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Alright. Here's what you do.

1) Buy a six pack of beer. Drink beer.
2) Buy a H100.
3) Open your 500R.
3.1) Rip the old CPU cooler out of there. Don't be gentle. That old CPU cooler has overstayed its welcome. It is useless to you now. Dead.
3.2) Gently coddle your H100, reassuring it that you would never rip it out.
4) Drink another beer.
5) Install the fans to the H100 radiator. Screw those babies in.
6) Install the H100 radiator to the top open portion of your case.
7) If you have thermal paste that you want to use, apply it to CPU. Peanut butter jelly that bad boy. Awww...yea...peanut..butter..jelly..it.
8) Mount the H100 CPU block to the motherboard. IMPORTANT: make sure that CPU is still in the socket before doing this.
9) Drink another beer.
10) Turn your computer on.
11) Drink another beer.
    
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post #12 of 15
I think the Rasa kit is close to $130, then you have to get some fans for it. The 500R is an excellent case for the H100 and it comes with fans.

Rasa kit if you want a DIY kit, H100 if you don't want to bothered with it. thumb.gif

Rasa kit will yield better temps though tongue.gif

PS: I personally, wouldn't get anything less than an H80
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Originally Posted by MiyukiChan View Post

Full water loop sound alot more complicated?

Yes it is a lot more complicated. Once you get it set up the maintenance is not that bad, but it is more work than a closed water system or air. If you want you can look through my build log here where I go through how I set it up, installation and testing. If you are on the fence about it, I would say go closed water or air until you are positive you want to go custom water.
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Alright. Here's what you do.
1) Buy a six pack of beer. Drink beer.
2) Buy a H100.
3) Open your 500R.
3.1) Rip the old CPU cooler out of there. Don't be gentle. That old CPU cooler has overstayed its welcome. It is useless to you now. Dead.
3.2) Gently coddle your H100, reassuring it that you would never rip it out.
4) Drink another beer.
5) Install the fans to the H100 radiator. Screw those babies in.
6) Install the H100 radiator to the top open portion of your case.
7) If you have thermal paste that you want to use, apply it to CPU. Peanut butter jelly that bad boy. Awww...yea...peanut..butter..jelly..it.
8) Mount the H100 CPU block to the motherboard. IMPORTANT: make sure that CPU is still in the socket before doing this.
9) Drink another beer.
10) Turn your computer on.
11) Drink another beer.

I'd be to drunk to even hit the power button after all those beer's lol 40
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Yes it is a lot more complicated. Once you get it set up the maintenance is not that bad, but it is more work than a closed water system or air. If you want you can look through my build log here where I go through how I set it up, installation and testing. If you are on the fence about it, I would say go closed water or air until you are positive you want to go custom water.

Thanks again i'll look!
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Unfortunately closed loop coolers be they Antec/Corsair or others are thermally inefficient compared to a highend HSF, they are a poor value and to cool the radiator you need to run the fan on high or add fans, making them noisy compared to a highend HSF. A highend HSF does not have these shortcomings and never leaks water and damages hundreds of dollars in PC hardware.

There are any number of quality HSFs better than the Corsair or similar H50-H80. The only Corsair closed loop cooler even worth consideration compared to a quality HSF is the H100.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/5

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2562&page=5

As always I suggest people buy what makes them happy.
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