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Hey guys, I was going to upgrading my rig this week, so far I got the 7970 GPU, and Im going to NCIX and buy a new MOBO (ASUS Crosshair V Formula) and at the same time I was going to upgrade my cooler. The H70's fans are right on top of my MOBO heatsinks. I do alot of Oc but to the CPU only and I don't plan on water cooling my 7970.

So I was looking at some water loop kits, I didn't want to spend alot and I saw these kits, I really like the way water loops look and I heard they perform really well for OCed CPUS which I do, My 1100t is at a 4.3 GHz stable. ( Which is top for that CPU )

Zalman Reserator 1 V2 External Fanless Water Cooling Kit With CPU & GPU Water Blocks
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54565&vpn=RESERATOR1%20V2&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH

Swiftech H2O-X20 Edge HD Series 1/2IN 2X120MM Edge HD Series Liquid Cooling Kit
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65359&vpn=H2O%2D220%2DEdge%2DHD%2DBK&manufacture=Others

Thermaltake BigWater 760 Plus 2U Bay Drives Liquid Cooling System
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64125&vpn=CL%2DW0211&manufacture=Others

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61380&vpn=CWCH100&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1012

I was reading up on some of these online and found that the Bigwater couldn't out perform a high end air cooler

And some of the others didn't seem to get alot higher results then the H100, but I was only on a couple of sites. So since I live down the road from NCIX a really wanted to shop there but they only have a few kits. So any advice on what to buy, or should I just go H100 and be done with it.
 
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Dont forget to look at a RASA Kit
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Im not 100% sure on numbers with those kits but out of those I would only suggest getting the h100 or the swiftech kit

If your after something quick and easy with pretty good results they are exactly what you are looking for

BUT

If your looking for the best performance and want to know that one day you have the option of upgrading and maybe including your gpu in your loop then I would recommend looking into an xspc kit as they are a good starting kit that can easily be upgraded in the future
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Dont forget to look at a RASA Kit

^this. If I were going kit, and not closed loop, this is what I would be buying for a kit loop--the rasa kit with the RX 360 rad.

But just something to keep in mind when making the jump to true watercooling: always plan on spending double whatever you originally think it is going to cost, little tedious things tend to crop up and things/accidents can, and sometimes do, happen.

If you don't want to bother with the time/cost/planning/maintenance/accidents: get the H100

Else: get the Rasa kit w/ RX360
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rasa rx 360 kit then get a gpu block and two barbs. can get better fans and tubing
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Since you're ordering from the Canadian side of NCIX, why don't you get a raystorm kit from Dazmode it'll outperform all those kits at relatively same price. Most of them are OOS except the ex240 kit but that'll suit your needs for a cpu only loop thumb.gif
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Since you're ordering from the Canadian side of NCIX, why don't you get a raystorm kit from Dazmode it'll outperform all those kits at relatively same price. Most of them are OOS except the ex240 kit but that'll suit your needs for a cpu only loop thumb.gif

I live a block away from ncix so i just go in and they price match i was just going to start with the $250 (swifttech h20x20) kit on build on that
 
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Thanx guys, I went with this one for starters to start me out
XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ RX240 Radiator and Free Kill Coil!

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14182/ex-wat-181/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX240_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?id=aID8HzPv&mv_pc=145

Postage is crazy it was $70 but its a much better kit then I could get in canada thumb.gif
 
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Thanx guys, I went with this one for starters to start me out
XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ RX240 Radiator and Free Kill Coil!
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14182/ex-wat-181/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX240_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?id=aID8HzPv&mv_pc=145
Postage is crazy it was $70 but its a much better kit then I could get in canada thumb.gif

Gratz! Good choice, me thinks. Frozencpu seems to always be a tad bit more and shipping is always a little higher than lets say, Amazon or Newegg?, but I still order through them because they always get it shipped out same day, and I haven't had an issue, so far, with any of my orders, and I am tipping 2k of watercooling parts ordered from them in the past 12 months with zero issues. That level of consistency is a pretty good trade-off for slightly higher prices, in my eyes.

Hope to see some build pics up soon!

Also, what fans will you be using on your Rad? If you aren't sure yet, I would like to recommend some AP-15s (if you can find them in stock for a decent price), or (and these fans are my favorite, but tad bit louder than that AP15 full bore) some medium Yate Loons from Petras--Yates are cheap too, like 5 bucks a fan cheap. smile.gif

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Gratz! Good choice, me thinks. Frozencpu seems to always be a tad bit more and shipping is always a little higher than lets say, Amazon or Newegg?, but I still order through them because they always get it shipped out same day, and I haven't had an issue, so far, with any of my orders, and I am tipping 2k of watercooling parts ordered from them in the past 12 months with zero issues. That level of consistency is a pretty good trade-off for slightly higher prices, in my eyes.
Hope to see some build pics up soon!
Also, what fans will you be using on your Rad? If you aren't sure yet, I would like to recommend some AP-15s (if you can find them in stock for a decent price), or (and these fans are my favorite, but tad bit louder than that AP15 full bore) some medium Yate Loons from Petras--Yates are cheap too, like 5 bucks a fan cheap. smile.gif
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10323/fan-674/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1850_RPM_D1225C12B5AP-15_Hot_Item_.html
http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa1.html

I'm new to wc so I was going to get my feet wet on that and roll from there. Those fans look sweet. I'm gonna pick up a set. When I get my new MOBO next week 'Im gonna start the upgrade. I'll post some picks when it's up. thumb.gif
 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16 GB Western Digital 20EARS SSD KINGSTON V100 SSD WD Elements 1TB  
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Patriot INFERNO SSD DVD Rw (Lightscribe)  XSPC Rasa 750 RX240  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit  
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Viewsonic vx2835wm (28.5 inch 1920x1200) Steelseries Merc Stealth Silverstone Strider 750 Plus 750W Modular Power Coolmaster 690 II Advanced 
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Logitech M500 BOSE House speaskers, They sound AWESOME Turtle Beach Ear Force Z2 Professional Grade PC... Microsoft C8G-00004 Xbox 360 Common Controller 
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