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Another reason the tubes are black on the H50/70 is to shield it from UV lights, UV will help produce algae/cell respiration.

The black tubing will help prolong the coolant life if not make it last forever.

Does anyone know for a fact what Corsair uses for coolant?
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Does anyone know for a fact what Corsair uses for coolant?
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Go with the H70. You wont pass 5 ghz on the 2600k anyways.
Chips don't have the power to get past that. I don't see any fixes coming along anytime soon.
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Go with the H70. You wont pass 5 ghz on the 2600k anyways.
Chips don't have the power to get past that. I don't see any fixes coming along anytime soon.
Most 2600ks can get 5GHz. 40% of 2500ks can.
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Yeah, but it is difficult to push them past that. You don't need a whole lot of cooling power for the 2600k, even at 5ghz.
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Go with the H70. You wont pass 5 ghz on the 2600k anyways.
Chips don't have the power to get past that. I don't see any fixes coming along anytime soon.
Then why did people everclock the i7 920 to 6.7GHz?
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Yeah, but it is difficult to push them past that. You don't need a whole lot of cooling power for the 2600k, even at 5ghz.
If I don't need a lot of cooling at 5GHz, I'll be able to push it to 6GHz while still being stable! That's the point of getting a super charged cooling solution...
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Go with the H70. You wont pass 5 ghz on the 2600k anyways.
Chips don't have the power to get past that. I don't see any fixes coming along anytime soon.
And if I want to watercool any other component, I can't with the H70.
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In his post, elysion said:
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here some pictures to show you if you have a thick rad like an XSPC with 60mm thickness, it would simply not fit a fan on top.





So, either you use a small form factor rad EK or Swiftech or you would mod the top somehow (but I guess that's not worth it).

With a triple rad on top, I could not have spare room for a drive, but for a controller like you see there in the pic, no problems.

hope this helps

Now, should I go with the RASA kit but instead of having the RX360, I'd use the RS360 to cool my CPU and 1 VGA and when I'll upgrade to 2 vga I'll add a RX240? Or should I stay with the RX360, sice it doesn't look so bad?


Once again, thanks a lot for the help guys!
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Sorry,

I just take the thread after a while, but my WC loop cost me €120 (150 dollars), and it works really very well:

EK supreme Lt Nickel:€35
EK 4.0 pump: €40
Tubing:€5
Fans: €40
Transalp radiator: €0
205 Heater core: €0

EDIT: some say it's a Monster!
Like that:

Edited by skmanu - 2/5/11 at 2:04pm
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