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I want to get in to watercooling but I want to start off simple by just cooling my cpu with a 240 rad. I found the XSPC rs240 kit which seems to be perfect but out of stock everywhere, is there any other kit similar for around the same price or can you recommend me a list of parts that would be around the same price?
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Awesome, Selecting one that's right for you, but have thinking about XSPC RX240 ?
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Originally Posted by GAMERIG View Post

Awesome, Selecting one that's right for you, but have thinking about XSPC RX240 ?
I believe the RX240 might be too big to squeeze into the top of my phantom 410 redface.gif
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bump, anyone have any suggestions?
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post #5 of 16
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ra750rswakit.html There's the kit in stock. Good site as well.

You could also build yourself a custom set with similar but better performing components (such as the raystorm instead of the rasa, and there are better rads as well).


Hope that helps.
post #6 of 16
I would go for the raystorm kit, the block is much better, plus it looks cool.
post #7 of 16
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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ra750rswakit.html There's the kit in stock. Good site as well.
You could also build yourself a custom set with similar but better performing components (such as the raystorm instead of the rasa, and there are better rads as well).
Hope that helps.
out of stock sadsmiley.gif my biggest concern is the cost, I don't want to spend over $150 if it can be avoided
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post #8 of 16
Check out ebay and here for secobd hand parts you might be able to customize with your budget if everything is second hand

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post #9 of 16
I'm sorry, I didn't realize that it was sold out on that site. I looked everywhere else just now and it seems it is sold out everywhere.

Only recommendation I can give at this point is to either wait for it to get back in stock or grab a rx240 kit instead (which will perform better).
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I'm sorry, I didn't realize that it was sold out on that site. I looked everywhere else just now and it seems it is sold out everywhere.
Only recommendation I can give at this point is to either wait for it to get back in stock or grab a rx240 kit instead (which will perform better).

With space concerns, the RS240 might actually be the better choice. An RS240 in push/pull is ~2mm thicker than an RX240 with push only, and performs noticeably better. If the OP can fit an RS240 in push/pull, that would be the way to go instead of an RX240.
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