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i havent built a watercooling setup in about 10 years. i was wondering if its still best to piece the parts together. or buy a kit... like this 1?

https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-PACIFIC-Riing-Cooling-CL-W115-CA12BU/dp/B01BI0XAUW/ref=pd_sim_147_5?ie=UTF8&dpID=41s80deA2EL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=K0DPFFNJ6WWMBNYZQX01


cause when i built mine it seemed a lot simpler.. water pump > water block> radiator > tubes > DONE.

i need some advice... should i buy a kit or should i piece it together?
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post #2 of 7
Its going to be expensive either way, picking your own parts will give you the ability to add more customization and such. Thermaltakes kits are pretty straight forward and simple. I havent hard anything bad about them, thermaltake has been in the watercooling biz for a pretty long time now and for a watercooling kit its super solid. If you just want to do your cpu loop that kit should do you just fine. There isnt too much difference with putting your own part lists together vs a kit like thermaltakes, its just time and overall customization. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 7
piece it together m8 i would go with that that one you provided the link for...
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post #4 of 7
Piece it together, still the best choice . There are good AIO´s which can be upgraded like the swiftech Hxx series, but if just 1 part is defective, you have to RMA the whole kit
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post #5 of 7
I would highly recommend a kit, much easier everything in one box ready to go, just add a GPU block and extra fittings if you want.

I would NOT get a Tt kit, their radiators are aluminum. I would look at kits from EK and XSPC, you will get much better quality and life out of them.

EDIT: BTW, Tt has NOT been in the water cooling business for a long time, they just recently got into it when it became so mainstream. EK, XSPC, Swiftech, etc are the ones that have been in it for years now and proven themselves.
Edited by Radnad - 6/14/16 at 5:40am
 
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

I would highly recommend a kit, much easier everything in one box ready to go, just add a GPU block and extra fittings if you want.

I would NOT get a Tt kit, their radiators are aluminum. I would look at kits from EK and XSPC, you will get much better quality and life out of them.

EDIT: BTW, Tt has NOT been in the water cooling business for a long time, they just recently got into it when it became so mainstream. EK, XSPC, Swiftech, etc are the ones that have been in it for years now and proven themselves.

Oh, ok. shows how much i know lol. watercooling has always been too expensive for me to get too deep into it, i want to, i just wish it wasnt so damn expensive. I havent won the lotto yet damnit.
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

I would highly recommend a kit, much easier everything in one box ready to go, just add a GPU block and extra fittings if you want.

I would NOT get a Tt kit, their radiators are aluminum. I would look at kits from EK and XSPC, you will get much better quality and life out of them.

EDIT: BTW, Tt has NOT been in the water cooling business for a long time, they just recently got into it when it became so mainstream. EK, XSPC, Swiftech, etc are the ones that have been in it for years now and proven themselves.

Oh, ok. shows how much i know lol. watercooling has always been too expensive for me to get too deep into it, i want to, i just wish it wasnt so damn expensive. I havent won the lotto yet damnit.

You can get a 240 kit for ~$200, thats dirt cheap for water cooling with a custom loop and you can always add/update it down the road. I would look at the EK kits.
 
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