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I used to have a full water setup, cpu and card running off a zalman reserator, with a modified pump and extra rad inside my case.

It was REALLY good and utterly silent....but very expensive and all full water systems are a pain to keep maintaining.

I sold all my kit and bought a H50...never looked back to be honest.
Well here's the general answer I've gotten about the RASA kit
1. It's priced the same as the H100
2. Only need Distilled water + Kill coil and you shouldn't need to maintain it for a year
3. The maintenance is basically just pulling the res out and topping it up with water as well as cleaning out your rad but you've got to do that in the Hydro systems as well.

I've never had a water system, I've always been afraid but every guy I've asked who took the plunge with that system says its easy and the cooling is great.
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Its not that simple....for a quick buzz through yeah. But to be properly maintained it needs to be drained, soaked, flushed, refitted and reprimed with fresh liquid.

Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn't like there rig very much. build up will occur regardless of additives really and have to be wiped out periodically. Also a good service can reduce the risk of Galvanic Corrosion occouring on the inside of the blocks. Thats when charged particals in the water strip layers of metaal off the insides of the rad and block.

Edit: But I fear we're off topic lol
Edited by ManOnFire - 8/2/11 at 2:12pm
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post #53 of 71
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3. The maintenance is basically just pulling the res out and topping it up with water as well as cleaning out your rad but you've got to do that in the Hydro systems as well.
Not that I know of!!!
 
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Hydro systems are maintenance free fella
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No they are not, you telling me the Hydro system rads don't get dirty? Dirty rad = higher temps. I have an H50 unless corsair magically figured out how to run fans on a ran without dust building up I'm pretty sure you have to clean out the rad every so often.

I didn't mean you have to top up the Hydro systems.
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Yes but blowing out a rad with canned air or whatever can hardly be considered maintenance next to a custom loop's maintenance needs. It sounded like you were under the impression you had to top it off.
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Had to do a bunch more cutting on the top portion of the case... For some reason the rad sits offset and not directly under the plastic of the case... Pics coming in a few hours when I get back home.
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post #58 of 71
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Installed and finished... Due to mobo getting in the way you can only mount shrouds on the outside, not the inside of the cm 690 II.





On the last pic you can see the offset to one side of the case, I figure after a couple days I'll make something so it looks better.

I'm about to start some idle tests in comparison to my h70 which was this earlier today.


Idle tests are going to be in 20 minute increments. I'll get to prime numbers in the morning.
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post #59 of 71
Cool dude, I read in multiple threads the H100 has little to on difference in push/pull so you could just mount the rad on top and then a set of 120mm's between the case and the top cover. Will make your setup much neater.

If fact one guy even states he has zero difference in temps with high CFM fans added.
http://www.overclock.net/14453300-post171.html
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to late... all ready cut and bought the ap-15's... its staying till i get a new case/rig built
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