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I' m in need of more of the good advice I've gotten here so far, so bear with me..

I've got a Corsair 650D case. I originally planned to use a Corsair H100 closed loop system. I've heard that there is an improved H100 system coming, but I don't know when, and i'd like to get my new build going. Soooo, none of the other closed loop systems seem much better than the Corsair. I'd like the rumored Cooler Master Eisberg, but who knows if it will ever arrive.

So, this leads me to entry lever water cooliong kits. I've never done water cooling before, and I admit to being a bit nervous about introducing water into a case packed with expensive components, but I figure that if the closed loop guys can do it, I can do it just as well.

I've looked at the kits, but they all seem to have slight issues that don't fully appeal to me... unless I'm missiong somnething. The XSPC Raystorm 240mm kit is nice. I like almost everything about it, but, there appears to be no way to monitor the pump rpm's. But I could be wrong. Also looked at the Swifttech system. Again nice, but I would need to set the top mounted 240mm radiator to draw air into the case... I'd prefer to exhaust the hot air.

So, admittedly I'm new to the whole water cooling scene, and I could easily be wrong about many of my assumptions listed. Are my newbie fears of real water cooling founded, and are my conclusions on the kits grounded in reality?

All comments and ideas are most welcome.
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The raystorm kit is probably your best bet. Performance wont be a ton better than the H100 however though. You have a couple choices of pumps, a fixed rpm model and a variable model. Theres really no reason to monitor pump rpms unless your trying to make sure its runing. Just normally set it to a fixed speed and off you go.

You have to put a lot of care into WC as well. The closed systems like the H100 require much less maintenance. If you like to tinker like most of us though a custom loop is pretty fun to build.

Its really not that bad so dont be too worried about it. Theres plenty of videos online and other resources to study up on. Just remeber the res feeds the pump and make sure all your fittings are tight.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16070/ex-wat-210/XSPC_Raystorm_EX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Kill_Coil_.html#blank
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum 1 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 2 Black Ice GTX 480's 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 Aquacomputer GTX 680 Nickel Blocks Koolance CPU-370 2 Koolance D5 Pump Res Combo COPPER PIPES 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG278HE Logitech G710+ Seasonic 1K Platinum Case Labs ST10 
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G400s 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.6Ghz Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 680 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 
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Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Koolance CPU-370 Aquacomputer AquagraFX 680 GTX XSPC RX480 
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Alphacool UT30 240MM Swiftech MCP655-B XSPC Acrylic D5 Tank Reservoir Win 64 Pro 
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