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post #1 of 7
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Hi All, I've been considering water cooling my AMD Rig after I get my 1090T and some video cards.

In NZ the choices for water cooling are very limited but Computer lounge has some EK gear. I know zero about water cooling so I though getting a kit would be a good way to go.

My other option is to import from the US. (exchange rates and freight/duties would pretty much double the cost)

How does this kit look from Computerlounge? (ignore the price, its NZD, inc local taxes etc.)

Kit consists of:

1 x EK CoolStream RAD XT 240 (Uses 2x 120mm Fan)
1 x EK Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced
1 x EK Supreme LT AMD - Nickel + Acetal AM2 / AM2+ / AM3
1 x Koolance PMP-400 Watercooling Pump
1 x EK DDC X-TOP V2 - Acetal G1/4
8 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4" 3/8" Fittings CC3
2 x Tygon R-3603 Clear 3/8" ID 5/8" OD Tubing
2 x Scythe Slip Stream 120mm Fan (1200rpm)
1 x Fesser One F1 Cooling Fluid

How would it compare to this XSPC kit from FrozenCPU?

or this EK kit from FrozenCPU.

Thanks for your input?
post #2 of 7
I would not use the Fesser One cooling fluid. It'll gunk up your blocks and make your tubes look like crap. The XSPC kit is one of (probably the) best on the market right now for price/performance. Are you just going to be cooling the CPU? Or GPUs as well? The RS240 kit will be absolutely perfect for a CPU, but you'll need to move up to the 360 kit if you're going to be doing a GPU also.
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post #3 of 7
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I hadn't planned to use the UV fluids. I had read that it can gunk up like you say. Was just going to use distilled water and add that anti microbial silver coil thing.

I was considering the RS360 as I may add GPUs to it later. I suspect once I start this water cooling it will become as addictive as OC did.
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HUGE RIP OFF.

Best make your own.

RAD: Swiftech double or triple RES style.

Pump: MCP655 vario

Barb: half inch with 3/8 OD tubing with worm clamps

CPU block: Enzotech sapphire

Fans: scythe typhoons

Coolant: distilled water with PK nuke
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Yeah unless getting the RS360 kit from FrozenCPU is going to be prohibitively expensive I'd just get that. A better radiator and CPU block than the kit you mentioned.

You'd get better temperatures with the XSPC kit than the EK kit.
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post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick911 View Post
HUGE RIP OFF.

Best make your own.

RAD: Swiftech double or triple RES style.

Pump: MCP655 vario

Barb: half inch with 3/8 OD tubing with worm clamps

CPU block: Enzotech sapphire

Fans: scythe typhoons

Coolant: distilled water with PK nuke
CL are competitive for NZ. Cant get some of those alternative parts you mentioned in NZ.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Yeah unless getting the RS360 kit from FrozenCPU is going to be prohibitively expensive I'd just get that. A better radiator and CPU block than the kit you mentioned.

You'd get better temperatures with the XSPC kit than the EK kit.
Actually the Rasa kit will be considerably less. Just the hassle of importing it and lack of in country support. My research into import duties is that they will charge a import fee, GST 15% etc but wont bother until the goods have a value of $390NZD (costs them more to collect under that value than the money they would make)

The Rasa kit should squeeze under that price. I think thats the way I will go. I probably get the RS360.
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