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Heh, yeah... I didn't know what I was doing, and I do not even know what the AMD block looks like. I am honestly starting to think it was not included with my kit, for some reason. Some pictures would make my life a lot easier. For the record, even after a LOT of research, I am still very uninformed on all this jazz. Oh well, at least I can laugh at myself about this one for the next few days.
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Thread cleaned and images fixed. If you guys aren't gonna help, don't post.
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Heh, yeah... I didn't know what I was doing, and I do not even know what the AMD block looks like. I am honestly starting to think it was not included with my kit, for some reason. Some pictures would make my life a lot easier. For the record, even after a LOT of research, I am still very uninformed on all this jazz. Oh well, at least I can laugh at myself about this one for the next few days.
It's simple, pull that mess off of there before you kill something.

Next, if you want to try to mount it properly...just look at it. Pull the stock retention bracket off the board (the clip on for the stock cooler part). See which mounting for the block will bolt properly though those holes in your board. Use that one to mount your block.

The block should mount tight, but obviously not squish the CPU.

And pull those "excess" fans off that are just hanging out there. All you need is the intake, exhaust, and the ones on the radiator.

Finally, clean up your cabling and tubing the best you can, as that'll help keep your airflow good in the case.
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so pioneer has put you on the right track. be sure the block is mounted well first off. another thing you should do is bleed the air out of the loop, this will improve flow rate and temps. i saw the big air bubble at the fitting off you radiator. a good way to do this is to be sure everything is sealed and tight. lay your case on it's side, then straight up again every couple of minutes. this will speed the process up quite a bit. and for the pesky little bastards that won't break away from fittings, pinch the tubing gently right on the air bubble. On a side note, what is your tube routing?? what order do you components receive water??
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Your cpu seems a tad cluttered, are you sure all those mounting brackets are supposed to be there?
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I currently have a Xspc Rasa RS240; however, the screws they provided would not fit my motherboard, so... I simply jerry-rigged it... yeah.
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dude fix ur CPU block......

just need some washers on the back of the mobo to screw the block in right.

i am 100% certain ur CPU block is the prob. i got AM3 and Rasa RX360 kit.
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This thread here will help you to mount your block. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-am3-xspc.html

The AM3 bracket is the rectangular bracket you have on top of your CPU block. You are going to have to unscrew the block apart and put the bracket in there. Then remove the black plastic bracket from your mobo. Then you should be able to install the block and the backplate in the rasa kit.
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This thread here will help you to mount your block. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-am3-xspc.html

The AM3 bracket is the rectangular bracket you have on top of your CPU block. You are going to have to unscrew the block apart and put the bracket in there. Then remove the black plastic bracket from your mobo. Then you should be able to install the block and the backplate in the rasa kit.
^


There ya go! Around 12:20 he starts going on with the block and how to mount it. Make sure to flush everything, especially the rad!

TL;DR You have to remove the Intel mounting bracket using the small allen key (L-shaped wrench) and attach the AM3 mount. Remove the stock AMD mounting bracket from the mobo (plastic clip thing that surrounds the CPU socket). You should have 4 holes that line up with those on the AM3 mounting bracket for the waterblock.
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Don't those kits come with instructions?
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