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That price is fairly decent considering they are all high-end parts.But a custom loop is as top of the line as it gets, and you only spend money on what you need nothing extra.

Edit: Could not agree more with the person above me considering I wish I would have hand picked my parts rather than getting the RS360 kit I was recommended frown.gif
Edited by Twitt - 4/4/12 at 1:54pm
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Alright, thanks. This thread has given me much more insight on WC, especially for WC kits that are attractive to noobies.
I'll probably spend a week on researching and determine what my needs are.
Current things to look at: Is my PSU strong enough, I will definitely be needing a new case no questions asked, and a budget.
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Alright, thanks. This thread has given me much more insight on WC, especially for WC kits that are attractive to noobies.
I'll probably spend a week on researching and determine what my needs are.
Current things to look at: Is my PSU strong enough, I will definitely be needing a new case no questions asked, and a budget.

PSU - No idea
Case -Buy my phantom so I can pickup a Switch 810 wink.gif

Goodluck with your research thumb.gif
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PSU - No idea
Case -Buy my phantom so I can pickup a Switch 810 wink.gif
Goodluck with your research thumb.gif

Phantom was my dream air cooling case, switch 810 or Corsair 800D are my dream water cooling cases tongue.gif
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Phantom was my dream air cooling case, switch 810 or Corsair 800D are my dream water cooling cases tongue.gif

I've got a 360mm rad and 240mm rad in it, so its no small case by any means. Just wish I had more breathing room smile.gif
post #26 of 43
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This kit would cost more for each individual part?

Actually I think it would be slightly cheaper than going with individual parts. Plus these are really great parts (the ones I'd pick out anyway)

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In all honesty, it may cost more, but no kit can replace some good research and a custom loop. The thing with the kit loop is that you'll more than likely outgrow it, parts will immaturely wear out, and or you'll upgrade pieces, which results in you buying parts twice.
In my opinion, do it right the first time; build a budget conscious custom loop and buy parts once. Not to mention it is super-fun, and there is definitely something to be said for watching your custom creation come to life each time you start your machine. Building/planning the cooling loop is probably my favorite part of a build. That and sleeving cables. thumb.gif

*shrugs* The Raystorm Extreme kits contain the exact parts that many people pick when doing a custom loop, and there's nothing included that I'd expect to fail any faster than anything you bought separately. They're noticeably cheaper than buying the same parts separately, so unless you just didn't want compression fittings or a bay reservoir there's really no reason not to get them. Even the Rasa kits aren't a bad purchase, while the Rasa cpu block isn't one of the current top performers, it's still a great cpu block that performs as well or better than the last generation of blocks, which plenty of people still run.

You'd have to start looking into used parts to beat the Raystorm Extreme kits, and even if you scrapped compression fittings it's unlikely you'd beat the price buying new. Unless you don't want a bay res, it's what I'd suggest you pick up to start with. The pump, cpu block, and radiator are all top-notch, and you can easily pick up a GPU block or two and some different tubing and still come out cheaper than if you were buying all the parts individually.
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*shrugs* The Raystorm Extreme kits contain the exact parts that many people pick when doing a custom loop, and there's nothing included that I'd expect to fail any faster than anything you bought separately. They're noticeably cheaper than buying the same parts separately, so unless you just didn't want compression fittings or a bay reservoir there's really no reason not to get them. Even the Rasa kits aren't a bad purchase, while the Rasa cpu block isn't one of the current top performers, it's still a great cpu block that performs as well or better than the last generation of blocks, which plenty of people still run.
You'd have to start looking into used parts to beat the Raystorm Extreme kits, and even if you scrapped compression fittings it's unlikely you'd beat the price buying new. Unless you don't want a bay res, it's what I'd suggest you pick up to start with. The pump, cpu block, and radiator are all top-notch, and you can easily pick up a GPU block or two and some different tubing and still come out cheaper than if you were buying all the parts individually.

This, I picked this up, selected uv blue tubing, selected choose own fans (took of 19 dollars!) and bought on noctua p12 (i already have 2 in my rig) and 2 mor ecompression fittings, 7 more feet of tubing, and a gpu block, for less than 450 dollars. just gotta wait till friday, they were out of stock of the res at the time of ordering. 2 and a half weeks ago.
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This, I picked this up, selected uv blue tubing, selected choose own fans (took of 19 dollars!) and bought on noctua p12 (i already have 2 in my rig) and 2 mor ecompression fittings, 7 more feet of tubing, and a gpu block, for less than 450 dollars. just gotta wait till friday, they were out of stock of the res at the time of ordering. 2 and a half weeks ago.

Choosing your own fan removes the cost of the ones included in the kit? Also is the blue led on the raystorm optional? Like would it be possible to change the color?
Edit: Miss read your typo tongue.gif
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Choosing your own fan removes the cost of the ones included in the kit? Also is the blue led on the raystorm optional? Like would it be possible to change the color?
Edit: Miss read your typo tongue.gif

Yep, the blue led is optional, you can avoid hooking it up at all, or you can desolder the blue leds and replace them with the color of your choice.
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