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cool man just checking, it took me like 10 mins to find the rep button after the revamp biggrin.gif. The rasa kit is an excellent option for getting your feet wet, so to speak.
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post #32 of 45
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some questions about the rasa kit

1. will the level 10 gt fit a triple rad at the top?
2. what would be best? fans push from inside-->out or pull from outside? or something different
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some questions about the rasa kit
1. will the level 10 gt fit a triple rad at the top?
2. what would be best? fans push from inside-->out or pull from outside? or something different

1- no only a 240
2- depends on fans and rad, and space, and on that case you have to do the fans and rad inside the case if you want to have the top cover on
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looking on frozenCPU, only the RX model is in stock (thicker rad) I read that the fans arent very powerful and the tubing is really cheap(kink easily when bending)

what fans are great and cheap and a good place to get tubing?
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looking on frozenCPU, only the RX model is in stock (thicker rad) I read that the fans arent very powerful and the tubing is really cheap(kink easily when bending)
what fans are great and cheap and a good place to get tubing?

Yate Loons are the best cheap fans that you can get, you do need a fan controller though.
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looking on frozenCPU, only the RX model is in stock (thicker rad) I read that the fans arent very powerful and the tubing is really cheap(kink easily when bending)
what fans are great and cheap and a good place to get tubing?

the link to performance-pcs.com has them in stock (I know some users have horror stories from ppcs, but I have none smile.gif). for fans, I use yate loons HS (high speed). some say they are "low quality" but they push alot of air and cost about $2.00 a piece. Scythe makes really good fans (gentle typhoons are great for radiators due to high static pressure and they are really quiet) but they tend to cost a bit more. For tubing, Tygon tubing works well for me. 2.00 a foot is pretty reasonable (you shouldnt need more than 4 feet in a CPU only build), it comes in many colors, i havnt had kinking trouble, ect). you can get the fans a tubes (generally) from anywhere you get the kit from (I use p-pcs).

For another question you had about push vs pull for the radiator. have the fans push the air out of the case over the radiator, this is best (IMO).

Edit: ninja'd on the fans tongue.gif

Edit #2: here is some light reading if you want some additional info on WC. http://www.overclock.net/t/226970/updated-water-cooling-essential-threads. This helped me out tremendously when i was starting WC.
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A and B is completely not true. A: a custom loop block would weigh far less than a sealed loop block because in a sealed loop the block also contains the pump and circuitry. B: if you build your water loop wisely and plan a head it does look nice a clean. the only benefit to a sealed loop is they are cheap, have no upkeep and they are good for people who dont know what they are doing.
reasons a custom loop is better is
A: higher performance
B: Quality parts
C: customization
D: less chance of pump dying

Thank you for posting this so I didn't have to lol. + rep
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looking at a ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME p67 board. any insight?
Your board is a fine performer... I would leave it. also see the quote below...get better cooling and GPU!
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I'd really focus on CPU cooling and a new GPU first though.
Darn, double post.. I can't get used to the new location of the edit button.
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Buying a board based on looks is a bad idea. While i agree that the asus board is good, its a lot of money for a different color. Have a look at the AsRock Z68 fatal1ty board. Its half the price, looks just as good and performs slightly stronger in my opinion.
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an h100 will provide performance boosts over every air cooled option other than arguably the noctua dh14 (and more expensive options)
and it will beat the hell out of your intel stock hsf
at the very least get a dh14 with some good fans in push/both/pull

Where do you guys get this info?


@OP I would steer away from the H coolers in your situation. They cool fine BUT do so at much higher noise level's than other options. D-14 and Silver Arrow are large and have some RAM clearance problem. I have never heard of one of them bending or warping a mobo(I have used my Silver Arrow for about a year now). Best of all they cool amazing and are darn near silent! If for some reason you cannont fit the S/A or D-14 in your case due to RAM or what ever. Look at the Thermalright Archon Reb or the normal Archon. both are single tower coolers and both are right behind the Silver Arrow/D-14 in temps and is just as silent as the Silver Arrow/d-14.

If you where going to consider a H100 I would strongly suggest you don't and go with a XSPC Rasa RS240 kit. Its about the same price as the H100 but will destroy it in every way.

EDIT: ohh and get a better GPU than the 460 in the pic. Wait for Nvidia to launch their next cards though and pick between the 6XX's or the 7XXX's.. with the Rasa kit you can also add another rad(might have to get creative) and water cool your GPU solution too.
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post #38 of 45
Yah dont upgrade your mobo for just looks man. I mean rog boards are sweet and perform great too (my opinion, dont agree with me ppl dont bother bring it up)

Get a WC kit, either the all in one or custom. Custom are fun to build (see my set up) but more expensive. There are lots of good companies to buy the custom stuff, I tend to stick with Koolance cause the are extremely help if there is a warretny issue (in my experiance) and they are located like 40 miles from me so I get things in a day. They are have some of the best looking product (their bay res are great looking but not over kill) And there PMP 450s witha 24v controller is one of the strongest on the market (go look at martins lab)
Cruise Frozencpu.com and check out all the different options (if you do choose koolance by direct) LOTs of great options for custom builds
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as far as the h100 goes, it is generally accepted as a valid competitor for the dh14, ill need to find evidence.
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post #40 of 45
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I made a Final verdict.

1. I'm going to paint the asus thermal shield red,
2. Go with the rasa RX240(thicker rad than RS240) kit
3. Replace included fans for rad with yate loons
4. Get red tubing

5. Later upgrade my gpu (possibly hold out for GeForce 6xx series)

Thanks for the great ideas guys! I'll be sure to leave Rep for everyone!

Ill make a build thread later with my progress. Ordering the parts today!
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