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I don't get i thought i would see some nice temps difference with water. I went from Thermalright Ven X to the XSPC RX360 kit and see only about 5 deg in temps on full load ?

my room is at 74 D fern. The Rad is outside the case with 3 fans at 1200RPM

i tried reseating the block and tried it with AS-5 from MX-3 paste.


i know my CPU i voltage hungry since im at 1.392 to get stable at 4.2GHz

any thoughts ?
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What are the temps?
How are you applying the TIM?
Are you letting the TIM spread itself?
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post #3 of 65
Unplug your mobo and everything and only run the pump, tilt your case up and down and side to side and shake it to get rid of all air bubbles, had the same problem myself.

Also 5 degrees on load sounds pretty good to me while being silent at 1200RPM, Some GT Typhoons at 1850RPM would probably give you another 3-5 C drop.
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Unfortunately, the rasa kits are not all that good. They are ok for intro watercoolers but they do not show nearly the cooling gains that a good custom loop will. However, you can still try to decrease temps by makings sure that they loop is completely bled of air bubbles. You could also get some better/higher rpm fans or try a push/pull setup with 6 fans on the rad.
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That's weird! Are the fans in exhaust or pushing air inside?
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post #6 of 65
post some pics
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you want lower temps then drop your volts...
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post #8 of 65
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Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
Unfortunately, the rasa kits are not all that good. They are ok for intro watercoolers but they do not show nearly the cooling gains that a good custom loop will.
Huh? The Rasa waterblock is one of the top 3 current blocks, the top 4 waterblocks being separated in performance by only 1C or so. The radiator too is a good rad. Only thing not good is the pump.

There is greatly diminishing returns in spending money in watercooling. Once you're in, buying more expensive toys does not net you more than a handful of Centigrade, if you're lucky.

As to the OP, what are your temps? Because something ain't making sense here.
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post #9 of 65
Honestly the more I think about it, OP's temps seem fine, a 5C drop over a VenX while being silent? Sounds good to me. Higher speed fans will drop temps more, so will properly bleeding the loop if it's not fully bled, honestly I'm not sure what OP is expecting.
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post #10 of 65
If you aren't impressed you are doing it wrong. Do more research on these forums and ask questions.
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