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I currently have a H60 which I am happy with but the new H100 is out in Australia in a months time.
Is it worth the upgrade to the new and better or do I go for something like the Thermaltake Pro Water 850i Liquid Cooling Kit?

I would love to try a purpose built water loop, but it seems to be a lot more expensive. Just wondering what might be the best performer?
post #2 of 6
months ago EK was "da bang" brand.now IMO aquatuning ish better because of the successive failures on EK's part.
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you would be better getting a xspc kit
The Thermaltake Pro Water 850i Liquid Cooling Kit will get beaten by a noctua d14, it's rad is aluminium cpu block copper so corrosion is an issue once you run out of the coolant that comes with it. also the rad is small like, I think your H60 will beat this kit
The H100 is an unknown quantity atm I'd stick with your H60 till some reviews and comparisons are released
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Are you looking to do just a cpu look or cool much more than that with the water? The performance of watercooled systems pretty much scale with price in a non linear way. The XSPC kit is the best bang for your buck on the market and much better than the H60, but then again it can't hold up to an $800 cpu loop in any way. The temp difference between the two will be around 15C depending the rpm of fans used. Give us a budget and we can help you create the perfect loop.
 
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Yes it will be used just for the cpu. My budget is as close to $200 (Australian) as possible. It also needs to be no louder then what I have already, around the 21dba level.
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You could probably do well with a RASA RX240 kit, if you're sure you're not going to add more blocks. An RX360 kit would be better if you have the space or are willing to hang the rad off the back of the case. With good fans you could get very good performance without increasing noise. The main reason I'd say RX-series rads is that although they're not the top performers, they work very well with low RPM (and consequently, low noise) fans and the lower fin density seems to help with noise as well. I love my RX360 + AP15 combo, though AP14s or even AP13s would probably perform closely but put out even less noise.
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