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The title says it pretty much. I've been wanting to switch to water cooling for years because of how much better they are at cooling and how much quieter they can be. The computer I will be switching to water cooling is in my signature. I am NOT a heavy overclocker, the only thing I am aiming for is 4GHz on my CPU which is fairly easy to reach with this CPU but temps are barely limiting me from reaching that right now thanks to stock air cooling. I want to get the CPU (of coarse), video card, and chipset water cooled but I have a limit of ~$150 max right now so to save money I want to focus on simple and cheap CPU water cooling only while still being reliable and upgradable in the future.
As I said I'm not a big overclocker, I just want something that can handle stock to medium overclocks at the most, and I prefer the less parts the better, radiator/reservoir together, radiator/pump/reservoir together, etc.
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The only thing that suggest you want water cooling is the title.

Water cooling is unreliable in the sense that it required maintence

you can hit 4 GHZ on air with your CPU

And there is no such thing as a cheap Water cooling system


For $100 dollars you can buy a heatsink and spend the last $25 on a quality fan.

For $175 you can buy your self just enough tubing a cheap water block and a small 120 radiator.
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The title says it pretty much. I've been wanting to switch to water cooling for years because of how much better they are at cooling and how much quieter they can be. The computer I will be switching to water cooling is in my signature. I am NOT a heavy overclocker, the only thing I am aiming for is 4GHz on my CPU which is fairly easy to reach with this CPU but temps are barely limiting me from reaching that right now thanks to stock air cooling. I want to get the CPU (of coarse), video card, and chipset water cooled but I have a limit of ~$150 max right now so to save money I want to focus on simple and cheap CPU water cooling only while still being reliable and upgradable in the future.
As I said I'm not a big overclocker, I just want something that can handle stock to medium overclocks at the most, and I prefer the less parts the better, radiator/reservoir together, radiator/pump/reservoir together, etc.
XSPC Rasa RS240 kit is the only option within your budget. It does have amazing performance for the price though. The pump/res is a combo unit, combined with the cpu block, and rad makes for a 3 piece kit.
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