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What is the general opinion of the EK L240? Overclock3D spoke highly of it, but of course I want OCN's opinion thumb.gif

I am considering purchasing this as my first foray into watercooling with the goal of cooling an i5-2500k, and eventually a 7970 (With another 240MM Rad). This would be in a Corsair 350D.
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You just cant beat kits like these for value, the biggest worry with these kits is that some can come with cheesy pumps but that's no worry in this EK kit with the EK-DCP 2.2. It sounds like you have the perfect plan starting with this kit then adding on another 240mm for GPU in your 350D. thumb.gif
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After initially going the kit route, I'd suggest just buying the individual parts you want from the get go. It's been just over a year and not a single piece from the kit is a part of my rig.
 
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

After initially going the kit route, I'd suggest just buying the individual parts you want from the get go. It's been just over a year and not a single piece from the kit is a part of my rig.

That kinda goes two ways. For my first build I went completely custom and I researched until I fell in love with each part I had picked out. Months after my build was done I was unhappy with my bay res even though I thought they were more practical, I was happy that I actually got too much radiator and that I could have gotten away with less rad and kept a cleaner loop. I was unhappy with black tubing even though I thought it was so awesome at first. I think the first build teaches you what your going to like and not like. If you start off with a cheaper kit you can learn for less.
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That is true, but I really wish back then to avoid certain pumps, more details about radiator specifics, etc.

Getting a solid base of parts is less of a waste than simply getting into it for cheap.
 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Namkab View Post

You just cant beat kits like these for value, the biggest worry with these kits is that some can come with cheesy pumps but that's no worry in this EK kit with the EK-DCP 2.2. It sounds like you have the perfect plan starting with this kit then adding on another 240mm for GPU in your 350D. thumb.gif

Awesome!

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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

After initially going the kit route, I'd suggest just buying the individual parts you want from the get go. It's been just over a year and not a single piece from the kit is a part of my rig.

I don't have the budget to go above $300, so it looks like a kit really is the way to go for me. I know that downsides exist, but as long as all the parts in this kit are solid, I think I'll be happy. I'm not looking for maximum performance.
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