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Hey all, just got my RASA RX240 package today. I have a few questions.

First, I cannot remember where I saw some info before, but what is the best way to flush out my rad before use? to get all the manufacturing crap out of it?

Also, I am mounting the rad ontop of my HAF922, should I set up a push/pull? they wouldnt be the same fans, I have two Ultra Kaze 3000rpm fans which will be hooked up to my fan controller, or should I start with just the two that came with the RASA kit in a push configuration?

Thanks for all the help, appreciate it !
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I don't think you'll see an improvement from push pull, if that's CPU only you will dump the heat very comfortably with the two ultra Kazas undervolted.
    
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Before leak testing, I was going to run the parts in an incomplete loop. Feeding from a bucket, through the pump, and then through the rest of the parts, and finally draining into my sink. I have no idea how helpful it would actually be.

Edit: I'm still in the planning phases, so I'm making diagrams. Paint, because I can't draw on paper worth a damn.



Note that the pump sits LOWER than both the initial water level of the bucket and the rest of the parts. Also that the parts sit higher than both the bucket and the pump. This would allow me to siphon the water into the pump so it doesn't run dry, as well as stop the water from going up before I can attach that section of tubing to another part.

The basic idea is, set everything up but leave the outlet hose from the pump unattached to the next part in the line, then use that to siphon water into the pump, but no further. Attach that tube to the initial block or rad and then connect to power and fire it all up. When water gets low in the bucket, turn it off and it should be fairly well flushed.
Edited by audioxbliss - 5/7/11 at 4:06pm
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You will not see any difference with push/pull.
Also, when you undervolt those 3000rpm Kaze's they click.
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i currently have the rad sitting on top of my rig in a pull fashion. i get decent temps with a gtx580 block int he mix.
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I did not see anywhere where you mentioned replacing the tubing. I just wanted to let you know that the tubing that comes with the kit are for lack of a better word "crap". They brown really fast and just look bad.

Also you will not gain anything on a push pull set up, just running the cpu block will not heat up the water in the loop enough to need extra fans. I run some cheap rosewell fans that i bought about a year ago on my rad and it cools very well. Even when I turn the fans down with the fan controller I get about a 1 to 2 degree difference on load temps.
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I did not see anywhere where you mentioned replacing the tubing. I just wanted to let you know that the tubing that comes with the kit are for lack of a better word "crap". They brown really fast and just look bad.

Also you will not gain anything on a push pull set up, just running the cpu block will not heat up the water in the loop enough to need extra fans. I run some cheap rosewell fans that i bought about a year ago on my rad and it cools very well. Even when I turn the fans down with the fan controller I get about a 1 to 2 degree difference on load temps.
this.

i have the same setup with the stock fans in the kit and purchased a $20 fan controller and my temps dont vary too much with the running at a higher rpm or CFM.

saves me the headache from the fan speeds.
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