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Hi, OCN. I'm going to build my first full water cooled system. Right now i can't afford to buy complete setup. I decided to go with one of the kits and save some money for future upgrades.
So which one would you prefer?

Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_600&products_id=35780

EK-KIT L240
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_946&products_id=37176

XSPC Raystorm Extreme EX240 Radiator/DDC Pump
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33662

XSPC Raystorm Extreme EX240 Radiator/D5 Pump
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33588

And another one thing. Looks like MSI R7970 Lighning WB is vanished from the stores. If anyone knows where to find one, let me know.

Thanks
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I have had rasa kits before the EX series gives the same results as the RX but is half the size only thing about the EX rads is that they channel the water once through the rad instead of going through twice in the RX series and that the EX has copper cores but aluminum fins not sure about this though. As for the waterblock order one from ek's website for r7970 lighting hope I have helped.
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Raystorm D5 kit would be my suggestion to you,great kit and well worth the money.
The EX doesnt have Alu fins.
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Raystorm D5 kit would be my suggestion to you,great kit and well worth the money.
The EX doesnt have Alu fins.
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Originally Posted by itz.clint View Post

I have had rasa kits before the EX series gives the same results as the RX but is half the size only thing about the EX rads is that they channel the water once through the rad instead of going through twice in the RX series and that the EX has copper cores but aluminum fins not sure about this though. As for the waterblock order one from ek's website for r7970 lighting hope I have helped.


Thanks, guys.
Raystorm it is then. Still not sure about D5 or DDC variants. In future i'm going to replace a bay reservoir with cylindrical. D5 looks huge compared to DDC. I wonder if it will fit in my CM 690 II with pump+top and 60 mm thick radiator.
Unfortunately EK-FC7970 Lightning is in EOL section on EK websore site
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Thanks, guys.
Raystorm it is then. Still not sure about D5 or DDC variants. In future i'm going to replace a bay reservoir with cylindrical. D5 looks huge compared to DDC. I wonder if it will fit in my CM 690 II with pump+top and 60 mm thick radiator.
Unfortunately EK-FC7970 Lightning is in EOL section on EK websore site


I would go with the DDC pump variant. DDC pumps usually add less heat to the loop, and have more pump pressure. They're also usually a tidbit louder, but nothing worth worrying about.
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