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Oh, one thing with the rad... don't tighten the fans on too tightly with the neoprene gasket between them. I did and ran into an issue with the fan blades touching the gasket and not spinning properly, they made a hell of a noise when I first terned it on and caused me to jump out of my seat. So yeah, tighten them enough just to keep 'em there, no more.

Bowing the base of the waterblock involves putting a thicker o-ring inside the block. This causes the base to "bow" out slightly in a convex shape. When the block is then mounted to the socket under pressure, this bowing of the base causes there to be more pressure at the center of IHS and improves temps a bit. The only difference between the Apoge GT and the GTX (other then the nice shiny top) is that the GTX has a bowed base.

EDIT : I'm too slow, what Dryadsoul said.

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post #12 of 15
Just know that once you bow the block there's no going back to original.
And lapping won't get you back to the OEM convex either.
  
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Sounds a little too complicated for my my first time... maybe if all goes well I'll give it a go after I've got a bit more experience. Last thing I wanna do is try something and do it completely wrong.
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He's referring to the comment I made about not being able to assemble it until a week Monday, since I'm going to www.downloadfestival.co.uk on Wednesday.
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post #15 of 15
Yeah, just go with OEM, untill temps become an issue.
  
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