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I'm leaning towards buying this and starting. is it reasonable to start with? Also how loud is the system overall going to be, minus my new gtx 480, my PC is silent smile.gif

I'll grab a plate for the GTX 480 and get it under water if enough people tell me its a good idea...
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That radiator could probably cool the CPU and GPU together.

I'm no expert on watercooling, but someone else will hopefully chime in.
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Originally Posted by Kolmain View Post

Yea just did that and it helped a bit, nothing more. The fan is really noisy weirdsmiley.gif
It peaks ingame at ~84°C. Water cooling is too expensive atm to go yet so whats the best aftermarket heatsink and fan to put on it for it to be quiet? The 550ti I upgraded from was silent and ran cold.... here's my case:
****snip***
EDIT: Picture posted sideways confused.gif
EDIT2: Should I mention im running 2 monitors? 27" and 20"


And here is your problem , i used to have 480 than SLI and one card with two monitors always ideled at around 60 ~ 65 C it's nothing to worry about it's just how Nvidia cards work with two monitors it never goes to 2D mode and the clocks stay higher so does the temperature.
Disconnect one moitor and you will see for yourself , BTW it's not only 480 issue all Nvidia cards do that.
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post #44 of 50
That kit isn't a bad buy. But for a 250W+ GPU and 150W+ CPU, the RX240 is a little on the brink. An RX360 or 240+120 would be better.

Also, I have that kit with the RS240 version and although mine is holding up great (knock on wood), I would be weary of running too many blocks off that pump. FrozenCPU has the same kit that comes with an upgraded reservoir that includes a D5 pump, which would be much, much more reliable and able to handle more restrictive blocks (like the Rasa).

Now if you're thinking of taking that kit and buying a GPU block and running a GPU-only loop off it, that's different. I guess that way you could sell off the RASA CPU block and buy the RASA GPU block instead. That wouldn't be a bad idea.
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i vote go water. all of mine is under water using a RX360 rad and is doing well. best part is that the computer is now silent. if you click my profile my computer is show there. thumb.gif
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i vote go water. all of mine is under water using a RX360 rad and is doing well. best part is that the computer is now silent. if you click my profile my computer is show there. thumb.gif

So you say custom RASA over a Modded H40 for the GPU + H100 for the CPU?
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So you say custom RASA over a Modded H40 for the GPU + H100 for the CPU?

If anything, you would want to reverse that scenario and run the H100 on the GPU. GPU's pump out a lot more heat than CPU's.
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So you say custom RASA over a Modded H40 for the GPU + H100 for the CPU?

imo that's up to you. i my self rather have something that is made to go on my new investment then something jerry rigged even tho it would still work. going water the worst part is the initial investment but after that's over all you should have to worry is maybe getting new blocks when you get new components.
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Just grab a $60 Antec 620 and strap it on and be done with it. See my worklog for example http://www.overclock.net/t/1140299/gtx-480-sli-antec-620s-mod/0_50
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Just grab a $60 Antec 620 and strap it on and be done with it. See my worklog for example http://www.overclock.net/t/1140299/gtx-480-sli-antec-620s-mod/0_50

Have done, check my sig

works like a charm thumb.gif
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