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post #11 of 26
Yes the rasa kit are good. But if u plan on oc alot the pump itself wont beable handle the set up. I currently have a rasa 240 but just purchased a new swiftech 355 a black ice rad to to compensate for the heat u will get. If u do kit the it is good to start with
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post #12 of 26
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Yes the rasa kit are good. But if u plan on oc alot the pump itself wont beable handle the set up. I currently have a rasa 240 but just purchased a new swiftech 355 a black ice rad to to compensate for the heat u will get. If u do kit the it is good to start with
I have a rasa RS360 kit running 2 gpu's + cpu overclocked and it does great. I did add extra fans for push/pull but the pump does just fine. Does the 240 kit come with XSPC750 pump?
edit: I see it does so I would say probably just not enough radiator
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post #13 of 26
Just buy the Rasa kit you won't regret it.
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post #14 of 26
The pump they include with the Rasa kits are kinda week and unreliable. I would recommend an EK kit, but those come with the nickel plated version, and those are having issues. Aquatuning has these kits composed of phobya and Alphacool parts that looks nice for a reasonable price.
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post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
Have custom loops lost their reason for existing?
Not really, just that the kits offer great value and have (almost) everything you need. For a first time loop they are very attractive, and if you plan to expand later you get some decent parts, like the block and the rad (RX more so than RS).

I would always consider one for a first time loop because of the great value and lack of compatibility problems.

There are three main brands of kit to choose from:

EK's H3O Supreme kits -
240 - 360 rad choice
Good pump
Good CPU block (although they are selling the nickle plated ones which they are having trouble with, don't start).
Mediocre rad
Decent value

XSPC RS/RX kits
120 - 240 - 360 rad choice (depending on location)
OK pump, a bit lacking if you want to add in extra blocks later
Good CPU block
Good (RX) or mediocre (RS) rads
Excellent value

Swiftech H2) Edge - Ultima kits
240 - 360 rad choice
Powerful (Edge) or decent and quiet (Ultima) pump
Decent CPU block
Decent rad
Smallest footprint (edge kits)
Not great value

Plus all the kits that various e-tailers put together, but these vary greatly on both value and performance.

I would suggest that you do a bit of reading around, particularly on Skinnee labs and Martin's Liquid Lab before committing to a particular kit or custom loop. Remember, a bit of learning now can save a lot of time and money later.
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post #16 of 26
Picking your own parts was half the fun in going with water, but if you feel you are getting what you need.
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post #17 of 26
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I have a rasa RS360 kit running 2 gpu's + cpu overclocked and it does great. I did add extra fans for push/pull but the pump does just fine. Does the 240 kit come with XSPC750 pump?
edit: I see it does so I would say probably just not enough radiator
Yea it does comes with the 750. Just realized that while going was starting to get high temps and and since I did get the 240 had to get more power and more rads to deal with high temps. Would have gotten 35 0but case isn't able to Support one
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post #18 of 26
cpu block
gpu block
fittings
tubing
pump
reservoir
radiator (+ fans)
coolant

the most basic parts that you need
post #19 of 26
If you wanted a completely custom loop, I would upgrade the pump to something like the mcp355 or mcp655 pump, get a different res (perhaps a XSPC bay res) and make sure you get good high-flow barbs or good compression fittings (I am not positive what comes with the XSPC kit).
    
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post #20 of 26
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The RX360 kit will work great for you
Make sure its not the RS360 Kit.... get the RX360 kit...

mine keeps my 6950 and my 1090t ice cold.
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