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Long story short, my Silver Arrow isn't doing the job, I'm getting temps of 88c during P95 Blend at 1.448v (Load) @ 5Ghz. I ran a prolonged P95 Blend to check for stability, ended up crashing at some point when I was sleeping with BSOD 00000101, which means more vcore. Umm, I don't think I want more vcore with those temps... Or do I?

Haha, anyways... Now I'm looking into a watercooling setup because my GPU runs pretty hot and it's pretty loud as well. Go big or go home they say, or someone said that at one point.

So my question is... Will it be cheaper and better to build my own watercooling kit by piecing it together part by part, or will it be better to just buy a kit? I've been lookin at the XSPC Rasa RX240.

Opinions? Thanks!
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You cant beat the rx240 price/performance wise.

I would get the rx360 If you want to add the GPU.

If you look at mine the rasa 360+ gpu block would have been cheaper, and around the same temps. dunno why I did custom and spend tons of money.
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post #3 of 17
The sliver arrow should cut it.
Have you tried reapplying your TIM?
Is it set up to be the most efficient at sucking in cool air and blowing the warm out of your case?
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post #4 of 17
Your Silver Arrow should be able to handle everything, not sure what you did wrong there.

But anyways, since it's probably your first water cooling setup, I suggest going for a prebuilt just to get an idea of what you like and don't like.
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post #5 of 17
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You cant beat the rx240 price/performance wise.

I would get the rx360 If you want to add the GPU.

If you look at mine the rasa 360+ gpu block would have been cheaper, and around the same temps. dunno why I did custom and spend tons of money.
Yeah, but I don't think I can fit the RX360 into the Phantom. I might be able to fit the RS360 though. I figured I can do the CPU first, then do the GPU later when I pick up another Rad or something.

I've tried reapply the TIM once and I got the same temps as I did before. I have a Phantom case with an extra 200mm fan on top pushing over 150cfm above my push fan on my Silver Arrow. I even had to move my GPU down to the x8 slot cuz it was causing my heatsink to get hotter. Went down 2c from moving my GPU down.
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post #6 of 17
Get the RX240 kit and add another 240 later.
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Yeah, but I don't think I can fit the RX360 into the Phantom. I might be able to fit the RS360 though. I figured I can do the CPU first, then do the GPU later when I pick up another Rad or something.

I've tried reapply the TIM once and I got the same temps as I did before. I have a Phantom case with an extra 200mm fan on top pushing over 150cfm above my push fan on my Silver Arrow. I even had to move my GPU down to the x8 slot cuz it was causing my heatsink to get hotter. Went down 2c from moving my GPU down.
Ok then.. add anther 120mm rad in the back or 240 in the floor
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post #8 of 17
I'd say go for a RX240 and fit in a second 240 rad for the GPU(s) later on. Get some different tubing though the one that comes with the kit isn't the best.
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post #9 of 17
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Will the CPU block that comes with the kit fit okay on Lga1155? It says in the description that it fits but the back plate doesn't list 1155 on there.
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That's right it fits perfectly fine you just need to use the 1556 backplate. Both sockets layout is the same but for 1 pin
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