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hey guys/gals!

I'm planning to build a bulldozer / hd7950 build when they both are released, and although i haven't looked deeply into watercooling yet, it is really appealing to me: i like to have better temps, i like the looks and i like to have bragging rights

I'd like to build a full cpu/gpu loop.

I'm really new to this and i cant see the difference between blocks and why they are better or worse compared to eachother.

Can someone recommend me some cheap parts and provide links/prices with them please? i'd like an estimated total price too because 300dollars is just not worth it for me (rather have a second graphics card instead), i'd go with 150 or 200, or even 100 dollars if possible (probably not)

Also, if you happen to live in europe, i'd like european prices, since i live in europe too, and although i can get 1.4 dollars for an euro, something thats priced 200$ is priced 200euros here too (yes we're being ripped off)

thanks in advance
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An excellent budget CPU block is the XSPC Rasa.
    
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The best way to do custom water on a budget, is to buy one of the kits. The XSPC rasa kit is great value, and includes everything you need apart from fans and water.

Just over the channel here, you can get the EK kit for a decent amount.
Also check out this page here
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The best way to do custom water on a budget, is to buy one of the kits. The XSPC rasa kit is great value, and includes everything you need apart from fans and water.
This. It actually includes fans, you just need the water. FrozenCpu includes the killcoil also, other sites do not.
post #5 of 24
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will this "budget cpu block" dissipate less heat to the water than a high end cpu block? how much degrees C will it differ? like 1or 2 degrees? or is it like 5-10 degrees of difference?
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will this "budget cpu block" dissipate less heat to the water than a high end cpu block? how much degrees C will it differ? like 1or 2 degrees? or is it like 5-10 degrees of difference?
The rasa block is .5c difference to the next top block, and it's flow is the 2nd highest, given the level of performance it IS the #1 perf vs price block.

Anyways, get a xspc RX kit, add primochill lrt tubing and you are set until the itch to upgrade your loops starts scratching.
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also, wont it be cheaper if i buy all the parts seperately?
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also, wont it be cheaper if i buy all the parts seperately?
Never. Try it yourself.
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Nope, those kits are crazily cheap, and you can add a GPU block on top without any trouble.
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hmmm it seems pretty interesting, though i'd like to have colored tubing, and it comes with clear tubing, that'd mean that i'd have to use colored coolant, but i've heard that'll clog up? like cholesterol?
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