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I'm new in WC although I have been reading this forum for a while.

I was thinking in this kit
http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1157_Alphacool-NexXxoS-Cool-Answer-360-LT-ST---Set.html

Base on your experience, will be cheaper or better to build a custom WC of 150€?
There is any similar kit better than this one?

Thanks in advance, any feedback is wellcome
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That is a custom watercooling system, but think of it as a bundle.

Haven't actually hear of those, but I generally recommend XSPC bundles, specifically the RS360 and RX360 bundles, they won't be far from your budget, and I think will offer better performance
     
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The advantage the Alphacool sets have over the XSPC sets is the all-copper rads, and the price. But the kit linked in the OP has a poor pump. The cheaper XSPC kits have a mediocre pump as well. Fans aren't great in either kit.

The pump is really one thing that you should start with the best you can. If you can stretch your budget, then consider http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1156_Alphacool-NexXxoS-Cool-Answer-360-DDC-XT---Set.html

If you have to stick to €150 then maybe better to go with a Swiftech H220. I know it's not a kit, but the pump/cpu-block is great, and the fans are good too. Those things are worth the price even without the radiator/res and tubing and coolant. Then you can expand it later.
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From personal experience I wouldn't recommend an XSPC kit with the X20 pump model. They have a fairly common issue of causing a lot of racket and mine was a shining example. It pumped water like there was no tomorrow but it would randomly start buzzing and rattling. I isolated the unit from my case to be sure it wasn't just a resonance issue.

That kit WiSK linked is great for starting out. The rad and pump are both high quality, and it comes with compression fittings to boot.
   
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