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I'm not new to watercooling as I had a (small & Simple) Big water setup about 6 years ago and then about 5 years ago I replaced that with a Thermaltake Symphony external tower.

Then I replaced that with my NH-U12 when it broke and found that the air cooler beat the symphony, due to the long distance the liquid had to travel and weak pumps.

However I am thinking about maybe trying it again on a budget. So my question is what's the cheapest setup I could get and what's all the parts I would need to cool the CPU and GPU's in my setup to temps equal too or just better than a NH-D14 and good temps on the GPU's at current overclocks?

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Look into XSPC water cooled kits, they're quite popular around here for people who are on a budget.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob View Post
Look into XSPC water cooled kits, they're quite popular around here for people who are on a budget.
X's 2. From what I hear they are pretty good kits too.
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XSPC Rasa kits would be the way to go IMO.
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Originally Posted by anoob View Post
Look into XSPC water cooled kits, they're quite popular around here for people who are on a budget.
I am looking at the XSPC site but what size radiators would I need for my requirement and what other parts?

I mean with my big water it was a tiny resevoir, single radiator, pump, CPU block and thats it. The Symphony was everything built inside the tall radiator and then just a CPU block. So i'm not up with all that I need.


Would this be all I need?

XSPC kit

2 x these waterblocks

also whats the difference between the RX's & RS's?
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post #6 of 22
The RX240 should be able to cope. But the RS360 is only a little more and cools better I believe.

Especially with 2 femis in the loop :O
post #7 of 22
Rx rads are thinker and have a better cooling efficiency, 1450rpm gentle typhoon fans
Rs is thinner, will require high speed cfm fans
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
The RX240 should be able to cope. But the RS360 is only a little more and cools better I believe.

Especially with 2 femis in the loop :O
Rx 360 will do a better job at cooling
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post #9 of 22
You should also purchase additional tubing (PrimoChill or Feser). The tubing that comes with the XSPC kit will "BARELY" be enough; plus the quality of the kit's tubing sucks. I would suggest buying 8-10 feet of primochill or feser tubing. You also need to decide what inner diameter tubing you want to use. Therefore with that being said, you'll need to decide whether you want barbs or compression fittings. Most WC setups use 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD or 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD.

If you purchase 1/2"ID, 3/4"OD barbs or compression fittings, you'll need to buy the coresponding/matching tubing so the tubes fit properly over the barbs/fittings.
Edited by Zmanster - 5/13/11 at 5:40am
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
Rx 360 will do a better job at cooling
Forgive me for this but, well duh.

Key word in the title, budget.
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