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So, updates..

I've got my cpu block installed, as well as the pump/res, and rads (pics below). I was halfway to taking apart my GTX 580 when I saw that I'd need a hex screw driver to take the thing apart, which I don't have. So looks like an early morning run to the store. Sigh... I was hoping I'd finish it all tonight, and it isn't worth it to put what I have together, leak test, empty tomorrow, mount the gpu block, and leak test again.

Which brings me to the real reason of the pics and this post: I'm a-stupid. I didn't notice until AFTER I finally managed to install the rads and fans, but I'd intended the fans on the rads to be INTAKE, and I put them in backwards.

By the way, impossible to install the RS240 on top with the fans internal. There is a heatsink on the motherboard that gets in the way. Bummer. On the plus side the rad fits with no modding, as was a concern at the beginning of this thread.

Question 1: If you look at the pics, my top-mounted RS240 has 2 external GT15s in pull, and my backmounted RX120 has a GT15 in push.
Will this work fine? Or should I take the time to flip everything over? I'd originally intended the RX120 to be in pull (internal fan), and the RS240 to be push (external fan). Or should I finish, test, and flip if needed?

Question 2: Whether I keep my fans as they are or flip them, should I install one more fan onto the top RS240? I can fit one more fan for a push/pull on half the rad (the half closest to the front of the case), and the other half will stay either push or pull depending if I switch the GT15 on that side (can't do push/pull on both sides cause of that friggin heatsink). Is it worth it? And if I do, what fan should I pair with the GT15 for push/pull? I have a couple of Cooler Master R4s, some Thermalrite TY140s, a Cooler Master Excalibur, and the fans that came with the RASA kit (Xinruilian brushless DC fan model RDL1225S). Once that is decided: Which should be push and which should be pull? Keep in mind I could pair the GT15s and use another fan singly on the other half of the rad. And also keeping in mind which way you all recommend I have my airflow.

Question 3: How do I get rid of/disable/dampen the LEDs on the Sunbeam fan controller? Those things are BRIGHT. I tested the fan controller by itself and all is working peachy, but those things could direct air traffic.

Second by-the-way, I do wish the Rasa RS240 kit was a little more noob-friendly. The only instructions included are for the cpu block. I'm hoping I installed the pump correctly, and the barbs and everything. Not to mention the included screws not working ideally. I had to scrounge from spare parts. I'll find out tomorrow I guess if I messed up somewhere, but instructions would definitely have made me feel better about the process.

Whew, longer post than I anticipated, but those are my 3 questions


    
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I'd leave the fan setup as it is. Adding push/pull fans to those radiators isn't going to give a massive temperature improvement so the added noise would kind of defeat the purpose of using Gentle Typhoons. Having the radiators as exhaust is also fine because your components won't be dumping much heat into the air anyways. It's also nice to follow the natural airflow of intaking front/bottom and exhausting top/rear.

As for the fan controller, if you take it out of case you will notice it can be taken apart by unscrewing a couple of bolts. Once you do this the faceplate can be removed and the LED's are revealed. They are in a very obvious location and it's very easy to simply remove them by cutting them off with scissors.
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post #43 of 62
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Leak testing!

Pics aren't too awesome, I only have a phone camera. I did my best to not get kinking and keeping the tubing short. Let me know what you think!




    
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More leak test pics. For some reason the tubing shows up as purple in some shots, but its blue. You can see the silver coil in the last pic
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Ugh, triple post, sorry, but my pump just started making a light rumbling noise. In just the couple of minutes since I uploaded the prior pics. Any ideas? How do I get rid of it? There haven't been bubbles coming out of the res intake in a while, so it isn't a sudden burst of air in the pump.

I took a video but it isn't letting me upload it.
    
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Vibration? If the pump isn't mounted with rubber pieces it will cause problems.
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post #47 of 62
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Just weird that it didn't make any noise from the start.
Do you mean rubber mounts within the res, like from the manufacturer? Cause I dont think there's any room for rubber mounts between the res and the bay.
    
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Just weird that it didn't make any noise from the start.
Do you mean rubber mounts within the res, like from the manufacturer? Cause I dont think there's any room for rubber mounts between the res and the bay.
I had a problem similar to yours. Make sure the screws that hold the reservoir in place are screwed into the thread inside a piece of rubber. My XSPC reservoir came with them already. It may sound like the pump itself by I'm 99% sure it will be causing vibrations somewhere.
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Well my kit came with some little rubber donuts, do you mean those? I put those in between the screws and the bay wall just in case lol but nope, no change. It's definitely the loudest component in my system. which sucks cause I wanted this thing to be quiet.

But other than the pump/res noise, the thing works great! Just hooked everything up, my GPU idle temps went down more than 10 C, and my cpu idles about 7C lower than before (25 and 35 respectively). I'm gonna game for a bit without raising the fans higher than the low whisper they are and we'll see how hot I get.

Any ideas on the pump noise? Should I wait a couple of days in case it IS trapped air? Or should I start contacting XSPC?
    
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If you can, take the pump out of the drive bays while it is running and hold it in your hand. If the sound it is making switches to a dull hum the noise you were hearing earlier was vibration.
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