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Ok so first off today i was set on buying a RASA kit for my first WCL and then i thought may as well do it right the first time im going to link all the stuff in my cart i need to know if i got everything and will it fit.

Tube: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=11617
Fittings: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18299
Res: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15053
Pump: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=11767
Rad: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=6144
CPU Block: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17530
Coolant: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17655
post #2 of 19
right off the bat i would change that cpu block... its pretty restrictive and expensive especially since the new XSPC Raystorm (the best so far) has just surfaced at a cheaper price... http://www.svc.com/rayintel.html

coolant... nothing beats distilled water + silver coil and biocide... drop the fancing coolant, save some dollars. i have many horror stories with that stuff. if you want it to be UV-reactive just get mayham dye for the distilled. best way to go.

everything else looks okay.
Edited by Not A Good Idea - 10/6/11 at 7:44am
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right off the bat i would change that cpu block... its pretty restrictive and expensive especially since the new XSPC Raystorm (the best so far) has just surfaced at a cheaper price... http://www.svc.com/rayintel.html

coolant... nothing beats distilled water + silver coil and biocide... drop the fancing coolant, save some dollars. i have many horror stories with that stuff. if you want it to be UV-reactive just get mayham dye for the distilled. best way to go.

everything else looks okay.
cant get any clear coolant from that site so ill have to stay with the blue coolant

what about this CPU Block: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18329
post #4 of 19

Tubing - Dont use dyes, they will stain your gear, just get some of this colored tubing, there is plenty here to last you a few changes, also your tubing size was off, get 7/16id 5/8 od.


Fittings - Look good

Res - You are really going to want a 150mm Res not a 250mm. It will be too big for your HAF 932, you wont like how much space it takes up.

Pump - Great choice

RAD - I would def change that to an XSPC RX 360.

Block - Great block but a Rasa block or XSPC Raystorm, they will save you some money and it will perform 1c less than what you have

Coolant - I am completely against dyes myself, they make a mess and stain. Go with some Distilled water with a kill coil, although your silver barbs will be enough so you dont need a silver coil or biocide.
post #5 of 19
The RASA is a good CPU block IMO and I think what he means is you buy silver coil/biocide and add it to distilled water. Cheaper solution and won't gunk up your blocks
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post #6 of 19
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Tubing - Dont use dyes, they will stain your gear, just get some of this colored tubing, there is plenty here to last you a few changes, also your tubing size was off, get 7/16id 5/8 od.
Amazon.com: PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD (10ft pack): Electronics

Fittings - Look good

Res - You are really going to want a 150mm Res not a 250mm. It will be too big for your HAF 932, you wont like how much space it takes up.

Pump - Great choice

RAD - I would def change that to an XSPC RX 360.

Block - Great block but a Rasa block or XSPC Raystorm, they will save you some money and it will perform 1c less than what you have

Coolant - I am completely against dyes myself, they make a mess and stain. Go with some Distilled water with a kill coil, although your silver barbs will be enough so you dont need a silver coil or biocide.
ok how about this rad : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12559
this cpu block: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16170
this res: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15052

reason i choose that tubing was for how tight it will be to put on
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The RASA is a good CPU block IMO and I think what he means is you buy silver coil/biocide and add it to distilled water. Cheaper solution and won't gunk up your blocks
ok ill grab some water off ebay insted
post #8 of 19
As stated above, stay away from coolants and dyes.

As for the CPU block, the Revision 2 of that block (which you do have linked) is great. there's not a lot of restriction and temps are good. There are few blocks better and any block that is is 20 bucks more.

Reservoir, yes, switch to 150mm. That Haf932 is going to choke on a 250mm res.
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cant get any clear coolant from that site so ill have to stay with the blue coolant

what about this CPU Block: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18329
That block is way overpriced IMO. Also, you can get distilled water from any local groceries or drug store. You wont need a silver coil in your loop since those Barbs are silver.

Also, you dont need clamps with 7/16in tubing on 1/2in barbs but I would recommend it for someone water cooling for the first time. Although that site does not have any clamps for you, pretty crappy if you ask me.

Edit: OH! Dont forget about your Radiator Fans!!
That site has a bad selection of fans as well, the only ones I would get are these which are overpriced.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=14171

You should really get some Medium speed Yate Loons if you dont want to spend much or some Gentle Typhoon AP-15s.

AP-15s
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...Hot_Item_.html

Med Yate Loons
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/75...D12SM-12C.html
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 10/6/11 at 7:56am
post #10 of 19
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That block is way overpriced IMO. Also, you can get distilled water from any local groceries or drug store. You wont need a silver coil in your loop since those Barbs are silver.

Also, you dont need clamps with 7/16in tubing on 1/2in barbs but I would recommend it for someone water cooling for the first time. Although that site does not have any clamps for you, pretty crappy if you ask me.
yer it does :-) http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18023
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=690

also keep in mind im Australian
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