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Not sure I understand what's so wrong with it that you wouldn't just brave it and order from Canada. I ordered my XSPC kit from them, got it quick and everything went just fine.

Im giving it a chance.... to fit my budget i think i may have to try and build it myself, cause like i said, all the kits are like 250$ + shipping from dazmode
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Where in Ontario are you located?

London
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In this case, you are best to choose the last option, USPS Priority Mail International. If you were to choose any of the UPS shipping options, you would receive an unpleasant surprise upon delivery from UPS for Brokerage fees, and that would be another $25-$30 charge that they don't tell you about until they come to your door.
However, there is a good chance that Canada Customs will still ding you for duty charges. That's the price you pay when you order something from out of the country.
But the duty will still be a bit less than UPS charges for their "Brokerage Fees". A USPS order is transferred to Canada Post at the border, where they can then tack on their duty charges.
I realize that you have a budget to stick to, but as with any decent watercooling loop, there are compromises made for the lower-priced parts. The basic RX240 kit has a good cpu waterblock, and the RX 240 rad is one of the better XSPC rads. But it comes with a low-end pump which has been reported to be unreliable. The fans are low-end, but may be sufficient for now. As for the included tubing, it may have plasticizer issues. I've heard their included fittings are ok.
But it looks like if you want to stick to a $200 budget, this is a good way to go. You can always upgrade or add to the parts in the future, as your budget allows.

can you reccomend a pump and some fans i can look into upgrading to?
idk anything about pumps, but i hear "gentel typhoon" and "yate loon being tossed around quite a bit.

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why not buy in Canada?
dazmode

you are the second person who as reccomended that site....
The setup of that site is terrible, absolutely horrid.
If you can directly point me in the right direction on that website in a way thats not going to cost me more money (each price is easily 50$ more before shipping on there) i will consider it.. but ive already tried my hand at dazmode and... frankly i hate their setup... hate hate hate hate hate it
Here is a link to the upgraded XSPC D5 pump/EX240 kit:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/raystorm_d5_ex240_watercooling_kit/
It has a much better pump and a good bay res for it. The rad is the newer EX 240 design which is more space-friendly than the RX 240.
It is currently on sale at Dazmode. Yes, it's over your $200 budget, but well worth it just for the D5 pump alone. Keep in mind that you would be saving $40 or more in shipping/duty costs buying it at Dazmode.

You would do fine with the included fans for now. Getting better fans, like the Scythe GT's, would cost you more money. I'd look for them to come on sale first, they often are at NCIX, and Dazmode. Dazmode does have them on sale now, in case you were interested in getting a couple for the rad:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/scythe_gentle_typhoon_1850rpm_59cfm_28db_fan/
But that's only if you can afford really good fans, the included fans would be sufficient for starters, it's the pump that is so much better in their upgraded kit.
    
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Here is a link to the upgraded XSPC D5 pump/EX240 kit:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/raystorm_d5_ex240_watercooling_kit/
It has a much better pump and a good bay res for it. The rad is the newer EX 240 design which is more space-friendly than the RX 240.
It is currently on sale at Dazmode. Yes, it's over your $200 budget, but well worth it just for the D5 pump alone. Keep in mind that you would be saving $40 or more in shipping/duty costs buying it at Dazmode.
You would do fine with the included fans for now. Getting better fans, like the Scythe GT's, would cost you more money. I'd look for them to come on sale first, they often are at NCIX, and Dazmode. Dazmode does have them on sale now, in case you were interested in getting a couple for the rad:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/scythe_gentle_typhoon_1850rpm_59cfm_28db_fan/
But that's only if you can afford really good fans, the included fans would be sufficient for starters, it's the pump that is so much better in their upgraded kit.

yikes....

estimated total with shipping is 274$..

You are really sure that this would be completely worth my while?
How much performance increase would i see with this over say the corsair h100(i)
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Im giving it a chance.... to fit my budget i think i may have to try and build it myself, cause like i said, all the kits are like 250$ + shipping from dazmode
London

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Here is a link to the upgraded XSPC D5 pump/EX240 kit:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/raystorm_d5_ex240_watercooling_kit/
It has a much better pump and a good bay res for it. The rad is the newer EX 240 design which is more space-friendly than the RX 240.
It is currently on sale at Dazmode. Yes, it's over your $200 budget, but well worth it just for the D5 pump alone. Keep in mind that you would be saving $40 or more in shipping/duty costs buying it at Dazmode.
You would do fine with the included fans for now. Getting better fans, like the Scythe GT's, would cost you more money. I'd look for them to come on sale first, they often are at NCIX, and Dazmode. Dazmode does have them on sale now, in case you were interested in getting a couple for the rad:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/scythe_gentle_typhoon_1850rpm_59cfm_28db_fan/
But that's only if you can afford really good fans, the included fans would be sufficient for starters, it's the pump that is so much better in their upgraded kit.

yikes....

estimated total with shipping is 274$..

You are really sure that this would be completely worth my while?
How much performance increase would i see with this over say the corsair h100(i)
There is absolutely no comparison with the Corsair H100 to a real water loop. And, with a proper loop like the XSPC kits are, you have the potential to cool your graphics card in the future, if you so desire.
But, it's all up to you. The first kit you suggested will likely still cost over $200 with the duty costs our fine goverment sticks us with. I'd estimate around $225 or more after the duty.
The better kit bought here will be about $50 more, that's still less than the cost of the D5 pump alone.
    
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yikes....
estimated total with shipping is 274$..
You are really sure that this would be completely worth my while?
How much performance increase would i see with this over say the corsair h100(i)

Remember though, they're including tax there. You'll get taxed as US goods cross the border too, it's just more of a hidden fee and looks better when you checkout on US sites.

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yikes....
estimated total with shipping is 274$..
You are really sure that this would be completely worth my while?
How much performance increase would i see with this over say the corsair h100(i)
If you ordered from FrozenCPU, you'd most likely get a 30$ or more in fees. USPS may charge nothing (they didn't charge me, but I think I was lucky). UPS however, is a pure scam.
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There is absolutely no comparison with the Corsair H100 to a real water loop. And, with a proper loop like the XSPC kits are, you have the potential to cool your graphics card in the future, if you so desire.
But, it's all up to you. The first kit you suggested will likely still cost over $200 with the duty costs our fine goverment sticks us with. I'd estimate around $225 or more after the duty.
The better kit bought here will be about $50 more, that's still less than the cost of the D5 pump alone.

alrighty, i guess ill keep my eye on the EX kit (can anyone tell me exactly why the EX is better than the RX? is it simply cause its the same performance while taking up less space? or better performance? more reliable?)

I will have to wait a little longer to be able to add 75$ to my max budget.. but if you all insist that it is indeed worth it, i will do it.

also can anyone tell me why the d5 pump is so special?
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alrighty, i guess ill keep my eye on the EX kit (can anyone tell me exactly why the EX is better than the RX? is it simply cause its the same performance while taking up less space? or better performance? more reliable?)
I will have to wait a little longer to be able to add 75$ to my max budget.. but if you all insist that it is indeed worth it, i will do it.
also can anyone tell me why the d5 pump is so special?

Very quiet and reliable. The EX is not better than the RX. The RX will have the same performance as the EX at low speed fans where as the EX needs higher speed fans.
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Very quiet and reliable. The EX is not better than the RX. The RX will have the same performance as the EX at low speed fans where as the EX needs higher speed fans.

interesting..
Im not extremely concerned about noise VS performance. i want the best performance for my money.
Should i be looking at the RX still? Guess the EX is the only one available in 240mm at dazmode.
(why do i feel it shouldnt be this confusing lol)
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