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here you go mate.

this is all done on 1 655 and temps are awesome as flow is increased!

Wow, real nice set up, how's that 480 doing for those blocks? Make's me feel better knowing that you get nice temps with just a 480 to cool those monsters. my 360 + 240 combo should suffice nicely hopefully.
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thanks mate.

It actually does REALLY well, however I am installing a Black ICE SR1 240 behind the 480 this weekend for a bit more cooling potential.

My cpu idles @ 24c, loads at 57c @ 5ghz. Hottest core on the 6990 on load is 49c and on the 6970 it hasnt even broken 43c yet!!!
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Do people rinse out new GPU blocks before adding them to the loop? Also I noticed some grease on the back of my 570 and I think it came from the thermal padding on the back of the EVGA backplate. Is this normal? I removed the grease off the back of the card with alcohol.
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Do people rinse out new GPU blocks before adding them to the loop? Also I noticed some grease on the back of my 570 and I think it came from the thermal padding on the back of the EVGA backplate. Is this normal? I removed the grease off the back of the card with alcohol.
I didn't rinse mine, but some do. The radiators are the main pieces you definitely want to rinse as they do tend to have some flux that needs to be cleaned out.

As far as the grease from the backplate, you are absolutely correct - this is a common occurrence.

Also, in case you were wondering, you may notice that once you remove the backplate, your serial number sticker will look like it is drenched in the same grease, but that's fine. EVGA have stated that so long as the sticker is still there or at least in the box when RMA'ing the card, it will be acceptable.
     
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I didn't rinse mine, but some do. The radiators are the main pieces you definitely want to rinse as they do tend to have some flux that needs to be cleaned out.

As far as the grease from the backplate, you are absolutely correct - this is a common occurrence.

Also, in case you were wondering, you may notice that once you remove the backplate, your serial number sticker will look like it is drenched in the same grease, but that's fine. EVGA have stated that so long as the sticker is still there or at least in the box when RMA'ing the card, it will be acceptable.
Thanks, for a moment I thought I had a leak. Like where the F is this grease coming from. I also was worried it would short my card but I guess the grease is non conductive. You are also right about my sticker being drenched. I was worried EVGA would give me problems with the sticker being that way if I ever needed an RMA.

As far as the radiator goes, I never rinsed my RX360 but I will definitely be rinsing out the RX240. Should I rinse out the RX360 as well this go around? My loop has been drained several times since installing it. Also, I'm pretty sure the directions to rinsing has been stated over and over throughout the forums but if you could tell me what is best method I'd appreciate it.
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Thanks, for a moment I thought I had a leak. Like where the F is this grease coming from. I also was worried it would short my card but I guess the grease is non conductive. You are also right about my sticker being drenched. I was worried EVGA would give me problems with the sticker being that way if I ever needed an RMA.

As far as the radiator goes, I never rinsed my RX360 but I will definitely be rinsing out the RX240. Should I rinse out the RX360 as well this go around? My loop has been drained several times since installing it. Also, I'm pretty sure the directions to rinsing has been stated over and over throughout the forums but if you could tell me what is best method I'd appreciate it.
From what I have gathered, the XSPC rads aren't as bad with flux as some other brands. However, if you didn't rinse the RX360, there might be some small bits still floating around or sitting inside the CPU block. It shouldn't really hurt anything, but if you're up for it, you can take apart your loop and also rinse out the CPU block as well.

As for rinsing out the radiator, heat up some distilled water to just boiling. Let it cool for about 5 minutes and then pour in about a quarter of the capacity of the radiator. If you still have the stop plugs for the rad, screw them back in. Slosh the hot water around for a few minutes and then drain it out - I usually drain into a bowl to see how much there is. Just rinse and repeat (literally) until its just clear water being drained out of the radiator.
     
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I have my koolance blocks for my 480s in the first config you showed. It has been working great. The 2nd config would starve the top card of water. Water will take the path of least resistance, causing most of the water to go right down to the 2nd block and straight up back into the tubing. Avoid the 2nd config. Hope this helps!





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So I finally got around to modding my case to accommodate the RX240 rad on the bottom. Scratch up the top of my case, nothing a custom sticker can't fix. Anyway, I'm definitely going to need some angle connectors down to avoid kinks. I'd like to go with 45 degree fittings but am not sure how they work. For instance the following,

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big14mabltrr.html

Where does the tube connect? Does one end of these get a barb or does the tubing somehow attach to it directly?
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So I finally got around to modding my case to accommodate the RX240 rad on the bottom. Scratch up the top of my case, nothing a custom sticker can't fix. Anyway, I'm definitely going to need some angle connectors down to avoid kinks. I'd like to go with 45 degree fittings but am not sure how they work. For instance the following,

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big14mabltrr.html

Where does the tube connect? Does one end of these get a barb or does the tubing somehow attach to it directly?
For the rotary connector above, one end screws down onto your block/rad/res/etc. and you would attach a barb or compression fitting on the other end to secure your tubing.

If you are looking for a regular 45 degree rotary fitting, you may want to check this one out (assuming you are using 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing):

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimabl3id1od2.html
     
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So I finally got around to modding my case to accommodate the RX240 rad on the bottom. Scratch up the top of my case, nothing a custom sticker can't fix. Anyway, I'm definitely going to need some angle connectors down to avoid kinks. I'd like to go with 45 degree fittings but am not sure how they work. For instance the following,

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big14mabltrr.html

Where does the tube connect? Does one end of these get a barb or does the tubing somehow attach to it directly?
It shows right in my 2nd picture above. Angle to a compression fitting. Good luck!

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