Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Before You install WC Questions - XPSC Rasa Kit
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Before You install WC Questions - XPSC Rasa Kit

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
My XPSC 240 WC kit should arrive today or tomorrow. I am looking for some good pointers what I should do before the install and a few questions just to be clear.

-Before I use the kit I have read on some threads that I should clean out the radiator before install. Some have put vinegar and rinsed/flushed it out with distilled water.

-CPU Water block - Do I have the barbs setup vertical or horizontal on the CPU Or does it not matter and I have no choice because the water block fits one way on the cpu?

- Since I have a Sandy Bridge CPU what backing plate works best with it? I am guessing the 1366.

Thanks in advance.
My Supra PC Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k  Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97  Asus Strix GTX970  G.Skill TridentX 16GB 2400MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850TX Xion Predator Logitech G700 Corsair Gaming MM200  
  hide details  
Reply
My Supra PC Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k  Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97  Asus Strix GTX970  G.Skill TridentX 16GB 2400MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850TX Xion Predator Logitech G700 Corsair Gaming MM200  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 14
boil some water (distilled perferably) and some vinigar (about 10% vin to 90% water)
pour into rad and slosh it around do this repeatedly until it comes out clean
you may want do this once or twice to the cpu block as well

rinse with distilled water

as for the back plate, you alway use the back plate that is made for your mother board. ex. if you have a 1136 socket cpu mother board use the 1136 back plate
as you have a sandybridge its probably a 1136

as far as your loop
use distilled water, a piece of .999 silve (1+grams in wieght), a kill koil is great
you can also add a few drops of pk nuke
some people just run the pk nuke I use both and my loop is as clean as the day I put it together and its been 9 months now

my idle temps are still in the mid 20's and my 100% load is still around 54-58c

some rads are worse than others on flux and junk in them
my swiftech was as clean as a bell where as my fesser (480) had alot of gunk in it
HeatKiller
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-980x Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2x 480gtx 18gigs ddr3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
12tb and 2 64gb ssd's 2x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 4 HD, 1 32", 2 24", 1 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Office 1000 watt Cosmos S Logitec MX laser 
Mouse Pad
RocketFish 
  hide details  
Reply
HeatKiller
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-980x Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2x 480gtx 18gigs ddr3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
12tb and 2 64gb ssd's 2x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 4 HD, 1 32", 2 24", 1 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Office 1000 watt Cosmos S Logitec MX laser 
Mouse Pad
RocketFish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
awesome !! Thank you sir ! Rep to you!
My Supra PC Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k  Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97  Asus Strix GTX970  G.Skill TridentX 16GB 2400MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850TX Xion Predator Logitech G700 Corsair Gaming MM200  
  hide details  
Reply
My Supra PC Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k  Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97  Asus Strix GTX970  G.Skill TridentX 16GB 2400MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850TX Xion Predator Logitech G700 Corsair Gaming MM200  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northstar View Post
-Before I use the kit I have read on some threads that I should clean out the radiator before install. Some have put vinegar and rinsed/flushed it out with distilled water.

-CPU Water block - Do I have the barbs setup vertical or horizontal on the CPU Or does it not matter and I have no choice because the water block fits one way on the cpu?

- Since I have a Sandy Bridge CPU what backing plate works best with it? I am guessing the 1366.

Thanks in advance.
1. i just ran hot water from the sink and rinsed it a few times.. cover the holes and shake ... never had any issues .. you can boil water and add vinegar if you want to be safe though

2. intel mounts horizontally, amd mounts vertically.. inlet on the left, outlet on the right... you can flip it upside down and have inlet on the right if it helps your tubing path

3. 1155/1156 mounting is the same

4. dont forget to use the clamps and dont run the pump dry
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
^^ Will do!
My Supra PC Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k  Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97  Asus Strix GTX970  G.Skill TridentX 16GB 2400MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850TX Xion Predator Logitech G700 Corsair Gaming MM200  
  hide details  
Reply
My Supra PC Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k  Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97  Asus Strix GTX970  G.Skill TridentX 16GB 2400MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 850TX Xion Predator Logitech G700 Corsair Gaming MM200  
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 14
Hot tap water from sink and flush it 3-5 times each component. Also take apart block and clean it to get better temps.
Kill Bill
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 5ghz 1.42v 24/7 ASuS P8P67-Pro Sapphire 7970 2x4GB Corsai Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Crucial M4 64GB Raid-0 2x WD Caviar Blue Raid-0 not in service Vista 64Bit Dell U2412M 1920x1200 IPS :) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
9 Year old HP Antec Truepower Quattro 1200w Antec 1200 Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI 
Audio
Stock Intel Realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
Kill Bill
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 5ghz 1.42v 24/7 ASuS P8P67-Pro Sapphire 7970 2x4GB Corsai Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Crucial M4 64GB Raid-0 2x WD Caviar Blue Raid-0 not in service Vista 64Bit Dell U2412M 1920x1200 IPS :) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
9 Year old HP Antec Truepower Quattro 1200w Antec 1200 Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI 
Audio
Stock Intel Realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 14
Have fun and take your time.

