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So here's an interesting question:
The fans that come in the kits, are they the same as the XSPC fans that you can buy say at FrozenCPU? I'm asking because what I will be doing is getting the RS240 kit and replacing the 240 rad with the EX480 Rad and I will need 2 more fans. So I need to know if I need to get just 2 fans or all 4. The kit fans are listed as 1700rpm and the ones you can buy are listed as 1650rpm so that's where I got confused and what caused this question.
Thanks for any help thumb.gif

I'm not sure about the answer to your question, but what I am doing (when everything gets here) is installing the 2 fans that come with the kit on opposite sides of a radiator, then taking two more identical fans (Yate Loons) and doing the same with those. That way there are two identical fans and they aren't producing different CFMs.
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So here's an interesting question:
The fans that come in the kits, are they the same as the XSPC fans that you can buy say at FrozenCPU? I'm asking because what I will be doing is getting the RS240 kit and replacing the 240 rad with the EX480 Rad and I will need 2 more fans. So I need to know if I need to get just 2 fans or all 4. The kit fans are listed as 1700rpm and the ones you can buy are listed as 1650rpm so that's where I got confused and what caused this question.
Thanks for any help thumb.gif

I'm not sure about the answer to your question, but what I am doing (when everything gets here) is installing the 2 fans that come with the kit on opposite sides of a radiator, then taking two more identical fans (Yate Loons) and doing the same with those. That way there are two identical fans and they aren't producing different CFMs.

Thanks, I emailed XSPC with the same question but who know how long it will take to get an answer back so thought it wouldn't hurt to post the question in here too. I'll probably just use the 2 that come in the kit and 2 of the XSPC fans you can buy because this is just until I can start to replace them with AP-15's. No one has the Gentle Typhoon's in stock right now so I need a low cost alternative for a while so I don't have to wait who knows how long to get my loop going.

Ok so I got a response from XSPC about the fans and they say and I quote:


"Yes, they are same.
>
> We also have 1200rpm one at the retail shops. It is quieter, but less CFM. You can choose what you like.
>
> Best Regards
> Dazhong"

So if you get a kit and want extra fans at a great price to do push pull you can just grab these and they are the same as the ones that you get in the kit even thought the kit says it comes with 1700 rpm fans they are really the 1650 rpm fans.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14319/fan-913/XSPC_120mm_x_25mm_Radiator_Chassis_Fan_-_1650_RPM.html?tl=g36c15s60
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Your build looks great thumb.gif
Did you tilt the case back and forth to make sure all the air is out of the rad and blocks?

I did as much as I felt comfortable with since I'm using a piece of duct tap to covor the res hole until I get the cap from XSPC.
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So lets talk Compression fittings! Is there any advantage to rotary fittings or should I save the money and get the stationary versions? I ask mainly because I see the place where the rotary ones can rotate as being one more possible leak down the road or am I mistaken on that?

Also lets talk Tubing! Which is the better side wall thickness the 1/16 inch or the 1/8 inch? Cause I'm sure not using the stuff that comes in the kit biggrin.gif

Edit: Never mind on the tubing, just realized I was looking at 3/8" ID tubing and not 7/16" ID tubing, and on the 7/16" tubing there is only a 3/32" thickness!
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I just tried it, the temps keep creeping up, While they are still well within the safe range, I'd like to get the temps down as far as possible. I'm addicted to this water cooling stuff now. I wanna see how low it will go

That's pretty normal for water, it takes about 20 mins for mine to stop creeping up, and that is pretty impressive for what looks to be a RS240 cooling a CPU and GPU.
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That's pretty normal for water, it takes about 20 mins for mine to stop creeping up, and that is pretty impressive for what looks to be a RS240 cooling a CPU and GPU.

Oh, ok good to know. After about 30 min of running both the CPU is at 54 and the GPU is at 60. That's with the 965 overclocked to 4.2ghx @ 1.54 vcore, and the gpu overclocked at 1035 mhz core 1090 mhz memory. Like you said it is pretty impressive for a rs240, especially considering most people said I'd have to have an rx360.
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So lets talk Compression fittings! Is there any advantage to rotary fittings or should I save the money and get the stationary versions? I ask mainly because I see the place where the rotary ones can rotate as being one more possible leak down the road or am I mistaken on that?

Yes there are advantages,
rotary fittings will help prevent any chance of kinking the tubing plus aid in reducing the amount of tubing it takes to get from point A to point B.
IMHO the finished loop will look better (more flowing in appearance) and place less torque on the other fittings when tube lengths get shorter. Less torque = less chance of stress on fittings (leaking) becoming an issue over time.

I've been running these http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7928/ex-tub-372/Bitspower_G14_Silver_Shining_Rotary_45_Degree_G14_Adapter_BP-45R.html?tl=g30c497s1360 since 2-1-11 without any issues. I researched this "do rotary fittings leak" questions for a week before my purchase and have been very pleased with how they perform and the over all change in the loops appearance.

Hope this helps answer your question!
 
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Sorry if my original post wasn't clear, I'm going to use Compression fittings either way for the clean look I was just wondering about the Rotary part. You did answer my question though that they help to stop the tubes from kinking, I'm going to need to use non rotary straight compression fittings in 2 places as space is at a premium in those areas. The other end of those tubes will be hooked to a rotary fitting so that should still help with kinking. I'm going to use the Bitspower fittings mostly for their look, just liked them better then the others I looked at.

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I know with regular compression fittings the whole fitting will come out of a block if you over tighten the tubing cover part of it twisting the tubing all up mad.gif So I could see were the rotary ones might be better for that
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Hey guys, I looked on the internet for an answer, but I couldn't find anything. In one of the bags that come with the kit, there are 4 bent aluminum "S" shape pieces. Can anyone enlighten me as to what those are? #clueless
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