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post #11 of 34
You can pick up one of these for less than $200, it will be a good kit to learn with...and it gives you $400 to buy an aluminum case, upgrade hardware, sleeve, etc...

XSPC Rasa RX360 kit
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post #12 of 34
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I was looking at the rasa kit however everything i found seems to say that it has a low quality pump that is proprietorially mounted in the reservoir. I have no qualms with building my own loop out of separate parts but they have to be quality i would rather spend 800 than have to put money into it later when i do not have it. (just a poor computer engineering student that gets lots of federal aid)
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post #13 of 34
u could sell the pump and buy another pump it still cheaper
post #14 of 34
Yea, the RASA kit was good for it's time, but it's getting long in the tooth if you do any overclocking or have a video card or both. There is mention that XSPC might do a Raystorm/EX rad kit.
post #15 of 34
CPU Block $59.99 XSPC Raystorm

Rad $84.95 XSPC RX360

Pump $69.95 MCP-355

DDC Pump top $24.95 EK DDC pump top

Res $54.95 EK Multioption 250 advanced

Fittings, tubing $100 at most (if using barbs)

Total price: 394.79 for a respectable loop..add $50 for 3 AP-15 fans...
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post #16 of 34
Another option is to get the MCP350 from bmaverick on here for $35. Should be more than enough for a CPU and that Vid card.

Edit: If you want to stay with swifttech for the pump and housing, pick this up. It is the top from the newest pump, the 35X.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29203
Edited by sticks435 - 10/18/11 at 2:27pm
post #17 of 34
true...any of the mcp pumps are decent..350, 355, 35x, 35b...just look for the features you want..(tach, etc)

I didn't list a gpu cooler because there are so many different flavors and looks, it just depends on what you want...you can get a decent gpu cooler for about $100-120...
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post #18 of 34
The XSPC DDC pump top reservoir seems to put down pretty impressive numbers, plus you wouldn't need a separate res. It's also only $35.
Edited by SectorNine50 - 10/18/11 at 2:49pm
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post #19 of 34
As far as water cooling you would need to get a better case. like haf932,haf x,tjo7 for example.
I would get a 360rx rasa kit and a gpu water block. If you don't want to spend a lot on water cooling.
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post #20 of 34
I just purchased the xspc rasa kit and added my gpu and another rad to that. Also if you go that route replace the tubing, the tubing that comes with it is no good but over all its a great and affordable kit.
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