Make sure you leak test for at least 12 hours, preferably 24 hrs with power to the pump only.
Do not test with anything else connected to the power supply other then the pump.



How to hot wire your power supply
Instructions.
Things You'll Need:
Large paper clip
-or-
4" length of insulated wire, stripped to 1/4" at both ends

1.1
Bend the length or wire or paper clip so that it forms the shape of a tall narrow U.

2.2
Locate a green wire on the large 20 or 24 pin motherboard connector from the PSU.

3.3
Insert one end of the paper clip or wire into the socket the green wire is connected to.

4.4
Insert the remaining end of the wire or paper clip into the nearest socket with a black wire attached. If the PSU is functional, this will cause the PSU to power on. Remove the wire or paper clip to shut the PSU down.



Read more: How to Hot wire a PC Power Supply | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5946541_hotw...#ixzz1ComNfGZf
The Toy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980 @4.2 21x200 1.425v Rampage III EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW 850/1700/2200 max42c CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT DDR3 2000 cas 8 @2088MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 80GB SATA II MLC - WD Raptor 150GB Win 7 64bt Dell 24" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake W0131RU 850W ATX12V Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Razor Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
The Toy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980 @4.2 21x200 1.425v Rampage III EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW 850/1700/2200 max42c CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT DDR3 2000 cas 8 @2088MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 80GB SATA II MLC - WD Raptor 150GB Win 7 64bt Dell 24" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake W0131RU 850W ATX12V Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Razor Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 14
Flush that radiator! Example: this is what came out of my RX360 after being flushed with 10% acetic acid (vinegar) solution. (the bluish color is the vinegar reacting with copper)



Note the flux (sand like muck) on the bottom of the container. I boiled distilled water with vinegar (1/2 cup vinegar to 4 1/2 cups distilled water) and filled the rad with it, capped the rad off and gave it a good shake for about 2 minutes, then let it stand for 2 minutes, then shook again for 2 minutes....drained....voila! Then I just run hot tap through it until the scent of vinegar was gone and the water was clear.
Edited by Mongol - 2/2/11 at 8:43am
post #9 of 14
Try to use hot distilled water instead of tap water. It won't stay in long but there is no need to be cheap its not like distilled water is expensive.

I will suggest using vinegar as well. Although they are unused there might still be left overs inside. Play on the safe side.

I prefer using zip ties feels much more safer.

You do not need to use both silver and a biocide. Choose one or another doing both will do no benefit. If you are using color additive use PT nuke otherwise use PHN nuke.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E 8400 ASUS X48 Rampage Formula GTX 280 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Vista X64 Asus 25.5" Gigabyte 800 Watt 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E 8400 ASUS X48 Rampage Formula GTX 280 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Vista X64 Asus 25.5" Gigabyte 800 Watt 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Couch Potato View Post
Have fun and take your time.

Make sure you leak test for at least 12 hours, preferably 24 hrs with power to the pump only.
Do not test with anything else connected to the power supply other then the pump.



How to hot wire your power supply
Instructions.
Things You'll Need:
Large paper clip
-or-
4" length of insulated wire, stripped to 1/4" at both ends

1.1
Bend the length or wire or paper clip so that it forms the shape of a tall narrow U.

2.2
Locate a green wire on the large 20 or 24 pin motherboard connector from the PSU.

3.3
Insert one end of the paper clip or wire into the socket the green wire is connected to.

4.4
Insert the remaining end of the wire or paper clip into the nearest socket with a black wire attached. If the PSU is functional, this will cause the PSU to power on. Remove the wire or paper clip to shut the PSU down.



Read more: How to Hot wire a PC Power Supply | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5946541_hotw...#ixzz1ComNfGZf
Nah skip all that because it comes with the adapter for you to jump start the psu. I didn't use it however i just booted my entire system. I put a **** load of paper towels near my components. Matter of fact I didn't even leak test it I just played games straight away.
Edited by jamborhgini313 - 2/2/11 at 8:36am
Kill Bill
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 5ghz 1.42v 24/7 ASuS P8P67-Pro Sapphire 7970 2x4GB Corsai Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Crucial M4 64GB Raid-0 2x WD Caviar Blue Raid-0 not in service Vista 64Bit Dell U2412M 1920x1200 IPS :) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
9 Year old HP Antec Truepower Quattro 1200w Antec 1200 Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI 
Audio
Stock Intel Realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
Kill Bill
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 5ghz 1.42v 24/7 ASuS P8P67-Pro Sapphire 7970 2x4GB Corsai Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Crucial M4 64GB Raid-0 2x WD Caviar Blue Raid-0 not in service Vista 64Bit Dell U2412M 1920x1200 IPS :) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
9 Year old HP Antec Truepower Quattro 1200w Antec 1200 Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI 
Audio
Stock Intel Realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Before You install WC Questions - XPSC Rasa Kit