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Ok so my rasa rx240 kit got delivered yesterday. Tonight I'll begin my 1st ever real water loop.
I'm real exited about the challenge and have done a lot of reading in the FAQ section and watched almost all of the informative videos from DAZ @ dazmode.com
Basically I'm just wondering if anyone has any extra pointers or last minute do's and dont's before I begin. Any advice to make things go smoother and easier will be greatly appreciated.
Everyone has been very helpful in this section answering any questions I have had and really just have to say thanks to all those who are very helpful..
Talk to ya a bit later,
Nick

Edit: Just wondering if the fans that come with the rasa are crap? Would they be ok for temp usage til I get my gt's
Edited by ny_nick - 5/22/11 at 3:24pm
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Make sure you flush stuff out before you start installing. Don't wanna have leftover flux junkin' up your loop Other than that, just take your time and make sure you bleed it very well and leak test it for at least an hour for microleaks. To help bleed with a bay res, shake your case around in different directions to try to get the air bubbles out of the rad (especially if it's top mounted). Don't forget to put clamps on the tubes!

If you've got better fans than the ones they give, then go ahead and use them. GT1850's are pretty decent fans for the RX line of rads.
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Should I flush it with tap or distilled? Also I was told that most likely the 7/16 id tubing on a 1/2" barb wouldn't leak even without clamp. Yes I will still throw some clamps on there but I didn't think it was gonna be necessary.

I'm very curious about the steps I should be taking to flush the different components out. Just wanna make sure I get it right the 1st time.
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Flush with distilled.
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Distilled. Add a little bit of vinegar too, rinse thoroughly, and repeat until comes out clear. Also, I prefer using 1/2 - 3/4 because it looks better IMO. If you clamp 1/2 - 3/4, it won't leak. Matter of fact, it may even be able to not leak unclamped, as my 1/2-3/4 were really tight on the barbs when I first used barbs. Still didn't risk it though, had them clamped.

It's more for your rad than your CPU block, but you can run some distilled through the block too just to be safe.
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Just flush it out with hot water. You only really need to use distilled water when you actually fill the completed loop.
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Just flush it out with hot water. You only really need to use distilled water when you actually fill the completed loop.
Yeah, I'd rather not have bacteria growing in my loop... Also boiling tap water leaves minerals and other stuff in the water still.
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post #8 of 10
flush with tap or boiled water

my tap water gets insanely hot so yeah

waste of distilled to flush rads, imo. even if it's so damn cheap

u can rinse it in the end with distilled


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Yeah, I'd rather not have bacteria growing in my loop... Also boiling tap water leaves minerals and other stuff in the water still.

yeah, if it was that bad, why would there be so many people recommending to just use tap water

but hey, if you have the distilled already, use it. if you need it hot then boil it. tap water is different everywhere
you're supposed to maintain the loop anyways, so with regular cleaning, it;ll be fine
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yeah, if it was that bad, why would there be so many people recommending to just use tap water

but hey, if you have the distilled already, use it. if you need it hot then boil it. tap water is different everywhere
you're supposed to maintain the loop anyways, so with regular cleaning, it;ll be fine
Idk, personally I'd rather just use distilled to flush it and not have to worry about anything. I do realize that tap water isn't all THAT bad to use when flushing. You just need to make sure you rinse it out with distilled at the end. It's pretty cheap, and I don't like flushing my loop that often. It's a real pain in the behind to bleed with a bay res, so I'd like to keep my maintenance down to a minimum.
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It's a real pain in the behind to bleed with a bay res, so I'd like to keep my maintenance down to a minimum.
I agree and have 2 gallons of distilled sitting here so I'll just use it up.
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