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So, instead of upgrading CPU and GPU air coolers to add extra noise, i might aswell invest in watercooling although im not sure when i will be getting the kit, just need some info to help research what i need

iv been looking up the Rasa RX240 kit? can't remember the exact name, just a few questions about it for those of you that own the kit.

1: Are 140mm fans compatible with the kit or is it 120mm? (to fit in the top of a CM 690 II)

2: What temperatures can i expect during load? and will it be better for overclocking even further? (currently at 4Ghz, can get 4.4 on air at 1.45v but not totally stable)

3: What waterblock for the GTX 460 (EVGA/reference) will be suitable for the rest of the kit and will it affect temperature much?

4: What type of liquid should i use? iv heard distilled water is the best but not sure, i was also told that you had to add something to the liquid?

5: will the kit still be effective if i were to upgrade to a quad core (pos q9550 or a full platform upgrade).

I think thats it for now but i will ask more later if they crop up

(sorry if im too much hassle for asking all the questions )

Thanks!
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1) you need 120mm fans
4) distilled water plus silver kill coil
5) yes
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1. The 690 II will fit 120mm fans up top aswell.

2.http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...aq-review.html. Should have all the information you need on the RASA 750 kit.

3.The EK Acetal + Nickel blocks would be you best choice. http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/bl...al-nickel.html

4. You first option would be distilled water, but you can use others. If you do use distilled water make sure you use a Kill-a-coil. Its a piece of silver that quite literally kills any micro organisms in your loop.

5.I think it will still be working the same, however temps will increase overall in your loop. It would be ideal to add in another 120mm rad. But i just looked at your current CPU, it'll be fine with that. But a full platform upgrade to hotter and faster processors will require a stronger pump and another rad.

Feel free to ask again!
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Nice move,You will love water.
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I will ask a Question too then since we have the same case and project.
1) the case can support internally 2x 240rad right ? (just a confirmation)
2) can the pump/reservoir support 2x 240rad +CPU and GPU loop ? and how the temp would be like ?
3) is it better to intake from the top, since I believe we have dust filters or out ?
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I will ask a Question too then since we have the same case and project.
1) the case can support internally 2x 240rad right ? (just a confirmation)
2) can the pump/reservoir support 2x 240rad +CPU and GPU loop ? and how the temp would be like ?
3) is it better to intake from the top, since I believe we have dust filters or out ?
1. Yes it can, but it might be tight with large rads on the top.

2.Well, it can support it. Temps should be pretty gewd. The pump that comes in the RASA 750 RX240 kit is rated a 750l/h.

3.For optimum performance/temps intaking cool air through the radiator would be best.
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