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Haii guys!

It has come to my attention that it's time to watercool. I've read the guide for noobs, so I know a little.

However! I'm in need of a current on the best price/performance parts (not the best and most expensive).

I need this setup to be capable of cooling my CPU and a GPU (might add a second GPU in the future, so want the possibility).

I've been looking around for parts, but I have no idea what to go for. So if anyone could come up with a good list we can work around I'd be very grateful.

Thx!
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Budget would be helpful. If low, then you should start with an XSPC Rasa kit (close to a custom loop). If medium then you can probably dive right into a custom loop with a better pump than the Rasa kit.
    
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I really have no set budget yet; I have looked at the Rasa Kits, but I really wanted to build a custom one, so that's what I'm going with!

As an estimate, does $300 sound good for a decent custom (excluding GPU block)? I might go higher or lower, depending on the final outcome.
Edited by Stefy - 5/16/11 at 8:25am
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The gpu block alone is 100-120$
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Excluding the GPU block(s).

I know they are expensive.

So basically: WC setup for $300 not accounting for the GPU block.
Edited by Stefy - 5/16/11 at 8:27am
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post #6 of 17
Here's an example of a custom loop (only difference from the Rasa kit is the pump/res and fans really). All prices in USD.

MCP355 (DDC-3.2) Pump ~$65
XSPC Res-Top (reservoir and pump top in one, saves money) ~ $35
XSPC RX360 Radiator ~$95
XSPC Rasa CPU block ~$50
Scythe GT AP15 x3 ~$45
1/2" ID 3/4" OD Tubing ~$20
Barbs ~$16 (Compression Fittings will be ~$40+)
Kill Coil ~$6

Total ~$332

This doesn't include your GPU blocks will likely be around $100-120 USD each. This should be a pretty darn good WC loop. You can opt for less expensive fans to drop the price a bit, but you will likely lose a little performance and/or increase the noise.
    
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post #7 of 17
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I have most of what you listed available for purchase, only thing I'm not sure of is the XSPC Resorvoir. Do you have an exact model?

Also need another pump. (Don't have Swiftech pumps available)

NEVERMIND! I might buy from here instead: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ And they got the pump.
Edited by Stefy - 8/22/12 at 4:28pm
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I have most of what you listed available for purchase, only thing I'm not sure of is the XSPC Resorvoir. Do you have an exact model?

Also need another pump. (Don't have Swiftech pumps available)

NEVERMIND! I'm going to buy from here instead: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ And they got the pump.
Here you go.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23357



Apparently this res-top is kind of a pain in the rear to bleed...
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...reservoir.html
Edited by whiteslashasian - 5/16/11 at 9:54am
    
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post #9 of 17
Why not just get the Rasa kit if you aren't including the GPU block. The one with the RX360 is $189.99 I believe. All you need is a killcoil and I would recommend getting three more fans for push/pull on that radiator.
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post #10 of 17
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Thanks Whiteslashasian!

Yeah, just took a second look at the Rasa kit. It's quite cheap I must admit, but I believe some modifications would be needed? Tubing?
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