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H100 = $100ish
WC Loop for CPU = ?

(I plan on buying during blackfriday/cyber monday, so I'm aware recommendation on products may not come in handy if I'm looking to buy on sale - which I'm really not that picky)

I know I have to set a budget. No more than $350. Help me out, because I'd really like to see how it would work money wise before actually learning how it works. If it's not possible, then I assume a H100 is sufficient enough for a mediocre overclock.
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post #2 of 44
H100 is sufficient for a pretty decent overclock.

If you go anywhere that sells custom water gear on Black Friday, then look for the XSPC Rasa kits, which include everything you need apart from water and a kill-coil.

Just remember: Corsair's messes have Corsair warranty, if your custom loop fails, then you are the one paying out to fix it.
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The H100 has a rather thin rad and being a AIO with no res with not much "Liquid" it can be improve a fair bit upon.

Those Rasa RS/RX-240 kits are very good for the money, just people seem to have a problem with the subpar tubing.
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post #4 of 44
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
H100 is sufficient for a pretty decent overclock.

If you go anywhere that sells custom water gear on Black Friday, then look for the XSPC Rasa kits, which include everything you need apart from water and a kill-coil.

Just remember: Corsair's messes have Corsair warranty, if your custom loop fails, then you are the one paying out to fix it.
Good point

I'm intimidated about the barb/clamp/tube ordeal. I don't even know what I'm talking about, but the idea of having this tube connect to something - makes me paranoid about leakage right away.

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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
The H100 has a rather thin rad and being a AIO with no res with not much "Liquid" it can be improve a fair bit upon.

Those Rasa RS/RX-240 kits are very good for the money, just people seem to have a problem with the subpar tubing.
As in the tubing quality isn't good?

BTW, Jesse did you ever play Diablo 2? (mainly druid)
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post #5 of 44
An H100 is plenty enough for a decent overclock, my Kuhler 920 keeps my 2500k @4.6ghz in the mid 60's while running prime 95 and the H100 has a bigger rad. I would say unless you want a 5ghz+ overclock or just really low temps all the time, go for the all in one.
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post #6 of 44
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I wonder if 4.5 to 5.2GHz would make a noticeable difference gaming @ 2048x1536 in B3.. hmm.
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post #7 of 44
I have a h100, cools beautifully, nothing over 32c with my 1100T OCd to 4.1GHz.

altho I am looking to upgrade to a rasa and more simply because i want to be able to cool my GPUs in the future.

so im gonna be selling my h100 soon probably. lol
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post #8 of 44
build it for the expandability, just for that apone its worth doing it yourself. however though with the right air cooler you can achieve the sake results with the corsair stuff. imo these all in one coolers are best suited for builds that have limited space, if you decide to expand youll be spending double, so do it right the first time.
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post #9 of 44
Id go with the XSPC rasa RX360 kit as others have mentioned, it would probably end up costing you double the price of the H100, but you can change parts in the loop if you want to upgrade in the future, and of course you can cool a GPU or two with the rx360 kit also.
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With my RASA kit the tubing was absolutely horrible. After 2 weeks the inside of it had algae growing so thick (I use distilled water and try to be perfect with it.) it ripped in half with just from my fingers.
     
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