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So ever since receiving my new Mobo and GTX 470, I've come to terms that the H50 for my CPU just isn't cutting it anymore. Don't get me wrong it's a solid solution for a low/mild OC or just whatever but I want better temps for my CPU and a higher OC for benching and folding in the near future.

Anyways what I'm trying to get at is, I ONLY want to water cool my CPU for now, in about a months time I want to add my GTX 470 to that equation, and a second 470 in about 2-3 months time.

Suggestions on what to buy, and where to buy. I don't really want a cheap WC setup, but I don't need a severely expensive one. Make sense?

I'm open to any, and all opinions, so if you guys would, please post with..

-Pictures (If you own the setup.)
-Links (Websites where to buy.)
-Prices
-Temps
-Feedback (Your experience with the company and their products. The most essential part.)

You don't have to include all that in your post, I'm just looking into getting my system to last a bit longer, better my performance, and to get that noisy a** fan off my 470

I have a lot of faith in the WC community, so if you plan to break the bank and burn a hole in my pocket, please make sure it's absolutely worth it, because you guys will be helping me with my purchase

Thanks!
 
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Depends on your price range, really.

A semi-cheap, yet effective setup would be to get a:

- XSPC Rasa CPU block - $50
- XSPC RX360 radiator - $85
- MCP350 or MCP655 - $55-$75
- Aftermarket top/reservoir - ~$30
- ~10' of tubing (I prefer PrimoChill LRT) - ~$20
- Some koolance clamps - ~$10
- IandH Silver KillCoil - ~$5
- Couple gallons of distilled water from a local store - ~$3

All for around $275 after shipping (minus fans). This would leave room for at least 1 GPU waterblock, possibly a second with that RX360 radiator, and all you would need is more clamps, unless you bought enough clamps at the time.

A more sophisticated build would use compression fittings and/or rotary fittings, multiple dual radiators, or a triple and a dual, and a slightly better CPU block like a Koolance CPU-370.

::EDIT:: - As for places to purchase from, order from Sidewindercomputers.com, Performance-PCs.com, Newegg (they have some parts for free shipping), or Jab-Tech.com
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What about this one ? http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ki...hf-360-en.html Thinking of getting one of these in the next few months..
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Forgot to ask, what about a RASA kit? Are they worth anything?

If not, I'll probably look into buying the individuals or maybe something from EK.

EDIT - Money really won't be an issue, I just want something that's quality and will work to fit my needs. In other words, not a POS..
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Forgot to ask, what about a RASA kit? Are they worth anything?

If not, I'll probably look into buying the individuals or maybe something from EK.

EDIT - Money really won't be an issue, I just want something that's quality and will work to fit my needs. In other words, not a POS..
Thing with the rasa kit, the tubing, fans, and clamps are all pretty much trash. Also, I wouldn't trust the X2O 750 pump to power through 2 GPU blocks. Yes, it can be done, but at a gimped flow rate of about .7 GPM. Using a more powerful pump will lower overall temperatures, while barely costing extra.
    
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Thing with the rasa kit, the tubing, fans, and clamps are all pretty much trash. Also, I wouldn't trust the X2O 750 pump to power through 2 GPU blocks. Yes, it can be done, but at a gimped flow rate of about .7 GPM. Using a more powerful pump will lower overall temperatures, while barely costing extra.
Well for right now I'm only looking to cool the CPU. And around the 20th of September to add a GPU block. (Just one..)

Then in October to add another 470 with another block. I can add a different pump to that kit and be fine, right?

Also ordering new tubing, fittings, etc like you say will make up for that?

But currently standing, how would that kit work for just my CPU? and MAYBE 1 GPU block?
 
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Well for right now I'm only looking to cool the CPU. And around the 20th of September to add a GPU block. (Just one..)

Then in October to add another 470 with another block. I can add a different pump to that kit and be fine, right?

Also ordering new tubing, fittings, etc like you say will make up for that?

But currently standing, how would that kit work for just my CPU? and MAYBE 1 GPU block?
It would work fine with just a CPU block, and with a GPU block too, but the flow rate will be less than optimal. So, it'll work, but not as good as it could. I would seriously suggest looking into a stronger pump. No point in wasting MORE money to replace the pump down the road, spend ~$40 more now for a good pump/top-res combo, and you won't be wasting $80-$90 in the future.
    
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