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Originally Posted by Kamakazeekevin View Post

Just a warning, watercooling is extremely addictive.
Definitely...... Started with just a CPU, then had to expand;thats something important to consider when you're going to watercool. Kits don't provide you with the best ability to move up, or upgrade individual components, and if you're anything like the rest of us, you're sure as hell going to want to add more. If you're going to spend the money on a loop, you're better off saving just a little bit extra and get yourself EXACTLY what you want.
After everything I have read, both here and elsewhere, you'll get good results with that xspc kit (or with the kits from EK or swiftech), but you'll get better performance, easier upgrading, and you'll really be satisfied with building a loop YOUR way. The first time you jump your PSU to power on that pump and begin leak testing, you will nearly cry with joy.biggrin.gif
From what I have heard the rasa kits are good, but ive read some unsavory things about the quality of the pump/reservoir. IMO, you're better off parting out your build, and getting a seperate pump and reservoir. The swiftech MCP655 is extrodinary, and SILENT. I have it about 3 feet from me right now, on the max setting, and I can't hear it thumb.gif That pump will also give you more than enough flow rate, and you could add several more blocks into your loop, should you want to. Then, if your pump fails, you're not out a reservoir too, like a damned vcr/dvd combo tv that you got at sears......
All I can say is, you'll get most of what you want from a kit, but it's going to make you want more; and you're more available to treat yourself to that if you save but a bit longer, then put your loop together. Either way, I hope I'm helpful. thumb.gif Good luck on your build and HAVE FUN!
Edited by Defunctronin - 12/10/11 at 9:37pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Defunctronin View Post

Definitely...... Started with just a CPU, then had to expand;thats something important to consider when you're going to watercool. Kits don't provide you with the best ability to move up, or upgrade individual components, and if you're anything like the rest of us, you're sure as hell going to want to add more. If you're going to spend the money on a loop, you're better off saving just a little bit extra and get yourself EXACTLY what you want.
After everything I have read, both here and elsewhere, you'll get good results with that xspc kit (or with the kits from EK or swiftech), but you'll get better performance, easier upgrading, and you'll really be satisfied with building a loop YOUR way. The first time you jump your PSU to power on that pump and begin leak testing, you will nearly cry with joy.biggrin.gif
From what I have heard the rasa kits are good, but ive read some unsavory things about the quality of the pump/reservoir. IMO, you're better off parting out your build, and getting a seperate pump and reservoir. The swiftech MCP655 is extrodinary, and SILENT. I have it about 3 feet from me right now, on the max setting, and I can't hear it thumb.gif That pump will also give you more than enough flow rate, and you could add several more blocks into your loop, should you want to. Then, if your pump fails, you're not out a reservoir too, like a damned vcr/dvd combo tv that you got at sears......
All I can say is, you'll get most of what you want from a kit, but it's going to make you want more; and you're more available to treat yourself to that if you save but a bit longer, then put your loop together. Either way, I hope I'm helpful. thumb.gif Good luck on your build and HAVE FUN!

I'm already addicted before I started,
First I was going to get a coolermaster 212+ for my cpu in my new build, then i changed my mind and decided to get an Noctua D14, then i changed my mind and decided to get a Corsair H100 then I started browsing the watercooling thread... and now i want a watercooled cpu & gpu to begin with, and some nice white tubing. And later when i have the money some nice black compression fittings and so on and so on...
 
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That's why I suggest not buying a kit, it's addictive as heroin to watercool a pc. You'll be way more satisfied and more experienced if you build a WC loop on your own. thumb.gif
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post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by Defunctronin View Post

That's why I suggest not buying a kit, it's addictive as heroin to watercool a pc. You'll be way more satisfied and more experienced if you build a WC loop on your own. thumb.gif

Yes but it costs so much more, I think a heroin addiction would be cheaper
 
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Yes but it costs so much more, I think a heroin addiction would be cheaper
Nah, my heroin addiction is way more expensive than my WC loop tongue.gif

I spent about 500 bones (US) for all my parts with shipping. Check out my system for clarification. If you're already going to spend 383, you could easily save up the extra 117 and have a much better loop.
The initial startup for me was about 380, but thats minus the full cover waterblock for my 6950 from EK waterblocks. I'd say buy all of your parts, except for your GPU block, then add that later. Just my thoughts on the process. Like I said, the rasa kit is good, and you'll have fun using it and installing it.
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