Originally Posted by Seaweed;14451578
I've finally settled on the idea of ordering a rx360 rasa kit as my entry into water cooling!
Is there anything that should be bought along with it, like different tubing, clamps, or similar things?
Edit: Just thought I'd say that I'll be cooling my CPU only for now, but going for the 360 kit cause I'd like to add in a gpu into the loop once I get something worthy of watercooling
The kit will come with everything needed except a silver kill coil. Also I personally don't like the tubing it comes with. It is clear pvc tubing but it clouds up over time. Mine clouded in just a month or two. I recommend primochill lrt white or black tubing this way if it clouds you wont see it and because your res is clear you can still see if your water gets cloudy or starts growing algae.
The clamps the kit comes with are re-usable but I have noticed that after a few applications they start to lose there durability as the teeth start to wear down. Some people like the metal worm clamps better. Me, I use really large zipties I bought from hardware store. They are almost the same width as the clamps that come with the rasa kit, and I think they keep a cleaner look.
Good luck with your build!
edit: also when your kit arrives, I strongly recommend rinsing the rad 5-10 times with near boiling or boiling distilled water. This will get rid of any residual flux left in the radiator during the manufacturing process. Flux can gunk up your block and other parts impeeding performance.
Please make sure you wear oven mitts when you rinse your rad as the rad will get extremely hot and you can burn your self.
Also, if boiling distilled water in the microwave please be careful. Distilled water can "flash boil". This is when the water exceeds boiling temperature but is not actually boiling because there is no impurities or minerals in the water. Once you introduce impurities to the water it will almost explode into a rolling boil and can splash boiling water everywhere. I have seen this happen. I boiled distilled in the microwave I then dropped a fork into the water and it exploded into a rolling boil.Edited by AliceInChains - 8/3/11 at 1:24pm