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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
The Rasa is 1/2 the cost, and has a marginally better block and rad. I say marginally, as we're talking the space of a degree or two C here or there. Those are the main arguments for it. The catch is that it has an aquarium pump which while more than adequate for a CPU only loop, if you expand in the future you'll want to replace it.

Rasa comes with metals stilts to hang off of an 80mm fan I think.

Between the two, the value/dollar of the Rasa is insane. Myself I have a Swiftech EDGE 220 unit-which is more expensive but take up much less space (pump, res, rad all in one)....I got the EDGE for myself because hose routing in my Raven is at best a nightmare. For my brother's rig in his MMods case the Rasa 360 was the easy winner.
I don't have 80mm fans...

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Originally Posted by koven View Post
xspc kit is a much better value than the swiftech kit

it comes with external mounting accessories, it's generic but works fine


Not gonna lie, it looks kinda cheesy compared to the swiftech, but what do I know? I've never watercooled in my life

you really think the XSPC is the better cooling kit? And the RADbox will fit on it>?
Edited by The Master Chief - 2/2/11 at 8:09am
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Avoid the first one. Have the pump ontop of the waterblock = no good.
 
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You may want to consider this one.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...tl=g30c321s818

It has great reviews.
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Avoid the first one. Have the pump ontop of the waterblock = no good.


already am not getting it.

see my latest posts

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Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post
You may want to consider this one.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...tl=g30c321s818

It has great reviews.


noooooo... way to much money, and there is no pump, or anything.
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Not gonna lie, it looks kinda cheesy compared to the swiftech, but what do I know? I've never watercooled in my life

you really think the XSPC is the better cooling kit?
"Better" depends on your case. If you have the room for the Rasa I'd save your coin. It depends on the layout of your case and how much coin you're willing to spend for a bit less hassle on installation.

Example 1: To install my EDGE unit in my Raven RV02 was relatively easy. Not as simple as it should have been due to SilverStone screwing things up, but still easy. The most time intensive thing was dremeling-out a hole for the water hoses to hang the rad externally. BUT, I didn't have to tear apart my computer. Bleeding all the air bubbles out took all of 10 minutes with minimal effort, due to the way it is designed.

Example 2: The Rasa in my brother's Mountain Mods, was also easy to install, because the case-top lid comes off giving stupid easy access to the fill port on the top of the res/pump. BUT, bleeding all air bubbles took 24 hours of running plus some VERY awkward rolling motions on the case...as it was not really possible to assemble the loop inside, remove for filling/bleeding and reinstall. It just wasn't safe due to how tight the fit of the res/pump was in the 5.25" bays of that case.


With my Raven, if I had a Rasa kit-I'd have had to basically rip my entire computer apart...and I'd also have needed more fittings to navigate around the GPU/audio boards and back...in addition to the dremeling out of holes for hoses to come through. Mega hassle in setting things up.

Different kits for different computer boxes.
Edited by Skripka - 2/2/11 at 8:19am
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noooooo... way to much money, and there is no pump, or anything.
Yes there is. Everything (res/pump) is built into the radiator. The EDGE units are quite slick. You can get them for $50+ less from Jab-tech than FrozenCPU. Install/bleeding is stupid easy.
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post #17 of 23
The pump in the Rasa kit is actually pretty strong, about as strong as a 655-B. You could add in your GPU blocks no problem, and even add a second radiator.
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Well it has to be mounted externally, not modding my cases. Both cases have holes for tubing.


PC-B10 or the one where the system is installed on PC-V1110.
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Well it has to be mounted externally, not modding my cases. Both cases have holes for tubing.


PC-B10 or the one where the system is installed on PC-V1110.
Well the XSPC Kit includes a system that will externally mount it's radiator on either an 80mm or 120mm fan.
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Well the XSPC Kit includes a system that will externally mount it's radiator on either an 80mm or 120mm fan.



ok, I'm still getting a radbox for it though.



I'll get the XSPC kit. thanks guys.
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