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Hey guys, so here's the deal. I want to actually get into a full setup here and ditch the Rasa kit im using now. It's nice and all but I need to replace the tubine and barbs etc since I worry every day that something is going to fail lol.

I want to keep the Rasa block and possibly the res/pump combo but am open to anything. I know the res/pump combo doesn't have the best output in terms of flow. If you can supply prices and a list of all the components even better. Money is no object atm but try to stay within reason. Here are the requirements:

Loop must contain cpu and both 7970s, I will need blocks for the 7970s as well which are both reference cards. I would prefer not to do 2 loops if avoidable. Radiator must stay inside the case. See rig below for additional details.

Thanks in advance!
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seeing as u have a switch 810, you can do a lot with that case to water cool your components. id recommend a 360 or 280 mm rad up top, and a 240mm rad on the bottom. if your switch 810 has the original top panel, you will have to drill holes to mount 140mm size rads. if you're going to mount a 360 or 420mm rad up top, and want to utilize push/pull configuration with fans, you will have to cut the top 5.25 drive cage. if you're using a 360 rad up top, you can still utilize the top 5.25 bay with a fan controller of some sort. u might have to mod and cut it down to fit but its certainly capable.

as for watercooling parts; its all subjective really. if i had your specs, id go with a alphacool ut60 360 rad up top, ut60 240 rad down below, koolance 380 cpu block, heatkiller 7970 nickel blocks, koolance d5 strong pump, koolance 140mm cyclindrical reservoir with koolance d5 pump housing and top, xspc compression fittings, ek rotary fittings, durelene tubing and mayhems pastel for coolant. ditch that rasa block if money ain't a thang
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I will look into these, thanks.
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post #4 of 7
Seems Killa Cam is a fan of Koolance parts, lol.

I would say go with EK part's, but that's only because I'm a fan of EK parts, lol. I would also recommend the Swiftech MCP 655 Pump, Black Ice Radiators, EK or Phobya Reservoir, Bitspower Compression Fittings, EK or Aquacomputer GPU/CPU waterblocks, and clear 1/2ID x 3/4OD tubing by Primochill with either Mayhems coolant, or Ice Dragon (white coolant color).


If you really want to make some people drool looking at your PC, I would 100% recommend EK CSQ Plexi Waterblocks with colored coolant. You can even add an EK CSQ Pump Top for some extra goodness. thumb.gif
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Well for now I think I am going to stick with the Rasa block as it works for my needs. Cpu never goes over 50c when gaming so it's not horrible. I've picked out some Koolance GPU blocks, they are on sale for 99 each.
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I'd go with a Koolance Rp-452x2 res dual pump combo along with a Phobya Extreme Super Nova 1260 w/ 4 nice 200mm fans and some of the normal stuff like quick disconnects, fan controller, compression fittings, tubing, lighting and your set. about a grand and you will have a nice water set up. Maybe a Heatkiller gpu block.
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CPU - XSPC Raystorm or Swiftech Apogee HD
GPU's - HeatKiller 79x0 Hole Edition Blocks w Backplates (absolutely best available)
TOP RAD - Alphacool XT45 420 or UT60 420
BOTTOM RAD - Alphacool UT60 240

Go push-pull on both rads and you'll get incredible temps!
   
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