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post #11 of 15
What do you mean by kit? As far as custom water cooling it's up to you on what you're wanting to do. If it's a CPU only loop those bay res/pumps seem to work fine but if you are adding a GPU or two you might want a good D5 or MCP655 pump. When it comes to rads I would stick with copper over aluminum, I lean towards Alphacool only because their rads have 6 ports giving all kinds of options. That XSPC kit you had was kind of a starter package between an AIO and full custom loop so it's up to you what you would like to do.

What kind of case do you have since you don't have any sig information?
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Originally Posted by DUpgrade View Post

What do you mean by kit? As far as custom water cooling it's up to you on what you're wanting to do. If it's a CPU only loop those bay res/pumps seem to work fine but if you are adding a GPU or two you might want a good D5 or MCP655 pump. When it comes to rads I would stick with copper over aluminum, I lean towards Alphacool only because their rads have 6 ports giving all kinds of options. That XSPC kit you had was kind of a starter package between an AIO and full custom loop so it's up to you what you would like to do.

What kind of case do you have since you don't have any sig information?

I just mean complete open loop water cooling packages that retailers call kits:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_202


I'm looking for a setup I can customize for GPU cooling ect in future but plan to cool the CPU only at the beginning so I will want at least a 240mm radiator but ideally would like 360mm. I will definitely compare the performance difference of copper vs aluminum since my goal is the best performance to price I can get in one package for under $300-350 to start then take my time buying better performance and or aesthetically pleasing components.

As for cases I have two but haven't decided. The first one is a black Corsair C70 and other is a black/white NZXT 410 that previously held a 360mm rad with no major cutting believe it or not.
post #13 of 15
Well in that case look at the Swiftech H20 stuff, this is probably in your range:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_604&products_id=36670

Personally if you're not going to bother with making a real custom water loop get an AIO that require no maintenance like the ones Corsair sells. I started with a H80i and transitioning into a custom water cooled loop which does indeed get expensive.

If you're looking for a unique kind of case look at Corsair Air 540:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022
post #14 of 15
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Well in that case look at the Swiftech H20 stuff, this is probably in your range:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_604&products_id=36670

Personally if you're not going to bother with making a real custom water loop get an AIO that require no maintenance like the ones Corsair sells. I started with a H80i and transitioning into a custom water cooled loop which does indeed get expensive.

If you're looking for a unique kind of case look at Corsair Air 540:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022

Never been a big fan of those square cases, a friend just got one and I think it's horrible looking although it looks easy to work with. The Swiftech all in one is a good looking kit and if it were priced closer to an H100 it would be interesting but Tweaktown has a comparison of it vs the H100 and 1.1C for $160 more is kinda painful. Not sure why you see XSPC as such an all in one. The performance is nothing like your average all in one, it's as open loop as you can get minus the pump in reservoir which I eventually plan on changing out the D5 in something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Koolance-Nozzle-Reservoir-PMP-450-COV-RP450/dp/B004I2H5G8/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1379483185&sr=8-11&keywords=d5+pump

And this style reservoir:

http://www.themodzoo.com/images/reviews/xspc/photon270/xspc_photon270_tube_reservoir_review15.jpg

But I mainly hoped someone could give insight if the new copper XSPC block is a must vs old or if a better kit/setup would offer more performance all together. Ideally I prefer an entire kit with top performance CPU block and radiator similar to what I purchased last year. I'll probably end up with same kit since nobody has come out and said XSPC has had their butt kicked with "X" product in past year though.
Edited by hax0red - 9/17/13 at 10:58pm
post #15 of 15
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I placed order around 3:00 PM for a Raystorm kit from performance-pcs and it was boxed within the hour, in fedex's hands two hours later! I'm just down road from them so by tomorrow afternoon I should have results to share thumb.gif
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