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if im planning to put rx360 on haf-x, is it require any modding?
Check my log... RX360 in HAF-X with fans attached is a tight fit for most motherboards. I would say it depends highly on how the cooling of your motherboard's CPU power section is. If it has huge heatsinks above the CPU socket, it might not work out. EDIT: the RAM DIMMs too... They might be an issue depending on where they're placed on your motherboard.

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thanks for d reply .looking forward to upgrade my case to either haf-x or phantom.cant decide yet.
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Check my log... RX360 in HAF-X with fans attached is a tight fit for most motherboards. I would say it depends highly on how the cooling of your motherboard's CPU power section is. If it has huge heatsinks above the CPU socket, it might not work out. EDIT: the RAM DIMMs too... They might be an issue depending on where they're placed on your motherboard.

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very nice rig. now i see what you mean regarding heatsinks above the cpu socket
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Oh dam
Oh, dam

That looks really nice.
Congrats on the upgrade.

How are you liking your temps?
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Oh, by the way to OP... Looks good! Like the blacked out with slight red accents color scheme. Those XSPC bay reservoirs are quite nice too!

I will probably be the only one to say this, but you probably didn't make a mistake by going with the RS360 if you're only cooling the CPU, especially since you may not have been able to fit the RX360 + fans with that motherboard you have.

EDIT: I do hate those barbs though! I have 1 in my build and it is the biggest pain in the ass to get working with 7/16" tubing... I used to have more of them but got rid of them, only using 1 cause I was in a bind and had no more of the ones I prefer. Not only does it snag the edge of the tube trying to get it in since it's a bit wider than most, its a super pain in the arse to get it off when you need to... Plus, probably the only barbs I've ever had leak, they need to be cranked down further than most for some reason.
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It's what i have... Silver coil, What should i use instead to keep my DI water?

Also a question about my res pump combo... It rattles alot, however when i tip it on its side at 90 degrees it stops, how can i stop it permanently?
You want to buy the cheap distilled water you can find at your neighborhood grocery/health food store. I think I pay around .80 cents a gallon and it lasts for quite awhile. With regards to the rattling, it's likely air bubbles that are still trapped inside your loop making their way into your pump. I always put a single drop of dishwashing soap into my reservoir when bleeding my system as it helps to break loose the bubbles trapped in strange places. Do not panic when you see a storm of frothy bubbles stampeding into your reservoir. It is normal, and will naturally break down.

There is also a known issue with the xspc pump with it being noisy. If purging all the air bubbles out doesn't quiet it down, I'd contact XSPC and get an RMA going. From what I understand, they're pretty good with replacing noisy pumps as long as you provide enough "proof" that it is indeed louder than it should be. Some folks in the Rasa kit club have submitted youtube videos to get the point across.

Good luck, and welcome to water cooling!
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Oh, by the way to OP... Looks good! Like the blacked out with slight red accents color scheme. Those XSPC bay reservoirs are quite nice too!

I will probably be the only one to say this, but you probably didn't make a mistake by going with the RS360 if you're only cooling the CPU, especially since you may not have been able to fit the RX360 + fans with that motherboard you have.

EDIT: I do hate those barbs though! I have 1 in my build and it is the biggest pain in the ass to get working with 7/16" tubing... I used to have more of them but got rid of them, only using 1 cause I was in a bind and had no more of the ones I prefer. Not only does it snag the edge of the tube trying to get it in since it's a bit wider than most, its a super pain in the arse to get it off when you need to... Plus, probably the only barbs I've ever had leak, they need to be cranked down further than most for some reason.
These bard have been fine for me, I made sure they were tigh as possible without stripping threads so i didnt get any leaks.

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Oh dam
Oh, dam

That looks really nice.
Congrats on the upgrade.

How are you liking your temps?
Love the temps alot

Quote:
Originally Posted by HAF_wit View Post
You want to buy the cheap distilled water you can find at your neighborhood grocery/health food store. I think I pay around .80 cents a gallon and it lasts for quite awhile. With regards to the rattling, it's likely air bubbles that are still trapped inside your loop making their way into your pump. I always put a single drop of dishwashing soap into my reservoir when bleeding my system as it helps to break loose the bubbles trapped in strange places. Do not panic when you see a storm of frothy bubbles stampeding into your reservoir. It is normal, and will naturally break down.

There is also a known issue with the xspc pump with it being noisy. If purging all the air bubbles out doesn't quiet it down, I'd contact XSPC and get an RMA going. From what I understand, they're pretty good with replacing noisy pumps as long as you provide enough "proof" that it is indeed louder than it should be. Some folks in the Rasa kit club have submitted youtube videos to get the point across.

Good luck, and welcome to water cooling!
This worked like a dream thank you and i will be getting some distilled water soon aswell. Not right now though i have more pressing matters to attend to.

I also have a tip for people who want to mount push pull in the HAF X, use some motherboard stand offs to attach to the Radiator then use some 3 x 30MM - 3/16" x 1 1/4" bolts to mount the fans to the stand offs. The stand off will be just thin enought to slide right through the holes of the HAF X mounting bar. This will keep all the fans nice and flush in the top of the case.

And heres a picture to demonstrate.



Also thanks for the kind words guys
Edited by jammo2k5 - 5/6/11 at 3:03pm
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I also have a tip for people who want to mount push pull in the HAF X, use some motherboard stand offs to attach to the Radiator then use some 3 x 30MM - 3/16" x 1/4" bolts to mount the fans to the stand offs. The stand off will be just thin enought to slide right through the holes of the HAF X mounting bar. This will keep all the fans nice and flush in the top of the case.

And heres a picture to demonstrate.



Also thanks for the kind words guys

Thats a good idea, clever.
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I also have a tip for people who want to mount push pull in the HAF X, use some motherboard stand offs to attach to the Radiator then use some 3 x 30MM - 3/16" x 1 1/4" bolts to mount the fans to the stand offs. The stand off will be just thin enought to slide right through the holes of the HAF X mounting bar. This will keep all the fans nice and flush in the top of the case.
If you have push/pull fans are they supposed to all be in the case?

And what's the purpose of the standoff? Can't you just thread the screw into the radiator directly?
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If you have push/pull fans are they supposed to all be in the case?

And what's the purpose of the standoff? Can't you just thread the screw into the radiator directly?
Well you can mount the top set of fans in the roof pannel where the 200MM fans normally are like so



the purpose of the stand offs is to keep all the fans flush with each other so they are easy to mount onto the Rad/Case. like so







It keep the fans straight, which in turn keep the bolts or in this case standoffs perpindicular and avoids any crossed threads in the Rad.

P.S. sorry for blurry pics.. It's late
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