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Hey - so I've never water cooled before - and know nobody who has. I've thought about it for a while and after reading and look at stuff for the past couple days I've concluded that I really want to give this a try.

I tried making a loop piece by piece but I'm still not really sure about how each part performs in comparison to other parts. So - I think I am going to just go with the Rasa RX360 kit and am going to get the EK-FC6970 block. Am I going to need anything other than this to get set up?

Also - I want to get some uv reactive purple tubing but for the love of god - I cannot find any anywhere!
Edited by Zakel2 - 10/14/11 at 2:05pm
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post #2 of 26
Have you looked at one of THESE
Just to let you know once you start watercooling your hook lol
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ok..this is a pretty small percentage..but it's quite easy (if you're handy) and highly effective..AND costs less than kits.. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-56k-fail.html or..the h80 might be for you
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/13/11 at 11:15am
 
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post #4 of 26
Are you looking for a custom loop or a maintenance free setup such as the h100? the Rasa kits are the current best performers and if you don't mind the maintenance its basically priced as much as the h100. The h100 is better than the D14 not by a large margin though.
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I'm really not too sure on what I want - Doing a custom loop looks very intimidating for a novice such as myself. Aesthetically - I want something that looks very nice. I don't know so much about all the crazy tubing. Some setups look way overdone - while others look are very easy on the eyes.
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post #6 of 26
Well maybe you should go with a h100
While the kits look hard there very simple. But I understand some people dont like all the tubing in there case
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post #7 of 26
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Well - the more I think about it - I like to do stuff the best way possible. And if I would get a lot more performance out of doing a custom loop. The thing I'm not too crazy about is all the lighting and uv stuff. Some of it looks cool - while others very tacky.
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post #8 of 26
The H100 as a rad is just too thin and has a very high fin density, like Worple says above kits are really easy and the rs240 is about the same price, plus it will stomp the h100.

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And if I would get a lot more performance out of doing a custom loop.
If you have a CPU only loop or even the 6950 in there too, a Rasa RX360 Kit would be able to perform as good it not better than any other custom loop for the same price.(the only bad part of a rasa kit is the pump, but for 2 components is absolutely fine.)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/13/11 at 11:55am
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post #9 of 26
H100? just add 20$ and get yourself an Xpsc rasa rs240 kit

BTW WC can be addicting!
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post #10 of 26
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If I were to go with one of the rasa kits - I'd like to include my graphic card too. But eh - I'm still reading some guides because I'm still not 100% sure on how everything works.
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