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Here is the cleaning of my RS240 after a YEAR of not cleaning or draining! I know, I should clean it at least every six months, but I wanted to see how the kit would hold up. I must say, it held up well. I did not experience any significant drop in temps over the course of the year. The pump is still whisper quiet, and the kit performs just like it did when it was first purchased.

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The best I could do with cable management. Looks good enough for me!

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There was blue residue in my reservoir. I am thinking either from the blue tubes or from the small amount of blue liquid Dawn dishwashing soap I used to quiet the pump when I first bought it. The soap worked for quieting the pump, and I haven't heard a peep from it since. I read the soap also helps with getting rid of air bubbles.

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Glad to see my application of TIM was near-perfect!

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Preparing for the draining. At first, I thought I would have to cut my tubes from the compression fittings, but then I found they just slid right off with a little wiggle action! By the way, compression fittings are awesome! I would highly recommend investing in them.

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More of the blue residue.

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This is not how the inside of a water block is supposed to look. Do not wait a whole year to clean your water cooling parts people!

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The blue residue scraped right off the plastic on this.

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I soaked the reservoir, radiator, tubes, and water block in demineralized water, then vinegar, then hot water. I repeated that process twice, then finally soaked everything in demineralized water for about 30 minutes to get all the reside out.

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Inside of the water block after cleaning.

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Preparing to put everything back together.

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Leak check was good, and priming of pump went well. Minimal bubbles after about 15 minutes. Pump was quiet as before.

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Everything put back together. Looks good! Let this be a lesson to anyone wanting to get into water cooling. You can't be lazy and not take care of your components. They will fail on you! I did this as an experiment to see what would happen if I didn't clean my components after a year. Surprised there wasn't more that I found. Speaks volumes to the high quality of the Rasa 750 RS240 kit.
post #12252 of 13773
Not to be mean, but you are posting the obvious...

Did you even have a kill coil or any anti microbial additive?
post #12253 of 13773
Looks to me like your using a dye and thats why your block is so dirty that stuff is bad cause it comes apart and gets stuck in the blocks tubing and res if you use colored tubing that wont happen or shouldnt.
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hot120, how are your temps on the 970 under full load? what frequency/voltage are you running the 970 at?
 
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Hey all, going to buy the RX240, will the rad be enough for a CPU + GPU Loop? Thanks. thumb.gif
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Hey all, going to buy the RX240, will the rad be enough for a CPU + GPU Loop? Thanks. thumb.gif


Yep, will it be on the CPU and GPU listed in your log? Also, what blocks are you getting?
post #12257 of 13773
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Hey all, going to buy the RX240, will the rad be enough for a CPU + GPU Loop? Thanks. thumb.gif

I'm going to say it will work, but you probably won't get the temps you're looking for with the setup.

You have 1 CPU and 2 GPU's....try to squeeze in another 120 somewhere.
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Do you have 1 or 2 GPU?
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Do you have 1 or 2 GPU?

EVGA GTX 590 is shown in his sig and that has 2 GPUs on one card.
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EVGA GTX 590 is shown in his sig and that has 2 GPUs on one card.

Yeah, how does that work then? Would he need 2 waterblocks, one on each side of the card?


NM. I see how it works. There is still only one block. I think he will be fine with a RX 240. I would still suggest to get a 360 though. Just for future growth. Guess an extra 120 would be about the same.
Edited by selluminis - 4/16/12 at 10:20pm
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