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post #11 of 18
The LTX is basically the LT but with deeper channels for more flow. The LT fell a couple degrees short of the best blocks in one comprehensive test. The LTX is a decent deal, though, especially if you want a block with a nickel plated base.
Edited by t-ramp - 4/29/11 at 10:37pm
post #12 of 18
the Rasa cpu block performs about 90-95% of the EK. Since you are going w/ a the Koolance res and if money is not too tight, the Koolance cpu-360/370 are also very good and they are really purrrrttty. Performance is about the same as the HF give or take a fraction of a degree.

Looks: 360/370>HF>Rasa
Performance: HF ~= 360/370 > Rasa
Price(least expensive to most ): Rasa > HF > 360/370
post #13 of 18
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Thanks for all the help guys. Would I see much benefit if I added a 120mm Radiator to this setup?
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post #14 of 18
the RX360 should be plenty for your SB and GTX580.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the help everyone!

Just out of curiosity, how much weight can I expect this to add to my system?

Also, I have to move my computer nearly every 2/3 months. Should I drain my loop every time I travel with it (trips are usually 550 miles)?
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post #16 of 18
Should add 5-10lb.

Yes, you need to drain it.
post #17 of 18
You don't necessarily need to drain it. As long as the reservoir cap is on, spilling shouldn't be a problem. Besides that, just be gentle with your computer and you'll be fine.
post #18 of 18
If the compressions fittings your getting are on solid and the res is capped off tight. It should be fine. Just make sure you put your computer in the cab with you
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