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I have been reading reviews all morning trying to decide which I want to get and the reviews vary so greatly that it's nearly impossible so I'm hoping that I can rely on personal experience here to help me choose.

My biggest complaint is that a lot of the reviews use the H70 in Push/Pull while keeping the H50 with a solo fan and that doesn't help much at all. Of course two fans are better than one.

Aside from that, I've seen one review that has the H50 behind the H70 by 10+ Degrees while another has it outperforming the H70 or at least matching it.

Which would be better for my build? I can get the H50 for $67 Shipped from Amazon while the H70 is $93.

Of course, with the H50 I would have to buy two decent fans to go along with it which would mean $85 Shipped or $95+ Shipped if I go with GT AP-15's.

With the H70, I get two fans stock but how good are the stock Corsair Fans? If I have to buy new fans with either option and the H50 is $25-$30 cheaper while performing comparably to the H70, then the H50 is obviously the better buy. However, if the H70 with stock fans is better than the H50 in Push/Pull with aftermarket fans, then that is a completely different story.

Please help me choose! lol Thanks!
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The H70 and H50, with identical fans, the H70 will win because it just has more surface area in the rad. I would go H70.
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If you're going to pay almost 100$ new for a H70. Why not just buy a RS240 XSPC Rasa kit for 120$?
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If you're going to pay almost 100$ new for a H70. Why not just buy a RS240 XSPC Rasa kit for 120$?
I have thought a lot about doing this but, honestly, it scares me. lol

I have never messed with watercooling before and I am terrified to mess something up and ruin my system.

With the Corsair units, should they leak, then my entire Rig is covered and they will replace everything.

Should my custom loop leak, I am screwed. hehe

Do the warranties on separate components cover water damage?
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If you're going to pay almost 100$ new for a H70. Why not just buy a RS240 XSPC Rasa kit for 120$?
This. You're so lucky you can buy the Rasa kit without spending $100 on shipping.

Water cooling is very easy to setup. We have a guide somewhere here which explains some details.
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I have thought a lot about doing this but, honestly, it scares me. lol

I have never messed with watercooling before and I am terrified to mess something up and ruin my system.

With the Corsair units, should they leak, then my entire Rig is covered and they will replace everything.

Should my custom loop leak, I am screwed. hehe

Do the warranties on separate components cover water damage?
Well, from seeing that more and more accidents have popped up with the H50/H70 on the Corsair forums... I'd say your chances of a leak are about the same as a dedicated loop. As long as you take your time and don't throw everything together, you'd be just fine. To be honest, I was new to WC'ing myself. When the kit is sitting in front of you, it's easy to see how it goes together. There really isn't much to it. Not to mention, if you need. You could always ask questions in the Rasa fanclub in my sig.
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This. You're so lucky you can buy the Rasa kit without spending $100 on shipping.

Water cooling is very easy to setup. We have a guide somewhere here which explains some details.
Have you looked here?

http://www.ybris-cooling.it/advanced...?keywords=xspc

They ship from Italy, but only sell the RX360 kit. Not sure if it would be 100$ shipped from Italy. Maybe any of the other retailers in the UK? There is a list of them.

http://www.xspc.biz/retailers.php
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Well, as I said, the main thing is about my other components. I would love to try something new and put a loop together, but I cant afford to be replacing a $200 CPU, $200 GPU, $150 Motherboard, etc.

If something should happen and it leaks, will I be able to RMA my components for replacement or will they not honor the warranties if they are water damaged? That is my only concern. lol The Rasa kits are amazing values and I would love to have one, but I just want to make sure my Rig is covered.
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Do the warranties on separate components cover water damage?
As in for example NZXT covering your PSU if you get water on it? The answer there is no, simply because.. well, water + PSU = negligent user. [though if you dried it and played amnesia.. well maybe >.>]

As per your question, the H70 will out perform the H50 by a few C simply due to the fact it havs a lager [thicker] rad.

Also, be prepared for a lot of RASA recommendations.

While I personally could care less, since the H70 is a closed, zero maintenance loop, with top notch customer service in the event of failure.

Does the RS240 XSPC Rasa perform better? Yes without a doubt. However, a good % of the time the rad needs to be mounted externally, which while some may not care, to others like myself, it is an eyesore. Not to mention if you spring a leak, be prepared to spring some cash from your wallet to replace your parts.

I love my H70, and quite frankly would never trade it for a RS240.
    
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post #10 of 15
If warranty is your biggest problem, then H50/H70 is the route you take. No warranty that I'm aware of. Since it's you putting it together, and if you fail to do so properly. It's your setup that was the mistake.

That's why most people assemble their loops outside of the case before installing, testing for any leaks etc. Not to mention, you could install it and run the pump while hooked up to your board etc and leak test.
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