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I've been trying to figure out if on my next PC, if I want to water cool the cpu to help with overclocking it out.

I've been scared of the idea of not knowing how to set up the cooling system, breaking my case if I have to mod it, or having the tubes leak or something breaks and water just pouring over my parts.

I'll eventually get into it as I get a better cash flow, but for now, I was thinking of a premade one like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835209049


This is the case I'm getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163154


Is this a good/bad idea and would it work with the case I'm looking at with out modification or little mod to it?
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It does have one 120mm fan slot on the top of the case but I don't know if I would cover the only exhaust port on that case with that unit.

If you are going to get a closed loop like that I would go corsair, I used the h50 and it was great. I know a lot of other people use the corsair h50/70 and like them. If you have the extra money and want to step into water cooling I would suggest the XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 kit. Its a a real water cooling loop that uses a really good cpu block and pump and res.

Link for kit at frozencpu http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g30c83s137

Link for the club here at OCN http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html

Many people here use this kit including me and love it. Its great for just getting into water cooling because you buy this as a kit and you put it together as if you bought all the parts your self. It uses high quality parts and is worth the extra money. The cpu block that it comes with is one of the best on the market.
Edited by leichtwork - 5/13/11 at 4:22am
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As far as I'm aware the Antec Kuhler 920 is superior to the Corsair H70 and the Kuhler 620 is superior to the H50 and H60. Theres a $10 difference between the H70 and 920 at frozencpu - only place I checked. The Kuhler systems also come with some neat monitoring software I believe.

On the other hand, I've heard excellent things about Corsair customer service and support. They replaced a [H]ard forum users entire system when his H50 failed (which is very, very uncommon). You might be inclined to go with Corsair just for that piece of mind!
Edited by Glancey - 5/13/11 at 5:04am
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that kit looks really good for a beginners. I'll definitely will think about that after I build this PC.

For the price I would pay more for the full kit. the Antec closed loop looks tempting for it's simplicity. but I might not want to go simple for the idea of trying to enter water cooling
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I strongly suggest you look into something like a Rasa RX360 kit. It will give you much better temps that those pre-built cpu only loops, and give you the option to add a GPU in the future.
the RX360 loop is giving me max temps of 40C on my 6950 and 48C on my CPU. the kit only costs around 150-190 (the RX360 is the best, RS360 is inferior).
Since u are going to upgrade to Bulldozer and 79XX when they come out, i suggest you go for a nice water kit.

Everything you need, RAD RES CPU Block Tube, etc.
https://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-7...t-pr-4780.html.
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If you want actual water cooling and still want it to be (relatively) easy and fun, then +1 to the XSPC Rasa kit (240 or 360). Seriously, it's going to be 15-20C cooler than any of those closed loops pseudo-water whateveryoucallems.

And you'll have more fun.

And you'll score way more cool points.
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post
If you want actual water cooling and still want it to be (relatively) easy and fun, then +1 to the XSPC Rasa kit (240 or 360). Seriously, it's going to be 15-20C cooler than any of those closed loops pseudo-water whateveryoucallems.

And you'll have more fun.

And you'll score way more cool points.
This, for sure. It's a real water loop unlike those wannabe closed loop coolers. You can add the gpu into the mix when you want / when you're comfortable. For a first-timer you really can't do any better than the XSPC Rasa RX360 (Well you can, but this is probably the easiest to set up and best temps for the money).
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its pretty clear that the xspc rasa rx360 kit is highly recommended. I'll go for it and try it out. I'll also see if I want to add the gpu block. I'll be over clocking a radeon 6950 that is BIOS set to 6970
Edited by Drybones5 - 5/13/11 at 6:11am
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Good luck!
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im looking at the kit on frozencpu and im on my phone so its hard to browse the stuff. what would be a good gpu water block for a 6950 that works with the rs360 kit?
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