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Fixed.

Look at a Rasa kit on frozencpu.com

The Rasa looks nice... I'm not quite sure yet if I want a dual-bay reservoir, but the price is incredible! Thanks for the suggestion! smile.gif
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The 2600k can reach 4.4Ghz on the stock cooler according to Anand. If you are not planning on putting your GPUs underwater I would stick with the H70 and spend the extra on another GPU. It should be plenty for 5Ghz, depending on your chip.

I'm planning on hitting AT LEAST 5ghz...

P.S. I like your "Water cooling advice"
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He can hold his spot but some people might just skim over it.
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I have the H70. For future upgrades on my PC the Rasa Kit is the way to go. Cooler and quieter. My Rasa Kit is on the way. How can you not want to get the Rasa water cooling kit for close to the same price at the H70. Sidewinder has the kit for 110.
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He can hold his spot but some people might just skim over it.

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you are comparing apple and oranges.

I had a h70 before it's great until summer hits and under load. I sold that crap and went with a swiftech h20-220 ultimate XT. Never look back.
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???
He's talking about me.

I edited my post by the way, do please go back and read it.
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The rasa rs 240 or 360 is by far more superior than the h70. For 129 or 169 respectively with being able to upgrade is real nice.
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First off, I'd like to suggest a few minor changes to your hardware components. First, that power supply is overkill. If you don't plan on going SLI later on, you only need a quality 400W power supply, such as the Antec Neo Eco 400W or the Rosewill Green Series 430w. If you do plan on going SLI later on, you still only need a quality 600w, such as the Corsair TX650W or the Seasonic 620w. Secondly, I would not get the Twin Frozr 560. It costs more than other 560s, and all you are getting is a better cooler. Because of the reduced cost of watercooling you will most likely be putting the card under water as well and so that would make the stock air cooler a waste of money.

The motherboard is a toss up. While

Now, onto the good part!

First off, I see that you are in Canada. If you buy from Sidewinder's you will get hit with large fees at the border, as you get taxes and duty fees. If you buy from www.dazmode.com you will not have these problems, and the package will ship faster as it will not have to go through customs.

Part wise, here is what I would get:

XSPC RX360 Kit - $199
EK FC-560 Nickel-Acetal (When it's finally released in a couple of weeks) - $100
Bitspower 1/2" Barbed Fitting x2 - $6
Silver Kill Coil - $5

That would give you great temperatures and still come in under $400 after tax and shipping, while cooling your CPU and GPU. You'll be about 10-15C cooler on the CPU vs. an H70 and about 40C cooler on the GPU vs. Stock cooler. Your computer will also be much quieter as you won't have that leafblower fan on the card anymore.

Finally, a few closing remarks:

-You may want to get the GTX 570, as the waterblock for it is already available - The cost difference between the cheapest 570 on newegg (AR) is only about $65 more than the 560 Twin Frozr. Although, that being said you can't even buy a P67 Motherboard right now due to the SATA port failure. Maybe you should just wait for Z68, and then EK will have come out with a 560 block.

-If you really want a quiet rig you could pick up three GentleTyphoon AP-14s from Newegg, they are very close to silent even at full speed.

I'm planning to do SLI.

Side winder gives me 40$ for shipping via mail.. I don't know if it includes all the other fees... Also, Dazmode doesn't sell 3/8"ID - 5/8"OD compression fittings...?

I'm going with the MSI GTX 560 Twin-Frozr because it's one of the cheapest and because it's MSI, it comes with AfterBurner, which I like. I'm not planning to go with the GTX 570 because the 560 is incredible in SLI.

For the fans, I'll be using CoolerMaster fans. They push 90 cfm with only 19 db.

Thanks for the suggestions on the water cooling parts, I'll probably be doing what you're saying! biggrin.gif
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I'm planning to do SLI.

Side winder gives me 40$ for shipping via mail.. I don't know if it includes all the other fees... Also, Dazmode doesn't sell 3/8"ID - 5/8"OD compression fittings...?

I'm going with the MSI GTX 560 Twin-Frozr because it's one of the cheapest and because it's MSI, it comes with AfterBurner, which I like. I'm not planning to go with the GTX 570 because the 560 is incredible in SLI.

For the fans, I'll be using CoolerMaster fans. They push 90 cfm with only 19 db.

Thanks for the suggestions on the water cooling parts, I'll probably be doing what you're saying!
That $40 might include brokerage, and it might not. I wouldn't risk it as if it doesn't you'll get hit with a $100+ COD for that $300 package. Plus, Dazmode shipping is only around $25.

Why do you need compression fittings? The XSPC Rasa Kit comes with Tubing and fittings already, and the chance of leaking with a compression fitting is actually higher than for a barbed fitting. If you do really want compression fittings, get 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Tube and their compression fittings.

I didn't realize the TwinFrozr was so cheap, thanks for pointing that out!

If you are going to run SLI here is an AMAZING powersupply that will easily power two overclocked 560s while costing significantly less than that XFX Unit:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-096-_-Product

It's from Seasonic, which is actually the OEM that makes the goodies inside of that XFX unit anyways!

Those Coolermaster fans are crap. Their manufacturer rated specifications are false. Basically, spinning at their lowest speed they make 19 DBa of noise and spinning at their highest speed they produce 90 CFM. They will never do both at the same time. Martin210 is a very reputable member on this website and he tested over 50 PC fans and found that the GentleTyphoon was by far the best in terms of noise/CFM ratio. He used a lot of real measuring equipment, such as a hot wire aerometer and a quality decibel meter weighed on the A scale. His test results can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-thread.html
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