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how bad is this kit?

post #1 of 10
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hi all, i'm looking to do my first watercooling build and i've found this kit which seems really inexpensive, is it utter crap? and if so what do you recommend? i'm using an oc'd 3570k and an evga 780 classified which is again oc'd. i will be using my own sp120's with this and may add a 240 in the future. any tips are welcome thanks for the time!
post #2 of 10
To help you we need to know about this kit.

Please provide a link to the kit you are getting or a list of parts.
post #3 of 10
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post #4 of 10
Thats better.

That kit looks good. Phobya makes good parts. I can't say on the performance of the block, but it would be pretty good.

Also the Fans and the pump are.

I would say that only thing you need to get along with that kit is different tubing. Masterkleer isn't that great of tubing.

You need 3/8th x 1/2in tubing. you need that because of the compression fittings that comes with it. I would recommend primochill tubing.

example.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19309/ex-tub-1799/PrimoChill_PrimoFlex_Advanced_LRT_Tubing_38ID_x_12_OD_-_10ft_Retail_Pack_-_Limited_Edition_Atomic_UV_Green_PFLEXA10-12-G_w_Free_Sys_Prep.html?tl=g30c99s171
post #5 of 10
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ugh, thanks for the straight answer! i've yet to get any solid info on phobya, nothing comes up on google. so do you think that pump is enough for cpu+gpu? and i plan on grabbing some primochill tubing.
post #6 of 10
be sure when you buy your vga block that you get one compatible with your classified card. the standard titan/780/780ti blocks will not work.
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post #7 of 10
It's a good kit, I have some phobya hardware and it's pretty solid stuff. They are very underrated IMHO. The pump is kind of weak, but it should be fine for just a CPU and GPU and a rad or two. If you ever put anything more than that you'll probably want to add another pump in series. As previously said I'd change the tubing out, Primochill Adv LRT is currently the fan favorite. THe UC-1 is probably one of the better waterblocks for CPUs, stren did some testing that showed it cooled better than most waterblocks but is also a LOT more restrictive than most waterblocks.

You should be fine with that kit for a start up rig.
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post #8 of 10
Phobya is an underrated brand.

Everything I have seen they have really solid quality stuff.

Those pumps are good for starting out. They aren't super strong so you have to be mindful of that, but they aren't bad by any means.

That kit would be well worth the 240 dollars for sure.
post #9 of 10
Phobya stuff is very good.
    
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post #10 of 10
As everyone has mentioned, Phobya is great, all my compression fittings in my secondary rig are of them. However, I think that you can make a much better WC setup if you buy specific parts yourself.

But if you really wanna buy an all-in-one kit, I'd recommend something from the XSPC department, something like this:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21236/ex-wat-271/XSPC_Raystorm_750_EX360_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_New_Rev_4_Pump_Included_w_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310
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