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hey guys. i just got paid and am looking to buy a XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 kit. Thing is right now im running a noctua nh d-14 on my sig rig. the d14 does a great job, but i want to venture past the 4ghz range, and with the d14 at 4ghz im getting into the high 70's(c) sometimes higher, depending on the ambient.

what should i expect with the xspc rasa kit? will it outperform the d14? by alot? by a little?

i will be honest, im looking for atleast a 6-10c drop in temps. is this possible with this kit?

will the temp drop justify the cost of the kit?

and also, does anyone know of any place that has this kit for cheaper than $130 usd(frozen cpu)?

all help is greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
hey guys. i just got paid and am looking to buy a XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 kit. Thing is right now im running a noctua nh d-14 on my sig rig. the d14 does a great job, but i want to venture past the 4ghz range, and with the d14 at 4ghz im getting into the high 70's(c) sometimes higher, depending on the ambient.

what should i expect with the xspc rasa kit? will it outperform the d14? by alot? by a little?

i will be honest, im looking for atleast a 6-10c drop in temps. is this possible with this kit?

will the temp drop justify the cost of the kit?

and also, does anyone know of any place that has this kit for cheaper than $130 usd(frozen cpu)?

all help is greatly appreciated.
Any true water-cooling kit will put an air cooling heatsink to shame. The biggest drop in temperatures you will notice will happen under load, which is where it matters.

Here's an example:


Whether or not it justifies the cost is entirely up to you, for me the quietness coupled with lower temperatures makes me never want to go back to air cooling in the future.
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Originally Posted by Raul-7 View Post
Any true water-cooling kit will put an air cooling heatsink to shame. The biggest drop in temperatures you will notice will happen under load, which is where it matters.

Here's an example:


Whether or not it justifies the cost is entirely up to you, for me the quietness coupled with lower temperatures makes me never want to go back to air cooling in the future.
wow, that chart shows almost a 20c drop in load temps. thank you for the help. i think im gonna go ahead and pull the trigger on that kit.
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now i noticed the kit doesnt come with the actual liquid i need. this is just distilled water, correct? if so cant i just buy some distilled water from the grocery store and use that? i really dont see the point in paying $8.00+shipping for a small bottle distilled water.
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
now i noticed the kit doesnt come with the actual liquid i need. this is just distilled water, correct? if so cant i just buy some distilled water from the grocery store and use that? i really dont see the point in paying $8.00+shipping for a small bottle distilled water.
Yes only need distilled water.
Get it from your local grocery store. It's basically the same thing for 2 dollar a gallon.
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thanx all
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This is too crazy! I was looking into buying an xpsc rasa dual rad TOO. dude what the heck???? o_O are you me in another dimension? Look at our specs O:
And thanks, I'm gonna get either the triple rad or dual rad (after asking whether there's a big difference in triple rad vs dual). And huh you have your 860 at 3.8 and damn those are crazy load temps O:, highest I ever saw with IBT testing with vcore at 1.35 was 70c @ 4.0ghz. and I have like a much worse HSF than you, although I have a Delta. could it be your HAF/
     
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post #8 of 15
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This is too crazy! I was looking into buying an xpsc rasa dual rad TOO. dude what the heck???? o_O are you me in another dimension? Look at our specs O:
And thanks, I'm gonna get either the triple rad or dual rad (after asking whether there's a big difference in triple rad vs dual). And huh you have your 860 at 3.8 and damn those are crazy load temps O:, highest I ever saw with IBT testing with vcore at 1.35 was 70c @ 4.0ghz. and I have like a much worse HSF than you, although I have a Delta. could it be your HAF/
my 860 has a vid of 1.175, and ive been told the lower the vid the higher the load temps are. not sure how or why it works like that. but yea, my particular chip runs alot hotter than most.

also, i got mine running at 4ghz now, i just need to update my user cp. =/ im lazy
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post #9 of 15
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Yes only need distilled water.
Get it from your local grocery store. It's basically the same thing for 2 dollar a gallon.
Dang water must be a rare commodity in CA. I get a gallon of distilled for $0.79
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
my 860 has a vid of 1.175, and ive been told the lower the vid the higher the load temps are. not sure how or why it works like that. but yea, my particular chip runs alot hotter than most.

also, i got mine running at 4ghz now, i just need to update my user cp. =/ im lazy
I've never heard of a lower VID equating to higher load temp . These 1156 i7's, or Lynnfields, are hot little buggers regardless

Don't forget to get a biocide to use with the distilled water. Either a silver kill-coil, or PTNuke.
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