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I'll be firing up my rig this weekend and I hope I get better temps then with the 360 alone, though Im running more blocks than you .

Keep it for now, I think the Rx360 is plenty for your rig atm
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If I get it that means I have to order nearly 50 dollars worth of fans, 80 dollars worth of rad, some more fittings, and the appropriate tubing. + taxes and shipping.

So it's going to cost me nearly 500 CAD for the setup if I get everything -- not sure if I have that much to play with.

Also, should I just get the plexi + nickel EK blocks or should I wait for the EK acetal + nickel blocks to come in?
If you really wanna try to get best temps then jump on the 240, If you have the money it will give a little more leeway for overclocking and what not, but if you dont have the funds to do it dont worry about it what you have is good enough

As for the blocks thats personal preference theres no performance difference between them so what ever you think looks best, IMO i would go with the Acetal+NIckel block i think it looks the most clean when installed.
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I'll be firing up my rig this weekend and I hope I get better temps than with the 360 alone, though Im running more blocks than you .

Keep it for now, I think the Rx360 is plenty for your rig atm
Thanks dude. That's what I like to hear

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If you really wanna try to get best temps then jump on the 240, If you have the money it will give a little more leeway for overclocking and what not, but if you dont have the funds to do it dont worry about it what you have is good enough

As for the blocks thats personal preference theres no performance difference between them so what ever you think looks best, IMO i would go with the Acetal+NIckel block i think it looks the most clean when installed.
Yeah IMO, the sexiest block is the acetal and nickel

Just my opinion though. Plus I don't use dye so plexi would be dumb.

I would splurge on the RX240 but it's really breaking the bank. I'll have 400 max to play with when I get my check, so 500+ for what I want is really a no go

I liked what bal3wolf said, I can wait and if my temps are awful I can always add the RX240 later
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Thanks dude. That's what I like to hear



Yeah IMO, the sexiest block is the acetal and nickel

Just my opinion though. Plus I don't use dye so plexi would be dumb.

I would splurge on the RX240 but it's really breaking the bank. I'll have 400 max to play with when I get my check, so 500+ for what I want is really a no go

I liked what bal3wolf said, I can wait and if my temps are awful I can always add the RX240 later
Adding to the loop later is always best if you are unsure, this way you dont spend extra money you didn't need to. Are you using the Rasa kit or just the Rad?
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Adding to the loop later is always best if you are unsure, this way you dont spend extra money you didn't need to. Are you using the Rasa kit or just the Rad?
I'm using the kit. Charlie said with the links, and the parallel bridge my pump should handle it just fine for SLI operation
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I'm using the kit. Charlie said with the links, and the parallel bridge my pump should handle it just fine for SLI operation
It will handle it, i was just curious.. I was gonna say you can always just swap your RX360 rad our for a GTX360. If your using you YLs at full speed you would get better temps with the GTX and be able to maintain a single rad wihtout any issues stress testing and all.
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It will handle it, i was just curious.. I was gonna say you can always just swap your RX360 rad our for a GTX360. If your using you YLs at full speed you would get better temps with the GTX and be able to maintain a single rad wihtout any issues stress testing and all.
heheh you're more than right, but I honestly can't put any more money into this rig.

I'm done after this upgrade. Then i'm doing sandybridge. Socket 775 is dead
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heheh you're more than right, but I honestly can't put any more money into this rig.

I'm done after this upgrade. Then i'm doing sandybridge. Socket 775 is dead
Hahaha, me either, i just finished a few builds and watercooling setups, im pretty tapped for cash too.

My parts just came in this afternoon for my 2600k build, ill probably start piecing it together tomorrow when my SSD's show up

Best of luck man, hopefully everything works out.
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Hahaha, me either, i just finished a few builds and watercooling setups, im pretty tapped for cash too.

My parts just came in this afternoon for my 2600k build, ill probably start piecing it together tomorrow when my SSD's show up

Best of luck man, hopefully everything works out.
ooooooooooooooooooh you went SB did you?!? NICE!

I'm gonna go SB in about 4-6 months. I'm a WC addict so what can I say?

I priced it out and my total comes to $350 after taxes, prolly 10 dollar shipping.

So I'm very happy with that.

When you think about it: it costs me $650 to go SB. If I sell my rig: 2-300 right there, and only another $350 to get mobo, cpu, and ram.

But I'd rather watercool my cards first, and then make the switch, which by then prices will be lower than what they are now.

It's amazing the price/performance ratio SB offers.
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ooooooooooooooooooh you went SB did you?!? NICE!

I'm gonna go SB in about 4-6 months. I'm a WC addict so what can I say?

I priced it out and my total comes to $350 after taxes, prolly 10 dollar shipping.

So I'm very happy with that.

When you think about it: it costs me $650 to go SB. If I sell my rig: 2-300 right there, and only another $350 to get mobo, cpu, and ram.

But I'd rather watercool my cards first, and then make the switch, which by then prices will be lower than what they are now.

It's amazing the price/performance ratio SB offers.
I went a few different routes actually, lol. I have a 980x build in progress too, just waiting on my 4 GPU block to finish that.

I went SB jut to play around pretty much, im going to be using at a media machine but it will still be pushed to what ever i can max it out it out at.

i dont think ill ever air cool a computer again, idk... i guess its just not me.

Looks like you got everything all figured out, SB will be a nice improvement over what you got.

I was gonna sell my 1090t build but i decided to just keep it and use it for a rendering machine or something.
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