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Hey guys, I think i'm ready to take the dip back into water cooling, but with my cpu only this time.

I explained my situation in this thread here, about how my gpu cooler vents all the hot air upwards.

Will I still get much better temps with the rasa 750 rs240 kit than with my mugen 2?
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70oC on load for a sandy bridge using fairly low voltages with a 16oC ambient (or so your local weather says)


I think it would be hard to do worse by getting a rasa kit. Though of course it depends on a lot of factors such as air flow in your case etc. I would be expecting a 5oC + drop from a rasa kit. I would be disappointed with less than a 10oC drop.


Do make sure you get some decent fans for the rad though, the RS excels with faster fans I have heard.
    
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Go for it
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go for it i just ordered my rasa rs360 kit with 3 rmp 2200rpm fans yesterday, now the waiting game!!! for shipping

and its should lower your temps but atleast 10-20c
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I've been checking into the same thing, and what everyone universally said was "Go with the RX kit instead of the RS. The RX is a way better radiator".

I said the hell with it, if I'm going to take the plunge. I'm diving in. So far, I've got a Laing DDC sitting on my desk. RX240 rad, fittings, XSPC res top, tubing, and other odds & ends on the way. Ordering the cpu (and maybe the gpu) block when $$$ clears the bank next payday.

Point being, don't go 1/2 way. Do something once, and do it right. Even if you have to wait a bit to finish it.
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70oC on load for a sandy bridge using fairly low voltages with a 16oC ambient (or so your local weather says)


I think it would be hard to do worse by getting a rasa kit. Though of course it depends on a lot of factors such as air flow in your case etc. I would be expecting a 5oC + drop from a rasa kit. I would be disappointed with less than a 10oC drop.


Do make sure you get some decent fans for the rad though, the RS excels with faster fans I have heard.
That's the thing though, I only use lower rpm fans. And only a 5c drop? You don't think the rasa kit will do better than that?

Basically I would be using pull only with 1200rpm enermax bat wing fans. Would I need more rad in that case? Will I just have to go with something like the rx240 kit or rs 360 kit instead?
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it depends on the fans you get or set up...

RX and RS will perform almost the same at high speed fans but the RX will out perform the rs some what better with low speed fans
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it depends on the fans you get or set up...

RX and RS will perform almost the same at high speed fans but the RX will out perform the rs some what better with low speed fans
I only have one spot to put an rx rad in my case, and it is at the bottom of the case. I might consider doing this, but that might create higher temps for my gpu, which would nullify the reason for getting a shaman in the first place. But, the gpu does draw most of it's cool air from the pci-e vents and side panel vents, maybe it would be okay?

I'm not sure guys.
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That's the thing though, I only use lower rpm fans. And only a 5c drop? You don't think the rasa kit will do better than that?

Basically I would be using pull only with 1200rpm enermax bat wing fans. Would I need more rad in that case? Will I just have to go with something like the rx240 kit or rs 360 kit instead?
I said I would be disappointed with less than a 10oC change.

And yes an RX would be better if you want to use low RPM fans, for higher speed fans the difference closes between them.
    
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I said I would be disappointed with less than a 10oC change.

And yes an RX would be better if you want to use low RPM fans, for higher speed fans the difference closes between them.
At this point though, the rs 240 kit would be easier to install and cheaper in the end. I think i'm just going to go with the rs 240 kit and sacrifice the maybe 5c temp difference between the two setups. It would still give me the drop in temps that I want while keeping the gpu temps as low as possible for more overclocking. I am a gamer after all.
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