now i know this is blasphemy but i bought a thermaltake bigwater 735, now here is my reasoning behind it lol. it was on sale for $110 australian, a TRUE over here costs over $200 and even my previous maxorb cost $100, i heard that thermaltake WC kits work about as good as the best air coolers so i thought to give myself some experience with WC id pick it up
so i set it up outside the case, did leak tests for 4 hours and everything was good so i set it up and everything is alot lower than my previous maxorb, but now, after having it on for 3 days, my 1st and 3rd core (core 0 and core 2) on my Q6600 are at a constant 5c higher than the other 2, i tried repositioning the water block but they still remain 5c higher
My current loop is reservoir > pump > rad > water block > reservoir, i changed it to this today after previously having it as reservoir > pump > waterblock > rad > reservoir but nocited alot of condensation in the reservoir so i changed it and now its fine
so basically what im asking is, is the reason for the higher core temps on 2 of the cores a bad thermal compound application, positioning or just the way the chips were made?
p.s now that actually have experience putting a kit together i have already started ordering better parts, starting with a new water block - Dtek Fuzion and a black ice eXtreme II, is the pump powerful enough to add another waterblock (on NB)? its 400L/hr