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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Balsagna View Post
The XSPC Rasa RS360 will do you just fine -- Very close to custom loop temps at a fraction of the cost 3-5c difference (which isn't THAT much)

$150 for the RS360 version (I'd get the RX though) I wouldn't go with a custom loop until you know what you're doing with it, it's best to get your hands wet first, then in the near future, upgrade to a nice loop
This is the best advice because i started without any knowledge of water cooling and thought that it was something like a rocket science project. I bought the swiftte h20-220 xt. for $230 is decent but i have already upgrade so many parts that is not even the same water cooling kit anymore. i have upgrade the rad from a 240rs to a rx360. The pump from the kit is really good so no need to upgrade, maybe a custom top. The reservoir i love because i can place it anywhere. Reservoir included in the kit is like the cheapest you can find but somehow i love it more than the others. The tubing i upgraded to primochill tubing because if you are going Distilled water with ptnuke you would want color tubing to match your theme, so i did not use the green liquid that came with the kit. The block is excellent, one if not the best out there.

The fitting i upgraded to bipower compression fitting because it look much better but is not like i was having any leaks.

major parts you need are, Rad, cpu block, pump and reservoir. The other stuff like tubing and fitting are minor.
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post #12 of 18
The XSPC Rasa R360 is a good high-quality kit to start with. Though it's not very expandable, and you have to realize that. It's kind of an all-in-one cooling solution-- so if you wanted to, say, add your GPUs to the loop, then you would likely need a more powerful pump and a different reservoir (practically re-building the whole thing).

Though if you're new to water cooling entirely, I would recommend this kit just because it's going to give you a nice transition into learning it.


In either case, I would politely poke a mod and ask him/her to move your thread to the Watercooling forum, where you would likely receive more assistance .
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I've done liquid cooling before couple of times so I am not new lol. This is associated with the 980x hence why it's still in this forum
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Iroc your sig is tooooo long.

The RX360 kit by xspc is a top but these days.
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I've done liquid cooling before couple of times so I am not new lol. This is associated with the 980x hence why it's still in this forum
I'm not quite sure why you're under the impression that your loop would be any different with this specific chip? Yeah, the 980x is more expensive, so just increase the budget on your loop. The water experts lurk around the Watercooling forum, as per my suggestion.
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I also have the 980x. Either way you go (kit or custom) just leak test it for 24hrs and take your time. I went with a custom loop and though i havnt really had time to play with it too much, i'm running stable at 4.3 with 21c idle and 42c full load. I'ld say go save and go custom, that way you can get top notch parts for that processor and you can expand later if you want, but the kits work well to just get into it.
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post #17 of 18
fill in ur system specs completely so we can better help you. Need to know the case especially so a custom wc setup can be recommended.

You will not see that much difference between a $130 cpu loop and a $500 cpu loop. Temps for the rasa kit are "good" but I would never use one. I learned my lesson about buying "decent parts" and will only buy top end now or not bother watercooling.
 
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post #18 of 18
just get the xspc rasa kit, rs360 if cpu only, rx360 if you want some overhead/plan to add a gpu in the future
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