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That kind of sucks. I have an rx360 kit to install tomorrow and don't have any othe backplates besides the silver arrow which I intend to sell. Can anyone else comment on this?

I didn't. Just make sure to use the correct bracket. There is a 1366, 1156, and 1155. The 1155 is the "cross" looking one with a square base. It only goes on one way.
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That kind of sucks. I have an rx360 kit to install tomorrow and don't have any othe backplates besides the silver arrow which I intend to sell. Can anyone else comment on this?

I didn't. Just make sure to use the correct bracket. There is a 1366, 1156, and 1155. The 1155 is the "cross" looking one with a square base. It only goes on one way.

Thanks for the heads up. +rep. I haven't even opened the frozencpu box yet.
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Ok, I searched through this thread (using the search feature), but of course I can't read the entire thing in a reasonable amount of time. I know how annoying it is when people don't use search, I did try that first!

Anyway, I just got my RS240 hooked up and filled. The pump is making a noise like an old hard drive, and when I squeeze the tubing coming out of the pump the sound gets higher pitched, as if the motor was spinning faster. My question is, for those of you who've had this noise or know what I'm talking about, is this caused by air that will go away in time, or is it a faulty pump? The pump is definitely moving water at a good rate. There are a lot of little bubbles in the reservoir though, so I suspect air is the culprit. I added a little dawn and many of them came out, though not all. Right now I'm trying running the pump with the case on its side: I'll try a couple of different orientations.

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Ok, I searched through this thread (using the search feature), but of course I can't read the entire thing in a reasonable amount of time. I know how annoying it is when people don't use search, I did try that first!
Anyway, I just got my RS240 hooked up and filled. The pump is making a noise like an old hard drive, and when I squeeze the tubing coming out of the pump the sound gets higher pitched, as if the motor was spinning faster. My question is, for those of you who've had this noise or know what I'm talking about, is this caused by air that will go away in time, or is it a faulty pump? The pump is definitely moving water at a good rate. There are a lot of little bubbles in the reservoir though, so I suspect air is the culprit. I added a little dawn and many of them came out, though not all. Right now I'm trying running the pump with the case on its side: I'll try a couple of different orientations.
Thanks!

Sounds like cavitation. It'll go away after a while (mine did). Keep rotation your case around to speed up the process. I'd say give it a week and post back if it doesn't go away. XSPC was very quick to reply to me when I was having pump trouble. Most people on here got new pumps within a week (without having to return the old pumps) once theirs went bad.
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Ok thanks! I did email XSPC and they seemed to think it was air as well (very quick response btw).

Is it better for me to leave the pump running or leave it off? I definitely need to leave it off when sleeping but I could leave it on for several hours while at work.

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Have you tried tipping the rig side to side and back to front? That will usually work free air pockets.
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Yes I have, the bubbles are the little tiny ones that stick to everything relentlessly.
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They will work they way out it just takes time
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Last day of vacation and I'm getting ready to start putting everything together and I've read up and watched some videos, etc. I've noticed that some people leak test by actually installing everything in the case, just using the motherboard and CPU. They tip the case around to remove the air bubbles and everything. Others measure for the tubing, but then actually assemble everything outside of the case and leak test for a day or so. I can see how it would be a pain to do that, then drain the water and then try to put everything together inside the case as one piece with the tubing connecting it all. However, this is obviously the safer method since you find out about leaks before you destroy everything.

Question 1: What do some of you veteran frequent posters recommend in regards to leak testing?

Question 2: Is it better to have the reservoir and pump higher or lower in the case or does it really make a difference?

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Question 1: What do some of you veteran frequent posters recommend in regards to leak testing?
Question 2: Is it better to have the reservoir and pump higher or lower in the case or does it really make a difference?

1: I went to Home Depot and picked up some 1/2" ID tube and assembled everything outside of my case, just to check that the barbs and o-rings wouldn't leak. Then I assembled everything in my case with 3/8" ID Feser tube and put paper towels anywhere and everywhere that I thought a leak would occur. However, I also knew that unless there was a hole in the tube, there was no way 3/8" tube over a 1/2" was going to leak. I ran the setup for about 24 hours (16 on, 8 off) before I considered it "leak-resistant".

2: With this particular kit, since the pump and reservoir are basically the same things, it doesn't matter where it goes. Just put it in the case where it looks nice.
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