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Hey guys.
Im a newby who wants to try the first watercooling with rx360 kit.
I am trying WC CPU and Single GPU.
I just ordered RX360 kit with some extra stuff listed below.


Ordered List:
XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 CPU watercooling kit
Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound
PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing - 7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD x 7ft
IandH Silver KillCoils
EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel)
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...en-nickel.html
EK-12mm (1/2") G1/4 High-Flow Fitting x 2
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/fitting-1-2-id.html

My system:

Case:Thermaltake Armor+
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1226&ID=1408
Motherboard: Maximus IV Extreme
CPU: Intel 2600K OC 4.6-4.8GHz
GPU: ENGTX580 DCII
PSU: Thermaltake TPX-875M
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1266&ID=1942

Here are my questions.

1. Are all the parts I order compatible? they will work together?
2. Is PSU enough? or i should upgrade to higher watt??
3. Any additional purchase I need to make? Am i missing anything than distilled water?
4. Is this rad and pump good enough for cpu and single gtx580 gpu? I see lots of people going with different pumps like mcp stuff.Would that apply to my system too?
5. I heard RX360s CPU cooler and RAD are very good..So I should just stick with it?
6. I know a lot of people would think it is stupid thing to do using ENGTX580 DCII and changing to liquid cooling.. Lot of people say this GPU is very quiet and temps are very low.. With my system I use dual monitor (24" HP w2408 LCD 1920x1200 + 32" Samsung HDTV 1920x1080) and my normal temp is about 67C-69C and the fan has to be atleast 1440-1500rpm to keep below 70C which is about 30% of fan duty.. it is not quiet for me..I usually have my pc running 24/7 and pc is only about 3-4 feet away from my bed where i put my head.Will watercooling with this RX360kit and FC580 DCII gpu waterblock reduce more than DCII fan does? and more quiet operation?
7.I see all the WC picture and notice all PSU are located on the bottom of the case. Is there a reason? Having PSU on upper side is not good for WC?
8. I See some stuff marked as laing DDC and laing D5 what are they and whats the difference?
9. If you look at the case photo attached I am thinking of placing the raviator on the bottom which is marked yellow. I will relocate the hdd holders. It has the vent holes on the bottom of the case which is under the yellow box. Would that be ok?? or is that something stupid thing to do?? As u can see on the second photo there is a good top sliding door which makes it very easy to add waters or coolants. so i do not want to give up that spot.
10. Should I just use silver coil+dstilled water or silver coil+pk nuke+distilled water?
11. Anyother recommendation for anythign with parts or system ???anything..
Whats ever you would say would be somthing with more knowledge than I have..any advise would help.

Some of my questions might sound stupid to some people..
But Please understand.. Newby just wants to make sure..
As doing my first WC I should be learning something..

Thank you.

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post #2 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by seankkim View Post
Hey guys.
Im a newby who wants to try the first watercooling with rx360 kit.
I am trying WC CPU and Single GPU.
I just ordered RX360 kit with some extra stuff listed below.


Ordered List:
XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 CPU watercooling kit
Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound
PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing - 7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD x 7ft
IandH Silver KillCoils
EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel)
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...en-nickel.html
EK-12mm (1/2") G1/4 High-Flow Fitting x 2
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/fitting-1-2-id.html

My system:

Case:Thermaltake Armor+
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1226&ID=1408
Motherboard: Maximus IV Extreme
CPU: Intel 2600K OC 4.6-4.8GHz
GPU: ENGTX580 DCII
PSU: Thermaltake TPX-875M
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1266&ID=1942

Here are my questions.

1. Are all the parts I order compatible? they will work together?
Should be fine. I wouldn't have gotten AS5 Though.

2. Is PSU enough? or i should upgrade to higher watt??
That PSU is fine, I havent had experience with Thermaltake PSU's, nor do I know if they are reliable though.

3. Any additional purchase I need to make? Am i missing anything than distilled water?
Distilled + Killcoil (Which you have) is fine!

