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So I have this h50, and I'm looking into the Rasa RS240 kit. I also have a GTX 570. If it were just the CPU, I know upgrading to the Rasa kit wouldn't justify a small temperature decrease... But now I have this 570... Only one card, wondering if it is worth it to put a water block on it.... I'm guessing most of the people on here are full time employed and wouldn't think twice about investing in their PC. On the other hand, I'm 17 and have a minimum wage part time job, so money is scarce, making each upgrade decision harder and harder...So stick with what I got or buy this kit and a gpu block? Thanks
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given your situation... not remotely worth it.

I would have killed for an equivalent to that rig when I was 17.
    
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Rasa RS360 would handle the heat load better, with good fans in that setup.

2x120 rad vs. 3x120; more cooling capacity...many new watercooling folks run this setup.
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Originally Posted by rubix_1011 View Post
Rasa RS360 would handle the heat load better, with good fans in that setup.

2x120 rad vs. 3x120; more cooling capacity...many new watercooling folks run this setup.
Yeah I know... Just seeing if the price/performance ratio is worth it. Maybe I would use this money to buy better ram, a second monitor, or a better psu, etc....
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Your call...up to you to decide which is better.
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