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post #21 of 44

Not trying to be a troll or anything but I've heard nothing but horror stories from FrozenCPU in the last couple of months, like used products sold as new, EK regular nickel waterblocks sold as EN nickel, and on top of that they charge you for shipping and restocking fees for their screw up. I wouldn't buy from them just yet
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really? wow. good to know
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Yeah, don't get from them. Somehow they sent me a dented 480 rad and wouldn't refund me.
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post #24 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
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.
I'm pretty sure that's why your suppose to put silver into the loop to prevent algae from growing, that's hardly the fault of the kit.
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post #25 of 44
Invest in either the xspc 360 kit or pick up a EK kit with 360 rad. But either way, you need to buy some after market tubing. Primochill is very good. If your worried about the whole barb leaking issue, buy some compression fittings, they are great! Plus they make your waterloop look great. I have the 360 rasa kit and its currently cooling my 920 @ 3.7ghz and 580 stock speed, i idle at about 30c and goto 47c under full load for both cpu and gpu. I want to get another rad thrown in and then i will over clock my cpu more and overclock my gpu. But for now it is great! Definately reccommend a custom loop tho over a h100
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post #26 of 44
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I'm pretty sure that's why your suppose to put silver into the loop to prevent algae from growing, that's hardly the fault of the kit.
Nope. It is the kit's fault the tubing XSPC includes is el cheapo kind of tubing and it clouds while just using it. It doesn't have anything to do with algae.
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post #27 of 44
We have a great guide here. You should read it. It gets updated quite frequently and there is lots to learn. I would go with a custom loop. Water cooling is fun but expensive. The thing I can see is that if you start with the H100 you will be wanting to go custom . Just go custom lol. You have time to read about it

The Rasa kit is nice but I don't like the pump and the tubing.
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post #28 of 44
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thanks I'll +rep later, I'm hungry + work in one hour + there is a haf 932 outside im doing my first custom work on (paining, lol)
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post #29 of 44
I have the H100 now, I think it works great for CPU only. However once I upgrade my vid cards (after new nvidia tech comes out) I will be wanting to do a full WC with my CPU and vid cards. If you have any "inkling" of wanting to custom cool your video cards you might as well go with a WC kit mentioned previously over the H100. If you want a more set it and forget it type product for CPU only and a warranty.. go H100.
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post #30 of 44
I have both the H100 and the rx360 kit right now and I'll be posting a comparison of temps along with various upgrades when I'm done with my testing in a few weeks.

As others have said you'll need to replace the tubing. If you plan to add more blocks later though the pump won't keep up. You could go fully custom:

raystorm ~90
rx360 - 95
3 ap15's - 45
ddc1 from the for sale section - 35
tubing - 20
small res - 25
barbs - 10
clamps - 6

would be around your 350 budget and it would be easy to expand on later
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