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post #21 of 30
if you are concerned about space, go to the hardware labs website. they have diagrams for each and every one of their radiators. also, they make very thin high-FPI in case rad thickness is an issue, which im guessing it is in that tiny case.

http://www.hwlabs.com/

side note: their rads are AMAZING. they are attractive, cool extremely well, and i have abused mine with zero problems whatsoever. so i have found that they are quite durable.
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post #22 of 30
Block wise I would suggest the Rasa. Of the top 5 blocks it is the cheapest and performs within 1C of the EK Supreme HF, Kryos XT, Koolance 370, Heatkiller 3.0, and Swiftech Apogee XT while being much cheaper then all of them at $50.
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post #23 of 30
On budget: XSPC
Want to make something good looking? Might pick up the EK. I think the EK is more near a full custom loop.

Better fans, better TIM, better tubing.

If you get the XSPC, you need to get better fans, TIM and the tubing will turn yellow-greenish so you have to change it. I'm talking from experience.
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Still have room to tweak it to what you want (different tubing, fittings, etc). I'd say, stick with 3/8 ID. Because 1/2 ID may be a little hard to work with in a mid tower.
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Still have room to tweak it to what you want (different tubing, fittings, etc). I'd say, stick with 3/8 ID. Because 1/2 ID may be a little hard to work with in a mid tower.
That looks great. I would actually swap the block out for the Rasa to save another $30. It performs within 1C of the EK and is that much cheaper so IMO is a better choice.
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post #26 of 30
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Still have room to tweak it to what you want (different tubing, fittings, etc). I'd say, stick with 3/8 ID. Because 1/2 ID may be a little hard to work with in a mid tower.
He is from Canada. He needs to order from the best Canadian water cooling store, Dazmode.com

Also, don't forget barbs! I almost forgot mine on my last order, good thing I emailed Daz about it and he made the changes, reduced my tubing length and added barbs to it
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post #27 of 30
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Whats a good pump / res combo from Daz? I like the look of the EK supreme HF and that rad is available from Daz to (both cheaper mind you) but not that pump and res, suggestions?
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post #28 of 30
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custom loop, forget a kit. They're completely mediocre at best
Lies.

They perform 2-4c worse then a full custom loop at a quarter of the price.

     
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post #29 of 30
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At this point Im using same block and rad as EK kit (by the looks of it correct me if Im wrong) different colour tubing and fittings and already at 200 without a res / pump,

even if I wanted to get different tubing and fittings later or upgrade pump / reservoir later, does it not make more sense to just get the kit and maybe some different tubing to? (extras would include 2 fans, TIM, mounting bracket, tubing that could be used as back up for like $50)
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post #30 of 30
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Lies.

They perform 2-4c worse then a full custom loop at a quarter of the price.

That's a huge difference in some cases. Build quality doesn't compare tho if you go with HW labs, feser, or aquacomputer radiators. Finish is much better.

I know my setup runs 15C cooler than my friends RS360 rasa kit (same cpu at same voltage with same mobo and tim), granted the cpu does have a loop with 12 x 120 rad area to play with compared to only a 360 and with my 480s loading as well it's still 9C lower than the Rasa kit
 
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