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The blocks will perform within 1C of each other. I would go with the rasa simply because it's much cheaper and will get the same performance. The pumps will work fine for that loop but once you start adding restriction in the form of more blocks and radiators you might want to swap out that pump for one with more head pressure like the MCP255. For the price of the EK kit you can get a custom loop.
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I got the XSPC 360 kit a few months back and its held up pretty well. Good temps. But honestly, you may want to consider building your own setup instead, or at least putting down some extra money for a few extras. Get yourself some compression barbs/45degree barbs. Is it needed? No, but aesthetically, it looks waaaay better, so you may just want to buy them now as opposed to later on down the road. Buy some different tubing as well. The one that comes with the kit is OK, but kinks VERY easily imo. But its gotten the job done. Also, I've had ZERO LEAKS, and its been running 24/7 for the most part for about 4 months now. Also, I'd suggest getting the 360 opposed to the 240. Give yourself some headroom for the future. I.e. putting your GPU under water as well, which I'm getting ready to do.

Overall, I'd definately recommend the XSPC. In comparison to the EK, couldn't tell ya, never used it. But I would recommend purchasing compression fittings and different tubing, regardless of whether you get XSPC or EK.
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I got the XSPC 360 kit a few months back and its held up pretty well. Good temps. But honestly, you may want to consider building your own setup instead, or at least putting down some extra money for a few extras. Get yourself some compression barbs/45degree barbs. Is it needed? No, but aesthetically, it looks waaaay better, so you may just want to buy them now as opposed to later on down the road. Buy some different tubing as well. The one that comes with the kit is OK, but kinks VERY easily imo. But its gotten the job done. Also, I've had ZERO LEAKS, and its been running 24/7 for the most part for about 4 months now. Also, I'd suggest getting the 360 opposed to the 240. Give yourself some headroom for the future. I.e. putting your GPU under water as well, which I'm getting ready to do.

Overall, I'd definately recommend the XSPC. In comparison to the EK, couldn't tell ya, never used it. But I would recommend purchasing compression fittings and different tubing, regardless of whether you get XSPC or EK.
Watercooling is a pretty slippery slope IMO. I agree with your post and in regards to the EK kit I would just say go custom if you're going to spend that much.

What is your budget anyways?
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i have a rasa rx 360 kit and its a great gives good temps too!~
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under $300-$350 for custom I would think is what Id be willing to pay, my case wont fit anything bigger than a 240 up top, I have 2 6950s that could be a possibility of adding later but would probably have to find a 200mm rad later if I wanted to add that so a pump that would work with the extra woudl be nice
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under $300-$350 for custom I would think is what Id be willing to pay, my case wont fit anything bigger than a 240 up top, I have 2 6950s that could be a possibility of adding later but would probably have to find a 200mm rad later if I wanted to add that so a pump that would work with the extra woudl be nice
You might be able to pull out the hard drive cage and fit in another 240mm radiator in the front in case you.
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You might be able to pull out the hard drive cage and fit in another 240mm radiator in the front in case you.
Going to start with just the CPU for now I think
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Going to start with just the CPU for now I think
Good idea if its your first time. But if you are considering throwing those GPUs in there, definately custom loop. You will easily be able to built yourself a custom loop in that budget.
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I have no idea about what pump/res to get, or which rad to get.... or block

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