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I just ordered a RS240 from FrozenCPU. I have yet to receive it, its arriving saturday. I saw an ad today for the H100 for $90 bucks. All I am cooling is a 2500k.

I paid 136 shipped for the RS240.

I cant help but think, that I may have wasted some money in the process. Does the RS240 perform better? I cant find a straight forward answer.

I have a 500r corsair case arriving, and cant help but think the H100 would have been just a simple set up and I would have saved 45 bucks.

I dont think I can return the RS240 to frozencpu without paying a restocking fee (i emailed them asking this) and shipping back to them would cost a lot.

Im thinking "out loud" / trying to get an answer.
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I would of went the h100 only because as you said its easier to install less hassles , no leaks etc .

Dw the rs240 is still good just more maintinance and harder to install .

h100 would go nicely in the corsair case though ..

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Man.. you have nothing to regret..

The RS240 is the way to go! Just get yourself some new tubing. The one included sucks.
Don't send it back, just resell it.
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Man.. you have nothing to regret..

The RS240 is the way to go! Just get yourself some new tubing. The one included sucks.
Don't send it back, just resell it.
This definitely. Order some new tubing before you go through the hassle of installing it (I've heard the Primochill stuff is great, that's what I'm using).

Yeah, it was slightly more expensive, but you got a heck of a lot better cooler, and its more customizable.
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New tubing? damn. I didnt want to spend more than 136 lol. What ended up happening is I got a hefty speeding ticket.

What makes the tubing that comes with the kit bad? does it bend easy? mess with the cooling somehow?
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New tubing? damn. I didnt want to spend more than 136 lol. What ended up happening is I got a hefty speeding ticket.

What makes the tubing that comes with the kit bad? does it bend easy? mess with the cooling somehow?
It turns a HORRIBLE shade of ugly brown instead of staying clear.

And don't forget to flush everything really well before installing it too.
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It turns a HORRIBLE shade of ugly brown instead of staying clear.

And don't forget to flush everything really well before installing it too.
hmm.... an ugly brown? lol My case will be closed so I wont have to look at it. Does the brown poop looking color mess with the cooling or the inside of the radiator?

Thanks for the responses guys. I made this username as a joke, and now end up posting here lol.
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hmm.... an ugly brown? lol My case will be closed so I wont have to look at it. Does the brown poop looking color mess with the cooling or the inside of the radiator?

Thanks for the responses guys. I made this username as a joke, and now end up posting here lol.
I don't remember if it harmed the other parts or not. Tubing is just a few extra bucks, and would be well worth the investment to do it right the first time.

If you want to use the stock stuff, have at it. Just know when you pull the loop apart for cleaning in 6 months to a year, you'll need to replace the tubing anyway (you should anyway every cleaning). And at that point, you might have a good mess to clean in the rad, res, pump, and block(s). You'll be cleaning anyway at that point tho.
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I'm fairly sure the tubing you get with the XSPC kit just suffers from plasticizer, Which initially makes the tubing go cloudy, and eventually brown..

It wont hurt your components, It just doesn't look that great
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pioneerisloud,

good point. I have another question.

So every 6 months I have to clean out the tubing and redo the water? Does a Kill Coil help me at all? Im really new to the water cooling kit idea.

Do you need a kit? lol I can sell you the RS240 haha. what ya say? jk.
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