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for that budget you might want to try this out. It works great. Better than any air cooler.

OP is in Europe... As for the XSPC kit, WCUK has a similar one, but the pump and block aren't as high-end as the swiftech kit. They'll work, but the swiftech parts are better performing. The 50Euro difference between the rasa dual and the ultima xt is the price of the components. The 655 and XT make up the difference and are, in my opinion, worth it. I'd suggest not cheaping out on parts here, buy fewer if you must, but it'll save you upgrades in the future when you start to get more involved with it.
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What? Also, are you planning to go CPU and GPU? The 220 will handle either the GPU or CPU, but I wouldn't put them both on it. Keep in mind too that a GPU block will run you $50-100 more. The 655 pump and XT will last you for a long time though, and the pump could certainly handle a future upgrade to more blocks and rads. Overall I'd say that kit is a good place to start...
Updated, and I have a GTX 480 which is a camp fire to my house lol would it be sufficent?

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for that budget you might want to try this out. It works great. Better than any air cooler.
Is that better than that other kit I posted? it does look good though
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OP is in Europe... As for the XSPC kit, WCUK has a similar one, but the pump and block aren't as high-end as the swiftech kit. They'll work, but the swiftech parts are better performing. The 50Euro difference between the rasa dual and the ultima xt is the price of the components. The 655 and XT make up the difference and are, in my opinion, worth it. I'd suggest not cheaping out on parts here, buy fewer if you must, but it'll save you upgrades in the future when you start to get more involved with it.
So that swiftech one is better than the Rasa kit? If so, I may consider on getting that one, might take me a few years putting the bolts and screws together.... but ahh well lol
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So that swiftech one is better than the Rasa kit? If so, I may consider on getting that one, might take me a few years putting the bolts and screws together.... but ahh well lol
Part for part, yes, the Swiftech will outperform the Rasa. I think you'll find assembly to be pretty straightforward too, don't feel overwhelmed
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Part for part, yes, the Swiftech will outperform the Rasa. I think you'll find assembly to be pretty straightforward too, don't feel overwhelmed
Sweet, I like the idea of having a reservoir in my computer has well lol, My case is not water cooling friendly, so I'm not sure how I'm going to screw the pump down and the reservoir, For the radiator.... It will just have to hang around lol
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Specialtech and Chilled PC are also very good places to shop, Chilled PC are a few quid cheaper on most things, and have a lot of case modding/cable supplies, should you need them.
    
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Sweet, I like the idea of having a reservoir in my computer has well lol, My case is not water cooling friendly, so I'm not sure how I'm going to screw the pump down and the reservoir, For the radiator.... It will just have to hang around lol
There are plenty of Scout mods around, take a peek in the case mod section and see what you like!

The pump can really just rest on the bottom, it also comes with an adhesive pad if you want to do that instead of bolting it.
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There are plenty of Scout mods around, take a peek in the case mod section and see what you like!

The pump can really just rest on the bottom, it also comes with an adhesive pad if you want to do that instead of bolting it.
Adhesive padding sounds better lol.

How does the idea of screwing the 240mm radiator on the side of the case? or should I just drill holes in the case and let it hang around?
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Adhesive padding sounds better lol.

How does the idea of screwing the 240mm radiator on the side of the case? or should I just drill holes in the case and let it hang around?
The kit comes with a 'radbox' which lets you hang the rad off of a 120mm fan mount. So you can probably get away without drilling new holes except maybe for the tubing.
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The kit comes with a 'radbox' which lets you hang the rad off of a 120mm fan mount. So you can probably get away without drilling new holes except maybe for the tubing.
Oh lovely! I was wondering what the hell that was for haha! It seems this is definetly on my list to get for a water cooling kit then. I should be back upto 4.0GHz in no time! maybe 4.2GHz if i get some good temps

Should be able to do a push/pull on this radiator...

Many thanks, Will post +1 rep to all.
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