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I like the haf 932 case I was considering that for an air cooling case anyway, if the rasa pump dies is it replaceable? Also could you link me to it? keep getting just the rs240 rasa for some reason.
Edited by Fatalrip - 10/18/11 at 4:03pm
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Quote:
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So about $580 for the setup minus the case? Not too bad what is the general upkeep cost of a wc system? Also as far as i understand if it does leak it will not cause damage without power going through the part? I know this is true of most electrical things because all the water does is short them out by connecting things that should not be connected.
All it takes is distilled water and electricity to power the pump, you'd also want an antibacterial of some sort to keep crap out of your loop. I use two silver coils, some people like PT Nuke and some other stuff but I stick with the coil.

As long as electricity isn't flowing through the parts you'll be safe if water gets on them, just make sure they are dry when you eventually turn them on.

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Those prices seem a little high. You can get the Raystorm for $60, a GPU block for ~100 and rad for ~50 to 80.
The prices used were VERY rough and they reflected more towards a higher end watercooling setup but OP can certainly find cheaper alternatives if that's what he needs to do.
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All it takes is distilled water and electricity to power the pump, you'd also want an antibacterial of some sort to keep crap out of your loop. I use two silver coils, some people like PT Nuke and some other stuff but I stick with the coil.

As long as electricity isn't flowing through the parts you'll be safe if water gets on them, just make sure they are dry when you eventually turn them on.



The prices used were VERY rough and they reflected more towards a higher end watercooling setup but OP can certainly find cheaper alternatives if that's what he needs to do.
I'm probably gonna end up going with higher end things (i like doing things right, might as well or it will be money wasted later when i do decide to), i assume the silver is their because it is naturally anti bacteria, i also hear of corrosion when mixing certain types of metals in a loop?l?
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The items I spec'd out for you are very respectable and very decent performers...I've got almost $2000 into my current builds w/c loop...it all depends on what you want.
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The items I spec'd out for you are very respectable and very decent performers...I've got almost $2000 into my current builds w/c loop...it all depends on what you want.
*Looks at H100*

You sure?
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look at my build log for specs...
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look at my build log for specs...
Too lazy, but thanks.
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post #28 of 34
rasa 750 kit 150$
GPU block ~120$
avg fulltower ~150$


bam 180 bucks to spare
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Dude, i think you should get a new case. For me, i live in a place where its about 32C all year round, and i have a few fans in my case. I make sure my cases are good sturdy cases which provide good airflow all year round.

Watercooling isn't really necessary in my opinion. Unless you have alot of time on your hands, and money, then go ahead. With $600, get yourself a nice sturdy case and decent aftermarket coolers and you're good to go!
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post #30 of 34
You can do plenty to watercool a $35 case, it's actually much more exciting doing so in a cheapo case than in an expensive case I reckon.

But I'm pretty sure you can manage a watercooling system with $600 INCLUDING the case.

Mod the case, that's my opinion. What is it like?
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