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post #11 of 35
I would recommend the XSPC raystorm ex240 kit. Slimmer radiator, better pump and a great CPU block. Higher end of your budget though, I think frozencpu has them for 260 or so. Might check performance pcs or jab-tech, not sure if they ship to Canada.
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post #12 of 35
Have a look at this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/557313/rays-bong-build-how-to-56k-warning-come-see/0_100
http://www.overclock.net/t/406256/the-official-bong-lovers-club-56k-fail
 
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post #13 of 35
Water cooling truly is an enthusiastic investment, I'm sorting all my parts myself at the moment, although the initial entry cost is higher i like to think that I can can reuse some of the gear that i bought into another system in the future. Why not piece together your system within your budget, start with one part of your build and go from there, it's a hobby, we do it because we love it.

Take a look at the Swiftech Apogee Drive II, it's a pump and cpu block all in one package. Let everything just fall into place from there biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 35
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I would recommend the XSPC raystorm ex240 kit. Slimmer radiator, better pump and a great CPU block. Higher end of your budget though, I think frozencpu has them for 260 or so. Might check performance pcs or jab-tech, not sure if they ship to Canada.




Not sure that i'm ready to spend that kind of money on that, there is a little voice in my head that says 'GO FOR IT THIS IS AWESOME' while the other one scream that it's a waste of money.




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post #15 of 35
better temps and a higer OC are never a waste of money biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 35
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better temps and a higer OC are never a waste of money biggrin.gif


I feel that this isnt the right place to ask if it's a good purchase or not biggrin.gif




How about a H100 with cougar turbines in push/pull? I could get this thing with the four fans for 130$ shipped. That would be 45$ cheaper than the RASA rs240 kit.
post #17 of 35
Hello fellow Canadian! Water cooling can be quite the expensive hobby but it doesn't have to be. It really all depends on what you want and if you have the money.

If budget is tight I would recommend just sticking to air if you have a decent cooler. If you want a bit more performance and something fun to play with there is nothing wrong with purchasing a closed loop system like the H100 or Thermaltake Water 2.0 or something of that nature. This route is perfect also if you just want to cool your CPU. However, if you think you are going to want to take it to the next level in the future I would recommend getting a fairly cheap custom loop kit so that you have the option of expanding and cooling your graphics cards as well. Something like this maybe from Dazmode.

Rasa STORM RS240 DDC3.25 Complete WaterCooling Kit

Hope this helps, Cheers!
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post #18 of 35
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I'll check how much does dazmode charge for shipping. I might order something from them actually. I'd feel like crap to buy an h100 to later realize that I should have got a real loop instead.


EDIT So total would be 220$ shipped from dazmode for the rasa storm kit. Should I pull the trigger? biggrin.gif
Edited by splinterize - 8/9/12 at 12:23pm
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I'll check how much does dazmode charge for shipping. I might order something from them actually. I'd feel like crap to buy an h100 to later realize that I should have got a real loop instead.

Yep. This is exactly what I did. I started H60, went H100, then full on custom loop. Then I parted out and sold my custom loop and am working on a MEGA loop. biggrin.gif It's as much an addiction/obession as it is a hobby in itself if you let yourself go that far. biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 35
I was on the fence for quite some time about getting a water cooling kit. I had been looking at the H100 also and then i found Overclock.net and started reading and choose the XSPC. At the time the RayStorm kit was not available but I have since then upgraded my rad and waterblock and am really happy with it. Plus I think overall a custom kit looks better and can be added to unlike the closed loop kits. I have parts on order to add another rad better pump and blocks for my HD 6950's to add to my loop witch I could not do with a closed loop system.
 
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