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Rad placement

Hello toms I need help with the bottom rad placement for my 800d. Is it better to lay it flat with a 120 pulling air from bottom or on it's side fittings facing front with fans on back? I have a 240 and want to know which would be more efficient?

Second on the EK advanced 250 are the tubes or the anti cyclone better? If tubes are I am guessing the shorter tube feeds the pump and the longer feeds from the loop.

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  1. Hey budy..long time no see ;)I was going to ask if you thinking about new res(didn't want to mention after all the lettuce you have been spending),nice RES.
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=252372&page=2
    and the 240..I have seen them flat or on the side whatever gives you better performance I guess I would lay it flat are you going with mcp655?
    http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8818/800d.jpg

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    edit;
    http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109840085.pdf
  2. ortoklaz said:
    Hey budy..long time no see ;)I was going to ask if you thinking about new res(didn't want to mention after all the lettuce you have been spending),nice RES.
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=252372&page=2
    and the 240..I have seen them flat or on the side whatever gives you better performance I guess I would lay it flat are you going with mcp655?
    http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8818/800d.jpg

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    edit;
    http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109840085.pdf


    Thanks for the indo as usual!! :D looks like I an going to side mount with a push /pull fans. Got a new mobo too and cpu so will have it posted over the weekend...
  3. you don't need push/ pull on this rad, 1000~1400rpm in pull is all you need for XSPC RX
  4. ortoklaz said:
    you don't need push/ pull on this rad, 1000~1400rpm in pull is all you need for XSPC RX

    Great even better. Starting as soon as I wake up tomorrow ( it's 1030 pm here too late to drill and cut laugh
  5. I'd mount it as shown in the photo above...running in pull.
  6. rubix_1011 said:
    I'd mount it as shown in the photo above...running in pull.

    Thanks rubix That's exactly what I did
  7. If you have to only run 1 set of fans on a rad, typically pull is your best bet...you'll get the most of the airflow from the fans that way with mid to low range fans.
  8. ortoklaz said:
    you don't need push/ pull on this rad, 1000~1400rpm in pull is all you need for XSPC RX


    hey got a bit of distilled water in my gpu. It got between card and waterblock. I was able to dry it out with a fan running in the case (house fan) and compressed air. How long shpold i wait to turn on?? My connection between the 2 gpus leaked, but its ok now I have loop filled but not running.
  9. Completely turn of your PC (including the PSU), wipe it all down, and wait at least 24 hours until you turn it on,use hair dryer
  10. ortoklaz said:
    Completely turn of your PC (including the PSU), wipe it all down, and wait at least 24 hours until you turn it on,use hair dryer

    Got it thanks again!!
  11. miwanuma said:
    Got it thanks again!!


    why you so stingy a little sneak pic would be nice :(
  12. ortoklaz said:
    why you so stingy a little sneak pic would be nice :(



    Bad picture it is late at night.
  13. Now that looks like it's not your first rodeo ;) what size is the tubing?..looks smaller or this case makes it look that way,what are those RAM heatsinks ?
    Very nice buddy !
    P.S that cathode light got to go
  14. ortoklaz said:
    Now that looks like it's not your first rodeo ;) what size is the tubing?..looks smaller or this case makes it look that way,what are those RAM heatsinks ?
    Very nice buddy !
    P.S that cathode light got to go


    the Thanks I am very happy with the result, It's 1/2"x3/4" red uv tubing. The ram heatsinks come with the ram. It's G Skill ripjaws I could not have done this without your guys help!!! Have to work on the overclock, will get pics and system specs posted tonight or tomorrow
  15. ortoklaz said:
    Now that looks like it's not your first rodeo ;) what size is the tubing?..looks smaller or this case makes it look that way,what are those RAM heatsinks ?
    Very nice buddy !
    P.S that cathode light got to go


    I am having a issue with the middle fan on the top (i have it set as rad,shroud inside and fans in top outside the middle fan is making noise) I have tried 2 sets of fans completely changed out and same issue... I think its being pinched. any ideas? Should I take the shroud off and move the fan inside case??
  16. miwanuma said:
    I am having a issue with the middle fan on the top (i have it set as rad,shroud inside and fans in top outside the middle fan is making noise) I have tried 2 sets of fans completely changed out and same issue... I think its being pinched. any ideas? Should I take the shroud off and move the fan inside case??


    You have to put your camera to use one picture is worth more then 100 words
  17. ortoklaz said:
    You have to put your camera to use one picture is worth more then 100 words


    Fan on case



    Shroud inside case




    I think the shroud may be making the fans pinch
  18. are this screws also holding the RAD ?
    http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7104/miwa.jpg

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  19. ortoklaz said:
    are the screws also holding the RAD ?
    http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7104/miwa.jpg

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    Yes....1 screw holds fan grill,fan,shroud,rad
  20. Best answer
    loosen the screw and see if it makes the difference
    Edit; I would flip that white fan and make it an intake for your 360 :sol:
  21. ortoklaz said:
    loosen the screw and see if it makes the difference
    Edit; I would flip that white fan and make it an intake for your 360 :sol:

    Will do that!!! I also added a fill port on the top on this rig and a drain as you can see. Will start a new thread close this one.
  22. Best answer selected by miwanuma.
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