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Hello All,

I have a question , i see all the water cooling system ( corsair H series and other companies ) and i also see water cooling kits where the
user assemble them as he likes , can someone put together a small explanation for me ?
Edited by zorg1983 - 1/31/12 at 5:33am
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Easy...

The H50-H100 Kits are all inclusive. Meaning they have a Pump, CPU block, and Radiator all in one.

The Custom Loops or Kits from XSPC or EK are basically starter kits to a custom loop. Where you would have a Pump, Tubing, Fittings (Barbs or compression), Reservoir, and Waterblocks (Cpu).

Both cool the CPU However I have personally found the custom loops to be much better at it. On the other side of things Watercooling is an expensive Hobby. Where you can get a h60 cooler for 50-80$ the cheapest Kit will run you about 120$ and a custom loop is endless.

I personally started with the 240 Kit from EK and have been constantly changing out parts and moving things around since. Its a lot of fun if you like tinkering with these sorts of things.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Hello All,
I have a question , i see all the water cooling system ( corsair H series and other companies ) and i also see water cooling kits where the
user assemble them as he likes , can someone put together a small explanation for me ?

The hydro series are easier to maintain but ultimately don't give you the options of expandability into GPU and to upgrade the cooling. Kits you put together are usually cheaper and/or better performing.
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Kits you put together are usually cheaper and/or better performing.

I think what he meant to say is the Hydro series are cheaper and custom kits perform better.
post #5 of 32
The corsair hydro and Antec kühler coolers are closed loop CPU coolers. No maintaining necessary, basically just plug and play. It can't be extended though, and temps and noise are the same you'd get with a good heatsink.
The custom kits (like rasa) are more expensive but they allow you to install it just the way you like it. The assembly takes longer though and it's a tad harder and you have more parts. In return you get better temps and expandability. Also be aware that if you decide to go custom loop, you might become addicted to watercooling.
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"Also be aware that if you decide to go custom loop, you might become addicted to watercooling."

Isn't that the truth. Its highly addicting esp. when there are new builds on the site everyday.
Edited by freitz - 1/31/12 at 5:48am
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Another point to note is that custom loops offer much more personalisation options than closed-loop systems.
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My fear is when i will order the custom kits i will eventually do more hard then good biggrin.gif , i have no experience with this kind of stuff, this is my main fear.
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My fear is when i will order the custom kits i will eventually do more hard then good biggrin.gif , i have no experience with this kind of stuff, this is my main fear.

everyone starts somewhere biggrin.gif just read up, water cooling is insanely fun, especially when you get into case modding to accommodate rads, etc smile.gif
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My fear is when i will order the custom kits i will eventually do more hard then good biggrin.gif , i have no experience with this kind of stuff, this is my main fear.

It may look hard and scary but it really isnt. CPU loop is very simple, just watch a guide or two and remember to think before you act and it'll go smooth. GPU blocks can be a bit of a pita sometimes imho.
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