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hey guys. I bought a xspc rasa 750 from frozencpu couple days ago. got everything installed. im using 4 gt ap-15's in push pull. suprisingly im not noticing a huge difference between my new loop, and my old noctua nh d-14.
there is a difference dont get me wrong. just not a huge one. before at 4ghz id hit up 78-80c. now its at 70-74c.

now before you say ***, i am positive this thing is installed correctly. ive checked and rechecked the flow directions. the flow is going into the IN port and out the OUT port on the block.

my setup is as follows: res/pump combo----radiator------block-----res/pump combo.

think there would be any performance difference if i put the radiator after the water block instead of before it? the way i have it set up now all that hot water is being stored in the res and being cooled down before it hits the block.

also what can i do to ugrade. besides from buying noisier fans. these ap-15's are about as loud as im willing to go. Would a more powerful pump do the trick?

all help is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 17
Changing the pump won't really matter, the only thing that will decrease temps is indigo extreme tim, more radiators, better CPU block other than fans
 
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You can check my build log below in my sig. I installed the same kit, upgrading from a nh-d14. I have a rx360 and a rs240 and only saw a 5c drop in cpu temps. I am making an upgrade in a few weeks and will post in my build log if it helps.

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post #4 of 17
Those temps seem high. What TIM did you use, and how did you apply it?

You checked flow directions...which port on the pump/res did you use as the In/Out? I ask as they are not labeled, and want to make sure.

For perspective, my i7-950 @4gHz HT-on vcore=1.24 on a 240mm rad with 2 shrouded AP15s is currently folding under ful load at a max of 60C on the core sensors and 48C on Tcase....you have a slightly better block and rad than I do and more fans, and should have a lower wattage CPU IIRC.
Edited by Skripka - 1/5/11 at 10:07am
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post #5 of 17
You should change the loop to res/pump combo------block--RAD ---res/pump combo.
post #6 of 17
Yeah compared to one of the best aircooling setups warecooling with that set up wont make much of a differance,

I would advise upradeing your Thermal Compound to IC7,

The block in the Pack is one of the best on the markey i would just advise although you have just baought the set up to buy a thicker rad if you expect more temp drops
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Those temps seem high. What TIM did you use, and how did you apply it?

You checked flow directions...which port on the pump/res did you use as the In/Out? I ask as they are not labeled, and want to make sure.

For perspective, my i7-950 @4gHz HT-on vcore=1.24 on a 240mm rad with 2 shrouded AP15s is currently folding under ful load at a max of 60C on the core sensors and 48C on Tcase....you have a slightly better block and rad than I do and more fans, and should have a lower wattage CPU IIRC.
noctua brand tim, dot in the center of the ihs. this is the only way to apply it on a square base cooler imo. the tim was applied correctly.

also the in/out ports on the block that came with the kit were labeled and i also checked/rechecked all that.

i think my chip just runs hot. as someone else posted in this thread that he upgraded to the same kit from a noctua nh d-14 just like me and he only saw 5c temp drops which is about what im seeing more or less.
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
also the in/out ports on the block that came with the kit were labeled and i also checked/rechecked all that.
I was not talking about the block in/out, I was talking about what ports on the reservoir you used as the in out. I know the RASA kit don't label the in/out on the reservoir as I put one of those kits together in my brother's new rig last night.
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post #9 of 17
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I was not talking about the block in/out, I was talking about what ports on the reservoir you used as the in out. I know the RASA kit don't label the in/out on the reservoir as I put one of those kits together in my brother's new rig last night.
oh ok, i thought you meant the block. but yea i knew which one was out. the out is the one coming straight from the pump, and the in just empties into the res. i also saw which way the water was moving when i first cut it on because of the air bubbles. so im positive i got everything installed correctly. im thinking of buying a second radiatior. the one i got now is up top with 4 fans push pull. i might do the same with the second and mount it in the rear.

question is, can the pump that comes with the rasa kit handle a second radiator?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
question is, can the pump that comes with the rasa kit handle a second radiator?
I have it pumping through 2 gpu blocks, the cpu block, and 2 radiators. You can check my build log below for pics. However I am soon to upgrade my pump based off of this chart -



According to it, he was getting barely 1 gpu with less stuff to restrict the loop than I have. I just want the piece of mind that the pump I have can handle my loop. Will it make a difference, probably not.

He has the pump pumping through even more. But, he is upgrading as well.
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