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post #21 of 31
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Nicely done mate.. i have a hose going from rad to CPU inlet I hope it doesn't matter lol.

U can tell in my pic how its routed slightly different to yours. Been 2 hours and still no leak.. just concerned about the hose going from rad to CPU inlet now lol
post #22 of 31
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Nicely done mate.. i have a hose going from rad to CPU inlet I hope it doesn't matter lol.
U can tell in my pic how its routed slightly different to yours. Been 2 hours and still no leak.. just concerned about the hose going from rad to CPU inlet now lol

In all likelyhood, if it hasn't leaked in 2 hours, it won't. I haven't had any issues with the XSPC compression fittings for my one rig, and as long as you cut the tubing square, push it as far up the fitting as possible, then securely hand tighten the compression down, you should be good to go.

Yeah, I see that you are actually running your loop what I would call "the proper" way ... with water coming from the radiator to the CPU then into the pump and from the pump to the radiator. That is how I normally do it on my other water cooled rigs, but I got lazy here and just wanted to make it look good. I thought about swapping the two connections on my Raystorm and doing it "right", and maybe I will when I do general maintenance in another month or two, but I just liked the way this looked. Also, since I'm running an RX360 radiator on just a CPU, I really didn't need to worry about the 1-2C temperature difference.

But you did it the correct way to be sure. Well done!
post #23 of 31
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Excellent!! Cheers mate smile.gif Im actually using bitspower compression fittings on mine as I scraped the ones that came with the kit and bought primochill tubing.. I think maybe to fit a GPU in the top slot I'll need to get a 90deg fitting.

I'm curious though what is the 3pin on the pumps connection? What is it for and where do I plug it in?

post #24 of 31
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Excellent!! Cheers mate smile.gif Im actually using bitspower compression fittings on mine as I scraped the ones that came with the kit and bought primochill tubing.. I think maybe to fit a GPU in the top slot I'll need to get a 90deg fitting.
I'm curious though what is the 3pin on the pumps connection? What is it for and where do I plug it in?

You can never go wrong with Bitspower. They are my fitting of choice. wink.gif

As far as the 90 degree fitting, you can use that, if you can't get the tubing to bend naturally. In the top slot it might be a little tight. You might want to consider getting a 90 and a 45. The less "hard bends" you have, the better your flow. With a relatively small loop as you will have, it shouldn't be a problem either way. You can just come from the "out" of the Raystorm" to one side of the video card water block, and from either the other connector on the same side of the water block of the video card (or the diagonal of the opposite side of the video card), go to the "in" of your bay res.

As far as the blue wire ... you can connect that to a "Fan" connector on your motherboard and it will monitor the speed of your pump as if it was a "Fan". That way you can set an alarm with your motherboard fan monitoring software so that if it goes below a certain speed, you will hear an alarm.
post #25 of 31
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Awesome I'll keep that in mind when I put my 3 680 classifieds in the loop sometime next year.

So that blue wire I'll just put it in a CPU fan header on my rampage iv I take it?
post #26 of 31
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Been up and running now with windows checking temps.. not too sure on the temps just yet frown.gif though its about 28c give or take inside our house (summer season and its nearly 8pm) did prime for about 2 hours with a 3930k @ 4.6ghz 1.320vcore was low to mid 60's which might be Ok considering it is quite warm in the room
post #27 of 31
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So that blue wire I'll just put it in a CPU fan header on my rampage iv I take it?

Yes.


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Been up and running now with windows checking temps.. not too sure on the temps just yet frown.gif though its about 28c give or take inside our house (summer season and its nearly 8pm) did prime for about 2 hours with a 3930k @ 4.6ghz 1.320vcore was low to mid 60's which might be Ok considering it is quite warm in the room

That's not bad for 6 cores under 100% load with ambient of 83F and a healthy overclock. Certainly going to be better than anything you'd get on an air cooler. biggrin.gif

When you put your video card under water next year, your temps will most likely go up a bit more, but I wouldn't worry even if it goes into the 70C's. You have plenty of temperature room on that processor (105C max).

The other thing to remember is that with the Switch 810 case, you still have plenty of room, if you remove the lower hard drive bay, to put another XSPC radiator with 4 fans on it (a smaller RX240). That will add more cooling capacity to your system IF you so desire.

BTW, are you running 3 or 6 fans mounted to your RX360 radiator now?
post #28 of 31
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Yeah I didn't think it was too bad at all myself.. I'll try for a 4.7ghz tomorrow with slightly higher core and see what I get.. I was thinking of putting another 2 rads in on that lower drive bay he he.. right now only 3 on the bottom I want to add another 3 in a week or 2 for push/pull. I wanted to put higher rpm fans on the bottom but the trouble u went through to fit it in was immense and didn't want to ruin my new fans. So stock 1650rpm xspc fans on bottom and thinking of getting 1800rpm for the top.. will that matter if the push fans are slower or will that still give me a performance boost temp wise?
post #29 of 31
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Yeah I didn't think it was too bad at all myself.. I'll try for a 4.7ghz tomorrow with slightly higher core and see what I get.. I was thinking of putting another 2 rads in on that lower drive bay he he.. right now only 3 on the bottom I want to add another 3 in a week or 2 for push/pull. I wanted to put higher rpm fans on the bottom but the trouble u went through to fit it in was immense and didn't want to ruin my new fans. So stock 1650rpm xspc fans on bottom and thinking of getting 1800rpm for the top.. will that matter if the push fans are slower or will that still give me a performance boost temp wise?

Well, if you run out of room (because you need lost of bay space for hard drives), you could always do something really sick and twisted like myself and other Switch 810 case owners are doing ...

Switch 810 Pedestal





You can put an RX480 (120x4) or even a Monsta 480 (which is even thicker than an RX radiator) in there. I'm going with an RX360 up top and an Monsta 360 down in the bottom and putting my bay pump/res in the lower pedestal part, leaving the upper bays fully intact.

Just some food for thought for a fellow Switch 810 water cooler. wink.gif



[Edit]

Also, going from 3 fans to 6 will make a world of difference on the RX360 radiator as well.



With 1450 RPM fans, you are talking about a 22-23% increase in wattage dissipation.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 12/6/12 at 2:53am
post #30 of 31
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That pedalstal looks excellent!!! That is something i def will try and have a crack at and it looks great too opposed to some cases that look like that from the manufacturer.. I'll get another 3 fans next week and see how it goes, its currently 7am here in Aus, and my temps look as follows.. I'm using GELID GC Extreme Thermal Compound maybe i should use MX-4? I got a few different TIM's here atm, but im wondering how im going to clean the cpu now with my loop in, it looks tricky lol, Can i use the same method I use to clean the CPU on the copper waterblock also?

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