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Hey guys,
I'm thinking of starting a water loop someday and I'm hesitating on 2 rads. I'd like youguys to help me choose. If you have also any other suggestion, feel free to post them, although I'd like it to cost 45$-50$.
Thanks in advance!
XSPC RS240
Swiftech MCR220
*EDIT*: Here's what I'm looking @ for a complete loop, tell me what you guys think:
XSPC Rasa 450 WC KIT 109.99$
XSPC RS240 RAD 44.99$
EK-FC580 WB 99.99$
5/8'' OD Anti-Kink coils (x2) 3.99$ea
Bitspower 1/4 to 1/2 barbs 5.33$
GEILD Silent 1000RPM 120mm fan (x3) 7.99$ea
XSPC Temp sensor w/ LCD screen 5.99$
99.9% Silver Kill coil 4.99$
Total: 339.77$ shipped
Thanks!

Btw, for the fluid, I was thinking of buying a gallon of distilled water @ the grocery store for cheap
Edited by polm - 2/6/11 at 12:45pm
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post #2 of 19
I currently have teh MCR220 as a 2nd rad in my loop and it's a good one. I looked at the XSPC rad and they are both about equal. I think you good either way you go.
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I currently have teh MCR220 as a 2nd rad in my loop and it's a good one. I looked at the XSPC rad and they are both about equal. I think you good either way you go.
Ok thanks!
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yeah I did some research and both mcr220 and xspc rs240 is equal pretty much and optimized for low speed fan?(don't quote me on this)
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yeah I did some research and both mcr220 and xspc rs240 is equal pretty much and optimized for low speed fan?(don't quote me on this)
cool, thanks!
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Your "Kill Coils" are actually anti-kink coils. You need one of these- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...oir_Strip.html

.999 silver strip you put in your res

The distilled water from your local grocery store will work as well.
Edited by ttaylor0024 - 2/6/11 at 12:16pm
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Your "Kill Coils" are actually anti-kink coils. You need one of these- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...oir_Strip.html

.999 silver strip you put in your res
Actually, I added those anti-kink coils just for the style, since the fluid additive I chose, the DazMode additive, already prevents corrosion and alga formation...But thanks for the info!
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Quote:
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Actually, I added those anti-kink coils just for the style, since the fluid additive I chose, the DazMode additive, already prevents corrosion and alga formation...But thanks for the info!
Yes, alot of people chose to get those for style. You will want a Kill Coil too. In fact, you can just use a kill coil and be fine, you don't even need that additive...

But it looks like a good set-up to me though.
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post #9 of 19
Drop the coolants and dyes, you only need distilled water and a silver kill coil or some PT nuke. Silver kill coils are easier to deal with though since you only have to chuck it into your reservoir. The dyes will clog up your loop and result in higher temperatures. The coolants and dyes do not provide any benefit to cooling over water other than the anti microbial stuff which the kill coil can do by itself. If you want color, I'd suggest colored tubing and maybe some cold cathodes to light it up.
    
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post #10 of 19
you dont wanna put that junk in your loop... no additives or dyes all they will do is gunk up your blocks and cause problems... if you want you look a certain color get tubing that color. you want kill coil and distilled water only.


WOW i entered this and its exactly what intamin said!
    
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