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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 wink.gif
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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 wink.gif

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
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Definitely agree on changing the tubing, and of course some distilled water, kill coil or PT nuke, and IMHO compression fittings... but that really isn't necessary
    
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As everyone else said, pick up some primochill tubing you won't regret it. Pick up some PT-Nuke or a Silvercoil.

FYI if you decide to purchase it from Frozencpu.com (you can get a discount if you order from there, just check out the RASAKit Club thread for the code) they also include a free Silvercoil, in which case you wont need ptnuke.
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Wow, thanks! That was a lot more than I expected, and somehow answered the questions which I had only thought to myself. Another question. About how much distilled water would be necessary to set it up + rinsing? Hard to guess, but just an estimate would be great.

Edit: Just ordered it now. Looking forward to to tinker:D
Edited by Seaweed - 8/3/11 at 5:05pm
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Originally Posted by Seaweed;14453288 
Wow, thanks! That was a lot more than I expected, and somehow answered the questions which I had only thought to myself. Another question. About how much distilled water would be necessary to set it up + rinsing? Hard to guess, but just an estimate would be great.

That depends on how big your loop is. At the moment I'm only running a CPU block and my system holds a little bit under a liter. I would say get atleast 2 liters to be safe, you will probably end up with a little bit left over for future use. That should be enough for rinsing and then to fill the loop itself.
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Originally Posted by antonr90;14453998 
That depends on how big your loop is. At the moment I'm only running a CPU block and my system holds a little bit under a liter. I would say get atleast a liter and a half to be safe, you will probably end up with a little bit left over for future use.

Going to have to drop by the pharmacy to buy some more then:p
Still a bit unsure of exactly how to rinse the radiator, but I think it will be easier to understand once I got it here and get a better idea of what it looks like. redface.gif

Ordered it with the black primochill tubing and a silver killcoil. Figured if I suddenly want compression fittings I can order that later. wink.gif
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Just pour some in the rad and put the caps back on then give a good shake and swirl. Pour out then repeat if necessary. Dont forget to put on some mittens though.
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post #9 of 14
Local pharmacy here has 4 liters for 1.25$ perfect for rinsing and filling the loop.

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Originally Posted by pujo;14454173 
Just pour some in the rad and put the caps back on then give a good shake and swirl. Pour out then repeat if necessary. Dont forget to put on some mittens though.

Oh, that sounds easy enough. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337;14454179 
Local pharmacy here has 4 liters for 1.25$ perfect for rinsing and filling the loop.

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Hah, I don't get off with my distilled water that easily. 0.5 liter for ~3$. Living in Europe certainly has it's downsides. frown.gif
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