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Hey guys, this is me again,

I know this is getting old, but last thread from me until Christmas rolleyes.gif

Anyways

I'm thinking of dropping 85 dollars on the Corsair H70.

I'm thinking if I'm gonna spend that much I may as well go for a custom loop.

What I was thinking:

Triple 320mm Rad (which one --MCR320?)
MCP-655
Heatkiller 3.0
Recommend some tubing
Scythe Gentle Typhoons or High Speed Yates (or mediums)
Distilled+pt nuke

I will buy everything off of OCN Christmas day.

I have about a ~200 dollar budget

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Why not get the XSPC Rasa kit for $142 from Dazmode.com? It has everything you need to start your watercooling adventure and will perform very closely (within 3-4C) of the loop you posted above.

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_170&products_id=1073

If you want to spend a little more, the XSPC RS360 Kit comes with a 360 radiator and costs $164:

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_170&products_id=1072
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Seriously go for the XSPC Rasa 360 Kit IMO this is the best watercooling kit for the money! I upgraded from the H50 and I am very pleased with it and will never look back.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11732794 
Why not get the XSPC Rasa kit for $142 from Dazmode.com? It has everything you need to start your watercooling adventure and will perform very closely (within 3-4C) of the loop you posted above.

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_170&products_id=1073

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http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_170&products_id=1072

I would most definitely get the Rasa RS360 kit, if I did venture down that road.

Wouldn't a HK 3.0 perform better?

And wouldn't my pump beat that pump?

Also, does it come with fans?
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Originally Posted by Elite-;11732803 
Seriously go for the XSPC Rasa 360 Kit IMO this is the best watercooling kit for the money! I upgraded from the H50 and I am very pleased with it and will never look back.

I was wondering if my kit I put together is better than the XSPC Rasa 360 kit

Granted, the MCR320QP isn't the best rad, but it's a good one, isn't it? If not, please WC Guru's, please link me to better 360 rads
Edited by jam3s - 12/21/10 at 6:35pm
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I would most definitely get the Rasa RS360 kit, if I did venture down that road.

Wouldn't a HK 3.0 perform better?

And wouldn't my pump beat that pump?

Also, does it come with fans?



I was wondering if my kit I put together is better than the XSPC Rasa 360 kit

Granted, the MCR320QP isn't the best rad, but it's a good one, isn't it? If not, please WC Guru's, please link me to better 360 rads

To answer your questions:

HK 3.0 is actually slighlty worse than the XSPC Rasa. The heat killer was the best block for a long time, but recently the XSPC Rasa, EK Supreme HF and Aquacomputer Kryos HF have dethroned it.

Your pump is stronger than the pump in the kit but both of them will easily provide flow rates above 1.0 GPM, which is all that you need. Higher flow doesn't really have an effect on temperatures past 1.0 (when laminar flow stops).

The kit comes with 1700 RPM fans.

As I said, the XSPC RS360 kit is slightly worse than the loop you put together, however only by 0.5-1.5C.

The MCR320 is actually a pretty decent radiator, being slightly better than the RS360. With your CPU only loop you aren't going to notice a difference between them though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11733139 
To answer your questions:

HK 3.0 is actually slighlty worse than the XSPC Rasa. The heat killer was the best block for a long time, but recently the XSPC Rasa, EK Supreme HF and Aquacomputer Kryos HF have dethroned it.

Your pump is stronger than the pump in the kit but both of them will easily provide flow rates above 1.0 GPM, which is all that you need. Higher flow doesn't really have an effect on temperatures past 1.0 (when laminar flow stops).

The kit comes with 1700 RPM fans.

As I said, the XSPC RS360 kit is slightly worse than the loop you put together, however only by 0.5-1.5C.

The MCR320 is actually a pretty decent radiator, being slightly better than the RS360. With your CPU only loop you aren't going to notice a difference between them though.

Wow, thanks for the help.

I guess i'll just grab the kit then, the RX360 kit smile.gif

Thanks for your help charlie. So is that RX360 kit the best kit out there or what?

Thanks again.

Jam3s

EDIT: I'll have you know I've watercooled in the past and I used:

MCR320QP
MCP655
Apogee GTZ
Swiftech MICRO RES V2
Primochill tubing
1/2 in fittings.

Should I just grab this?

or should I go for the kit?

I could always just grab the XSPC RX360 and a better performing block than the HK 3.0.

What would you recommend?

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Edited by jam3s - 12/21/10 at 7:07pm
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Wait, do you still have the above gear onhand? If you do I'd almost certainly stick with what you have now, and simply buy an XSPC Rasa for $50. Everything else in that loop is still nice and good so if you replaced the waterblock you'd have a really solid loop.

Also, the RX360 kit is not available in Canada and Jab-tech is going to kill you on the import fees (well, not jab-tech, but fed-ex).
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11733223 
Wait, do you still have the above gear onhand? If you do I'd almost certainly stick with what you have now, and simply buy an XSPC Rasa for $50. Everything else in that loop is still nice and good so if you replaced the waterblock you'd have a really solid loop.

Also, the RX360 kit is not available in Canada and Jab-tech is going to kill you on the import fees (well, not jab-tech, but fed-ex).

yeah I tried at petras, it was a no go.

Its daz mode canadian?

I'm going to order the RS360 kit from them since i don't have the aforementioned stuff anymore frown.gif

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Originally Posted by jam3s;11733316 
yeah I tried at petras, it was a no go.

Its daz mode canadian?

I'm going to order the RS360 kit from them since i don't have the aforementioned stuff anymore frown.gif

Jam3s

Yes, dazmode is Canadian, and thus you won't pay massive duty + brokerage fees.
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Yes, dazmode is Canadian, and thus you won't pay massive duty + brokerage fees.

awesome. I can't wait to get it on christmas day (that's when I'm gonna order it)

What a great way to start my christmas.

And yeah I placed an order by paypal but it was by e-Check so I had daz cancel and guess what? he responded in 10 mins via email.

I told him I will place it via credit card on christmas smile.gif
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