Originally Posted by electro2u
Your points are all pretty solid, man--as always. The thing is--kits would be great if you are doing a separate system, or a system for someone else. I have a lot of spare things, but I don't have spare radiators and pumps at this point. I could totally imagine using a kit... if it was for hardline--and hopefully save money doing it.
I think I was being short-sided, probably, but I do wish I had never messed with soft-tubing. I'd like to think if you can competently put together a system using soft tubing, you could pretty much just as easily do acrylic without ever having to personally find out why soft tubing *can* really suck.
Also, PC Advanced LRT has plenty of problems for lots of people--ALL tubing including LRT Adv has plasticizer in it. No matter what you do--clear soft tubing does not stay clear.
Oh yeah, there are always exceptions to the rule, definitely not saying only
beginners would have interest in a kit like this, just that it appears to be geared towards them. I've done a couple builds for friends/family that a kit being available that saved me some time and money would have been awesome.
On the tubing, like I said before, and it is worth saying again, you are absolutely correct, it is definitely a cause for concern in the long run. I was just saying it wouldn't cause any issues in the short span it's used before the upgrade bug bites, at which point replacing the soft tubing with rigid should be considered.
Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe
While I like the kit overall, I have two beefs with it, and the third is more of a curiosity:
- for an "ultimate" kit, why is it Intel only?
- No option to add a second radiator and fans to go with said second radiator?
- No 140mm based radiators?
pretty sure it's just a kit of most commonly used top end products to start someone out. PPC's is the biggest watercooling website in North America, so you can easily find and assemble all the parts needed to do whatever crazy build you would please, just not in a pre-packaged bundle.Edited by DNMock - 1/28/16 at 8:34pm