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Old 06-03-07, 01:01 PM
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Quick Question About BI Stealth 360

Hi again,

Just a quick question wither I would see much of an improvement in temps by setting my Black Ice stealth 360 in a push pull configuration. I currently have it 3 Noctua NF-S12 1200RPM 120mm fans set up in a pull config, but with two 8800 GTX dumping so much heat in the loop it's raising my CPU temp to 47 at idle at stock.

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Old 06-03-07, 01:16 PM
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What pump do you have? The only solutions I can see, if you're already on 1/2" ID tubing would be to

A. Add another double rad between the two GPUs / after GPUs

B. Say goodbye to silence and get some Delta / Panaflow fans and get some serious airflow through the rad.

C. Get a thicker / better tripple rad

Also (depending on current setup) try improving airflow through the case, the PCBs get surprisingly hot as well and could benefit from some fresh air.

The reason I wouldn't see push-pull as an improvement is because the Stealth is very low profile, meaning the fins dont create THAT much resistance, especially in comparison to a normal rad, so the Noctuas are probably doing pretty near their rated CFM already
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Old 06-03-07, 01:28 PM
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My pump is a 12V Laing D5.

I'm about to mod the side case side panel and stick two 120mm fans on there to blow some air over the cards and c/s.

I'm not big on the idea of a new rad, it's a bit tight with the BI stealth. I'm going to be changing the CPU to a QX6700 on Friday, so new mobo and RAM too, and I definitely want to oc the nutz off it so I need to get the heat down a bit.

My rig isn't that silent anyway so I guess higher CFM fans will be the way to go... But air flow is definitely a problem in my case. I will post some pics of my setup once I get back home.
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Old 06-03-07, 01:34 PM
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I'd say option a from Llywd's reply.

I recently added a 320w pelt to my loop (double rad, cpu/pelt, single rad, gfx card) - the heat output from those are enourmous.

I was faced with the problem how to improve temps. Get a bigger rad, have two loops etc etc.

I took out the gfx card and the single rad to a) see what temps I would get on the cpu (they got worse!) and b) i bought another pump to have two loops - one for cpu, one for gfx.

It seemed my temps were better with one big loop with the two rads - I should have just bought a double rad to stick in between the cpu and gpu.

Anyway - i ended up buying a pa120.3 for the cpu loop and decided to stick the double or single in the loop for the gfx card...

I also ordered the superflower fan controller with 4 delta fans 150cfm... Hopefully the controller will allow me to turn the fans down enough so my ears don't bleed!

In summary, from what I have tried thus far to fix my temps my orig loop of res > pump > double rad > cpu/pelt > single rad > gfx > res worked best with the best improvement being to swap the single rad out for a double. This is what leads me to believe option a will work best for you! I just did all 3!
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Old 06-03-07, 01:39 PM
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I'd say option a from Llywd's reply.
So many people spell my name like that, if it was just a pseudonym I wouldn't care but it is actually my first name lol. Is it just a common typo or do people think it is spelled like that?

(sorry to go off topic in your thread mate but it is annoying me)
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Old 06-03-07, 01:57 PM
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So many people spell my name like that, if it was just a pseudonym I wouldn't care but it is actually my first name lol. Is it just a common typo or do people think it is spelled like that?

(sorry to go off topic in your thread mate but it is annoying me)
Apologies - just a typo
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