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Hey all,
I'm currently in the market for a watercooling loop. The one that caught my attention was the XSPC EX240. My reason being was the price point and it being an open loop, where as the corsair sells closed loop systems.

But, does anyone have the XSPC EX240 Kit? Thoughts of it?

Anything will help.

thanks!
Edited by theoutbackdream - 4/4/15 at 3:24pm
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Are you referring to a kit or just the radiator itself?
   
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Are you referring to a kit or just the radiator itself?
Sorry, Thanks for catching that. I meant the kit.

Editing the OP.
post #4 of 26
I haven't personally used the pump that comes with the kit, but it can't be much worse (if any) than the usual CLC pumps. The rest of the components are pretty good. If you are up to the whole work involved in installation, filling, bleeding and maintenance that comes with open loops then definitely go for it.
   
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post #5 of 26
I can't speak for the kit but I do have a EX240 radiator. It's currently cooling my CPU. I find that the EX240 gets a little warm during intense gaming sessions but other then that, no issues.Keeps my stock clocked 4690K around 50c-ish.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

I haven't personally used the pump that comes with the kit, but it can't be much worse (if any) than the usual CLC pumps. The rest of the components are pretty good. If you are up to the whole work involved in installation, filling, bleeding and maintenance that comes with open loops then definitely go for it.
I'm definitely interested in the maintenance and work required into doing a OLC. Although my main concern is just the selection between CLC's that Corsair offers and this very budget OLC. Also, i'm reading that OLC is only worth going towards if you are looking to water cool the gpu at the same time, or in the near future... Thoughts about this?
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I can't speak for the kit but I do have a EX240 radiator. It's currently cooling my CPU. I find that the EX240 gets a little warm during intense gaming sessions but other then that, no issues.Keeps my stock clocked 4690K around 50c-ish.
I can't tell if that's a good temp or not. I've googled around abit, and seemed like 50C while gaming is really good with that CPU.. Is that true?

Also, how long have you had the EX240 radiator and what made you end up buying it over competitor rads?
post #8 of 26
XSPC sell an EX240 kit with a D5 pump in a bay res, or with a DDC pump in a tube res or a bay res, with their 750 pump in a bay res, or their 420 pump in a bay res, and that's just with the EX240 rad. They have similar kits and pump options with their RS, RX and AX lines in 240, 360, and 480 rads.

All I'm getting at is if you aren't specific about what it is you are asking about then you aren't as likely to get good or correct advice.

Their D5 kits are the only thing I would recommend, especially if you ever might have plans to expand the loop to include a GPU.

XSPC's 420 pump is newer and I haven't seen or heard much about it yet to say anything about it. My only reason for discounting going with it would be that, due to it's newness, you'd be taking a bit of a gamble on a pump with a yet-to-be-determined reliability. Their 750 pump has been around longer and is not as reliable and a bit underpowered compared to more popular pumps if you ever want to expand the loop. It's not terrible though but there have always been more than a fair number of complaints from members here who have seen them die prematurely compared to what we see from the triad and true Laing D5 and DDC series, however XSPC's DDCs are not a PWM controlled variant like Swiftech's MCP35x or EK's DDC 3.2, and I likewise would never recommend an 18w DDC that doesn't have the ability to slow the speed down because they have pretty well known heat-related issues when run at full speed for very long.

That leaves XSPC's D5s as the only pump XSPC sells that's worth spending the money on imho, but that's just me. The D5 is renowned for being as quiet and reliable as they come and reliability is everything when it comes to watercooling imho.

Their kits in all forms have been bought by lots and lots of people, and for the most part it seems people have been happy with them. If you haven't already you might have a look at the club thread ...

http://www.overclock.net/t/882408/official-xspc-rasa-750-rs-rx120-240-360-kit-club/

I would also add, that you might consider going with kits from EK or the Swiftech Hydro series instead.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 4/7/15 at 12:53am
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XSPC sell an EX240 kit with a D5 pump in a bay res, or with a DDC pump in a tube res or a bay res, with their 750 pump in a bay res, or their 420 pump in a bay res, and that's just with the EX240 rad. They have similar kits and pump options with their RS, RX and AX lines in 240, 360, and 480 rads.

All I'm getting at is if you aren't specific about what it is you are asking about then you aren't as likely to get good or correct advice.

Their D5 kits are the only thing I would recommend, especially if you ever might have plans to expand the loop to include a GPU.

XSPC's 420 pump is newer and I haven't seen or heard much about it yet to say anything about it. My only reason for discounting going with it would be that, due to it's newness, you'd be taking a bit of a gamble on a pump with a yet-to-be-determined reliability. Their 750 pump has been around longer and is not as reliable and a bit underpowered compared to more popular pumps if you ever want to expand the loop. It's not terrible though but there have always been more than a fair number of complaints from members here who have seen them die prematurely compared to what we see from the triad and true Laing D5 and DDC series, however XSPC's DDCs are not a PWM controlled variant like Swiftech's MCP35x or EK's DDC 3.2, and I likewise would never recommend an 18w DDC that doesn't have the ability to slow the speed down because they have pretty well known heat-related issues when run at full speed for very long.

That leaves XSPC's D5s as the only pump worth spending the money on imho, but that's just me. The D5 is renowned for being as quiet and reliable as they come and reliability is everything when it comes to watercooling imho.

Their kits in all forms have been bought by lots and lots of people, and for the most part it seems people have been happy with them. If you haven't already you might have a look at the club thread ...

http://www.overclock.net/t/882408/official-xspc-rasa-750-rs-rx120-240-360-kit-club/

Oh wow. My apologies. I didn't realize that there were different versions of this kit. I only found the D5 EX240, and that was the one I was looking into. Even after breifly skimming over the few, I like the D5 over the others simply because it utilizes the optical drive bay, having more room in the case. I certainly agree that reliability is everything when it comes to watercooling.

As for the thread, I've seen it, but I didn't gather too much information from this thread because it's the RS version of the kit.

By chance, do you know where I can possibly purchase this kit to be shipped in the CONUS? I was going to frozencpu but I read that their downs are shut down.

Big thanks!
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by theoutbackdream View Post

I can't tell if that's a good temp or not. I've googled around abit, and seemed like 50C while gaming is really good with that CPU.. Is that true?

Also, how long have you had the EX240 radiator and what made you end up buying it over competitor rads?

50c is pretty good on water. Could be better but I haven't had a change to change the surroundings on my rig (larger room, better ambient temps, etc). I have the EX240 from a left over kit that I got from a local eseller. Even tho I like the EX240, I plan to replace it wht an Alphacool XT45 or a Darkside LP240.
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