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Well I want to really water cool my cpu and maybe my gpu later on.
So I need to buy a water cooling system that can do both.
I have a budget of about $300 I was looking at the rasa 240 kit but i'm not sure if that would also work to cool my gpu when i'm ready to do so. So fire away guys... Btw I want to keep my case and I want the water cooling system to be internal. Plus I'll also be adding a ssd and another hd in the case. So those would need to be moved around some. Oh the system must include a double din reservoir as I really like that look.

Case is a antec 300
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"internal" "cpu and gpus"

i'd get a bigger case.... cpu block/rad/res/tubing etc you're already over $400
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as you already know the 870 runs HOT so you are gonna want at least a 360 radiator for cpu/gpu which is a no go for internal.
    
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Wouldn't a 120mm x2 rad work fine for my 870? As it is now it idles in the 30's and reaches about 79 c on full load on that tiny 120 rad coolit kit.
Since i'm new to this maybe I should just get a rasa kit and take it from there.
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Since i'm new to this maybe I should just get a rasa kit and take it from there.
Get a watercooling friendly case too. The Rasa kits are budget friendly so that should help in getting a bigger case.
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Wouldn't a 120mm x2 rad work fine for my 870? As it is now it idles in the 30's and reaches about 79 c on full load on that tiny 120 rad coolit kit.
Since i'm new to this maybe I should just get a rasa kit and take it from there.
Yes you could but if you wanted to add a gpu you would need a lager radiator. You really do need a big boy case not that toy if you wanna OC internally. IF you mount it on the back you could keep your case.
    
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agreed. even a big case its tough to fit everything inside...
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post #8 of 9
Rasa 240...CPU only. Rasa 360...you can squeeze a GPU with some better fans.

Anything more, you'll need more radiators; meaning more blocks, more restriction, and maybe a beefier pump.

Please read the forum stickies...all of this information is stated there...as well as a tremendous amount more. Help us help you.
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post #9 of 9
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What about a rasa 240 plus a 120mm rad.
Would that be good enough?
And would the pump be powerful enough for it?
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