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Just got done upgrading my rig with a Hydro X loop. I tried to get away with just using 3 Corsair QL140 fans on the front 420mm radiator but I was getting to much of a temperature delta at full load vs idle. It would get to around 20c Delta. I had the 3 140mm Asus fans laying around so I set it up as push pull and now the delta is 8-12c at full load after 30 min. The XG7 block for the 3090 is great I'm seeing about 10 deg delta for GPU Temps and memory junction stays around the 60's while gaming. The XC7 keeps my 5800x at 77c during Cinebench R20 loops. I did remove all the factory thermal paste and used Grizzly Kryonaut on the GPU and CPU. I am pretty happy with how the loop is functioning now that I added the 3 fans to the front radiator.


Asus Strix Helios Case ICUE Controlled via Commander Pro Pirate Dog Cable

Asus Dark Hero

AMD 5800x

Asus 3090 Strix OC

Asus ROG PG35VQ Ultrawide 200hz 3440x1400 HDR1000

Asus Theta 7.1 Headset

Edifier R1850DB Speakers + T5 sub

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 3600 @ 3800

Corsair AX1200 PSU

Corsair XC7 CPU Block

Corsair XG7 3090 Strix

Corsair XR5 420mm

Corsair XR5 280mm

Corsair XD5 pump

5 x Corsair QL140 fan

3x Asus ROG Black 140mm fans

Commander PRO + 1 lighting HUB

Corsair K100 RBG Platinum Mech.

Corsair M65 RGB Pro Mouse

EK 3/8 ID 5/8 OD Matte Black Soft Tubing

EK Quatum Torques Tube fittings

Corsair 90 deg fittings.





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Can I swap it with it installed or do I need to remove the block?


I think you'll need to remove the block, there are 4 small screws (star drive ones - no idea what they are really called!) that hold the plastic and LEDs to the block. Depends how much you want to have the logo up the other way I guess. The PC does look great :)

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Im not worried about it enough to remove the block until I need to do maintenance. I can hardly even make out the logo with the lights on. It does bother me though knowing its upside down. I did have the block backwards flow wise and turned it once already. What a pain to remove it. I used kryonaut on it and it was basically glued to it. I couldn't get it off without getting the cpu hot first.
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