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a block is 99% of the time more restrictive than a rad. a raystorm is i think the least restrictive block there is.
did you use the xspc fans? are they cranked up all the way?
it may still be air. and i would have gotten the ex240. pretty much the same rad without the extra frame/sleeve material.
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a block is 99% of the time more restrictive than a rad. a raystorm is i think the least restrictive block there is.
did you use the xspc fans? are they cranked up all the way?
it may still be air. and i would have gotten the ex240. pretty much the same rad without the extra frame/sleeve material.

i am using the 2000rpm xspc fans with 2 other fans that get around 1900 rpm. i just emptied and rebled the system. this rad is a pain with the extra stuff. i should have gotten the ex

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i am using the 2000rpm xspc fans with 2 other fans that get around 1900 rpm. i just emptied and rebled the system. this rad is a pain with the extra stuff. i should have gotten the ex
Too late to exchange it for the EX version? Or maybe you could find a used EX for sale in the Marketplace, or eBay or something, then sell the AX rad?

My best guess on performance is that the loop isn't bled completely. Bay reservoirs are notorious for being had to bleed. I've never used one myself so I can't give any tips or advice on how to make it easier. All I did when bleeding what run the pump at full speed for an hour, then shut it off for an hour, then back on, and so on and so forth. Also threw some aggressive case shaking into the mix. This was all done without power going to the mobo. Just hotwired the PSU and powered pump only.
post #14 of 43
lol yeah the tilt left tilt right tilt back tilt forward tilt right til back tilt left tilt forward over n over shuffle lol.

youll be fine with the ex i just would have started with the ex because its cheaper and would perform the same.
drop the pump to 3 or 4 for a bit then go back to full speed. see if iy helps.
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lol yeah the tilt left tilt right tilt back tilt forward tilt right til back tilt left tilt forward over n over shuffle lol.

youll be fine with the ex i just would have started with the ex because its cheaper and would perform the same.
drop the pump to 3 or 4 for a bit then go back to full speed. see if iy helps.

just checked the cpu block and that is fine. maybe it wasn't bled completely and that bay is annoying lol wish i could run 2 blocks on a cpu 

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just checked the cpu block and that is fine. maybe it wasn't bled completely and that bay is annoying lol wish i could run 2 blocks on a cpu 

question does the compression fittings have to be screwed all the way down? or just as far as they go?

 

@pc-illiterate that rosewill 850w is running like new and the charges are all steady and near perfect. maybe i wont need a new power supply for a while lol


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post #17 of 43
Just as far as they will go. There is normally a small gap between the base of the fitting and the compression ring. Just make them finger tight.
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Just as far as they will go. There is normally a small gap between the base of the fitting and the compression ring. Just make them finger tight.

k and i'm taking that outer cover of the rad gonna make it a ex

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that cover has the fan mounts on it. im also betting its the side panels too. but if/when you take it off, please let us know.
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that cover has the fan mounts on it. im also betting its the side panels too. but if/when you take it off, please let us know.

lol it has the only fan mounts but the actual radiator is sitting inside it with cushioning kinda looks similar to a h100i rad

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