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Hi I am looking for input of getting a water cooling kit such as the raystorm rs 360 or buying each part? First I am just going to do cpu but I will add gpu later.
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post #2 of 6
Kit is a great start but the RS360 is not the one I would go with. EX/RX360 if you can.

Buying things seperately is certainly the better option in terms of getting everything you want exactly. But kits are good if you don't care much and just want a good loop.
 
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post #3 of 6
High quality kits are almost the same as getting separate parts. The raystorm rs 360 is a very respectable kit. Its weakest part is the pump tough even it should be able to handle 1 added GPU block.
    
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post #4 of 6
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I am thinking about just buying each part, I want to spend 175-200 could you guys give me some info? My cpu is 8350 also not 965 i just updated profile
Edited by gunslinger0077 - 2/11/13 at 12:55pm
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post #5 of 6
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Also I just want to do this one time other than adding the gpu later.
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post #6 of 6
For 175-200 you're better off with a kit.

The xspc kit pump isn't bad at all, just not the best.
 
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Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
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Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) 6x 8TB WD Red Scythe AP-29 
CoolingOSPowerCase
2x Noctua U9DXi4 FreeNAS Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 
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