4. Is this rad and pump good enough for cpu and single gtx580 gpu? I see lots of people going with different pumps like mcp stuff.Would that apply to my system too?
Yes it is

5. I heard RX360s CPU cooler and RAD are very good..So I should just stick with it?
Yes! You bought the kit XD!

6. I know a lot of people would think it is stupid thing to do using ENGTX580 DCII and changing to liquid cooling.. Lot of people say this GPU is very quiet and temps are very low.. With my system I use dual monitor (24" HP w2408 LCD 1920x1200 + 32" Samsung HDTV 1920x1080) and my normal temp is about 67C-69C and the fan has to be atleast 1440-1500rpm to keep below 70C which is about 30% of fan duty.. it is not quiet for me..I usually have my pc running 24/7 and pc is only about 3-4 feet away from my bed where i put my head.Will watercooling with this RX360kit and FC580 DCII gpu waterblock reduce more than DCII fan does? and more quiet operation?
With watercooling it should reduce the noise level by a lot.

7.I see all the WC picture and notice all PSU are located on the bottom of the case. Is there a reason? Having PSU on upper side is not good for WC?
Its preference. Most cases have bottom mounted ones tho.

8. I See some stuff marked as laing DDC and laing D5 what are they and whats the difference?
Im not sure.

9. If you look at the case photo attached I am thinking of placing the raviator on the bottom which is marked yellow. I will relocate the hdd holders. It has the vent holes on the bottom of the case which is under the yellow box. Would that be ok?? or is that something stupid thing to do?? As u can see on the second photo there is a good top sliding door which makes it very easy to add waters or coolants. so i do not want to give up that spot.
I'm not familiar with that case or rad compatibility sorry!

10. Should I just use silver coil+dstilled water or silver coil+pk nuke+distilled water?
Kill Coil + Distilled is fine.
Some of my questions might sound stupid to some people..
But Please understand.. Newby just wants to make sure..
As doing my first WC I should be learning something..

Thank you.


See quote.
Edited by Nynn - 8/19/11 at 4:57am
post #3 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nynn View Post
See quote.
Sorry about the late reply..my pc wasnt working..
why would u not recommend AS5?? People were telling be they r the best.. After 200hrs.. They r not good for liquid cooling??or any other reason??
My kit will arrive today..should i use other thermalpaste??
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post #4 of 15
AS5 is great that's what I'm using. Nothing to worry about there. One thing about your case.. I had one and there is no way the RX360 will fit in the bottom of it without some modding. you can mount it externally though. the kit comes with some brackets you can use to mount the rad outside of the case.
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post #5 of 15
Mx2 lowers temps about 3 degrees more and it's non, conductive

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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by CloudCR View Post
AS5 is great that's what I'm using. Nothing to worry about there. One thing about your case.. I had one and there is no way the RX360 will fit in the bottom of it without some modding. you can mount it externally though. the kit comes with some brackets you can use to mount the rad outside of the case.
It will fit but only if you'll take the hdd cage out.

The problem is that the is no 'hole' for a 3rd fan on the bottom.
post #7 of 15
I use Shin-Etsu, its better than AS5 but more expensive as well, use the AS5 its very good but be sure to take it easy on your temps until it cured just to be safe. Everything looks good you just need some distilled water. I would change the plastic clamps that come with the kit and replace them with something like this http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24887 i personally don't trust plastic.
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Originally Posted by dRaGm3n View Post
It will fit but only if you'll take the hdd cage out.

The problem is that the is no 'hole' for a 3rd fan on the bottom.
As far as I remember the Armor+ has a plastic shroud thingie where the HDD cage is and you need to get rid of that as well. I can't remember if it was screwed in or not though

Edit: see This for reference
Edited by CloudCR - 8/23/11 at 11:28am
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Originally Posted by CloudCR View Post
AS5 is great that's what I'm using. Nothing to worry about there. One thing about your case.. I had one and there is no way the RX360 will fit in the bottom of it without some modding. you can mount it externally though. the kit comes with some brackets you can use to mount the rad outside of the case.
Thx..im thinking about removeing the hdd mount so it wont be on the way..if i can make it fit should it be ok to mount on the bottom?? As air flow wise?
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post
Mx2 lowers temps about 3 degrees more and it's non, conductive

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I wil try that too..thermal pastes r not that expensice as hardwares so i will try and test mx5 too. Thx
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