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Hi guys I have a question about my new water cooling setup. I am usually looking around these forums and not posting just trying to always learn but im stumped on this one.

I just purchased the XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 kit and changed the tubing to primochill instead of the tubing that came with the kit. I also switched the TIM to artic cooling mx-2.

The problem is that my computer is idling at 34-36c and under load prime95 72-74c which is almost the exact same cooling i was receiving with my old corsair H50.

Are these temps normal? I feel I am 10c off on both of my temp ranges. And am confused why they are so high.

I have 3 yate loons pulling air in from the top through my 360 rad and exhausting out the back through a 140mm fan.

My cpu right now is stable at 4.00ghz at 1.34 vcore.

I am using distilled water with pt nuke. I've also tried to get as much air as possible out of the loop in the last 4 days.

Should i be more patient? Or is something seriously wrong with my loop. Any advice or tips would be very appreciated. Hoping this wasnt a waste of money. Thanks guys
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post #2 of 27
You should be pushing the air into the rad from the outside try putting the fans where the rad is and mounting the rad beneath them.
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Yeah, heat rises so the top should exhaust too.
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post #4 of 27
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Sorry guys let me elaborate. My fans are screwed in above the rad and are pulling/pushing whatever the right terminology is the air through the rad into the case.

All the research that ive done suggested this is the best setup. Because its pushing cold air over the rad but if i need to reverse them i will to get better temps.

Any more suggestions? Its killing me. Ive reseated the waterblock 3 times to make sure the TIM was perfect.

Edit: I see where my original post might be confusing. My fans are above my rad and fans are attached to the top of the case. I was stating that i have my 140mm fan in the back is an exhaust not an intake. Just stating that to throw as much info out there as possible.
Edited by Onedaful - 8/20/11 at 4:43pm
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Onedaful View Post
Sorry guys let me elaborate. My fans are screwed in above the rad and are pulling/pushing whatever the right terminology is the air through the rad into the case.

All the research that ive done suggested this is the best setup. Because its pushing cold air over the rad but if i need to reverse them i will to get better temps.

Any more suggestions? Its killing me. Ive reseated the waterblock 3 times to make sure the TIM was perfect.

Edit: I see where my original post might be confusing. My fans are above my rad and my rad and fans are attached to the top of the case. I was stating that i have my 140mm fan in the back is an exhaust not an intake. Just stating that to throw as much info out there as possible.
Try doing it so that the fans are exhausting rather than intaking at the top. It may seem better to instake cooler air however this may be disrupting the airflow in your case.
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post #6 of 27
yeah it's definitely better to push the hot air around the rads out of the case. for an internal rad, that would mean putting the fan on the bottom of the rad. if that is still confusing, if you put your hand over the rad from the outside of the case, you should feel air blowing through.
post #7 of 27
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Ok if i switch the fans to blow the case air through the rads out the top should i change the fan in the back to intake rather than exhaust? Or keep it as an exhaust also?
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post #8 of 27
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Ok if i switch the fans to blow the case air through the rads out the top should i change the fan in the back to intake rather than exhaust? Or keep it as an exhaust also?
Keep it as exhaust. Have you got any other intake fans? Let me take a look at your case quick then i will edit this post.....

EDIT: Ok, so you have three fans as stock. How many fans have you got excluding the rad and back one? You have three at the top for the rad, one at the back....the others should be intake. Where are the others?
Edited by 8564dan - 8/20/11 at 4:58pm
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Did you flush the rad/block/tubing?

CPU block mounted securely?
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post #10 of 27
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Yes I leak tested for 24 hours, shaking it, tipping it back and forth left and right. Turning it off and on every 20 mins for a couple hours. I reseated the cpu 3 times. Right now I have one intake fan on the bottom of the case thats blowing into the mobo area. But also as of right now three fans are blowing into the case and my back fan is exhausting out the back. But i have another 140mm blowing across the hotswap bay as an exhaust but i think its null because its in its own seperate "cooling zone".

Edit: I guess the fan is considered an intake but all it does is blow over the hot swap drive and then out the back i guess.
Edited by Onedaful - 8/20/11 at 5:04pm
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