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Picking your own parts was half the fun in going with water, but if you feel you are getting what you need.
Kit is nothing like pre-built PC.
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RX 360 RASA, installed one in a friends new build. 2600k@5.0, two 6970's (XSPC FC blocks), and some primochill tubing (XSPC tubing stinks). Temps were good, but he is greedy so added a 120mm in between cpu/cards and dropped another 6C.gaming everything is in the 40's, under 72C (max temps we will go) benching.
    
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post #23 of 26
Don't use dyed water! My mistake is still haunting me, in that it still comes back drain after drain of the system.

I cleaned the whole system with boiling water, vinegar etc, changed the tubing. It came back, and stained the new tubing. I have bought new tubing, but it will not be added to the system before the dye has been drained out more.

Buy colored/uv tubing if you want to add color.

I have uv tubing now, and stained tubing gets a different color, that's ok (looks good ), but I don't like the faint green color in the reservoir which is bay mounted

I must have used the worst dye product ever!
post #24 of 26
Really Mike,you can learn a lot if you do the research and pick your own parts rather than accept what someone else has decided is best for you. I do consider the research part "fun" and it never hurts to know why a certain part is good,bad,or just adaquate for your appplication. You will not develope the same understanding on function and thus troubleshooting skills if you do not understand why the parts selected are,the parts selected. It is not terribly hard at all to become competent in picking loop parts and designing loops,and it is rather satisfiying. I do realise that not everyone is so keen on understanding the "how and why's" to things technical. At the beginning for me I got directed to the Koolance site and I admit it was pretty confusing but then I also got linked to some videos of custom loops and I thought that these custom loops were so incredibly interesting and they were such good examples of peoples skill and ability and dedication to their hobby that I also got hooked on custom loop design.
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post #25 of 26
Ok, not sure how much this might apply to other new wc users, but this is a addictive hobby. I haven't been wc'ing long, and I'm still at it, with new parts, ever looking to improve the setup.

So picking up own parts, if you were to be addicted (it is fun! ), you might regret loosing some cash on parts you might end up replacing soon.

Figuring out which major parts you should buy, is something you should research, it's better to ask on this forum about specific parts like pumps later on (should I go for x rather than this y?).

You are much likely to get answers that are proper then, rather than "Can you pick all the parts I need, like everyone else new asks on this forum?" answers (and I seem to get the impression that most new wc users on this forum first post is that).

Hope you can see the reason in that
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
Make sure its not the RS360 Kit.... get the RX360 kit...
Exactly. The RX360 is VERY good. My GPU temp right now is 28C, and in the 30's while gaming. I hardly never see 40C.

I learned a ton about water-cooling before deciding this kit was for me. I have since added other components and made it "better." Definitely take yor time learning about fittings, tubing, RADs, pumps, etc. I probably read and learned for about 2 years before making my dip into water-cooling. Now that I have, I LOVE how quiet and cool my computer is.

Good luck! And READ this thread, especially the first post to get a much better idea about this kit and about water-cooling in general:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
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