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post #1 of 16
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I just got my tax return and i want to go Rasa, is there anything i should know? should i upgrade anything in the kit? what coolant? I dont want to get another case but i will if i need to.
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post #2 of 16
buy different tubing for starters

And used distilled water + silver kill coil
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post #3 of 16
Also , I would look into the possibility of just buying the components itself, It might cost a little more but the parts will be better and you can always use them to add on and continue making a custom loop ( + the ray storm cpu block is better than the RASA )
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post #4 of 16
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ive never built a loop before i have an H70 so i dont want to go too far all out just yet. down the road i will im sure but this is just more for aesthetics and because my rig is loud as hell with the h70
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post #5 of 16
The rasa is okay, the pump's die a lot though. I have had 3 go out and countless others on OCN report the same thing. Also make sure you just run distilled water and a silver kill coil. That stock tubing will also get gross after a couple weeks as well so you may want to look into some other 7/16x5/8 tubing.
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post #6 of 16
The Rasa kit is solid. Personally, I would go with the RX kits because those are optimized for low speed fans. Maybe if you can find and EX kit, get that (RX performance, RS size).

The pump will probably go bad in a few months. They are notoriously unreliable, but it should last you a few months. Definitely get different tubing (see this thread) and a kill coil.
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post #7 of 16
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So why dont i want to use coolant instead of Distilled water? and what would you suggest for a pump?
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post #8 of 16
Coolants generally have worse performance and can separate and clog blocks. A DDC or D5 are both fine pumps and both will be able to run a gpu in the future. If you are thinking of building the kit your self look on OCN for cheap parts. There are always used pumps, reservoirs, and fittings for cheap.
Edited by rancor - 2/14/12 at 8:03am
post #9 of 16
Water is basically the best liquid for cooling, it has high heat capacity, low viscosity, and best of all its practically free biggrin.gif

Pre-mixed coolants are expensive and don't add any performance but they look damn good thumb.gif
post #10 of 16
I currently have the rx240 kit that i bought about 6 months ago and have no problems with it. When i bought the kit, i put different tubing because i heard the tubing it comes with kinks easily. I also used distill water and a silver coil. The pump does rattle sometime but so far its worked good. Also, i only have my computer on about 5 hours a day. This was my first water cool setup and recommend this kit if you are unsure of doing a custom water setup.

Good luck!
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