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Hey guys I am putting parts together for my first waterloop build for my nzxt switch 810 case. While shopping around I found this:

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-OCZTHYDF-HydroFlow-Waterblock/dp/B001HZSGQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335153439&sr=8-1

super cheap...


also I read a lot of great reviews on the xspc raystorm which I can get for $60 from amazon. Is there a better one for around the same price or a little more
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post #2 of 20
If it's the OCZ one..yes..it sucks...block won't even cover your chip.Get a RASA or RAystorm thumb.gif
 
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personally i wouldnt cheap out on parts.. get a EK block
 
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post #4 of 20
In my opinion it doesn't suck.

If you dont want to burn a whole in your wallet. This is the Waterblock to get. Are you planning on doing so me high OCing?
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post #5 of 20
Get a Raystorm, its only like $30
    
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post #6 of 20
Yeah iCrap (Nice username by the way) i guess extra 10 bucks for the Raystorm is good. I've had some good experiences from using Danger Den blocks, but there a little expensive depending on which one you get.
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post #7 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

Get a Raystorm, its only like $30

do oyou mean rasa? I don't see the raystorm for 30
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by pranzettijon2008 View Post

In my opinion it doesn't suck.
If you dont want to burn a whole in your wallet. This is the Waterblock to get. Are you planning on doing so me high OCing?

well my overclock riight now is 4ghz if I can do even more once watercooled I would love to do so.

How much better is trhe raystorm over the rasa
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post #9 of 20
I'll readily say that it's not the best, it's about on par with the Swiftech Apogee GT but with higher flow, not high end but not bad at all.

It's a STEAL, you get:

2x 1/2" metal barbs
2x 3/8" metal barbs
Universal backplate and hold down
LGA775 backplate and hold down
TIM material

All for $20.

It's easy to spend more, however I have two of these and they work fine.

http://martinsliquidlab.i4memory.com/OCZ_Hydroflow_Review.html
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Originally Posted by RedShades View Post

I'll readily say that it's not the best, it's about on par with the Swiftech Apogee GT but with higher flow, not high end but not bad at all.
It's a STEAL, you get:
2x 1/2" metal barbs
2x 3/8" metal barbs
Universal backplate and hold down
LGA775 backplate and hold down
TIM material
All for $20.
It's easy to spend more, however I have two of these and they work fine.
http://martinsliquidlab.i4memory.com/OCZ_Hydroflow_Review.html

hmm nice ill check out your review...
the rasa is not too much more though
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