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Hello,

What is the most cost effective way to water cool my Core i7 950?
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a rasa rx360 kit with a silver coil for under 200 shipped.
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post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
a rasa rx360 kit with a silver coil for under 200 shipped.
2nded

or the 240 kit if u dont have the space.
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post #4 of 33
Cost effective? Corsair H70

Low priced water setup? Any of the Rasa kits.
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^agreed. I dun goofed buying this H70. Not that 4.3 gigglederps is bad, but this is OCN...

@stratmaster, the 240 kit is what you want, the 360 would require modding.
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post #6 of 33
At almost double the price will it cut my already low temperatures by half? If so, then it truly would be not only the best cost effective, but the best performer as well! OMG!


H70 for cost effective. Its cheaper and you wont see any amazing gain from the XSPC kit to an H70. Yes, RASA will be better, but better for double price falls out of cost effective for me.
Edited by M0E - 2/14/11 at 12:16am
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post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by M0E View Post
At almost double the price will it cut my already low temperatures by half? If so, then it truly would be not only the best cost effective, but the best performer as well! OMG!


H70 for cost effective. Its cheaper and you wont see any amazing gain from the XSPC kit to an H70. Yes, RASA will be better, but better for double price falls out of cost effective for me.
um you really have no clue dude my mega which is same as a h70 could not keep my i7 under 95c with 1.4 vcore with my rx360 rad same thing in the xspc rx360 kit with my water i dont pass 75c with the gpu in the loop also. Id say 20c drop on cpu and a 40c drop on the gpu is well worth 100 bucks more. And not to mention the h70 is over 100 bucks and you can get higher end air coolers cheaper that will perform same as it or better.
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Would I need s 3 fan radiator just for my 950?
or is that Assuming I am doing my northbridge, RAM, and GPU(s)?
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Would I need s 3 fan radiator just for my 950?
or is that Assuming I am doing my northbridge, RAM, and GPU(s)?
You'd probably be fine with just a 240mm radiator just for your CPU.
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post #10 of 33
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Would I need s 3 fan radiator just for my 950?
or is that Assuming I am doing my northbridge, RAM, and GPU(s)?
240 is fine for your cpu. 360 if you want nb and ram. 360 and at least another 120 for your cpu and gpu, imo.
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