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So I was thinking about what I have heard on the whole Zalam Reserator vs a customish loop and I have decided to try out the customish option, here we have a kit from Watercooling UK also known on here as Watercooling Shop:- 1x Magicool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Radiator, 3x XSPC 120mm 1200RPM Fan ( 120x120x25mm ), 1x EK Water Blocks EK-Supreme LTX (775/1156/1366), 1x XSPC Single 200 Bay Pump/Reservoir, 2x 3/8" ID , 1/2" OD Hose - Clear 1m, 2x XSPC Anti-Kink Coil - UV Ice Blue - 1m, 6x 13/10mm Compression Fitting 1/4 - Black Nickel, 1x White Thermal Paste 4g. I was thinking of adding in a Alphacool Cape Cora HF 442 Konvekt Passive Radiator to increase the cooling of the water. I'm very new at this water cooling stuff so not sure if the pump will be strong enough. Below is an quick scribble with the loop I have in mind, (note: the res and pump are a single unit.)
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post #2 of 5
I don't have any experience with the custom kit you have selected but I would not be buying it if it were my money.

For a little extra cash the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 is a much better option. This will also be more than sufficient for cooling your CPU. There would be no need for a passive radiator which in my opinion would have been a waste of money anyway.
Every component in the Rasa kit is superior to the WCUK one you had selected. And only for a fraction of the price more. Obviously there are things that can be improved on even with the RASA kit but at the price range you are looking at I don't think you will find any better value for money.

No coolant comes with the kit but I would not use coolant anyway. Plain distilled water is by far the best and can be picked up for very cheap from motor world or places like that.
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Tevatron K
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2600K @ 4.8ghz Z77 Sabertooth R9 290 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 1866mhz 
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M500 240GB SSD 3x 3TB HDD's Sony DRU-V200S Custom water cooling 
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Windows 7 64bit QNIX 27" 1440p @ 96Hz Ducky 1008 BeQuiet 1200w 
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HAF 932 Logitec G5 Table top 
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I have had a look into kits a bit more and have come across the EK-KIT H3O - Supreme LT 360 EN would you still say that the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 WaterCooling Kit is still the better of the two?
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There both going to be as good as each other really. I think it would all depend on the performance of the CPU block. I'd have a look at some comparisons or revies between the two. I have a Rasa block and at the time was one of the best on the market. EK dont really make a abd block but I know the one that comes with the EK kit is not there top offering. Niether is the rasa now for that matter.
Tevatron K
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K @ 4.8ghz Z77 Sabertooth R9 290 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
M500 240GB SSD 3x 3TB HDD's Sony DRU-V200S Custom water cooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit QNIX 27" 1440p @ 96Hz Ducky 1008 BeQuiet 1200w 
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HAF 932 Logitec G5 Table top 
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Tevatron K
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K @ 4.8ghz Z77 Sabertooth R9 290 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
M500 240GB SSD 3x 3TB HDD's Sony DRU-V200S Custom water cooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit QNIX 27" 1440p @ 96Hz Ducky 1008 BeQuiet 1200w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
HAF 932 Logitec G5 Table top 
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So I took the plunge into the murky world of water cooling and brought {uel=http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-kit-h3o-supreme-lt-240-en]EK-KIT H3O - Supreme LT 240 EN[/url]. Should fit nicely into the rear of my case, the reason I changed from the 360 to the 240 is simply case size incompatibility I will upgrade to a larger rad when I upgrade the rest of my system. As I'll need a bigger case then anyway.
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