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I am currently debating on purchasing a XSPC Rasa 450 RS120 WaterCooling Kit for my unlocked Phenom X2 555 (4 core stable) CPU system. I'm not in MASSIVE need for huge overclocks, but would like to hit 4GHz. I also would like to add a GPU (Nvidia 8800 GT Alpha dog) to the loop. It idles at 87-90c which isn't bad for the card, but the fan is LOUD!

Would I be better off going with adding an extra 140mm RAD, or just moving to air as I can't exceed more than $180 for it all. I have considered a ARCTIC COOLING Accelero S1 as I have great air flow in my case, but I'd like to hear opinions. Thanks gore reading and opinions!
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post #2 of 11
Personally, I wouldn't bother getting the RS120. I'd get the RS240.
post #3 of 11
If you only have $180, I wouldn't bother watercooling

By the time you add the GPU block to the price of the Rasa kit (not to mention you will need a larger rad) you would be well and truly over the $180 price barrier.

So go air cooling
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Main issue with me getting a higher kit is the fact that i'm not wanting to cut my case for a top RAD. I'd rather just use a top 140mm and my rear 120mm with a push pull on the RADs running the loop in one, and and then to the other before returning to the res. Would I need a better pump or just be better off buying parts from members here. It's not a high budget build, nor do I NEED the overclock, but it's just a goal I had.
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post #5 of 11
Do not get the 450 kit.. it's worse than H50 or D-14 !


Get some more money and buy a new case / RX240 or 360.. that will be enough for a GPU / CPU loop.
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post #6 of 11
To be honest, a good air cooler sounds like it would suit your needs better.

If you want your CPU @ 4.0GHz and cool down your GPU you will need a larger rad (something like a 360, 240 minimum) and you would probably want a better pump as well.

Watercooling should be done properly imo. And since you don't want to mod your case to fit a larger rad and a GPU block + new pump would more than likely send you over $180, just stick to air.

Come back to watercooling with more cash and a new case (or willing to mod your current case) so that you can do it properly. No point going under water half assed and cutting corners since the performance difference between decent air cooling would be minimal.
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Originally Posted by kdb424 View Post
(Nvidia 8800 GT Alpha dog) to the loop. It idles at 87-90c which isn't bad for the card
Sorry what? 87-90C IDLE is really bad. Sounds like it needs a good clean. Would also recommend the 240 kit, a single 120 RAD wouldn't cut it.
 
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post #8 of 11
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I have checked, the fans ramp up, just at higher temps. If I run rivatuner, I can keep it at 60c easy with manual fan control. As for a 120mm RAD being too small, I get that. I can't have a 120mm rad, then run the liquid to a 140mm rad before returning. As for replacing the case, I just bought this one, so that's out of the options. The Antec Three Hundred has a lot of room for fans and therefor RADs, so I hoped I could chain them along.
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post #9 of 11
Wow, my alpha dog never got above 70, but then I run the fan on it flat out.

Since it's at work where I sit next to a lot of servers...


As for watercooling, I think you'd be better off getting a new graphics card. A more modern card will outperform that and could run at less power... What about say a 560? or a 6870?


Then just get say a H70 and a couple of fans?
    
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Honestly, it plays the few games I do play at max settings at 1080p (portal 2 being the hardest on it). Really though I use it more for encoding videos and hash cracking, but lets not go into that last one... I tend to push it hard, but I definitely don't need any more that that. I'd rather spend the cash on cooling my CPU than replacing my system. Antec KUHLER H2O 620 and ARCTIC COOLING Accelero S1 seem to be my best bet it'd seem unless anyone has a better solution under $250 (upped it as I'm gonna buy those tomorrow otherwise.)
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