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Three questions:

1)Would I see a big difference from an h50?

2)Is this a good kit to use?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Kit_-HOT.html
I currently am using a coolermaster storm enforcer case.

3)What is flushing and how would I go about doing it?
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HI! I am pretty new too, but I've learned a few things from my trials and tribulations I'd like to pass on!

1) You will, with that kit definitely, if only for the sole reason it has a larger radiator! The H50 is a watercooling system all premade for you, but it comes stock with that single fan radiator... And bigger radiators, along with more fins per inch, are two big factors of water cooling. Watercooling isn't really worth it unless you have at least a dual fan radiator, which is why I stayed away from the Hx0 systems.

2) Assuming that it is compatible with your socket, the waterblock seems to be a good performer, overall. The pump is mediocre and since it's part of the reservoir, replacing it would mean replacing the reservoir too, and if you stick with dualbay it'll be a hundred bucks each. However you may wanna stick with it just because you get a res/pump combo which will help a lot in your case's tight quarters (assuming you have two spare drive slots).

You are working with very limited space, with a dual rad you might want to mount it outside the case, which is better for its performance anyways. But from the pictures you might be able to squeeze the radiator on the top inside of the case, but probably not because the radiator is thick and might cover the CPU block once the fans are mounted, but that's just the dangers of a smaller case.

3) Flushing is for cleaning the crap out of the cooling components, especially the radiator. Depending on who makes it, you may not even need to flush it, but you could flush it anyways just to be safe, don't want that crap floating in your water. Here's an article from this site!
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-radiator.html

Oh, if you decide to go with a video card block too, you may want to keep the radiator outside the case anyways, since you'll probably want to upgrade (at that time, dual is fine for just cpu) to a triple or quad radiator. I don't envy you setting up watercooling in a mid tower case. I've got a HAF932, easy to fit the system in a full tower.
Edited by nashligo - 8/19/11 at 10:33pm
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http://www.overclock.net/12376083-post4038.html

I just noticed that, it seems to be for Rasa 750's like that one you listed.
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Originally Posted by Sterisk View Post
Three questions:

1)Would I see a big difference from an h50?

2)Is this a good kit to use?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Kit_-HOT.html
I currently am using a coolermaster storm enforcer case.

3)What is flushing and how would I go about doing it?
Yeah you'll see a pretty big difference depending on the type of radiator you're getting, going with a RASA RX360 kit is your best bet and would provide you with the best results.

It's how I started with watercooling and I don't regret it one bit!

Flushing is the process of flushing out a radiator of any residual junk left in the radiator. Prior to completing your loop and filling it up you are to "flush" you radiator of any of that junk so that it doesn't clog your loop.

If you don't have any special adapters you can simply throw a barb on each slot of the radiator, throw some tubing on it and go to your sink and jam that tubing over the faucet or hold it tight underneath so that the pressure from the water exiting the faucet flows into the tubing and into your radiator.

The exiting (faucet) water will begin to enter (radiator) and come out the other end (aim this at your sink so that you aren't cover in water ). The water picks up the junk and flushes it out into your sink.

Do this for a couple of minutes, some people go hardcore with filters and a pump just for flushing but I didn't bother with that.

Up to you man, good luck!

EDIT: Forgot about your case, I had a space issue with my RX360 as well so I simply mounted it outside of my case (rear 120mm fan holes).

If you need a guide on how to do this feel free to PM me or simply post.
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1. Yes, definitely.

2. Good choice. Enough to cool up your cpu to a decent overclock. If you're planning to wc your gpu as well, adding a 120mm rad or replacing the rs240 with the rx series will do the job.

3. You dont have to flush your system for now unless you're going to use 2nd hand wc parts. instead, prepare yourself for the bleeding/leak testing of your system.

Good luck and happy WC'ing.
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