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WOW
You should not rig up watercooling for your cpu it can only =EPIC FAILURE
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um...... I think I found your problem! LOL

I agree.
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just did my first loop I don't know why but my GPU's needed more volts at there OC then they did on air. I was unhappy at first but then I realized even though they needed more volts they could take way more volts and the OC for GPU and CPU are way higher than ever. try slight bump in volts at the same clocks. You will also notice it will move alot more heat my idle temps are sometimes very high with more volts but it moves the heat well and my temps at load are so much lower. I mean I can do two bumps in volts and only see .5c differents before two bumps in volts would mean 2c. But also check the seating of the block.
 
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um...... I think I found your problem! LOL!
Lol ok so its not just me.
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By the way, if you haven't figured it out yet...this is your problem:



Your block isn't even touching your actual CPU at all. That retention bracket (that your 212 clipped onto) needs to come off, and the block bolts through those holes through to behind the board.

It also wouldn't hurt any if you used the AMD mount for your AMD CPU, instead of trying to use the Intel mount on it.
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WOW


No freaking way. I've been doing research for months, and I still don't think I've done enough. New all time low. Looking at this waterblock mounting makes me cry that everyone has so much money to bash around without the proper knowledge

This makes me want to get watercooling ASAP.


BTW @ OP, you take off the AMD stock mounting/back plate and replace it with the XSPC Rasa mounting kit. I'm pretty sure the waterblock comes apart so you can put the AMD plate into the waterblock, not on top of the stock LGA775 plate... lol
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I too consider it a pretty epic failure. The block IS touching the CPU; however, there is no way it is as tight as it needs to be. Impatience, frustration, and lack of sleep on my part. I will go to Lowes tomorrow morning and find the correct screw types. After that I will keep updating this thread with my temps and see if there is an overwhelming improvement.

What do you guys think of the fan setup? Is that sufficient for extra cooling, or am I just wasting my time and case space? Also does the loop and radiator setup look correct? My goal is to get to 4.0ghz and I am sure the combine amount of knowledge here can help me achieve this task.

Thanks guys!
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I too consider it a pretty epic failure. The block IS touching the CPU; however, there is no way it is as tight as it needs to be. Impatience, frustration, and lack of sleep on my part. I will go to Lowes tomorrow morning and find the correct screw types. After that I will keep updating this thread with my temps and see if there is an overwhelming improvement.

What do you guys think of the fan setup? Is that sufficient for extra cooling, or am I just wasting my time and case space? Also does the loop and radiator setup look correct? My goal is to get to 4.0ghz and I am sure the combine amount of knowledge here can help me achieve this task.

Thanks guys!
Alright dude, first things first...

1) The kit already came with all the screws you'll need. No need to make a trip.

2) Your rad position is fine (assuming those fans are pulling). It would probably be better internally, but that really doesn't matter.

3) You need to remove the stock AMD retention bracket, and bolt the block (with the AMD mount ONLY, not the Intel and AMD Mount like you have it) through your board, into the backplate. That will solve all of your problems.

4) Finally, you shouldn't need an "extra" fans in there, unless its just a spot cooler for VRM's or something. Just having native airflow of the case should keep most things cool enough.

And welcome to OCN. Please...don't let the flamefest that this thread WILL turn into, deter you from coming back. It really is a good site mostly.
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really OP? really?

go to the amd backplate mod in my sig, you will understand then.
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