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I've never watercooled before. I will get tubing, pipe clamps, and distilled water at a local hardware store or something.

Cooling the Sig Rig of course.


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Scrap that rad for a swiftech, will perform better with your fans at a lower price
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I would also wipe out that block for the Rasa. It will perform the same, cheaper, and less restrictive. In all honesty you might also want to look into just getting one of the Rasa kits. It will give you a worse pump but you will save about $150.
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You'll need two more barbs. Two for the rad, two for the pump, two for the block, and two for the res.
    
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I would also wipe out that block for the Rasa. It will perform the same, cheaper, and less restrictive. In all honesty you might also want to look into just getting one of the Rasa kits. It will give you a worse pump but you will save about $150.
I agree, and the pump that comes with the kit will be perfectly adequate
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I agree, and the pump that comes with the kit will be perfectly adequate
^This. For CPU only my RS240 kit is cooling my i7 870 like a mad, and it was only $135 shipped. You could step up the to RX360, and that'd still save you over $100.
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The problem I have with the Rasa kit is that is uses two 5.25 bays. Two more 5.25 bays than I have free at the moment. If I got RX240 kit ($135), the pump ($85), and the res ($25), I'd come out to $245, at which point the kit seems silly.
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The problem I have with the Rasa kit is that is uses two 5.25 bays. Two more 5.25 bays than I have free at the moment. If I got RX240 kit ($135), the pump ($85), and the res ($25), I'd come out to $245, at which point the kit seems silly.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4510
You can do that for $109. And that it will come out more expensive but it will still be cheaper then your original build. Also the kit includes tubing and stuff that wasn't in your build that you will still need.
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Try

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If you can find the original MCR220 (non res version) then it would work better and cheaper. Pump is virtually silent and powerful enough for a CPU only loop
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The problem I have with the Rasa kit is that is uses two 5.25 bays. Two more 5.25 bays than I have free at the moment. If I got RX240 kit ($135), the pump ($85), and the res ($25), I'd come out to $245, at which point the kit seems silly.
Ahh, gotcha, just take out whatever is in your 5.25 bays? what could possibly be so important?
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