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Low End? 2600k? Who the f* where you talking to? if the 2600k is "low-end" Wouldnt that make my rig junk? -.-
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I would say that any hardware that costs more than twice the price of the waterblock should be watercooled. So don't go watercooling a GTX 460.
    
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think the guy was trying to get rid of a corsair h70 as a xspc rasa 750 rx360 kit is cheaper then a i7-2600k at last here in the uk it is or I would of got 1 of them instead of the i5-2500k.
on a side note Iv.e seen a review on thermal past showing that mx3 not performing that well though not sure if it was just bad batch

http://skinneelabs.com/2011-tim-results/2/
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I would say that any hardware that costs more than twice the price of the waterblock should be watercooled. So don't go watercooling a GTX 460.
what about gpu only blocks, they're usually less than $60?
or are you the kind of guy that's full coverage or nothing when it comes to gpu blocks?
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a full custom cpu only loop would only be like $187, it might get you a better pump but the rad in the rasa rx360 kits is well worth the -$7 to get a way better rad with only a decent pump(not the great pump that is the mcp355), which you could a gpu block to later on, with the included pump to boot. . .

that's $180 for the rasa rx360 kit, which you can pick up here
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra750rxwak1.html
Wow I never imagined a watercool kit costing under 200.. Hell I think I just found my first ever watercool kit. Does the kit contain everything? I noticed it doesn't come with tubes & such.. What else will I need to buy? Btw thanks for the find!
    
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everything, but distilled water and a kill coil/pt nuke
the distilled water you can get at a supermarket, and the http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sikibyia.html/pt nuke
a lot of people say to get both a kill coil and pt nuke
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I would say that any hardware that costs more than twice the price of the waterblock should be watercooled. So don't go watercooling a GTX 460.
Gtx460 cost me $150 back when it was released, xspc full cover block is $60 it's worth it now that it's the loudest thing in my pc lol
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I have decided to focus solely on a cpu-only loop as my gpus have outstanding temps of 34-51 while I game with oc. Really appreciate the recommendations you guys are throwing out here.
    
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Wow I never imagined a watercool kit costing under 200.. Hell I think I just found my first ever watercool kit. Does the kit contain everything? I noticed it doesn't come with tubes & such.. What else will I need to buy? Btw thanks for the find!
According to this you shouldn't http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterc...ercooling-kit/
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think the guy was trying to get rid of a corsair h70 as a xspc rasa 750 rx360 kit is cheaper then a i7-2600k at last here in the uk it is or I would of got 1 of them instead of the i5-2500k.
on a side note Iv.e seen a review on thermal past showing that mx3 not performing that well though not sure if it was just bad batch

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Huh that puts things into perspective. Thanks for the chart, but seeing that I'll be getting a wc kit in a month I don't think I'll bother changing the paste
    
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yea the rasa kits come with a rad, a cpu block(the rasa cpu block), 6.5' of 7/16"i.d. 5/8" o.d. tubing, 6x 1/2" barbs, and 6x 5/8" clamps(though you might want to get some worm clamps at a home depot or any hardware store), and the number of fans that are needed to have a push or pull setup on the rad

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Huh that puts things into perspective. Thanks for the chart, but seeing that I'll be getting a wc kit in a month I don't think I'll bother changing the paste
since you are only looking to cool your cpu, you might want to wait and see how the corsair h80/h100 performs and how much they cost
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