Liquid loop safe and ideal temp
Basically I was wondering what temperature should the loop be at and max temps
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JalYt_Justin said:Liquid loops should be pretty close to room temps at idle, and likely never more than 60 under full load. For both CPU and GPU. Going over 60 isn't a problem, just not what I would expect from a decent liquid loop.
Actually that really depends on how high you OC, the voltages you use and ambient temp. So it is pretty much not true about being more then 60C under load. I run a very high end loop with 120mmx3 at 80mm thick with dual pumps and I get temps up to 70C...BUT I live in Hawaii with a high ambient temp, have a heavy overclock, etc. Water cooling set-ups can easily handle up into the 90s+ C but I would never want things warmer then 70C (for me). However I know folks who go as high as 85C as their chosen ceiling. Water cooling just allows you to have more cooling capacity then air. How high you let it get is up to the users comfort level.