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So after using the Corsair H50 for a while now, its just not giving me the temps i want. I've wanted some proper water cooling but have just never taken the step because of the extra hassle i thought it would be. But after reaching a temp ceiling @ 4.0GHz on my i7-950 i am now looking for something more. Someone in the "950 Overclockers Club" suggested to me that the XSPC kits would be a good way to go for something with better performance but i have a few concerns, that im hoping someone can help me clarify.

1. What kind of temperature differences can i expect to obtain with this WC set?
2. Will i be able to mount a XSPC 240 RAD in the top of my Corsair 650D?
3 Are there any other parts i will need to purchase to use the kit efficiently?
4. Are there any better solutions for the same price or is the XSPC kits the best bang for buck?
5. If i at some point want to water cool my GPU's, can i add another RAD to this loop and add in the GPU's aswell, or would i need alot more new equipment?
6. Is this kit going to be hard to install? Can it easily damage my components and so on?

As a first time user of a proper WC kit, i just want to be sure that its the right way to go before i make the investment. I appreciate any help you can give and i hope its not too many dumb questions.

Thanks in advance! smile.gif
Edited by wishe - 12/13/11 at 4:45am

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I'm also in the exact same position as you. I have an H50 and was looking at the rasa 240.

Looks to be a good kit, looks like all you need to add is coolant and away you go! I wonder if its better spending a little extra on the rasa 240 over a Corsair H100
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1. What kind of temperature differences can i expect to obtain with this WC set?
About 10c on load lower
2. Will i be able to mount a XSPC 240 RAD in the top of my Corsair 650D?
yes
3 Are there any other parts i will need to purchase to use the kit efficiently?
Yes you will need distilled water for coolant and a biocide like a kill coil or pt nuke
4. Are there any better solutions for the same price or is the XSPC kits the best bang for buck?
If you live in the USA no
5. If i at some point want to water cool my GPU's, can i add another RAD to this loop and add in the GPU's aswell, or would i need alot more new equipment?
Maybe it all depends on you videocard or cards
6. Is this kit going to be hard to install? Can it easily damage my components and so on?
If you take your time its very easy to install. Yes you can damage your components as much as you can installing anything in your pc

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Edited by Los Hog - 12/13/11 at 5:59am
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well done los..... I'll add that you might wanna swap out the tubing as the tubing that comes with the kit yellows rather quickly.
    
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From personal experience coming from a H50 the temp decrease was quite a lot. Most commercial products you're paying for the brand, so I feel xspc's kits offer great value in performance for money.
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I went from an H60 to a 240 kit and saw an 11 degree difference.
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you will see a drastic drop in temps. 10-20 depending on your cooling.

i am using distilled water and a couple shots of super coolant( can be found at any auto store and is bright green) and have no issues.

adding your gpu inline is as easy as buying the block and some xtra tubing. the 240mm rad should handle the heat of 1 cpu and 1 gpu.

i would get better fans than the ones it comes with and the pumps are kinda iffy as well but xspc stand behind their products very well.

the fans i would get would be scythe ultra kaze 3000 rpm fans. they are loud at full blast but if ya run them at 50% they arent so bad but the cooling they provide is awesome. when you are looking for a better fan for radiator cooling, you want fans with a high static pressure. high static pressure fans seam to be the ones that are thicker ie 120mmx38mm.

go ahead and get the custom loop. youll like the look and performance gains
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Ive ordered the 240 kit today, hoping it will be here tomorrow, nothing really wrong with my modded H50 just want a change, temps never been ideal though when I was 4GHZ tepms during prime were at 62c idle 36. Ive already made room in the Phantom for the 240, it's going in the bottom. Will post up what temps the new WC brings....

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are you cutting out holes in the bottom for fans? you need some airflow through the rad to lower temps. im sure its a silly question but i wanted to make sure
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Ordering one as we speak.. So swap the tubing out eh?
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