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Future WC loop: help me make decisions.

post #1 of 8
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Option A: moderate price, ideal performance, low noise, but a "sloppy" loop.
-Corsair H100 (~$120-150) for CPU only
-Custom loop for GPUs only ($150)

Option B: most cost-effective, decent performance, noisy.
-XSPC Rasa RX240 kit for CPU only ($150)
-Aftermarket air heatsinks for two GPUs ($60)

Option C: full blown pricing, great performance, low noise, clean loop.
-XSPC Rasa RX360 kit ($180)
-Two GPUs with universal water blocks ($100)

Option D: expensive, great performance, moderate noise, "strange" loop.
-XSPC Rasa RX360 kit ($180)
-One GPU with universal block ($50)
-One GPU with aftermarket air heatsink ($50)

Note that all prices exclude all other parts that I need.
post #2 of 8
Option C but Im not sure how that pump will do with the added blocks.

Whats a H100? Did you mean H70?
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Option C but Im not sure how that pump will do with the added blocks.

Whats a H100? Did you mean H70?
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-h100-h80.html

I think the pump can handle 2 GPU blocks + 1 CPU block but will struggle with it. Which is why I am leaning towards option D.
post #4 of 8
What about just building a budget loop from scratch?

There is always used water parts for sale here.

I think option D would look funny but its not my case.
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Using all new parts, I couldn't find anything that beat the price/performance of the XSPC kit.

I could buy used, but it wouldn't be fair to compare that to a new XSPC kit.

If I bought a used XSPC kit it would still be cheaper than building one from scratch using used parts.

Anyways...I agree, option D looks funny. But then again, I'm afraid the pump can only handle two blocks comfortably.
post #6 of 8
personally i would go with a modified option C. i would add a rx 120 or 240 for he extra gpu. the rasa pump from what i see could handle that just fine.
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personally i would go with a modified option C. i would add a rx 120 or 240 for he extra gpu. the rasa pump from what i see could handle that just fine.
Hm, 3 blocks + 2 rads and the Rasa pump can handle that? I thought the pump was really weak. Then again I don't know much about pumps lol.

Btw, how much of a difference would I see adding a 120 or 240?
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Hm, 3 blocks + 2 rads and the Rasa pump can handle that? I thought the pump was really weak. Then again I don't know much about pumps lol.

Btw, how much of a difference would I see adding a 120 or 240?
i would think a lot with a i7 and 2 gpus in the loop.

as for the pump here is a guy with a cpu block 2 gpu's and 2 rads

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rasa-kit.html
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