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post #1 of 17
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Ok, basically I wanna water cool my PC, I'm getting 30°C idle, 35-40 normal use and up to 65° when running under full load. (i5-2500k @ 4.4 ghz, Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME Rev.2 (air) )

Now I've seen 2 main methods of water cooling
  1. Snipping with your scissors and tubes biggrin.gif
  2. Water coolers made by manufacturers (e.g. corsair)

I was looking at the Corsair H100 and found it very interesting, since it is very easy to install it. Price is alright. According to the reviews, the results are impressive as well. On a sidenote, I am note looking for extreme water cooling so go easy on me tongue.gif

So what do you think about the H100 and do you prefer any alternatives?

thanks:thumb:
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post #2 of 17
You can do it yourself, (MUCH MUCH more effective but also costs more) or you could be cheap and lazy and go for the H100 if your case supports it.
post #3 of 17
You can get a Rasa kit for not much more than a h100 and see better temps and add your gpu in the loop later if you want to LINK
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post #4 of 17
If i was spending money right now on a new water cooling setup i'd look at a Rasa kit. 1/2" barbs with 7/16 tubing and a nice coloured dye. Hang on I think I have just talked myself into changing my setup. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 17
I just ordered the XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 kit.... isn't much more that the H100 but anybody I have seen has said they have seen better temps with the RASA kit.... I would say go big or go home... get a RASA kit (they have a 240 version). thumb.gif
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post #6 of 17
Like everyone else has said, the RASA kits give you much more flexability and room for expanding. H100 is the easier way of course but can be beat easily by a RASA.
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post #7 of 17
Both are good choices depending on your preference and budget... The H100 is a good cooler, if you want a good all in one cooler... The RASA is a great buy tho as it is expandable... I would have gone with the RASA but i got the H100 for a steal (@$60 brand new on BLK Friday)
post #8 of 17
Rasa will have pretty significant performance improvement over the H100, and the expandability is a huge plus. Much more worth the money.
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post #9 of 17
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I've looked at a few videos and it seems like a hell lot to do. How big is temp difference gonna be? And I'm not looking for serious cooling so maybe not worth the money?
€: also they are a bit expensive :/
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Originally Posted by chip_virus View Post

I've looked at a few videos and it seems like a hell lot to do. How big is temp difference gonna be? And I'm not looking for serious cooling so maybe not worth the money?
€: also they are a bit expensive :/

u will see up to 10-12 degrees drop, i made the switch to the Rasa RX240 kit and i saw a 10c drop it's worth it thumb.gif. trust me it's not hard to do, i thought the same now it's a piece of cake Snorkle.gif.
Edited by AWESOME_3_SOME - 1/12/12 at 3:50pm
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