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Planning to pick this kit up, I've never done a custom water loop so I have a few questions.

Is it a bad idea to move my PC around when my loop is complete?

I'm going to be getting an i7 2700K, how will a single 240 rad compare to a dual 240 rad?

Is the $150 price difference worth the upgrade from an H100?

Any other kits I should take over this one?

Thanks in advanced.
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Originally Posted by Relance View Post

Planning to pick this kit up, I've never done a custom water loop so I have a few questions.
Is it a bad idea to move my PC around when my loop is complete?
I'm going to be getting an i7 2700K, how will a single 240 rad compare to a dual 240 rad?
Is the $150 price difference worth the upgrade from an H100?
Any other kits I should take over this one?
Thanks in advanced.

Considering most of that stuff is re-branded or off name. I would steer clear of it. Do the loop right, I would just get a Rasa RX240

Save yourself some scratch and get XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 WaterCooling Kit

If you want different tubing, or something, grab that with it.
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Hmm from buying from that site the total cost is gonna be around 220ish from shipping, customs, and brokerage fees (I live in Canada). I may as well just go for the raystorm block. What do you mean it's re-branded or off name?

Also, is it better to go with a tube res or a bay res?
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To start out find a place in canada that sells watercooling supplies. Go with a rasa kit it isto a greatsmooth starter kit an can be added to later. I have a RS360 kit an changed the tube to my liking an it cools a 955BE an a GTX295.
Edited by Moparman - 12/8/11 at 12:43am
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That seems like a pretty solid kit to me. The raystorm and EX series are both great products. As far as which res to go with, choose whichever type you like better or works with your build.

I'm certainly not the expert on watercooling, but I don't see anything that's off-brand or sketchy looking about this. XSPC block and rad, fittings are probably XSPC too, and aren't all D5 pumps the same? It seems to me like this would be a pretty respectable setup.
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OP's kit actually looks fine. The fittings pictured definitely look like XSPC compression fittings (I have a bunch in 1/2"x3/4"). Primoflex is solid tubing, too. My only concerns would be clamps for the pump barbs (no idea if the kit comes with any, though I would certainly hope so) and the quality of the fans.
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that kit is an upgraded xspc kit don't know where pete gets the "re-branded or off name" from, if your only intending to do a 2700 then it will be fine if you intend to add a gpu then you will want more rad depending on what gpu

as for res tube or bay is down to choice and room
Edited by Greenback - 12/8/11 at 5:49am
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Hmm from buying from that site the total cost is gonna be around 220ish from shipping, customs, and brokerage fees (I live in Canada). I may as well just go for the raystorm block. What do you mean it's re-branded or off name?

Also, is it better to go with a tube res or a bay res?

I suggest you buy from dazmode.com as it is based in Canada. Should be able to save some money like that for better components.

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Never heard anything bad about dazmode before
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Considering most of that stuff is re-branded or off name. I would steer clear of it. Do the loop right, I would just get a Rasa RX240
Save yourself some scratch and get XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 WaterCooling Kit
If you want different tubing, or something, grab that with it.

Dazmode's kit is FAR from re-branded, off name components. In fact, it is quite the exact opposite. wink.gif
     
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