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So upgrading my Rig soon (Specs in Sig). Debating on going for a 6990, but the fan is.... Well horrible. Figured since I was going for a H70 for my CPU might as well step it up to a complete WC Loop.

However, having never done a WC Loop before, I find myself wondering which parts to go after. Found a block for the 6990 on Koolance, but after this point not sure what to go after for GPU, Pump etc.

Got about 250-300$ left for Cooling. Anyone care to help me out?
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http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-75...t-pr-4780.html

Then add a 6990 block of your choice.
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I have a similar setup I went with the Rasa 750 RX 360 kit and the 6990 EK water block my GPU temps never go above 50c and my CPU doesn't touch 60c.
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I think you should get this

Rasa 750 RX 360 kit

some primochill tubing the stock tubing tends to kink and gets discolored over time

any 6990 water block preferably EK dont forget to pick fittings for it

And a kill coil to prevent algae growth

When choosing the 6990 barbs get the 1/2" there a very tight fit with the 7/16" tube. And use use only distilled water no dyes or coolants they tend to clog you loop over time, if you want color buy color tubing in the link I posed.
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I think you should get this

Rasa 750 RX 360 kit

some primochill tubing the stock tubing tends to kink and gets discolored over time

any 6990 water block preferably EK dont forget to pick fittings for it

And a kill coil to prevent algae growth

When choosing the 6990 barbs get the 1/2" there a very tight fit with the 7/16" tube. And use use only distilled water no dyes or coolants they tend to clog you loop over time, if you want color buy color tubing in the link I posed.
I'd give this a I just basically did the same. Only difference is, I went with an XSPC res top & a Laing DDC pump for future upgradability. I am wishing that I'd just spent the extra on the RX360 radiator though.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. 10 C load temp drop is nothing to be sneered at. Especially considering it was an improvement over a Prolimatech Mega Shadow w/ Delta 150cfm fans and, I dropped YL D12SH-12's on the rad. 60cfm per fan less airflow than the Delta's (much quieter in here atm ).
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Awesome, cheers. So just to confirm, for Fittings, the Chrome 1/2" Barbs right?

Also, any setup tips, suggestions? Thanks for all the help
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Yea 1/2" barbs for the 6990 only the rasa kit comes with the rest. Its a real tight fit I suggest wetting the fittings just before connecting them to the tube so its allot easier to put on. use only distiled water and you can put the kill coil any where in the water most common place is in the tube. its recommended to close the clamps in the middle of the barb for best protection. Also its up to you on how you want to leak test it I did it in the case I unplugged everything from the psu only connecting the pump and used the included 24pin to fool my psu, and run it for 30min or more what ever your most comfortable with.
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Originally Posted by jonnyquest View Post
I think you should get this

Rasa 750 RX 360 kit

some primochill tubing the stock tubing tends to kink and gets discolored over time

any 6990 water block preferably EK dont forget to pick fittings for it

And a kill coil to prevent algae growth

When choosing the 6990 barbs get the 1/2" there a very tight fit with the 7/16" tube. And use use only distilled water no dyes or coolants they tend to clog you loop over time, if you want color buy color tubing in the link I posed.
Great recommendation. The rasa kits really are amazing for the price.
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