, one core is always at 30 for some reason.
Stock Temps load: goes up to 60-65 on fan speeds on max with intel burn test.

Ambient Temps: ~24 Degrees

Picture of how it is setup:

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8144/dscn0006cd.jpg

Best solution

a c 78 K Overclocking
December 7, 2012 5:59:29 PM

that actually the sort of temps you're going to see with that cooler. were you expecting 10C on idle? :)  best head down to the watercooling sticky onto the CLC section, maybe help you get more than what you're getting in that layout.
Share
December 7, 2012 8:44:58 PM

I agree with Lufij, just because it is 'water' cooling dose not mean you will get extremely low temps.
Honestly there is little difference between budget water cooling and air cooling systems.
I have an exact setup as you, AsRock z77 Extreme 4, 3570k(over clocked to 4.4) and i have Noctua nh-d14 air cooler which keeps my load temps around 65-70.

Unless you want to spend a lot of money on a really good water cooling system, id just stick with air cooling.
Score
0
Related resources
a c 78 K Overclocking
December 7, 2012 8:55:53 PM

a decent watercooling CPU only kit will ask a person to go ~$150 which however is expandable unlike the closed loop units, which is a dead end route.
Score
0
December 9, 2012 11:03:09 AM

Lutfij said:
that actually the sort of temps you're going to see with that cooler. were you expecting 10C on idle? :)  best head down to the watercooling sticky onto the CLC section, maybe help you get more than what you're getting in that layout.



Alright thanks, And I'm not really a fan of overclocking, I've done 4.2ghz stable (my chip isn't very good, bad luck but ohwell). I'm running back on stock because i dont believe in tuning something that runs perfectly fine on its own.

My main purpose to get water cooled over air cooled is because it looks much better in my 650D. Air cooling doesn't look the best. My only paranoi is a fear that it'll leak and fry my system even though i kept it outside for 2 weeks before installing it to make sure it wouldn't leak, but i shouldn't worry right?

Thanks...
Score
0
a c 78 K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 11:26:12 AM

google, antec kuhler leak or corsair H100 leak...that should speak more than a thousand words.
Score
0
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 11:26:37 AM

What fan speeds are you running? You can adjust them with software like Speedfan. Set it to run at the maximum speed and then start going down from there. Find the best temps at the most tolerable noise level.
Score
0
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 12:24:09 PM

Your temps are fine. Intell burn test knocks mine up to 60* but no other test gets above 52* games are at 42* mines at 4.5ghz
Score
0
a c 78 K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 12:40:36 PM

people trying their level best to make a Toyota Corolla go faster than a Veyron...
Score
0
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 1:07:12 PM

Why the rude comment? and I don't know what a veyron is. :) )))
Score
0
a c 78 K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 1:23:47 PM

Veyron
+its not a rude comment, its the truth.
Score
0
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 1:37:22 PM

+1^ to what everyone said including the Veyron :D 
Anyways installing the Kuhler 620 was a pain for me as well, I bet we got the new batch without the coloured pieces found in the old one. When I screwed mine in, one side would always pop out of the screw hole and so I applied so much force I felt like I was going to break my motherboard or something. In addition, the Kuhler 620 is not a high end cooler, in fact the Hyper 212 EVO performs just as good.

However I noticed switching my fan to intakes on the radiator lowered the temperatures by 5-7 degrees.
Score
0
a c 78 K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 1:49:49 PM

socialfox said:
However I noticed switching my fan to intakes on the radiator lowered the temperatures by 5-7 degrees.
If you head down to the watercooling sticky, there's a CLC section. Details on how to set it up to achieve the best possible results. surprised nobody posted back with the find or a reference...

socialfox said:
in fact the Hyper 212 EVO performs just as good.
for a lot less than that antec
Score
0
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 1:51:56 PM

Lutfij said:
If you head down to the watercooling sticky, there's a CLC section. Details on how to set it up to achieve the best possible results. surprised nobody posted back with the find or a reference...

for a lot less than that antec


Forgot to write that part about the price of the 212 EVO :lol: 
Score
0
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 3:45:30 PM

LOL, you are right! I was going to buy a CLC for my system until I really started reading into the prebuilt coolers. Not worth the risk for water cooling. And I've heard that some of those CLC's can be loud at times! I like my setup with my 212, 600rpm fans are silent and BF3 only breaks my CPU to 55C that way! If you're going to go for water cooling; it's best to run a custom loop. If you're wanting to buy into the cheap closed loops; look into cheaper air alternatives.
Score
0
December 10, 2012 4:54:58 PM

Best answer selected by Krazeee.
Score
0
a c 328 K Overclocking
December 10, 2012 5:26:08 PM

This topic has been closed by Rubix_1011
Score
0
!