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Hi guys, im purchasing the Rasa 750 RX240 kit however am going to change a few things. Let me know that you think and recommend.

Ive read the tubing isnt great so im going for primochill tubing (i may change it to just blue):

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...-pid-6750.html

As for fittings, im thinking about compression fittings:

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-11310.html

Im not going to be using stock fans. Instead im using 2 AP-15s in pull:


Two coolermaster stickleflow in push (or would you recommend yate loon?):

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-12104.html

You think those fans should do it in that push/pull config or would you change the fan order?

Im adding a fan controller too. Most likely the Lamptron FC8:

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-13390.html

How would you guys say i set the loop up in my case to make it easy to drain when i clean it? Ive heard of T-fittings but dont exactly understand how they work.

Also, how would you guys say to flush the radiator before use? Do i just fit the tubing (not the good tubing of course ) to the inlet and outlet of the rad and then pour a mix of boiling water and vinegar through the tube?

Thanks guys
Edited by 8564dan - 8/6/11 at 11:45am
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all xpsc tube is trash mate is soft and the heat stretches it, I use primochill 7/16

Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 are £12-£13 at scan http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=typhoon
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all xpsc tube is trash mate is soft and the heat stretches it, I use primochill 7/16

Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 are £12-£13 at scan http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=typhoon
Yeah thats the tubing im getting . Thanks for the link to scan, forgot about them lol

Any comments on flashing the rad and draining for maintenance?
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I just recently installed my RX240 kit and I did flush out the radiator a couple of times with distilled water giving it a good shake around each time. I also cleaned the res out with distilled. Might as well be safe.

Regarding tubing yes replace the standard stuff as you are doing. Primochill or Tygon seem to be the best choices for replacement. I went for Tygon Clear 7/16" and am extremely happy with it.
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I just recently installed my RX240 kit and I did flush out the radiator a couple of times with distilled water giving it a good shake around each time. I also cleaned the res out with distilled. Might as well be safe.

Regarding tubing yes replace the standard stuff as you are doing. Primochill or Tygon seem to be the best choices for replacement. I went for Tygon Clear 7/16" and am extremely happy with it.
Awesome stuff. In regard to flushing the rad did you have to connect it to the pump or anything?
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Awesome stuff. In regard to flushing the rad did you have to connect it to the pump or anything?
All I did was get the rad over a sink, poured a little distilled into it, screwed back on the stoppers and shook it around a good bit. Then drained it out and repeated the process a couple of times. Nothing really obvious came out anyway, I suppose perhaps just some fine metal dust bits with the first rinse out. No need for the pump for this bit smile.gif
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All I did was get the rad over a sink, poured a little distilled into it, screwed back on the stoppers and shook it around a good bit. Then drained it out and repeated the process a couple of times. Nothing really obvious came out anyway, I suppose perhaps just some fine metal dust bits with the first rinse out. No need for the pump for this bit
Oh ok thats even easier then as there is no tube involved .

I want to use a T-Block so i can easily drain the system. How do i go about using one? Ive looked everywhere and cant find anything....im thinking this is gonna be obvious
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Oh ok thats even easier then as there is no tube involved smile.gif.

I want to use a T-Block so i can easily drain the system. How do i go about using one? Ive looked everywhere and cant find anything....im thinking this is gonna be obvious rolleyes.gif
Indeed a T at the lowest point in the loop seems like a good idea for draining purposes. I hadn't found anything either and was too enthusiastic so went ahead without one. Hopefully some further suggestions will come in, I'm sure I'll eventually get one in place.
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Indeed a T at the lowest point in the loop seems like a good idea for draining purposes. I hadn't found anything either and was too enthusiastic so went ahead without one. Hopefully some further suggestions will come in, I'm sure I'll eventually get one in place.
lol, yeah im trying to not rush into it...its hard but i dont want to get like 6 months down the line and think i should have a clean up and then get stuck on how to drain the loop .
So you just have the T and for instance run one bit of tube from the cpu to the left part of the T, another bit of tube from the right of the T to the res and another bit of tube just hanging from the bottom? Would the loop flow right like that?
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I forgot to add that i will be using Shin-Etsu G751 or Shin-Etsu X23-7762 thermal compund. Which one you guys reckon?
What is the paste that comes with the kit?
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