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post #1 of 30
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Thinkin bout jumping into water cooling and wanted to start with a complete kit, these are the two kits I had in mind, Im leaning towards the EK kit more, what do you guys think?

Rasa 750 Performance Dual RX240 Complete CPU WaterCooling Kit
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1116


EK Complete Watercooling kit H3O HF 240 (Dual Rad)
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1156
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post #2 of 30
I'd say get the Rasa I've seen some horror stories about EK in the forums and I wouldn't risk it
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post #3 of 30
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Horror stories of what happening? To be honest Ive heard about more people having more problems with the xspc kit with the pump failing?
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post #4 of 30
XPSC RASA will get you better temps.
I've noticed some flaws in the EK
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post #5 of 30
rasa kit for sure this isnt even much of a competition.
    
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post #6 of 30
custom loop, forget a kit. They're completely mediocre at best
 
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post #7 of 30
Out of those kits? The XSPC. You get much more for your money. The CPU block is nice, rad it nice.

I would go custom loop though...
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Everything on 201tb nas nothing Koolance CPU-370 hwlabs sr-1 420 
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hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
Was just looking at my case and dont think the RX rad will fit in my 600T, so what about the RS is it still better than the EK kit? Whats so bad about EK?
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post #9 of 30
For just your CPU the RS240 will be fine.
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Everything on 201tb nas nothing Koolance CPU-370 hwlabs sr-1 420 
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hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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crap model m, 6gv2, k95, wasd, code v2, model f Changes MM 
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It's in pieces
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Everything on 201tb nas nothing Koolance CPU-370 hwlabs sr-1 420 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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crap model m, 6gv2, k95, wasd, code v2, model f Changes MM 
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post #10 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ok what components do you suggest then? Keeping in mind I have a 600T case and dont want to order from any other website besides daz mode
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