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My first watercooling system was a Thermaltake one. I had ZERO problems with it and decent temps. It still functions perfectly today. It's packed away with a bunch of misc WC stuff. I give it the benefit of the doubt. Everyone is a T'take hater it seems. Granted, they're not comparable to the self-built loops, but they still hold their own and do the job that the hardware was intended, IMO.

Not sure how well it would perform with some high-end blocks.... the only thing might be the radiator. It may not cool enough. However, the pump/res is fine.
Edited by KOBALT - 12/24/10 at 5:15am
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My first watercooling system was a Thermaltake one. I had ZERO problems with it and decent temps. It still functions perfectly today. It's packed away with a bunch of misc WC stuff. I give it the benefit of the doubt. Everyone is a T'take hater it seems. Granted, they're not comparable to the self-built loops, but they still hold their own and do the job that the hardware was intended, IMO.

Not sure how well it would perform with some high-end blocks.... the only thing might be the radiator. It may not cool enough. However, the pump/res is fine.
It could be that the loop I got was just terrible, came from the old Tai Chi case. It may be possible that your loop performs significantly better than the one I have did.

As for the block, mine is less than impressive, it's basically a lump of copper with a hole in it:

    
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I was thinking about a Rasa kit but not sure how the radiator would fit in my case. This radiator would mount on the door like the Thermaltake one was.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/im...?tl=g30c95s570

    
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post #14 of 21
That rad looks fine. Double check the fittings however.


Also, if you are about to fit that, you should be able to fit a single double rad to the door anyway, it just wont fill the whole door up.

Way I would check is to see if you can mount 120mm fans on the door of your case. If you can do that, you will be able to mount the rasa rad anyway.

And if you can't, you'll need to casemod to fit anything bar the thermaltake rad


Edit: Oh, I see, 4 holes, one at each corner of the grill with nothing in between. Wow, that's tricky. I'd still check the fittings though
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post #15 of 21
no no no.. thermal take kit is horrible
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To be perfectly honest I would probably burn that. If you take the time and spend the money on a custom loop you wont be dissapointed.
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post #17 of 21
I had quite a few hiccups w/ the armor lcs and the "big water" kits. I immediately sold them and went w/ a custom loop. Though temps were quite decent, the amount of break downs in their components, especially the pump p-500, was just a huge headache.
post #18 of 21
hey mate, i´ve been using the same case-watercooling built in for about 3 years now, NO leaking no problems no nothing, it cool my i7 930 @ 4ghz ht on 1.28v with load temps (68c° the highiest), i also hear A LOT about how bad is thermaltake in watercooling but wth,,,, i just give it a try and is quiet good so far, and after 3 longs year i´m going to upgrade to a XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 just because i just bough the gpu block for my vga hoping that the 360 rad could cold the cpu and the vga without problems.. now i have to remove the built in watercooling from thermaltake and keep just in case..

ps. i hope the 360 rad fits in the top of my case.. otherwise the 240 rad and a extra 240 rad could be a better idea




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post #19 of 21
Yeah, those temperatures are crap!

Even the $130 Rasa kit will keep an i7 below 68C at 4.4 GHz/1.4v, so 4GHz/1.28v/68C is actually pretty bad for WC. (Considering 1.28v/4 GHz is only about 60% of the heat as 4.4/1.4v).

Still, at least you haven't had any leaks.
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Other than temps the reason that thermaltake is garbage is due to the fact that the radiator is aluminum. I would never risk corrosion by using aluminum parts. It's just dumb
 
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