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Changing the block would defeat the point of the kit besides the fact that to better the Rasa block would mean shelling out 80 bucks for 1/2 a degree change.

I don't get why you'd get a budget kit then throw on a set of AP15s which costs about double the rad you're putting them on. I would try the stock fans which are well matched to the rad first before moving on. And when I moved on, I might look at YL med to high speed fans.

The pump in the kit can handle a lot more than 1 block, upto 3 blocks is about the limit.

Ya know, if you are willing to dump 80 bucks into fans, ya might think about taking that money an getting the RX240 or RX360 kit instead.
I'm not getting the fans for this kit, I have 4 of them already which I bought a while ago. The reason I didn't go for the RX rads is because I want to mount the system inside my case, the RX couldn't do push/pull inside my box. From what I've read the temp difference between the RS and RX 240 for just cooling a cpu out the box is 4-5degree, that difference is negated when you put push/pull fans on the RS. Being that I already had the fans........ saves about $50(think the RX240 was $180 from performance pc).

I didn't know the difference would be so little so that's obviously a worthless upgrade on the CPU block.
Edited by Vandal4126 - 8/8/11 at 11:00pm
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I'm not getting the fans for this kit, I have 4 of them already which I bought a while ago. The reason I didn't go for the RX rads is because I want to mount the system inside my case, the RX couldn't do push/pull inside my box. From what I've read the temp difference between the RS and RX 240 for just cooling a cpu out the box is 4-5degree, that difference is negated when you put push/pull fans on the RS. Being that I already had the fans........ saves about $50(think the RX240 was $180 from performance pc).

I didn't know the difference would be so little so that's obviously a worthless upgrade on the CPU block.
I'd always take the RX over RS rad anyday of the week. The argument that push/pull on the RS = the RX is hollow because you've added twice the noise and twice flow to the equation. That aside, you can't get around space limitations, but that is moot if you go push pull. It's the same thickness as going pull on a RX rad, except you get half the noise on the RX.

Anyways, the rx240 is 160 and the rx360 is 185 from sidewinder.
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There is only so much you can do with a single 240mm radiator, forgetting about thickness. This is why most people run a 240mm and a 120mm, or 2x 240mm, or 1x 360 + 1x 240, etc. etc. If you had a bigger case, I'd suggest buying an RS240 kit, then buying a second RS240 since they're pretty damn cheap, and you'd be running pretty cool with 2 AP-15's on each.
    
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There is only so much you can do with a single 240mm radiator, forgetting about thickness. This is why most people run a 240mm and a 120mm, or 2x 240mm, or 1x 360 + 1x 240, etc. etc. If you had a bigger case, I'd suggest buying an RS240 kit, then buying a second RS240 since they're pretty damn cheap, and you'd be running pretty cool with 2 AP-15's on each.
My CM690II can fit another RS240 rad on top with normal push fans. Would the temp drop be worth it though? Talking 5degrees+ ? The pump on the kit should be more then enough though?
What would the loop order be then? Pump/res->rad1->cpublock->rad2->pump/res?
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Loop order doesn't make a difference though a safe route is to have the res before the pump.
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Loop order doesn't make a difference though a safe route is to have the res before the pump.
Well I mean for the RS240 kit its a combo rad/res so that's why I said that, anyway adding another rad would most likely yield how much better temp in your opinion?
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Well I mean for the RS240 kit its a combo rad/res so that's why I said that, anyway adding another rad would most likely yield how much better temp in your opinion?
Your pump/res combo = res before pump, so again loop order doesn't matter for you. Route you tubes the shortest distance possible.

Typical ratio is 120mm per block plus 120mm for padding. It's hard to know what you're cooling will be like before you've got it all setup. This is the beauty of a custom loop kit, you can simply add another rad later if the temps are not where you want them.
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I'm going with the same kit you are, but i'm going to be adding another Phobya 200mm rad for better cooling.
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I'm actually thinking of putting in a 280mm Black Ice GT Stealth Radiator on top since the case does support 2x140mm fans on top. I'm just not sure if I can mount the radiator on top of the case (inbetween the top cover and case) and have it close properly. Since I already have 2x140mm noiseblocker fans I would just need the RAD and some fittings.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/90...0c95s930#blank

My main concern really is the rad being too big to fit properly at the top. But I think if the rad was on top there would be no space to put through the tubing, So hopefully the rad+fans can fit within the case.
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