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Hi guys! I think I want to try watercooling out First i'd like to start with a CPU only loop. I've talked to a couple of my friends and they suggest a XSPC Raystorm CPU block
paired with either a XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 or the RS240 kit.

What i'd like to do is get the CPU block setup and if I can get some different GPU's just add waterblocks to those. I'd like to spend as little as possible also! And would those kits fit in the 600t? It might be kind of sung considering I can't fit push/pull fans on my h100. Any help would be great because im pretty much clueless when it comes to water cooling.

Thanks guys!!
 
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Dude, I learned the hard way that putting together a completely custom loop for your first loop is not the best way to learn. The Rasa kits are great for a first kit, and will perform much better than the h100. You'll learn tons just from the Rasa kit, and you can add onto it later if you decide you really like watercooling. I'd personally suggest the rx360 kit if your case permits, as it allows you to perhaps put a video card under water later on.
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Ya I can't fit the 360 in my case
 
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You could always mount it outside the case lots of ways to do it
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Dude, I learned the hard way that putting together a completely custom loop for your first loop is not the best way to learn. The Rasa kits are great for a first kit, and will perform much better than the h100. You'll learn tons just from the Rasa kit, and you can add onto it later if you decide you really like watercooling. I'd personally suggest the rx360 kit if your case permits, as it allows you to perhaps put a video card under water later on.
I actually went from a Silver Arrow directly to a custom loop. I thought it was hard at first, but after watching numerous youtube help videos and being patient, water cooling isn't so hard. If you are budget constrained, the rasa kits are an excellent choice. If you have the money to splurge, by all means, go buck wild.
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If you get the Rasa Kit, I wouldnt suggest buying the Raystorm block also. Its less restrictive, but the Rasa block is good too. Get the RX240 (make sure it will fit in your case with fans, if not, the RS240) and some different tubing. I believe the rasa comes with a killcoil, so you dont need to buy that either. This is not going to be adequate to do your GPUs also, so if you are for sure going to want to do that, you should probably come up with a plan. Its recommended to get one 120MM rad per unit, so 2 GPUs and a CPU would warrant 360MM of rad space. While the pump is not the best for a 3 unit loop either, you may want to build a custom loop to get everything involved, but it wont be cheap.
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Well at first I'm just going to do CPU only. And then I might be able to get some 6970's for a great price and can sell my 580's and use the difference for water cooling. I really don't think I can fit a 360 rad in my case though :/. Could I just use 2 240's or would that be more complicated and expensive?

Also, is the rasa kit and the raystorm block and some tubing ALL I need to buy? What about clamps and barbs? Also what size of tubing??

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edit: I would like to keep everything inside the case.
 
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You could put a 240 rad at the top and a 120 were the exhaust fan is and you would have the rad surface for a cpu and two gpus
But then I would do as Yanks said and go custom waterloop
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I could fit 2 240's if i needed, I'm not a fan of 120's. I could put one on the top of the case and one where the front 200mm fan is. Here's a pic for reference.


And I can't really afford to get a full loop unless I sell these GPU's. Would it be better to wait and buy it all at once? Probably cpu+gpu. Or can I build a custom CPU loop for fairly cheap and just add another 240rad and waterblocks for the GPU's later?
 
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Well at first I'm just going to do CPU only. And then I might be able to get some 6970's for a great price and can sell my 580's and use the difference for water cooling. I really don't think I can fit a 360 rad in my case though :/. Could I just use 2 240's or would that be more complicated and expensive?

Also, is the rasa kit and the raystorm block and some tubing ALL I need to buy? What about clamps and barbs? Also what size of tubing??

+rep to all who have helped

edit: I would like to keep everything inside the case.
Two 240s is fine. It doesnt matter the size of one radiator, it matters that the collective number of radiators is sufficiant. Two 240s is the same as one 480. As I said before, if you get the Rasa kit, you DO NOT need the raystorm block. It comes with a Rasa block that is very similar. Yes, the Raystorm is better, but not better enough that you need it at this point. The kit comes with barbs and clamps. For CPU only, get the kit, and new tube. I would recommend 7/16" ID tubing that is the color you want it to be. Do not get clear tubing and use coloring. When you want to add GPUs to the mix, start a new thread and go from there. You will need a new pump and res, and probably want to add a 2nd RX240.
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