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Yup, all three of my gpu blocks have a minor swirl, can't really notice them too much since they are nickel plated, but the copper ones look like that. its from the machining.
This. Even when you lap a CPU to perfection, you're going to get micro scratches that you can't remove. It's just how things are.
post #1912 of 13773
newbie question, what are the fan grills for?

and is this how it's supposed to go?

top of case
rad
fans pulling air downwards through rad
grills

?
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newbie question, what are the fan grills for?

and is this how it's supposed to go?

top of case
rad
fans pulling air downwards through rad
grills

?
In a nutshell... depending on the install you do, to prevent fingers and such getting into the rotating blades. Internal installs would not be such a big deal since no one I know uses the grills to cover fans in an enclosed system. If you install externally though... little fingers, cat tails, etc. would be a concern and that's when the grills come in handy.

Bottom line - to cover EXPOSED fans. For example I will be installing my rad externally. I will use the grills for protect my cat's tail.
post #1914 of 13773
Ok... question. I am planning my install, checking tube lengths and such. I will be using the Indigo Extreme TIM which requires a "reflow" of the TIM between the CPU and the water block. For an effective reflow I must place the case on it's side during a "burn in" process. My question is this - How safe would this be with a full reservoir??? Does the reservoir prevent liquid from coming out of the fill hole? The pump and all fans will be turned off during the reflow process (under stock settings).
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In a nutshell... depending on the install you do, to prevent fingers and such getting into the rotating blades.
oh, yay I guess I can skip that then

and these little black doughnut shaped things, do they go between the case and rad for cushioning?
Edited by Sainesk - 1/9/11 at 11:43am
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and these little black doughnut shaped things, do they go between the case and rad for cushioning?
If they are the rubber o-rings that are packed with the 4 aluminum "Z" shaped brackets... I believe they are used to isolate the rad vibrations as liquid flows through it when installed using the brackets. I suppose you could use then to isolate the rad on an internal install as well if you are not going to use the brackets. Just need to keep an eye out on the screw lengths and such. If you need longer screws, make sure you get some that do not go puncturing the rad in any way.
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Ok... question. I am planning my install, checking tube lengths and such. I will be using the Indigo Extreme TIM which requires a "reflow" of the TIM between the CPU and the water block. For an effective reflow I must place the case on it's side during a "burn in" process. My question is this - How safe would this be with a full reservoir??? Does the reservoir prevent liquid from coming out of the fill hole? The pump and all fans will be turned off during the reflow process (under stock settings).
I would be more worried about the pump sucking air. You could run it with out the pump/res mounted.
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post #1918 of 13773
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I would be more worried about the pump sucking air. You could run it with out the pump/res mounted.
The pump is off during the heating process. Here is a video showing the method. The idea is to build up heat between the CPU and the WB so the TIM "melts" and flows in between filling all the gaps and such.

Good call on the air in the pump though... I do have to start things up at a specific point.
Edited by Kahbrohn - 1/9/11 at 12:17pm
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last question I think, hows the block supposed to mount on AMD? (I think my kit came with the AMD mounting backplate...)

would it be like in my picture, bolt - nut - spring - block - washer? or am I an idiot
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The pump is off during the heating process. Reflow Process Here is a video showing the method. The idea is to build up heat between the CPU and the WB so the TIM "melts" and flows in between filling all the gaps and such.

Good call on the air in the pump though... I do have to start things up at a specific point.
Scary stuff, but the fill cap should be fine with out leaking.
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