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Worth building a custom loops or RASA kit?

post #1 of 9
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As the title says, I am looking to go water for my cpu. Was looking at the RASA RS360 because of the rads thinness to fit in my Phantom. My question is, is it worth going with a custom kit over the RASA? If I was to build an equivalent kit with a better water block, would it be drastically more expensive?

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post #2 of 9
Yes much more expensive. Start with Rasa and go from there.
post #3 of 9
Yea, rasa should be ok. Are you planning on adding GPU or upgrading processor anytime soon?
post #4 of 9
you can start with the kit and take it from there: add mb blocks, gpu, etc... all you would need are: fittings, block, tubing and fluid.
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post #5 of 9
The kit with some different tubing would be just fine for just a rs360, but once you get addicted and start adding gpu blocks, more radiators, change fittings, change other stuff you might want to switched pumps (I've always read XSPC pumps give out eventually).
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yeh i used to use the rasa kit, i started off with it and it is very very good for the price.but you will get addicted and want to add more as i have, i slowly changed every part in my loop and i ended up with a custom loop. but yeh i will recommend the rasa ^^
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post #7 of 9
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I was thinking of going for the RASA, custom tubing, and a diff cpu block
post #8 of 9
if ur going for a diff block i would reccomend the xspc raystorm ^^
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post #9 of 9
you should start off with the rasa kit, then sell the rasa block and go for the raystorm. you'll be adding net $40-$50 on top of your planned spending depending on how much you sell the rasa for and how much you get the ray storm for. However you'll be paying $50 for 2-4 degrees difference in performance on the cpu block as the Rasa is pretty darn good as is.

you will definitely need new tubing as the rasa kit tubing will turn pasty white due to the plasticizer material warping. it wont have an effect on performance, but it will look ugly.

you can throw a gpu block in the loop without much impact on temperature performance.

I'm running a 4.5GHz 2500K and a gtx 580 on my Rasa 240 kit and they dont go any higher than 60 degrees respectively on long gaming sessions.
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