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Hey MillerLite, finished installing yesterday and so far so good. No leaks, and it's pretty quiet. I like the kit a lot, it looks pretty sleek for being somewhat of a starter kit. My temps before were about 35C idle, 70C under full load (4.5Ghz), but I'm about 10 degrees cooler (on average) for both. I'll post some photos. That's too bad about the RAM, are you past the warranty period? I got a good deal on the EK kit, but definitely a lot more than my original cooling (CoolerMaster Hyper 212). But it was a fun project (other than my fingers killing me from trying to tighten the fittings).
Its corsair vengeance blue and ive had it almost a year. I'm gonna contact corsair about it and if they'll replace it I'll order just another dual channel kit. I just delidded so I'll be getting an H3O 240 kit and the hardware to run bare die. I'm glad to here your kit turned out good. Hopefully be seeing pics of it soon thumb.gif
Edited by MillerLite1314 - 1/5/14 at 11:48pm
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Here are some updated pics of my rig, after my first attempt at water cooling. Unfortunately, the photos didn't turn out very well because this new radiator blocks the cathode light on top so the CPU block is a bit tough to see. Took me about 5 hours to get the install of the EK-KIT L240, as I was taking my time and had a lot of issues getting tightening the fittings on the tubing. My 4 cores range from 22 to 33 degrees C idle, then 55 to 60 degrees C when under full load (Prime 95, small FFT torture test). Got all the big bubbles out but there are a lot of little ones in the reservoir, but I'm guessing that won't impact anything.

I plugged the two PWM fans that I previously had connected to the CPU_FAN slot (via an adapter) to the rad and have that plugged into that same slot, so it throttles up and down depending on the load. The pump I plugged into a fan slot on the mobo, which runs 100%. I think I want the PWM fans on the radiator to run off my fan controller, but my fan controller takes molex or 3-pin, and these PWM fans are 4-pin. I'm guessing I just need to buy some adapters.

Things I still need to fix: you can probably see that my pump/reservoir combo is leaning to the left. I mounted it to a fan slot on the front of the Air 540, but due to weight and the tubing, it's not standing straight. I mounted it in the 2nd fan slot in the front, if I had 120mm fans. I plan to use some zip ties to try and lift it a bit. I also need another case fan for the bottom. I took out all of the 140mm fans that came with the case, I want to get one SP140 and put it in the back, then move that 120mm fan from the back to the bottom front (currently only one fan on the front of the case). I also am considering having 3 120mm fans in front, and try to attach this thing to the 2nd fan, but I think the weight might add too much pressure on the fan... Overall it was a nice learning experience, I can definitely see how people are wanting to get more rads, better blocks, etc., seems like it can get addictive!





    
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^^^ Nice build, KillaCam! Looks great! thumb.gifsmile.gif
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Looks beautiful. If you can post some closer pictures of the pump with better light from inside the case and the front with the filter off maybe we can help you figure out a mounting solution that doesn't entail zip ties. I have those same light bars in my rig in the top and bottom. Those lights are good and super bright. I have the top facing the roof of the case and the bottom facing the floor to give it a softer glow. Have you thought about a small LED strip to put on the left inside wall of the case to help better light your hardware?

Edit: Also what monitoring software is that and Corsair is replacing my RAM so a dual channel black kit is back on my list as well as some green paint for the blue sticks.
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^^^ Nice build, KillaCam! Looks great! thumb.gifsmile.gif

Thanks Francis!
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Looks beautiful. If you can post some closer pictures of the pump with better light from inside the case and the front with the filter off maybe we can help you figure out a mounting solution that doesn't entail zip ties. I have those same light bars in my rig in the top and bottom. Those lights are good and super bright. I have the top facing the roof of the case and the bottom facing the floor to give it a softer glow. Have you thought about a small LED strip to put on the left inside wall of the case to help better light your hardware?

Edit: Also what monitoring software is that and Corsair is replacing my RAM so a dual channel black kit is back on my list as well as some green paint for the blue sticks.

Thanks MillerLite, I'll try to get some pictures later tonight of the front of the case. I had taken out the two 140mm fans that came with the case, put in a single 120mm on top, the pump/reservoir in the middle, and currently no fan on the bottom slot. I kinda wanted to show off the reservoir (even though mine is a baby compared to some of yours!) rather than tucking it in the back. The cathode lights we have, come with a little blue power converter box that I stuck on the back of the case with double sided tape, so being lazy I didn't try to mount it there. For the tubing from the rad to the pump, I first tried going behind the case but it was too hard to fit it through the openings without bending the tubing too much.

I actually just ordered a tailed LED from Amazon that connects to a Molex, which I plan to stick into the slot for the CPU block (description said it has slots for two 3mm LED's). If that doesn't provide sufficient light, I'll probably go with your recommendation of an LED strip.

The monitoring software was HWMonitor, but for Mac. It was included when I installed the Hackintosh/Mac OS X. It looks cool, but oddly the temperature readings are always a little bit higher than when I run something in Windows. Great to hear that Corsair will replace! What type of paint were you planning to use?
    
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Thanks Francis!
Thanks MillerLite, I'll try to get some pictures later tonight of the front of the case. I had taken out the two 140mm fans that came with the case, put in a single 120mm on top, the pump/reservoir in the middle, and currently no fan on the bottom slot. I kinda wanted to show off the reservoir (even though mine is a baby compared to some of yours!) rather than tucking it in the back. The cathode lights we have, come with a little blue power converter box that I stuck on the back of the case with double sided tape, so being lazy I didn't try to mount it there. For the tubing from the rad to the pump, I first tried going behind the case but it was too hard to fit it through the openings without bending the tubing too much.

I actually just ordered a tailed LED from Amazon that connects to a Molex, which I plan to stick into the slot for the CPU block (description said it has slots for two 3mm LED's). If that doesn't provide sufficient light, I'll probably go with your recommendation of an LED strip.

The monitoring software was HWMonitor, but for Mac. It was included when I installed the Hackintosh/Mac OS X. It looks cool, but oddly the temperature readings are always a little bit higher than when I run something in Windows. Great to hear that Corsair will replace! What type of paint were you planning to use?

I agree. The Ek pump and res look good. Maybe a custom bracket to push it out from the side wall so you could mount 3 120's in the front. The res/pump would partially block airflow still but just a little sacrifice for aesthetic/performance. I didn't realize those were cold cathode. I have some led light bars that look just like those. What color LED's are they? I read that the EK blocks along with the raystorms had holes for LEDs.
That graph system is pretty nice.
I'll have to go back and look. It was just a basic spray can. I forgot to check to see if it was a high temp paint, I had gotten excited when I saw one that matched my sleeves.
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I ment about the temp difference on the H100 from 2 fans to 4 fans push pull :-)

Oh, I gotcha. Yeah there was only like a difference of about a degree or two Celsius. I just think it looks a little lopsided with out the push AND pull imo. biggrin.gif
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Got 4 of my SP120 PE PWM's in today and the Corsair Link Cooling kit. I really like it so far except for there is a pretty big delay when switching fan speeds but not a big deal. I'll post up some pictures and update my build log once I get some homework knocked out.
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I wonder how much a difference I would see in temperature going from my LanBoy Air to the 540. I love how easy it is to manage cables in the 540. That's my only gripe with the LanBoy, NO cable management so my case looks like a mess.

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