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post #1 of 14
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well hi there,
im currently looking into water cooling.
Before i move on, all pricing that i will refer to will be $NZ.
Yes yes i know im a sheep shagger
i already have a full system from a http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...6/cl-w0076.asp - thermal take big water 745.
Previous owner some how cracked the water block! but no big deal as im moving onto am3.
so i will be using the 240mm rad, pump and reservoir. Bought myself 2m of Feser black tubing for $10! Distilled water also, just so that im as problem free as possible.

before i move on i will say that im from New Zealand and products over here and very expensive! so ive tried to go with an Australian computer company that ships internationally.

so ive currently got a gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P motherboard which im getting 4GB of DDR3 for and im waiting for the new bulldozer series to be released so i can pick my self up a sweet cpu!

The problem is that the only Water Block in New Zealand under $100 is the Zalman WB5 .... it looks absolutely terrible!

How ever i have found myself a website thats got a very flash (imho) looking cheap cpu water block variety.
So if anyone has ever had any experience with these water blocks or has heard any word, even if it be positive or negative please share it!
BELOW PRICING IS IN $AUS

http://www.thekoolroom.com/index.php...&product_id=54

http://www.thekoolroom.com/index.php...&product_id=70

http://www.thekoolroom.com/index.php...&product_id=71

http://www.thekoolroom.com/index.php...product_id=609

Im fairly new to water cooling but im concerned that the water block may cause alot of pressure on my pump as my pump pushs 500L/hr and some of the waterblocks say that they take only 9L/min. haha it could just be my stupidity but any advice would be VERY appreciated.

PS: In June im going to completely re-do my computer and buy a new pump and reservoir (possibly another rad) and ill be getting a new graphics card to replace my 5750! . probibly a 6850/6870 or something from the 7000 series which i will also put under water. also will be trading my case (CM storm scout) to a CM 690II because its a more "capable" case.
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post #2 of 14
imho, get rid of the thermaltake water cooling stuff, its really not good quality. save up your money and get a better setup.

I would look into the XSPC rasa kits, its a complete turn-key kit to get you on water.The kit has good components and a cpu block that is extremely close in performance to the high end blocks.
frozencpu.com has the rasa kit w/ a 240 for $130 usd + $65 usd for shipping. so under $200 usd to kit a really nice kit for water cooling, which is ~260 New Zealand dollars. good luck

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
Edited by wermad - 2/3/11 at 10:48pm
post #3 of 14
well first off. Thermaltake water parts are complete and udder crap.

Now then, if the pump and the rad are still good and you want to use them for the time being, that will be fine till you can upgrade them later on.

this place carries the EK supreme HF block, I would highly recommend one of those.
http://www.radiical.com.au/products/blocks.asp

You want to get some sort of Biocide or a killcoil to go with your distilled water. make sure you loop doesn't have any aluminum in it, otherwise you will need a corrosion inhibitor.

If I read correctly, performance pcs ships world wide, so look into them.
this would be an amazing block for the prize if you can get it.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28939

anymore questions just post.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post
imho, get rid of the thermaltake water cooling stuff, its really not good quality. save up your money and get a better setup.

I would look into the XSPC rasa kits, its a complete turn-key kit to get you on water.The kit has good components and a cpu block that is extremely close in performance to the high end blocks.
frozencpu.com has the rasa kit w/ a 240 for $130 usd + $65 usd for shipping. so under $200 usd to kit a really nice kit for water cooling, which is ~260 New Zealand dollars. good luck

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
he is in new Zealand. I don't think frozencpu ships there.
post #5 of 14
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ye trust me i would of gone for that!
but.....i got all that thermal take stuff for selling some old parts for a guy so id rather just stick with what ive got then upgrade when the time comes around.
but trust me that would be the first kit i would look into if i were to ditch this setup!
who knows i might just get offered a really awesome price from a mate and jump on board with all the other rasa kit enthusiasts!
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he is in new Zealand. I don't think frozencpu ships there.
Yes they do, where do you think I gots the shipping quote from

frozencpu.com: http://www.frozencpu.com/help_center.html
post #7 of 14
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he is in new Zealand. I don't think frozencpu ships there.
ive actually browsed both of those sights and they do both ship internationally.
in fact the shipping costs are not to bad if you are getting one big package, like a kit. but individually they absolutely nail you on shipping!
in fact that same same rasa block is on the same website but its $65 (aus) and if i included shipping it would work out at about the same prices unfortunately.
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post #8 of 14
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alright ive red a couple of reviews and a rasa is DEFINITLY the way to go!
are you sure the shipping calculator transfers the prices into $NZ? u said $65 for shipping?

oh and will 3/8" ID tubing fit onto those fittings? even if its a slight stretch?

Also how much do you recon id get for the 745 (with out waterblock) im thinking like $60-$70 NZ (like $35-$40 US)?
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alright ive red a couple of reviews and a rasa is DEFINITLY the way to go!
are you sure the shipping calculator transfers the prices into $NZ? u said $65 for shipping?

oh and will 3/8" ID tubing fit onto those fittings? even if its a slight stretch?

Also how much do you recon id get for the 745 (with out waterblock) im thinking like $60-$70 NZ (like $35-$40 US)?
If you order the Rasa kit, it comes with everything you need except the water and biocide. if you order the block, you can get some fittings along with it for a few dollars more. there are many different sizes for fittings, just match up the ID for the tubing and the ID on the fitting.
post #10 of 14
the kit w/ shipping based on their quote $129.99 + $63.21 = $193.20 US dollars ~$251 New Zealand dollars. This does not include any duty/tax your country may apply though.

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