Originally Posted by FEAST
I spent 180$ recently on an RX360 kit.
Basically I am replacing everything except the radiator and am considering keeping the CPU block.
-I would rather have compression fittings than barbs.
-The pump was noisy - I sent it back in, the replacement was noisy. I am now considering a D5 with speed control on a gel block.
-I replaced the fans with Gentle Typhoons and put them on a fan controller.
-I am getting UV tubing because clear isn't as cool as blue.
-The Radiator is great I am keeping it.
-The CPU block isn't that nice I would much prefer a raystorm.
Bottom line is that for 300$ I think you could get something you will be happier with. If you are going to water cool your system I would not buy budget crap. Just my opinion.
Wow, you're hard to impress
I just put my RS240 kit in and the pump is very quiet, I have to put my ear right up to it to hear if it's even working. The XSPC fans that came with it they do make some noise but not that much, and I added 2 fans for push pull so I have 4 of them running at 100% all I hear is a slight hiss from air movement. It does seem to be luck of the draw on the pumps though some people have no issues with them while others have nothing but problems for some reason, don't know why. Though the waterblock it's the best looking one out there, other than the Raystorm it's still one of the best functioning ones out there and you even admit the radiators are good.
I will say again for the OP that some people do seem to have issues with the pumps making noise and it seems to just be luck of the draw like I said before. But anytime you order something like this you take a risk, will it actually work the way it's supposed to when it gets to me? I will also say I've heard very few stories where XSPC didn't replace the pump for those that had issues, and even fewer stories of those that had issues with the replacement. As long as you remember this is intended as an entry level kit and that most if not all will probably upgrade parts of it over time then you're good.
Good luck on your build Edited by WeirdHarold - 12/13/11 at 11:57am