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Hello!

I decided I want to come to the dark side, and that's why I bought an i7 2600k, but I want to be even MORE in the dark side! So I want a WC Loop!!!

I was thinking about this:

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...60::15889.html


I have a budget of around 180-220€, MUST be from that website...

Should I go for that kit? Or should I build a custom one from that site?

Also, I've never done WaterCooling, is it very dangerous? I'm kinda scared of it leaking.

Thank you,
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Hello mate.

I went watercooling a few months ago and was scared of it leaking at first however if you take your time to ensure everything is fitted correctly you will have no problems. You have to leak test it before you run it with your system and if it does leak it will only be a few drops and will not harm your components if you let them dry.

I'd go with a custom build rather than a kit, but that's just me. With your budget, though, it's safe to say that the kit you linked is your best bet.

The kit includes a brilliant CPU water block along with decent components for water cooling. When it comes to components, the more you spend the more you get. If I were you I'd save up a little more and spend a decent amount of money on some good components. Once you've laid down the original capital you don't really have to spend anything more on them in the future.

Don't forget to get some biocide to add to the distilled water in your loop.
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Why do you have to purchase from that website?

Anyways, I would try and find the XSPC RS360 kit. It's by far the best WC kit for it's price and it's quite cheap.

That kit is actually pretty good though so if you can't find the Rasa kit I would get that.
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That kit is good, it has some nice components in it and should be easily expandable to include a GPU down the line if you want. Just don't use the coolant, get some PT Nuke or a killCoil and some distilled water instead.

Water cooling is safe so long as you take your time and get things right, I have never had a leak in my rigs.
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Hello mate.

I went watercooling a few months ago and was scared of it leaking at first however if you take your time to ensure everything is fitted correctly you will have no problems. You have to leak test it before you run it with your system and if it does leak it will only be a few drops and will not harm your components if you let them dry.

I'd go with a custom build rather than a kit, but that's just me. With your budget, though, it's safe to say that the kit you linked is your best bet.

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Don't forget to get some biocide to add to the distilled water in your loop.
Thank you.

Right now, I have no money even for the EK kit, but I am saving up for it and selling some stuff to get it!

Might as well consider buying a custom loop instead.


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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Why do you have to purchase from that website?

Anyways, I would try and find the XSPC RS360 kit. It's by far the best WC kit for it's price and it's quite cheap.

That kit is actually pretty good though so if you can't find the Rasa kit I would get that.
Has to be from that website because it's the best for WaterCooling in Germany, and also can be from Aquatuning.de if you want!

Sadly, there is no XSPC Kit at all in those 2 websites, don't think I can find it in Germany.

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That kit is good, it has some nice components in it and should be easily expandable to include a GPU down the line if you want. Just don't use the coolant, get some PT Nuke or a killCoil and some distilled water instead.

Water cooling is safe so long as you take your time and get things right, I have never had a leak in my rigs.
What is t he problem with that Coolant?

And, where can I purchase PT Nuke in those 2 sites I can't find it either..

Oh and thanks all of you for the help! +Rep!
    
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Why not order from XSPC Shop?

http://www.watercoolingshop.co.uk/XS...Kit_ASLZB.aspx

That kit will perform within 1C of the EK kit, for a lot less.

EDIT: The problem with pre-mixed coolants is that they tend to degrade with time and leave gunk floating around your loop. This gunk then deposits itself directly on your waterblock and clogs up your system. Example Pictures

PT-Nuke can be purchased here (under a different name, same Copper (II) Sulfate chemical).
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What is t he problem with that Coolant?

And, where can I purchase PT Nuke in those 2 sites I can't find it either..
Not just that coolant but all coolants really. They have a nasty habit of breaking down and gunking up your loop, they also stain things and they don't offer any thermal advantages over water. If you want some colour in your loop then you can get some coloured tubing separately, just make sure to match both the ID and OD to the tubing supplied in the kit as it uses compression fittings.

Aquatuning sells Mayhems Biocide which is the same thing as PT Nuke Cu, copper sulphate concentration. A few drops of that in some distilled water will keep your loop algae free whilst not breaking down / staining things.
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Why not order from XSPC Shop?
Sadly they don't ship internationally, although one of their re-sellers might:

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We are unable to send orders directly to customers outside of the UK but you can purchase our products from one of our international resellers.
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I don't really like the XSPC kit, looks like the EK block is much better...

What should I do though? I honestly don't know if I should buy that EK kit, or build my own one.
    
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Well if you want to spend 50 euros on better looks, by all means get a full custom loop. Just note that it's going to cost you quite a bit more for fraction of a degree temperature decreases.
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