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post #1 of 19
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Hi

I'm currently in the stage of getting a after market CPU cooler. I dont know weather to get a NH-D14, H100 or go all the way and get a custom WC kit.

Is it worth the extra money to get a WC loop or is it overkill for a mid-high OC.

What are your opinions?

Thanks
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post #2 of 19
If you want something afford able have a look at rasa kits. They are great value for money.

How much are you wanting to watercooling?
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It depends on what YOU want. I think your case will take a RASA RS240 kit in the top Link
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post
It depends on what YOU want. I think your case will take a RASA RS240 kit in the top Link
I want a custom wc loop but I want to know if the performance will back up the price.

I was planing on having the rads external so I can add moar and moar and MOAR!
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post #5 of 19
Best, and in my case, the most expensive upgrade I have ever made.

Even a Rasa kit will be a great upgrade over just about any air cooled setup.

I think it was sidewinder that had rasa blocks on sale for as low as $40 and most other parts on sale as well.
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
If you want something afford able have a look at rasa kits. They are great value for money.

How much are you wanting to watercooling?
I like the look of the rasa kits. there is just one thing that bothers me that is I saw a youtube vid of a buzzing rasa pump, that makes me think they saved money on the pump.
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcooler View Post
I want a custom wc loop but I want to know if the performance will back up the price.

I was planing on having the rads external so I can add moar and moar and MOAR!
Cost effectiveness of Watercooling isn't the best. A good air cooler will run almost as good for your CPU.

But common, who doesn't like having water tubes in their computer and radiators huh?
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post #8 of 19
its def worth it. whether you plan on oc'ing as far as possible, or simply because your computer is your hobby, you'll enjoy it in the end. i say pull the trigger and dont look back
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post #9 of 19
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its def worth it. whether you plan on oc'ing as far as possible, or simply because your computer is your hobby, you'll enjoy it in the end. i say pull the trigger and dont look back
I like your way of thinking!
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post #10 of 19
I just recently decided to switch to water cooling. I'm actually still waiting on the remainder of my gear to arrive this week, but I couldn't be more excited!

I started looking at higher-end air coolers, and really didn't like how enormous they are. Not to mention, after seeing the temperature drop on my buddy's 6950's after putting a GPU block on it, I was sold (75+ down to 45 under load).

I'm starting with a CPU-only loop for now, and I picked up most of my parts from the OCN market. bmaverick is currently selling DDC-1 and 1T (ie. MCP350) pumps for $35, which was a great deal.

I was looking at the XSPC kit as well, and shied away for the same reason you did; the pump. Apparently XSPC is pretty good about replacing it for you if it goes bad within warrenty, but I also didn't like how little head pressure it generated. After I saw the DDC-1 deal bmaverick was doing, I just decided to piece mine together.

Best of luck to you!
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