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I am interested in a water cooling kit,but I don't have a clue whats a good kit.Budget is not really an issue.I want something that's simple and won't leak.
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post #2 of 9
RASA 240 and 360 kits are very good value.

A 360 rad will fit in the antec with some light modding. (look at link in my sig, my 360 is in the bays.)

What are you cooling and what is the budget.


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12..._Kit-_HOT.html



Hose

I would get Primochill hose to use instead as xspc aint the best at hose. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...EXP10-758.html Primochill is a push to get on but its solid as a rock when you get it on.

Then you need

Distilled water - Most supermarkets have it. You can order

Biocide
Killcoil and/or PT nuke - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Additive.html

hose cutter. - thats the best one on the site and will do the job fine
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...Max.html#blank


If you want a more custom (expensive rig) I will help you out.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/6/11 at 4:22pm
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Cpu and maybe gpu cooling.
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EK-FC5770 Black Copper/Acetal [3831109835166] on gpu rasa is copper so the gpu should be too


make sure you read my 2nd post as I have edited it.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/6/11 at 4:33pm
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Definitely an XSPC kit, RX240/RS360/RX360 if you want more than just a CPU loop. RX240 might struggle if you highly overclock your CPU with the GPU cooled.

You could build your own loop though, since some parts of the XSPC kits are trash anyway, like the tubing, clamps, and fans.

I just picked out/suggested a loop to someone else in the same position as you, so I'll just copy + paste.


Example loop:

XSPC Rasa water block = $50
XSPC RX240 = $70
Swiftech MCP350 = $55 or Swiftech MCP655 w/ speed control = $77
~6' of PrimoChill 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD tubing (your color choice) = ~$13.50
handful of worm clamps = <$10
2x Yate Loon High Speeds = $14 or 2x Cooler Master R4's = $18
IandH Silver KillCoil (A MUST) = $7
2 Gallons of distilled water at the store = $2
**One of these two for MCP350**
XSPC DDC Top/Res = $35 + T-line connector (for filling) = <$5 + Stopper/plug for t-line = cheap? (need the t-line for the MCP655 too)

or

XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir for SINGLE DDC pumps = $45


Grand total of $215 (MINUS shipping), slightly extra for different choices, prices from performance-pcs.com
    
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Rasa RX360 kit is superb, get some Primochill tubing (I recommend 7/16" with the 1/2" barbs for a tighter seal).

Get a silver coil strip, some distiller water and you're in business!
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Rasa RX360 kit is superb, get some Primochill tubing (I recommend 7/16" with the 1/2" barbs for a tighter seal).

Get a silver coil strip, some distiller water and you're in business!
Tighter seal = near impossible to get on or off, very painful when trying to drain a loop. Metal clamps or compression fittings are all you need to make a perfect seal.
    
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I too, would recommend the rasa 750 kit. It was my first water cooling kit and it worked amazingly well for the price one would pay. OCN recommended it to me, and I will do the same to you

It has everything you need except for a kill coil and water - and a gpu block if thats something you wanna add. However, I replaced the fans and the tubing.
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I would highly recommend a XSPC Rasa RX360 kit if you are cooling your CPU+GPU. You will really want to get new tubing as the stock tubing is very bad. Look at Primochill tubing. 7/16"ID over the 1/2" barbs that come with the kit will create a tighter seal.
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