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I'm looking into putting liquid cooling into my computer. Should I buy a kit, or separate pieces. And what is a good brand for all of this.

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A Nice Rasa Kit will work.

Edit: You won't break the bank with this and it will do nicely, although I'd get better tubing

Rasa 750 RS240
    
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post #4 of 20
Well,

Quite a common one is the XSPC Rasa 750 kit that goes for $150 or there abouts.

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post #5 of 20
Kit. XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 kit.

For more info, I recommend perusing a bit through here. Great info in there. If you have specific questions, this forum is full of people ready and willing to help, myself included
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Originally Posted by Dr.GumbyM.D. View Post
Kit. XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 kit.

For more info, I recommend perusing a bit through here. Great info in there. If you have specific questions, this forum is full of people ready and willing to help, myself included
I doubt he could fit a 360 rad in his computer if he is still using the gateway case.
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post #7 of 20
I purchased the Rasa Kit and and upgraded the tubing at the same time. I read somewhere that the tubing that it comes with is crap and turns brown. But for your first time water cooling this will give you everything you need and will be a great learning experience for water cooling.
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post #8 of 20
@ ThePhlood

A XSPC kit would be the way to go for you if looking to keep it as cheap as possible and want the flexibility of expand your loop in the future. The advantage that the XSPC kit offers is that the CPU waterblock is among the best blocks available right now. It normally comes in a very close second to more expensive blocks. These kits also allow you to later on upgrade (better pumps for example) or grow your loop (add GPU's and such)... all at a price that can be anywhere between $60-$120 cheaper than other higher end brand names with equal components. The difference in cooling temp may be considered minimal. Anywhere between 1-5*C overall if that.

The only other cheaper option would be the Corsair H50 or H70 but these are closed loop and not customizable. They offer slightly better cooling over the more expensive air coolers (at a higher price also), but much cheaper than any WC kits out there right now.

If this is your first trip into water cooling, I suggest you read up on it as much as possible, get as much information as you can and then start your decision making process. Take your time and don't feel overwhelmed. This is an investment and you want to make sure to make the right decision so don't rush it. Once you do make the switch, you will not regret it. I personally had my doubts when I started and I now only regret not having done it sooner. I now have much cooler temps (and I live in the tropics where ambient temps is a pain) and I also have fun reading up on different options I can follow and actually "building" this up into something I can sit back and enjoy.
Edited by Kahbrohn - 5/3/11 at 2:01pm
post #9 of 20
all I can say is what everyone else has already said:

The rasa kit. I bought it and love it. I upgraded the tubing, bought some compression fittings and bought some ap-15s to go along with it, so my cost was a bit higher, but the system is pretty self sufficient if you don't want to spend a little extra on frilly stuffs
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I'm about to get a corsair obsidian 80 soon! So I won't be using that case anymore. And thanks everyone. I think all of you agree on the same one so I'll probably pick that up after my case
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