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If it was up to me I'd get a Corsair 700D or 800D for your setup. You can install a 360 radiator in the top of the case and there is plenty of room to mount a pump/reservoir in the bottom near the PSU. I like the idea of going internal, because if your system grows you can always add an external radiator if needed. The RASA kit is a great kit, but it sounds like you probably want to get a custom loop. Post a list of all of the hardware you intend to use in your build and how much your budget is then people can recommend the actual parts you need.
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I cant afford 700d/800d, its just a little too big, has crappy airflow and I dont like the looks of it.
Is there much maintenance to watercool? I'm the type of person who only opens their case to admire the components or remove dust.

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im looking at lian li a77f black if that helps.....but its a bit too expensive, still waiting on LL to remake their v1010 cases with a solid front (non mesh) with usb 3 and the goodies
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I cant afford 700d/800d, its just a little too big, has crappy airflow and I dont like the looks of it.
Is there much maintenance to watercool? I'm the type of person who only opens their case to admire the components or remove dust.

CPU LGA 1365 or bulldozer or SB
GPU prob. 6950, cf is planned for later
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HDD 1 or 2 ssd in raid 0 for os/apps, 1/2tb for data
RAM 8 gb min

im looking at lian li a77f black if that helps.....but its a bit too expensive, still waiting on LL to remake their v1010 cases with a solid front (non mesh) with usb 3 and the goodies

Once you get the loop setup and all the air out you might have to add a little water in first week or 2 but past that you just let it run. Good thing about have a bay res is you can glance down at it and see if it needs water without having to tear your pc apart to check.
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Once you get the loop setup and all the air out you might have to add a little water in first week or 2 but past that you just let it run. Good thing about have a bay res is you can glance down at it and see if it needs water without having to tear your pc apart to check.
wait a minute.....I have to refill it?
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wait a minute.....I have to refill it?
Not very often, and it depends on the environment. Sometimes a very small amount of water will slowly evaporate into your surroundings. This amount never amounts to much and may not even happen at all.

You might have to put water in your reservoir a couple of times per year.

I've never had this happen to me, but you never know.
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It can also be noted that in good practice, to disasemble your loops every 6-12 months and do a deep clean. Prevents build ups that may occur and keeps the lines looking clean. The whole process depending on how many blocks you have will take no more than 90 minutes.

Yes, there is going to be work here and there, but in the end not a whole lot worse than cleaning dust out every so often
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Subbed to thread for info. I too want to WC. PTNuke or Kill Coil? I've heard it to be simply preference based. Is the rasa block even that good?
 
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It can also be noted that in good practice, to disasemble your loops every 6-12 months and do a deep clean. Prevents build ups that may occur and keeps the lines looking clean. The whole process depending on how many blocks you have will take no more than 90 minutes.

Yes, there is going to be work here and there, but in the end not a whole lot worse than cleaning dust out every so often
Not really necessary. See this thread, he hasn't touched the loop in 2+ years without issue.

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Subbed to thread for info. I too want to WC. PTNuke or Kill Coil? I've heard it to be simply preference based. Is the rasa block even that good?
It is just preference, they are both great. Kill coil has the advantage that you don't have to keep adding it to your water whenever you drain, PT_nuke has the advantage that it can be run in multiple loops at the same time (IE, if you make a loop for your friend you just put 4 drops of PT-Nuke in a you're set!)

The XSPC Rasa block is amazing, it's considering one of the top 3 waterblocks available right now. The two better blocks are only fractions of a C better, and both are more restrictive.
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Not really necessary. See this thread, he hasn't touched the loop in 2+ years without issue.
That is quite true and read that myself. However, with some parts, there will be some residual gunk inside rads and such. Even when cleaning before installing you will still have some particles built up. How much is the sticking point.

He may or may not need to disasemble but to keep that in mind that there is a chance is better than to think you never need to.
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im not much of a hands on person, thats why i chose lian li with all those toolless stuff
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