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post #11 of 35
the ek one your looking at is about the same size as the xspc rs360

rs Dimensions: 397 x 121 x 35
ek Dimensions: 398 x 123 x 47mm
rx360 Dimensions 410 x 125 x 58.5mm
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/XS...Black-_42.html £50.04

though speialtek and scan have it cheaper
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...-pid-4024.html
Edited by Greenback - 5/30/11 at 3:33pm
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People always say don't get the dyes and I tend to agree with them, I picked up some deionized water from 'Chavfords' add a kill-coil and you should be good.

Though I have used the Thermochill stuff and had no problems with gunk on the block or the dye separating...

As to bleeding air the method above works well, though I tend to leave my RAD unscrewed to the case and give that a good shake, as that is where most of the air gets trapped.

Also to add, you ideally want your RES to be the highest point going to your pump.
Edited by TheReaperWaits - 5/30/11 at 3:58pm
 
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
People always say don't get the dyes and I tend to agree with them, I picked up some deionized water from 'Chavfords' add a kill-coil and you should be good.

Though I have used the Thermochill stuff and had no problems with gunk on the block or the dye separating...

As to bleeding air the method above works well, though I tend to leave my RAD unscrewed to the case and give that a good shake, as that is where most of the air gets trapped.

Also to add, you ideally want your RES to be the highest point going to your pump.
the res is attached directly to the pump.

so should i get blue tubes and clear liquid?
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
the res is attached directly to the pump.

so should i get blue tubes and clear liquid?
That would be a better idea.
 
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post #15 of 35
If the difference is SO big, I wouldn't pay the plus (well I chose the EK over the RX because of this... It was almost twice as expensive).

The difference is there, but not big enough to justify double the price.

IIRC, the RX beats the EK in a 15% or so. Considering that the rad is already overkill for your system, that difference will be probably a degree or two.

You can use that extra money to get a better block for the CPU, that will be much more noticeable than a slightly better rad.


Ditch the LTX and get the Supreme HF. It will be a nice boost.
   
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post #16 of 35
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So what sort of temps will I expect with the EK? - im nervous about ordering a £100 rad I must say, theres only 11mm difference i think,

full load my cpu on the h50 is 76 and gpu full is 80
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nametagg View Post
If you have the extra money, the rx 360 does have the absolute best performance.
Not by a large margin, at any fan speed level. Both that and the EK rad are made by Magicool anyway and have near-identical designs, so it comes down to price.
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post #18 of 35
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I just hope the temps get as low as my bank balance
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post #19 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
I just hope the temps get as low as my bank balance
Ya just get the XSPC RX360 kits and kill coil and good to go
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Im gunna price about tomorrow see if I can get a cheaper rx360

Is it OK to test everything for leaks with normal tap water?
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