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Alright well I'm selling my old Athlon and HD 4670's on eBay and as of now (still have 2 days left) I stand to make $105 on them. I was thinking of getting a XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 because it best fits my budget (~$120-130) and case (HAF 922). I've been able to convince my dad to let me go under water (mom doesn't need to know ). Now he's also a computer lover, albeit mostly Macs, and he understand the upgradeability of PC's and performance boosts of overclocking. He's willing to help pay for it (~$40-50) although I don't really need it and wants to help set it up (water cooling intrigues him ).

Right now I'm running my Phenom at 3.89GHz with 1.4V (I could probably drop it a notch or two). With my current cooler (Vigor Monsoon III LT) with those clocks in Prime I max out at: 54-55-54-54 and in IBT 59-59-58-58. I'd like to shoot for 4.0+GHz because I know the Phenom is up to it.

I've heard many good things about the Rasa kit, so in short, would getting the Rasa RS240 help lower my temps and let me reach 4.0GHz? Or should I be looking at a different model? I'd prefer not to spend $160 on the RX240 because that extra money is going to go towards a Corsair 750W, SLI board and another GTX 460 (if I come into some more money after graduation ).
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the rs240 kit will work just fine for your cpu loop.
    
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There is no guarantee that you will hit 4.00 just because you are on water. It depends on your chip. The amount of volts required to overclock your chip will come into play as well as far as temps. You should see a good decrease in temps with wc. Also you will need to mount the rad externally with a swiftech rad box for example.
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Originally Posted by microman View Post
the rs240 kit will work just fine for your cpu loop.
That's what I was thinking for the CPU only loop. Will it provide a noticeable difference?

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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
There is no guarantee that you will hit 4.00 just because you are on water. it also depend son your chip. The amount of volts required to over you chip will come into play as well as far as temps. You should see a good decrease i temps with wc. Also you will need to mount the rad externally with a swiftech box for example.
I can hit 4GHz with around 1.475V and it passes P95 blend, it's just that it reaches 60-62 C on blend I'm afraid to see what IBT temps would be!

Also, thanks you for the response, I'm really looking for that temp decrease.
Edited by razr m3 - 1/21/11 at 1:36pm
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There is no guarantee that you will hit 4.00 just because you are on water. It depends on your chip. The amount of volts required to overclock your chip will come into play as well as far as temps. You should see a good decrease in temps with wc. Also you will need to mount the rad externally with a swiftech rad box for example.
the rasa kit comes with tabs to mount it to the rear of a case
    
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the rasa kit comes with tabs to mount it to the rear of a case
ah cool, thanks for the info I did not know that
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the rasa kit comes with tabs to mount it to the rear of a case
They're the metal clips on the bottom left, correct?
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Get the RX. Always over rad as the constant and fans as the variable.
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Get the RX. Always over rad as the constant and fans as the variable.
Would the RX240 offer a big difference over the RS240? I know the rads thicker and all but how much of a difference would that make? I'd prefer not to spend $160 on the RX240 because that extra money is going to go towards a Corsair 750W, SLI board and another GTX 460, but I suppose I could use the $40 from my dad to get it.
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Also you will need to mount the rad externally with a swiftech rad box for example.
May I ask why? I have been thinking about getting the same kit also.
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