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Originally Posted by CanadianReaper7 View Post
The above RASA kits are high quality parts put together for ease of choice+cost. They are amazing performance wise considering they are only 30-40$ more than the Corsair choices with better performance.
Well their pumps aren't that great. It is better than nothing.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by pbpilot1025 View Post
I've heard h70's perform pretty close to a frio, so I've decided to get "real" watercooling.

Thanks for the responses, will look into thinks deeper once I have the time. I've seen some pretty good things about the first link (I think) on this part of the forums.

What do you guys think a custom loop would cost? And what sort of performance differences can I expect?

Thanks

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A RASA RX360 kit would run you about 200$. Depending on the components custom loops can range from that 200$-1000+$. Mine cost me about 600 with compressions and gpu block which was about an extra 200$. 100 for the block and 80 for the compressions + shipping brought me to +200. I get probably 2-5C difference than I have seen some of the RASA kits yield but it was worth the extra cost for me because I got better and more reliable components.
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post #13 of 22

Corsair H70

Newegg $96.81 Free shipping
TigerDirect $94.99 + Shipping


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post #14 of 22
emerging your components in a full bath tub???
















In all seriousness, the xspc rasa750 will be your best bet. At least then you can use those components on more advanced water cooling loops later.

You really cant do to much with the H50/70.
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post #15 of 22
The H50 / H70 isn't a real water kit anyway.

I'd say grab the Rasa 240 or 360 kit (depending on what you can fit), and see if you even like it first. If you do, you can always build the kit up bigger and better from there. If you don't....at least you haven't blown $200-1000 or more into water cooling to find out you hate it.

I'm still saving for the Rasa 240 kit for my 2500k. I've heard you want to replace the tubing, and eventually the pump on those kits if you plan to keep it for any period of time. Otherwise they're quite solid for the money, and will at least get you working and seeing if you like it or not.
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post #16 of 22
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Corsair H70

Newegg $96.81 Free shipping
TigerDirect $94.99 + Shipping

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvybsjZUdrY

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post #17 of 22
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emerging your components in a full bath tub???
I tried that... didnt work.
post #18 of 22
A good start is this block for $23
http://www.svc.com/oczthydf.html

Theres a guy selling cheap swiftech pumps in the for sale for $35 I believe
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...5-shipped.html

and then you could get this rad for $35
http://www.svc.com/rad-3120.html

Tubing plus 3/8 fittings and t line can be had for probably around $15

We come to a grand total of $108
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post #19 of 22
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I tried that... didnt work.
ahh damn, what a shame
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Anyone have any pics of a radiator mounted inside their case? Trying to find out whether or not it'll fit.

Also, how would one go about mounting a radiator externally?
    
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