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post #11 of 20
I say remove the two 180mm fans and put a 360 rad at the bottom.
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if you don't have a rather large budget (north of $300) then I really wouldn't bother watercooling until you have more money. The rasa kit is a "good" starter option, but not great.
 
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post #13 of 20
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if you don't have a rather large budget (north of $300) then I really wouldn't bother watercooling until you have more money. The rasa kit is a "good" starter option, but not great.
Yeah, it's really looking that way.

This will be the first computer I've ever built, too. It's probably best to leave water cooling for future build.

Would you recommend the rasa kit over a high-end air cooler still?
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post #14 of 20
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Alright, so after some more research and listening to what everyone here has to say, I've changed my mind. I really want to run a water cooling system, and I want something that's user friendly (I don't have a lot of computer building experience). So, I've decided on going with the HAF 932 with a Rasa kit.

Any last words before I make a mistake?
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post #15 of 20
make sure to get the rx 360 rasa kit. it will allow for later expansino and fit wonderfully in the top of the haf. the rx 360 version will give you amazing cpu temps and you could even add a gpu with no problem to the loop. The pump is decent and it is an overall good kit. Much better than an air cooler by far. the rs240 version is just ok. Get the rx version, it is a must
 
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post #16 of 20
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make sure to get the rx 360 rasa kit. it will allow for later expansino and fit wonderfully in the top of the haf. the rx 360 version will give you amazing cpu temps and you could even add a gpu with no problem to the loop. The pump is decent and it is an overall good kit. Much better than an air cooler by far. the rs240 version is just ok. Get the rx version, it is a must
Alright, the RX360 it is

Is the HAF 932 my best budget option? I can't find another case I like in it's price range.
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Is the HAF 932 my best budget option? I can't find another case I like in it's price range.
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Haf x would be a slightly better option, not sure on the price dif tho. Hafs are pretty much the best budget cases
 
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Haf x would be a slightly better option, not sure on the price dif tho. Hafs are pretty much the best budget cases
The HAF X is around 60 dollars more. I'll stick with the HAF 932.

Thanks for all the help! (Now I need to figure out the rest of the computer)
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post #20 of 20
Yeah the NZXT Phantom is a very nice case (just got one today actually!) but the top can only fit a 240 rad without modding anything (at least from the research I've done). I've been looking into water cooling for future builds and will probably end up using a different case for water cooling instead of this one. Sticking with the HAF 932 is probably your best option.
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