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Hello everyone, I am new to this forum... normally am on overclockers.com, but just started reading on this one a bit so I thought I would post. I am curious if anyone has any suggestions on whether or not to get a rasa 750 kit with the 240 radiator. I am currently at 3.8 and would like to break the 4.0 on my Phenom II 965. If anyone has any suggestions on somthing else to get please share, I know that the pump is a little suspect on this kit but the rad and the block are quite impressive at the 150 price point. Thank you in advance for you help. Look forward to contributing to this forum
post #2 of 24
I literally just completed installing the rasa 750 rs240... first thing I've done is fire up pime95. Going about 20 minutes and load temps went from 66 C to 46 C.

Highly recommend, plus this was first time water cooling for myself, setup was pretty easy.
post #3 of 24
corsair H50 very low level entry or go for the H70 a little better and not to much work to install. or a complete custom loop wich is pretty expensive
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I would say the rasa kit that was recommended in the 2nd post
 
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post #5 of 24
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I literally just completed installing the rasa 750 rs240... first thing I've done is fire up pime95. Going about 20 minutes and load temps went from 66 C to 46 C.

Highly recommend, plus this was first time water cooling for myself, setup was pretty easy.
Holy buckets, by the time I figured out how to view my own thread there was 3 Replies lol. Did you leak test it and is everything explained pretty well in the kit? I'm completely new to WC, always thought it was useless then I got into overclocking and since I can't hit 4.0 I have to do something drastic lol
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Oh and nugget I just noticed you have a white phantom as well.... Could I get some pics of that set up since its the same as mine?
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Unless you reside in a climate zone warmer than Los Angeles, the H70 with high-CFM fans will get you to 4.0 GHz. I was able to reach a stable 4.0 GHz on a 965/H70 combo on the hottest days of this past summer without issue. No A/C with interior ambients in the mid and high 80s. Same thing with a 970/H70, only this time at 4.1 GHz. Regardless, I have only heard good things about the Rasa so go with that .
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I leak tested using the jumper that comes with the kit, that way you can power up the loop without sending any power to the motherboard. No leakage, and left the cap off the res for about 15 minutes to get rid of most the air.

I'll try to get some pics taken. I had the rasa and the phantom waiting in boxes when I got off work tonight, so I've been busy getting things running biggrin.gif
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This seems to be an excellent beginners loop from Swiftech.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
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This seems to be an excellent beginners loop from Swiftech.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
THE PRICE!

you can do so much more for that price...
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