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Hey, Well I recently got a new computer, (sig rig) and I'm looking to watercool it.

I was wondering which kit I should get? The RASA DC 750

http://www.gammods.com.au/store/inde...oducts_id=3050

Total - $174.50

All I need -
-Tubing
-Distilled water




OR.

This setup I've made up at my local pc shop, it's almost double the price and most of those components were the cheapest on the site

Total- $ 348.50

All I need-
-Distilled Water
-Fittings



So which one you guys reckon? Or have I tottaly messed up and there both ****? I really have no idea about watercooling lol.

This is the pc it will be going into -



The rad MUST be a 240


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post #2 of 10
I'd say the custom loop will be better but probably not by much. The XSPC kits are ridiculous value especially in Australia.
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I'd say the custom loop will be better but probably not by much. The XSPC kits are ridiculous value especially in Australia.
Yeah when I saw the XSPC kit I was confused :/ it's like only 20 buks more then a H70.... There has to be a catch somewhere though. Also, when I'm going to be selling my H50 for $80 so I'm like getting that kit for 100 buks...
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Will this be your first time water cooling? I only ask because I started with a kit at a reasonable price, and ended up switching back to air later. I did water for 6 months the temps were great but it just wasn't for me. I would say get the cheaper kit see if you like it, then if you do go from there. If you dont you wont be out $350, just my thoughts on it.
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Will this be your first time water cooling? I only ask because I started with a kit at a reasonable price, and ended up switching back to air later. I did water for 6 months the temps were great but it just wasn't for me. I would say get the cheaper kit see if you like it, then if you do go from there. If you dont you wont be out $350, just my thoughts on it.
Yeah it's a bit impulsive lol, my H50 is keeping my i5 under 50c at full load so it's not that bad but I just like the sexy look of watercooling haha.

Thinking I'm just gonna go with the cheap kit.
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Im pissed...I ordered the RASA kit yesterday because I was short on money and didn't want to spend $350 on my orginial loop. I sold my Iphone 3gs for $310 today so im mad I didn't get my loop but Im sure this rasa kit will only be 2-3c higher than the loop I wanted. Not a big deal. Cant wait to get the kit tomorrow! I also got red tubing and compression fittings with it.
Edited by Theory - 12/31/10 at 5:47pm
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post #7 of 10
Yep, the custom loop would be a bit better, but the XSPC kit is very good for the price. And you can always upgrade it later on! The catch? I guess parts you actually want (maybe you wanted a tube reservoir), the look you actually want (maybe you wanted a chrome CPU block), and a minute degree of difference in temperature (I read it is second to the HK Supreme block).

So being your first time, go ahead and get the kit. Maybe you'll end up like bulmung and not enjoy watercooling at all, so you would've saved a good hundred dollars. Or you will find out you really like the look and you upgrade from there.
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Im pissed...I ordered the RASA kit yesterday because I was short on money and didn't want to spend $350 on my orginial loop. I sold my Iphone 3gs for $310 today so im mad I didn't get my loop but Im sure this rasa kit will only be 2-3c higher than the loop I wanted. Not a big deal.
So your coming from a H50? Could give me a before and after temps?

Just to see if it will be worth the 200 buks.

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post #9 of 10
You can save even more money as the XSPC Rasa kit comes with tubing as well. The only things you need to get are a biocide (silver kill coil or PT-Nuke) and some distilled water.

Also, I would take the Rasa kit over that custom loop anyday. The pump in the Rasa kit is better than the one you added, and it's a bay unit so it doesn't consume as much space in your case. Furthermore the radiator it comes with is much better suited for quieter fans than the one you had. The radiator you had picked out won't even fit into your case as it's too thick.
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post #10 of 10
im going back to wc again lol. ordered my stuff off gammods couple days ago, too bad they off on holiday ,

since ur new, go for the rasa kit (the one with the rx240 rad) will cost u abit more, but its a better rad and its worth it.

EDIT: will cost u around 250 postage with kit and silver strip , distilled should cost u 4-6$ at any auto shop or bunnings.
Edited by newpc - 12/31/10 at 6:03pm
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