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I'm looking to cool my cpu in an NZXT phantom.
Should I buy individual parts? Or just get a Rasa RS240 kit and be happy?
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

I'm looking to cool my cpu in an NZXT phantom.
Should I buy individual parts? Or just get a Rasa RS240 kit and be happy?

Individual parts will likely make you "happy - er" since you're going to do the picking, and will probably get some nicer tubing and fittings, etc. The drawback is that it'll likely cost you more money.

One thing I've learned is that if I "settle" for something I eventually just go back and buy what I originally wanted anyway, so don't waste the money on a Rasa if you really just want custom components. Save the extra and do it right the first time.

BOL in your endeavor.
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Individual parts will likely make you "happy - er" since you're going to do the picking, and will probably get some nicer tubing and fittings, etc. The drawback is that it'll likely cost you more money.
One thing I've learned is that if I "settle" for something I eventually just go back and buy what I originally wanted anyway, so don't waste the money on a Rasa if you really just want custom components. Save the extra and do it right the first time.
BOL in your endeavor.

Well, 200 is the cutoff. Would I be spending upwards of 200 on just a cpu loop?
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Well, 200 is the cutoff. Would I be spending upwards of 200 on just a cpu loop?

Off the top of my head, I'd say that you would.
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Off the top of my head, I'd say that you would.

So a Rasa is probably the best?
Considering i've never even done watercooling, I don't want to spend a ****load of money on just a cpu block, cpu and gpus? probably.
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So a Rasa is probably the best?
Considering i've never even done watercooling, I don't want to spend a ****load of money on just a cpu block, cpu and gpus? probably.

Get the Rasa kit and build from there. It's a great place to start.

Or check the sales threads here on OCN.
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you get what you pay for. seriously. picking your own parts will yeild much better temps and higher quality parts than any kit. put the little bit of extra money into it and get good parts.
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Block -- $50 minimum

240 Rad -- $60

Pump -- $50 minimum

Reservoir -- $30

Primochill tubing -- $15

Barbs -- $30


That's a pretty budget setup from frozencpu, so definitely over $200 if you buy from there. YMMV of course if you can find some deals.
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Block -- $50 minimum
240 Rad -- $60
Pump -- $50 minimum
Reservoir -- $30
Primochill tubing -- $15
Barbs -- $30
That's a pretty budget setup from frozencpu, so definitely over $200 if you buy from there. YMMV of course if you can find some deals.

Is maverick still selling those DC-1 pumps for $35?
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post #10 of 16
Personally i went from a rasa kit to a pre picked part list for my loop.
But the rasa kit did what it was designed to do and it did it pretty well biggrin.gif
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