Re: Are these temps normal on i7-3970X?
Yep, you have to have the input on the left and the output on the right. I was wondering more along the lines of how the "cooling spread" is set up... in other words, are there hot spots which the water flow should target that it might not be? I know that there is a removable jet plate in my block which is optimized for different CPU setups; since there was no 2011 socket at the time, I'm wondering if this jet plate is causing it to not be cooled as efficiently... aren't the cores spaced differently?
Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
Monitor: Samsung 1080P 120Hz 3D