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post #11 of 20
holy crap those fans would be like having a leaf blower in your room. get the new noctua fans they seem to have great static pressure or maybe some of those AP15
post #12 of 20
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c321s1310

how much different is this rad from the RX 360 kit?

also whats the difference between the EX360/RX360/RS360? frozen cpu doesnt really give much detail on their specs page for the products
post #13 of 20
the difference is thickness and im not sure if the thinner rads have a higher FPI i would assume the thinner rads would have a higher FPI
Edited by kieran13 - 2/17/12 at 2:17am
post #14 of 20
You cant fit a 360 in the top of a phantom with minimal modding thumb.gif
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by jrap1243 View Post

Hey all!
First post on OCN and I think its a good one. I'm looking to water cool my cpu and after looking at the essential guides I came up with what I think would be a good build
The CPU: Intel core i5 2500k 1155 chipset
The Case: NZXT Phantom
and for the good stuff the water cooling parts:
CPU Block
XSPC RayStorm
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/racpuwai.html
Reservoir
XSPC Dual 5.25’’ res for mcp355
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsacdu5refor1.html
or
XSPC Dual 5.25’’ res for mcp655
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsacdu5refor1.html
Pump
Mcp355
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swiftechmcp355.html
or mcp655 w/ speed controller
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpu.html
Radiator
XSPC RX 240
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsrx2xrare2.html
Rad Fan
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scgety120mmf.html
Hose Clamps
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/brmihocl7int1.html
Bitspower G1/4 Black 1/2inch tubing attachment
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big14mabl1id.html
Hoses
PromoFlex Pro 3/8” tubing
http://www.koolertek.com/computer-parts/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1321
Total: $371.56
So thats what I'm looking at getting, but I feel like this isnt exactly the "budget" setup. I'm hoping you guys could give me suggestions as to how I could save a bit more money while still having a good water cooling setup.
Thank you all for your help in advance
Jesse

Do you plan to OC? If so how much? Also are there plans in the future to drop a GPU in there? Bearing in mind while you may have no plan now to you may catch the WC bug and then won't stop until your GPU is under water too wink.gif

As for making it cheaper, if just CPU is on the agenda and nothing insane in the OC dept, you could go for an EX240, that would drop the price of the loop a bit.

Also the Pump Res combo can be scaled back, the Pump/Res that comes with an XSPC kit would easily suffice, should be much cheaper than the ones you've spec'd

Changing the fans for Yate Loon D12SLs would be fine also, and much cheaper than what you've listed. Those fans are expensive, and no doubt very loud!!

That would prob bring your total down to $300. Maybe a little less, I'm not sure. I'm in the UK.
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post #16 of 20
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post #17 of 20
You need to change the fans to the 120mm, the ones you've linked are 140mm they won't fit the rad.

What did it bring the cost down too?
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
2 Crucial M4 256GB XSPC RX360 + RX240 + RX120 XSPC Raystorm EK 1070FE WB 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
2 Crucial M4 256GB XSPC RX360 + RX240 + RX120 XSPC Raystorm EK 1070FE WB 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 64 Qnix QX2710 96Hz CM Storm Rapid Coolermaster V Series 850w 
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post #18 of 20
One other note, what fluid are you planning on using? If you're going distilled, don't forget the silver kill coil. Also, while you can use a razor blade or xacto knife to cut the tubing, 1/2x3/4 can be tough to get a straight cut. You might consider adding a tube cutter to the order.
post #19 of 20
As for rads it goes something like this.


RS: thin rad, highest speed fans, lowest cooling potential

EX: thin rad, med - high speed fans, second highest cooling potential

RX: thick rad, med - low speed fans, highest cooling potential


Personally I would go with the RX series IF you have the room, But seeing that you have the NZXT Phantom, go with the EX series.

as for getting a 360 rad, it can be done, but it requires alot of cutting the main chassis and plastic top of the case. If you check the Phantom page you will see a few done this way.

As for the stock Rasa pump it is good enough for a cpu and two gpu blocks, beyond that i would start looking elsewhere.

hope this all helps thumb.gif
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Matt26LFC View Post

You need to change the fans to the 120mm, the ones you've linked are 140mm they won't fit the rad.
What did it bring the cost down too?

The cost is about 280 so it saved me 90ish which is great. I'll look into getting the 140mm fans
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