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So I'm looking for Real WC setup.

I've looked at xspc rasa 240 as it's really popular over here.

but how are these?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...html?tl=g30c83

I read somewhere EK rad aren't the best thing. but their blocks are good, how superior is their HF nickel block?

I do plan on WCing my sig rig, I'll be getting EK fullcover for gtx 570. I suppose rasa 240 is enough to run dual loop?

I've pieced together custom kit and cost is fairly high but I do like high end stuff but poor so it's kind of silly. eventually I would want to get one of those FrozenQ Liquid Fusion reservoir for awesomeness.

so any input on that EK kit and any recommendations for WC

Cheers


Edited by mekaw - 2/3/11 at 5:00pm
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i would probs go higher than a 240 if you're running 2 things in the loop, especially iftheyre OC'd though im not sure what the heat is like on the 955 and 570, i would def go bigger if it was an i7. though 955's dont run stupidly hot, so you could be okay, and you cant really fit bbigger than 240 in a 600t
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I have nothing on topic to say but I really like your cable management!!!
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I have nothing on topic to say but I really like your cable management!!!
case makes it so easy 600t is one of the best case for it.
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i would probs go higher than a 240 if you're running 2 things in the loop, especially iftheyre OC'd though im not sure what the heat is like on the 955 and 570, i would def go bigger if it was an i7. though 955's dont run stupidly hot, so you could be okay, and you cant really fit bbigger than 240 in a 600t
my current setup, on AIR for 570 is 68 with the OC in the sig and CPU at 1.5V is roughly 48deg 24 hour prime 95 with h70

is it just the problem with lack of cooling that might be a problem? or is it the pump? pump powerful enough for both?
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The EK kit is good, there are some nice products in there.

The Supreme HF is a better block, but it will only outperform the Rasa block by a degree or so, depending on which test you read.

The EK rads are not great, but still decent enough.

The pump in that kit is nice, more powerful than the one in the Rasa kit, and the pump / res combo doesn't need two 5.25" bays, might be a plus or a minus depending on what you want.

Overall the EK kit is a good quality kit, but is it worth the extra money? Probably not if you are just going for stand alone, but if you are planning on expanding you get a better pump which can be used with the ForzenQ res that you want, which is worth considering.

The 240mm rad will cool a CPU and GPU, but you will not get good results without running high speed fans. It would be better to get at least an extra 120mm rad, or a 240mm rad for extra performance, which you can easily mount off the back of the case.

If you are happy to mod your case you could probably get a 120 in there without too much trouble.

Edit: With either kit I would not use the included coolant, get either a silver KillCoil or some PT Nuke / Mayhems Biocide and use that with distilled water from the grocery store. Premixed and coloured coolants have a habit of breaking down and clogging up your loop, as well as staining tubing.
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The EK kit is good, there are some nice products in there.

The Supreme HF is a better block, but it will only outperform the Rasa block by a degree or so, depending on which test you read.

The EK rads are not great, but still decent enough.

The pump in that kit is nice, more powerful than the one in the Rasa kit, and the pump / res combo doesn't need two 5.25" bays, might be a plus or a minus depending on what you want.

Overall the EK kit is a good quality kit, but is it worth the extra money? Probably not if you are just going for stand alone, but if you are planning on expanding you get a better pump which can be used with the ForzenQ res that you want, which is worth considering.

The 240mm rad will cool a CPU and GPU, but you will not get good results without running high speed fans. It would be better to get at least an extra 120mm rad, or a 240mm rad for extra performance, which you can easily mount off the back of the case.

If you are happy to mod your case you could probably get a 120 in there without too much trouble.
hm... I know top is optimized for WC, so if i remove big fan i can mount 240mm rad up there.

yeah I'm also torn by the fact having 5.25" bay being taken up, though I only use 1 of them, i'd like to keep front mesh/grill of 600t as it looks clean that way
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hm... I know top is optimized for WC, so if i remove big fan i can mount 240mm rad up there.
Yes, there is a mounting for a 240mm rad in the top, I was assuming that you would be using that.

I am not sure but I think it can be modded to accommodate a 360mm rad. If it can and you are happy to hack up your case you could look at getting a Rasa RX360 kit which will mean that you can just drop in a GPU later.

Otherwise an extra radiator can easily be hung off the back of the case for when you include your GPU with a Swiftech Radbox or something similar.
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I have the case Ginger, and yes it could be easily modded for a 360 radiator. However I don't think you could install such a thick radiator without interfering with the motherboard. Maybe an RS360?
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I modded my old case by cutting things and such for differnt cooler purposes and I think I'd hate to cut up or make any modifications to this case =P.

but as far as res go, is there need for such big res? I read that bigger res = better heat dissipation, which make sense and gives more time till system sees 'warm". If i were to run gtx 570 and 955 at 4ghz should small be enough?

Earlier I was pieceing together a kit myself and priced it out
EK supreme HF nickel
swiftech MCP 350
Swiftech MCR220 rad
EK-FC580
kill coil
distilled water
etc etc

haven't really picked out a res, I'd like the frozen q liquid fusion as mentioned but those also do have options for different sizes.

what about those tiny swiftech reservoir?
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