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So lately I've been fed up with the H60 I sniped off FleaBay. I was considering an XSPC kit, but figured I could just sell my H60 and grab an EK kit. So what are your thoughts on this one? http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/kits-cases/kits/ek-kit-h3o-supreme-hf-240-en.html

This will be my first loop ever! I plan to get different tubing, new fans, and get rid of the "coolant."
Is there anything that performs poorly in this kit? I was considering selling the res and getting this res combo, unless there are pump tops available for that pump! http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/reservoirs-and-acc/res-pump-combo/ek-dcp/ek-reservoir-combo-dcp-4-0.html

Thanks guys!
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rasa kit will do fine to cool a cpu
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There is no need to 'swap' out anything in the kit. The tubing is Masterkleer - plasticizer free, the fittings are high quality compression ones, the pump is strong enough to run few more blocks, the fans are Gelid branded hydro bearing ones, performance wise on par with Yate Loons if not better.

Coolant is a proven thing, does not gunk up and prevents any bio growth.
    
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There is no need to 'swap' out anything in the kit. The tubing is Masterkleer - plasticizer free, the fittings are high quality compression ones, the pump is strong enough to run few more blocks, the fans are Gelid branded hydro bearing ones, performance wise on par with Yate Loons if not better.
Coolant is a proven thing, does not gunk up and prevents any bio growth.

well you coolant may not gunk up it will stain anything in the loop. if it has a dye in it will stain. also the uv in the coolant will not be as vibrant over time. using colored tubing and distilled water with pt nuke or a silver coil is a better choice(also proven)
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I haven't seen our blue coolant staining anything. Yes, the red one does stain but everything can be brushed away with q-tip. True, the UV effect fades away as time passes but this shouldn't be an issue since it should be replaced by a fresh one by the time this happens.

There are a lot of unknown factors in PC water cooling loops (just think of various types of filler metals alloys used in radiator solder). Also, distilled water is not distilled very long once filled into the system, it's electrical properties come much closer to those of tap water in less than one week (first hand test). Not saying anything, just something to tinker about. wink.gif
    
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Thanks for the input! I would go Rasa if I only planned to cool my CPU, but I have plans to further upgrade my rig and plan on cooling GPUs as well.
The only reason I'd switch tubing is for a colored tubing and Gelid Wing PLs simply because I've wanted them for a long time. It's good to know that the fans it comes with are Gelid branded as well, because that may not be an immediate purchase.

Out of curiosity are there pump tops available for that pump?
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If your intending on cooling cpu+gpu's you will want more then a 240 rad, also the rasa kit is just as capable at coolig as the ek kit, they both have thier +'s and ~'s.

Besides the res top there is no replacement top for the ek pump
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