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Need 2 or 3 if possible complete h2o loops for folding machines.

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Hi. I have never watercooled before, but summer is coming and I think it's time for the Community Folding Project rigs to get wet to keep things nice and cool.

Specs:

All Intel i7 2600k
2x case labs m10
1x Cooler Master HAF 912
Budget: give or take $450 for everything.

I've heard good thing about the RASA kits, but I have to say I'm a little skeptical about the pump inside the res. If it ever dies, I'm screwed so I don't really want to go that way. Id like a complete, hand selected loop with serviceable / changeable parts.

Can we get it done? I will settle for 2 loops if I have to and leave the 3rd system alone.
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Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
I've heard good thing about the RASA kits, but I have to say I'm a little skeptical about the pump inside the res. If it ever dies, I'm screwed so I don't really want to go that way. Id like a complete, hand selected loop with serviceable / changeable parts.
lol. As if any other pump can't/won't die.
post #3 of 13
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lol. As if any other pump can't/won't die.
That's not what I meant. What I mean is if the pump dies, I have to scrap the pump and the res and bypass it telling me I should have a discreet loop anyway so that I can swap individual parts in the event of failure. Sorry for not clarifying. I'd rather spend a little more and get it right the first time.
post #4 of 13
The Rasa kits should be fine for a folding rig. They are pretty basic, but get the job done for what you are looking to do. I imagine for the comm folders you aren't envisioning anything needing bling . . .

The Rasa RX240 kit should be plenty for running a single i7.
jab-tech link Jab has a price of 169.95

For a 20 bucks more you could go with the RX360 kit, but that might be a bit overkill . . . however it would provide some upgrade room should you opt to add a few GPU's later down the road.
another jab-tech link

For running a single processor, you'll be fine with the kit's res/pump combo. You could go with another option of a seperate pump and res, but that will but you over your price point of $450 for the project.

Let's say you do the two RX360 kits which would bring you up to 379.90 before shipping. Then add a Corsair H60 for the HAF 912 from tigerdirect for 69.99 link here. This would give you WC on all three builds for a grand total of $449.89 before shipping. I made your budget by 11 cents!

The only thing I would add would be some clamps for the barbs - but several folks on OCN could be convinced easily to donate a few. Hope that helps
post #5 of 13
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Big help. Thanks. Actually we had planned on the RX 360 kits to give the CPu plenty of breathing room in its push to 5ghz for folding. The HAF system already has an H60 and it's folding happily at 4.6 Ghz and temps are mid 50-s.
post #6 of 13
Are the three folding rigs next to eachother? It would be uber cool to see a superloop connecting all three, with quickdisconnects in the middle of each computer.

Throwing it out there.
And also, I +1 the XSPC Rasa. I'm sure the pump will hold out long. I would get that instead..
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post #7 of 13
For a single CPU loop the RASA kit is great, pump will work fine. I'd suggest the RX360 for machines folding 24/7 that are probably OC'd.
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post #8 of 13
Putting every CPU on RX360's is a bit overkill unless you're putting a GPU or two in the loop.
While I know you're looking for a bit of headroom, but that's a lot of headroom.

Personally, I think a RS360 on a SB would be just fine, while saving you some $$.
post #9 of 13
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Just went for gold. Ordered 2x RX 360 from Sidewinder. Hopefully they get here by the weelend but more likely they won't show up until Monday.
post #10 of 13
Why not FrozenCPU or PerformancePC where as they have coupons for discount. Not to mention FrozenCPU gives you a free Kill Coil with your purchase.
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