Originally Posted by kieran13
when you install it you screw in into the backplate then tighten those thumb screws until you cant tighten them anymore
I did not, i was scared of breaking the acrylic with the second thumb screws, i did turn nut not until stop
Originally Posted by SandShark
I have almost the same setup as you, but with my GTX 580 in the loop, and my idle temps are about 28-32C, 45-55C Load for both the CPU and GPU with ambient 21-27C. Your overclocked 920 is fine with it's low voltage setting and not causing the excess heat. See specs and pictures (The Black Phantom Gallery) in my signature. I have my radiator turned the other way so there is no sharp angle going from rad to res, but others here have it your way and seem to have no problem, so it may or may not make a difference in your situation.
I also have a 5.25 reservoir, but with a less powerful pump (XSPC 750), so the reservoir may not be "sucky" as you think. It is merely a water tank, you fill it, pump pulls water in, tube brings water back. Nor is it a fan problem as the RX series works with very low rpm fans - even less than 800rpm.
As others mentioned, it may be either a radiator internal problem, contact of CPU heatsink, or pump problem.
Have you tried this:
- Put a longer tube going from radiator towards the reservoir, but leave the tube unconnected and going into a bucket.
- With pump is running, let the water come out of the radiator and into the bucket, and have a bottle of water to pour into the reservoir fill cap to keep the reservoir level high enough so the pump stays full.
This will give you an idea of the flow through the system. If the water comes out in a smooth, fast pace then your pressure is good. If it comes out in slow spurts or stuttering then you know there's either air in your system, clogging somewhere, or a faulty pump. Hopefully some testing will show the cause.
Pump making any type of rattling or other noises?
Also, what fluid are you using? Just curious.
Good luck, SS
Pump is making very little noise and vibrating normally, did get noise at first but then no more. Using Distilled water with Killcoil.
I will try those 2 tips as other guys suggested it. I dismantled the entire system and plan on doing it out of the case to test it.
""As others mentioned, it may be either a radiator internal problem, contact of CPU heatsink, or pump problem."" This part really show you know what you are saying, some times people see not AP-15 fans and say ohh that's why temps are a gazzilion degrees higher
Also nice setup, are those 3/8 tubes? And i see a quick disconnect hanging there? dran line?
Lol yeah oC, and ambient is 28ish i guess
Lol scrathed the hell of my rad in the process.Edited by douglatins - 2/29/12 at 8:33pm