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so i am looking at getting the xspc rasa 750 rs240 kit

my sig rig isnt correct anymore. i am building:
i5 2500k
gigabyte z68x-ud4-b3
8gb vengeance ram
2- pny gtx 465(unlockability to be determined)

i would like to cool everything on water... with this kit would i be able to get 2 waterblocks some xtra tubing and add another pump to the loop? if so what pump and waterblocks should i get? any other things i might need to get please let me know
also what configuration should the loop be in?
i have heard good things on this kit

thanks for any help offered
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post #2 of 11
Couple things:

1. I'm not sure a 240mm radiator has enough surface area to cool the CPU and two notoriously hot GPUs (GTX 465s) and I'm pretty sure the submerged pump on this kit is not up to the task of moving water across three nodes & the tubing it would take to connect them, so I would either
  • Step up to a more expensive Rasa kit or
  • build a more custom loop

If you choose to step up to a more expensive Rasa kit, then you must also weigh the benefits of modding such a loop versus just building a completely custom loop. It may be less to buy an out-of-the-box loop and modify it but you may be sacrificing performance somewhere whilst simultaneously increasing complexities.

2. The GTX 460s are on par with the GTX 465s so I'm not sure that it's worth it to 'upgrade' to a pair unless you get them extremely cheap. It may be economical to buy another GTX 460 which also over clocks better.

You should get a 2nd opinion from a more experienced WC user
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post #3 of 11
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i got the 465s for 200 total lol
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post #4 of 11
you should go with the rs360 or rx360 kit if you wanna cool gpus and cpu if you dont have alot of space a rx240 kit would be same as a rs360 in cooling.
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post #5 of 11
If you know you are going to add two GPU blocks to the loop I would just build a custom loop. The pump in the kit is adequate for a CPU and GPU block but a MCP355, 350, 655, or a 35X would be better.
 
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post #6 of 11
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this is why i said i would get another pump inline...
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post #7 of 11
The pump you should get is the Swiftech 35x, the 600 series is too powerful since you will already have a pump in line.

He wants to get another pump along the loop so now the question becomes: Is a 240 rad adequate enough to cool three nodes?
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post #8 of 11
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the case i have is the inwin dragon rider. it has 2 120mm fan openings in the top. i would like to have it internally mounted so i hope the 240 will work.... please? lol
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would i be bettwr off keeping the h50 i have on the cpu and getting 2 of these?
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post #10 of 11
I should warn you, If you buy the rasa kit, You'll become addicted to water cooling very quickly, I had the rasa kit for 1 month, And now my loop is practically fully custom , Compression fittings, New res, New pump, New tubing, GPU block..

Only thing i'm still using from the rasa kit is the waterblock and the rad
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