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Poll Results: Noctua D14 or a water cooling kit(ex. XSPC RX 240)?

 
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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Captivate View Post

Isn't the Rasa pump just the D5 pump? At least the RX360 extreme versions, according to frozenpc.

No, it's not. I believe that the frozencpu extreme kits have been customized by frozencpu.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
the D5 pump only comes in the rx360extreme kit. The other kits only get the regular x20 pump. The CM 690 II i have is pretty awesome because if i remove the HDD cages i can fit a fan>rx rad> fan on the bottom. Would you guys recommend later on throwing in a thin black ice gt rad up top and dual rad the case? Because i got the space for it for sure and im sure that in time ide want to increase performance.
post #13 of 18
If you're going to continue running your chip at 4.2 you'll seriously see a diminishing return for adding rads. A 240 rad is plenty for 4.2, any more for 4.2 at near stock voltages is a waste. Adding a black ice gt rad would mean high speed loud fans which would create different noise profiles, high speed + loud for your GT and low speed + quiet for your rx.
post #14 of 18
No one has warned you yet? Watercooling is addictive! Costs a lot, but heck I love it! smile.gif
Ahh, and the silence! I had my 7970 on air because wc blocks weren't available at that time. I so sorely missed having the gpu on water then! smile.gif
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
the d5 pumps comes with the extreme 360 kits. not the rasa rx 240's. But supposedly i can run it fine too. Would it be smarter to just purchase better parts seperately right now and build the loop over time or just buy the kit and upgrade what i need as my use builds up.
post #16 of 18
If you can fit a 360 rad, and you are getting the D5 pump with it, I would recommend doing that. Because if you become a fan of watercooling, you will regret not getting the one with the D5 pump and a bigger rad.

And on a 360 rad, you can have the fans at a lower speed than you would need on a 240. This is especially true when computer is idle. Use of speedfan with the new advanced fan control will give you great control of the fan speeds smile.gif

I see now that the rasa kit with the D5 is 299$
Which is well above your 200$ intended budget for cooling.

But the risk is high, that you get addicted to watercooling smile.gif
I have only buildt two watercooling rig, and I have now 1 3x140 2 2x120 1 3x120 and 2 4x120 rads, 6 pumps 4 cpu waterblocks, 2 gpu blocks, 3 pump tops, 2 reservoirs and fair amount of tubing tongue.gif
Much of it is for future builds though, but I'm not a rich man, and I have gathered all this in less than 2 years I think tongue.gif

I don't know how much you would spend to get silence as well, and it's a great hobby in my opinion smile.gif

And a side note, I have gotten a friend of mine which resides in US to send much of this to me privately, so I avoided customs and tax fee's. Which I then took the opportunity to order more than I needed then. I'm in the making of building my next build now.
post #17 of 18
i replaced my h70 push/pull with an rs240 and i really like it. my only question now is whether or not to try to mount fans inside my case, for push/pull
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Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD + (3) 160GB WD in Raid5 Rasa 750 RS240 Kit Phobya Extreme 200mm Heatkiller 3.0 Radeon HD7970 GPU Block 
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Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD + (3) 160GB WD in Raid5 Rasa 750 RS240 Kit Phobya Extreme 200mm Heatkiller 3.0 Radeon HD7970 GPU Block 
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Faded View Post

i replaced my h70 push/pull with an rs240 and i really like it. my only question now is whether or not to try to mount fans inside my case, for push/pull

the radiator the rs240 kit provides won't benefit from a push pull. I've tried.


To OP, I recommend piecing the parts you want together. I got started with the 240 kit buying it unused from a local. Now I'm gonna be basically build my new loop from scratch since well... cause I want a separate pump and res so I can use mayhems new pearl coolant later on, and since I'm upgrading that I might as well get a 360mm rad and blah blah blah, you get the idea. It gets addicting. If you're into modding cars then you'll know exactly what kind of money hole its gonna turn into. thumb.gif
Edited by bringtherain - 3/3/12 at 11:25am
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