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post #1 of 5
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Hi,

I am going to be putting my 1090T on water. I like the ease & the price of the XSPC RX240 kit, but I'd rather have the Raystorm, it sounds like an awesome block from Martin's review. And I am not all that confident in the XSPC pump/res combo being leakproof, and besides, bmaverick is selling new MCP350 pumps for just $35 shipped. I think my planned loop is low-restrictive and would be fine with that moderately-powered engine.

Anyway, here's what I'm thinking, but I'm not convinced... it would be at least $50 less, before shipping, to get the XSPC kit, but if I price out everything separately with a Raystorm instead of a Rasa, it's $225, plus shipping!

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My goal in wanting to cool with liquid is to be able to overclock higher, with less heat. I am currently folding 24/7 on my 1090T, running @ 3780, and would like to go to at least 4 or 4.2 and keep the chip in the mid-40's.
post #2 of 5
Dazmodes got the Raystorm kit LINK
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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post

Dazmodes got the Raystorm kit LINK

Yeah, for $249, plus shipping from Canada! Thanks, but no thanks! :-) (also, that has the EX240, not the RX240...though actually, I had forgotten that was another potential savings in my shopping list... the EX240 is $20 less than the RX240.... that'd bring the total down to $210, better!
post #4 of 5
I own 2 of the pump res combo from xspc and they work fine with no leeks. With that said i would go with the more expensive route due to the fact that I think you will be happier with the tubing for one and a separate pump res.
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
GTX-580 12 gig corsair dominator Intel 320 SSD Intel 320 SSD 
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Western D. CB Western D. CB Western D. CB Western D. CB 
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samsung 12x blu-ray Sony 24x dvd XSPC RX360 Ek H30 Supreme HF 360 EN Advanced Liquid Coolin... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK GeForce 570 / 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Blo... windows 7 pro Asus 3D VG236H LG W1952 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer blackwidow ult. Corsair AX1200 Mountain Mods Ascension CYO  Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
old and green Klipsch 2.1 Pro Media Razer nostromo Nvidia 3D wireless kit 
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Intel Core i7 2600K P8P67 WS REVOLUTION NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Samsung intell 320 series 80G SSD, OCZ Agility 3 120G 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
western digital green western digital green Samsung BD combo Rasa 750 RX360 WaterCooling Kit 
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EK-FC560 GTX V2 - Acetal+EN (Nickel) EK-FC560 GTX V2 - Acetal+EN (Nickel) ek pump res and 240 rad EK supreme HF  
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A- A- ocz vertex 120G western digital caviar black 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
ocz agility 60gig samsung dvd r/w Xspc rasa cpu block EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
X2O 750 Dual 5.25″ bay Reservoir Pump EK-FC580 GTX+ GPU Block EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360) Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
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post #5 of 5
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OK, here's my final list:

XSPC RayStorm CPU/APU WaterBlock - AMD
XSPC EX240 Dual Fan Radiator
Laing DDC1 (Swiftech MPC350) from bmaverick
XSPC Acrylic Reservoir for Laing DDC
Dangerden FB (Fat Boy) G 1/4 Fittings - 1/2" Barb (6x)
Masterkleer Tubing 7/16" ID 5/8" OD (10 ft)
PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils 5/8"- UV Blue

I decided to go with an EX240 instead of an RX240 based on reports here & elsewhere on the new rad's good performance, especially with medium to high-speed fans. I'll be putting a pair of the new 2150rpm GT's on the rad, mounted on the top of my NZXT Gamma -- if the damned fans ever are shipped!!! Til then, I might get a couple of YL high speeds and keep them on my Rheobus smart adjusted with SpeedFan.
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