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I would personally buy the RX360 kit, and buy the EK block later. That's what I'm doing.
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distilled water is pretty safe i had a small leak on my hardrives and motherboard when ti was off i used canned air and paper towels to clean it up and powerd it on in 15mins all good.
Yeah when it is off I can understand because I have seen people wash motherboards in sinks before, just gotta make sure they dry before using it again. But when it is running and something leaks on it is what worries me, especially since I leave my PC on overnight if something were to leak when I was asleep I wouldn't be able to do anything about it.

Anyhow on topic: How does the 240 kit compare to the 360? It isn't a big price difference but every little bit I can save counts, since I will be upgrading to SB shortly I don't want to live on stock cooling again, it sucks...
post #23 of 34
Well distilled water is non conductiv also so that makes it alittle more safe.
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Yeah that is the kind of stuff that worries me, which is why I haven't made the jump to WC yet... because something like that just happens no matter how well you installed it.

Although how did it not damage anything in your system? Every time I hear a water cooling horror story at least something gets damaged in the process.
Honestly accidents can happen with anything, your air coolers backplate can be defective or something and break your motherboard, you going to stop recommending air coolers? h50's leak, you going to stop recommending them? I can understand you being worried to water cool, but this is an enthusiast forum and water cooling happens to be an enthusiast way of cooling. Don't post in the water cooling section and not recommended water cooling, it's as safe as you make it barring accidents.
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post #25 of 34
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Yeah that is the kind of stuff that worries me, which is why I haven't made the jump to WC yet... because something like that just happens no matter how well you installed it.

Although how did it not damage anything in your system? Every time I hear a water cooling horror story at least something gets damaged in the process.
Idk the block cracked cause it was thermaltake common problem I found out after it happened. Wouldn't warranty it either(never buy there w/c products!). noob at the time second computer build that wasn't dumpster parts so didn't know not to buy there stuff . Was using pc ice coolant didn't know if that's what saved it or what but every part was okay its still sitting right next to me I just turned it off lol.
    
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Honestly accidents can happen with anything, your air coolers backplate can be defective or something and break your motherboard, you going to stop recommending air coolers? h50's leak, you going to stop recommending them? I can understand you being worried to water cool, but this is an enthusiast forum and water cooling happens to be an enthusiast way of cooling. Don't post in the water cooling section and not recommended water cooling, it's as safe as you make it barring accidents.
I wasn't not recommending water cooling, I was saying that if I was in his position I would choose the Corsair system and my reasoning behind it. He doesn't have to take my advice and I am sure he knows more about water cooling than I do but I thought I would just put in my 2 cents about what I have read about the matter.
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went to microcenter to see if they would price match and i left with a tube of ic7 diamond. Guess im getting a rasa kit. should i get an RS360 over an RX360 to save some money. =/ about 40 dollar difference.
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post #28 of 34
depends a rx360 would be better for cpu and gpu in the loop.
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post #29 of 34
Water cooling is totally safe as long as you're careful and take it slowly. Leak test for 24 hours and you're good to go. Water cooling gives 10-20C better performance than H50/H70 and other high end air coolers. In my opinion H50/70 isn't even real water cooling.
 
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The only time I have seen watercooling systems leak it was because of low quality parts or people with no experience.

H70 is a joke
    
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