Originally Posted by kizwan
I just turn the nuts until I feels it enough. Basically means stop before the acrylic mount bend. If the block doesn't move when you wiggle it a little bit, then it is tight as it should be. For good measure, I use a ruler to make sure all nuts has the same depth/distance. (I may not explains this properly because English is my second language)
Please share your temps & also the ambient temp. The delta temp; difference between the load temp & ambient; will let we know whether the temps are normal or too high. Also, the way the cpu cores laid out on SB-E, it favours the block water channels to lined up vertically, when installed in normal ATX casing. So, you can try rotate the block 90 degrees & you should see improvement in temps.
I reseated the block on the CPU rotating it 90 degrees, applied (less) TIM and that seemed to help a little. I did not tighten the nuts too much.
Originally Posted by nagle3092
Anyone direct die mount the raystorm? Really thinking about it...
Me too. I will have to wait until my CPU is outdated though, too early for me.
My CPU idles at 34 C with one pesky core that runs about 4-5 degrees higher than the rest. At full load and 4.5 GHz overclock, it maxes out at 64 C. I guess that's not too bad. Ambient temp is 22.2 C.
Thanks for all your replies.