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Looking to get into the world of watercooling,

I want to overclock my i7 as far as I can push it for a 24/7 setup. Dont want the system to be too loud.

Can someone spec me a low cost watercooling loop, dont want it too expensive, budget is about £150-200 or is that abit low? Really clue-less about what to do. Ideally to cool CPU and GPU as well as possibly the chipset
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XSPC Rasa RS240 kit. It would be fine for your CPU only. If you're thinking of adding in a graphics card however, you're going to want a custom setup (which would probably run you more than £200).

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-12137.html
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The rasa kit will do you well, but if you want silence you might be better off with a custom loop just to get a separate pump, the rasa pumps can be very very noisy.

I think £200 is a fair budget for a CPU only, I'll see what I can pull together in a couple of minutes.

Edit:



Check that out.
Edited by Crabid - 5/20/11 at 4:30am
    
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Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
The rasa kit will do you well, but if you want silence you might be better off with a custom loop just to get a separate pump, the rasa pumps can be very very noisy.

I think £200 is a fair budget for a CPU only, I'll see what I can pull together in a couple of minutes.

Edit:



Check that out.

Would that be able to cope with a GPU waterblock if I decided to add one, or would I need a bigger rad?
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post #5 of 8
It should be good but you may need to add better fans when you add the 570 so it may get louder. The temps also may not be as satisfying so you could then either go to a 360 or pick up a 120 to add to the loop.
    
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Would that be able to cope with a GPU waterblock if I decided to add one, or would I need a bigger rad?
Depends on your GPU and the OC you plan to get but for high end OCs and high end GPU probably not. I'd be looking at between 3 and 5 120mm fans space of radiator (if that makes sense) depending on what speed fans you want to use.


Lower speed fans probably a 360 and a 240 rad.

High speed fans, you could probably get away with a 360.
    
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post #8 of 8
RX360, mount it external if you cant fit it in case.

Rx360 kit will take 2x gtx580s and cpu if you want.
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