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Hey all..

I finally decided to get water cooling, wanted it for YEARS and finally got a bit of advice from some friendly peeps here. Got a XSPC Rasa 750 Kit with the RS240 Rad. Im going to be fitting this to my Corsair 600T in white, although cant use the regular mount as for some reason this big case has no space up top thinking.gif

Here is more or less what im starting with. I have replaced the top fan and moved the HDD caddy over. but otherwise it is all the same.

IMG_1305.jpg

Ive not had a successful start (you shall see why in a minute) but here is the original image that i intent to stick to when making the build. (Mind my cheap paint job lol)

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Let me know what you think of the order ive gone, this way i recon it will look best when in the case! thumb.gif



I will post more pictures in about 15 minutes just gotta grab em!


PS. Move me if im in the wrong place wubsmiley.gif
Edited by Br0k3nLiNk - 3/9/12 at 5:16pm
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Might want to think about putting the fittings on the rad at the top instead of the bottom, otherwise it will be horrible to bleed.
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These next three pictures were from the other day, as i was looking to see if i could fit my RAD inside the case at the top rather than having to dremel it to death.

Took the top cover off and removed the Metal:

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After i had cut the required plastic out i had this (im sure you have all seen this before tongue.gif ):

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With fans, on a half build case:

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More to come, phone is syncing and pictures are going at like 2kb/s a second lol... mad.gif
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Might want to think about putting the fittings on the rad at the top instead of the bottom, otherwise it will be horrible to bleed.

Dont worry i have test bled it, inside and outside the case and seem to get all the air out smile.gif
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Here are the bits... With barbs fitted, like the finish on them!

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Started Stripping down the machine. Needed everything out i dont realy want to tap things off and risk getting metal fibres everywhere.

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MESS!!!

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Now i was finally ready to get to using my Dremel!!! Switched over the head on the dremel which took me clamping it with a mole grip extremely tightly just so i could undo the screw. Attached the right disc and was off... For about 5 minutes - and this much distance:

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Apparently today was not my lucky day... After waiting a week extra for the kit in the first place, i have broken my Dremel in 5 minutes!

Anyone care to find me a screw this small? Finally managed to wiggle it out of the stick. poke.gif [Compared next to a fan screw]

IMG_1398.jpg

Went to my local B&Q who have stopped selling my cheaper dremel and only stock proper ones. Luckily a friend works there and he just gave me the bit i needed and i was on my way. Only problem then being its too big to fit in my dremel!! axesmiley.png

Made up the Hoses for the kit and started testing for leaks. I have only pushed the Hose on the barbs for now, was going to clip them but if it doesnt leak then i cant see the point.

Similar layout to what i will have in the case. The RES will be the same angle as the RAD which makes the hose twist nicely from the outlet of the CPU waterblock into the RES.

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Similar layout to what i will have in the case. The RES will be the same angle as the RAD which makes the hose twist nicely from the outlet of the CPU waterblock into the RES.

With a few fans to get an idea of size:

IMG_1397.jpg

Yes, thats right. Floor testing biatch! haha thumb.gif


SOOOOOOOOOOoooooo.... All i need now is a new dremel, which i may be able to get hold of tomorrow, before i can continue tongue.gif

Let me know what you think. Thanks
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Right well got more pieces for a dremel and have spent all morning getting this done.

Not as many photos as i was planning on getting but thats because i had to get this done before 7 so i can go to my girlfriends in brighton....

Got all the cutting done and fitment. Will not be able to overclock or check temps untill next week but this is all the good stuff wink.gif

Managed to get the top cut:
IMG_1399.jpg

Had to create a template for this, which i actually did before i got the kit. I was amazed how accurate it was. Selotaped it to the front and then did a rough dremel line through it, was left with this:
IMG_1400.jpg

Managed to do it without issues:
IMG_1401.jpg

Shot from the bottom showing how i had to cut the RAD through and give space for pipework. I didnt want a gaping hole in the bottom.
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Edited by Br0k3nLiNk - 3/10/12 at 10:32am
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Once that was all over with i had some fun getting the fittings for the reservior and RAD.

Rad was a squeeze to get in, but once i had done it once i could easily remove it and reinsert it.

Here is the RES:

IMG_1405.jpg

Bled the system, i had to have the RAD out so i could bleed it properly. Got all the bubbles out and tested the UV light.. Which sucked so i have to return that, or just go with the other Blue cathode light i have.

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Final shots so far:

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^^ Needs to be rotated but as it stands i have no time!! - Next week.

Inside again:

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I have lots of photos to take of the outside but i will do that in the week. So far having a look at temps, i have about 5-6C lower load temps and 4C lower idle temps. I need to play with it all properly!

If you looked i hope you enjoy, if you didnt look.. You missed out thumb.gifthumb.gif
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