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post #11 of 17
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Well, if you look inside the rad's port you can probably tell from there. I knew it was aluminum as it was stated on the ebay ad.

I saw that too right after I posted it my bad
post #12 of 17
Yikes. That kit makes me cringe......

-Aluminum and copper make a corrosion cocktail.
-That tubing is most likely going to leech plasticers all over your loop.
-The radiator is probably full of flux from assembly and looks extremely cheap.


You need to build a proper loop with the right parts from the right companies. That kit looks like a time bomb.
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post #13 of 17
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Yikes. That kit makes me cringe......

-Aluminum and copper make a corrosion cocktail.
-That tubing is most likely going to leech plasticers all over your loop.
-The radiator is probably full of flux from assembly and looks extremely cheap.


You need to build a proper loop with the right parts from the right companies. That kit looks like a time bomb.

Forgot to mention the pump. Although the pump may work, but can't guarantee how it will do with the loop.
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post #14 of 17
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I'm going to try and return if not I'll change the rad to a copper on found some online that aren't that expensive. Just sucks about the corrosion, been reading for a bit and sounds like a nightmare for some builds that got corroded
post #15 of 17
If you want cheap parts try looking at Barrow and Bykski products on Taobao or Aliexpress.
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post #16 of 17
I've had a few builds using those sorts of kits come across my desk and they're very cheap stuff. I would return it if that's at all possible. As mentioned above that's just asking for corrosion and that pump isn't much of a performer. Honestly you probably won't even get any performance over a closed loop cooler with those parts. Nothing wrong with looking for a kit on eBay, I do quite a bit of business there myself. It's just worthwhile to look for a namebrand kit or even a deal on used parts that look reasonably well cared for. EK makes some good kits with everything you need as well as XSPC. As for pumps you really can't go wrong with any variation on the D5 or DDC
 
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post #17 of 17
I've picked up some good new kits for under $100 on eBay. Just have to wait and keep searching. I was buying them mostly for the radiators, and picked them up cheaper than just the radiator would have been retail.

You can also find some good used stuff in the classified section on these forums.

I would not use the kit linked in the op. I'm all about saving money, but this is just asking for issues. Really only out there for people that don't know enough about watercooling to buy.
Edited by EMUracing - 4/18/17 at 12:27am
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