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Decided to make the switch i just need some advise on choosing some parts.
Reservoir: Danger Den RAD-Reservoir Internal / External Liquid Cooling Reservoir (RES-005) With G 1/4" Compression Fittings x2

RAD: Black Ice GT Stealth 280 Radiator - Black With G 1/4" Compression Fittings x2

Tubing: Tygon R-3603 1/4" ID (3/8" OD) - Laboratory Tubing 5 foot

Chipset: Koolance CHC-125 (MB) Angled Liquid Cooling Chipset Block With G 1/4" Compression Fittings x2

CPU Block: EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Rev 2 - Plexi - Sockets 775/1156/1366/939/940/754/AM2/AM2+/AM3 With G 1/4" Compression Fittings x2

Pump: Danger Den DD-CPX Pro 12V 3 Pin Powered Pump - 237 GPH (DD-CPX Pro) With G 1/4" Compression Fittings x2

Subtotal: $384.65

Any help would be nice this will be my first build and it will be slow due to money issues.
Edited by Disturbed117 - 2/25/11 at 2:31pm
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if money is an issue, I would go for an all-in-one solution like the corsair H70.
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i can get the money but i wont be able to get all the parts at once.
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post #4 of 39
Get a Rasa 240 kit or something, it's a pretty good kit (I'm looking at buying one) and its not too badly priced, and comes with everything you need.
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I have heard getting kits is not that great of an idea.
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I have heard getting kits is not that great of an idea.
How so? They are great as far as I know. For about $20 more, they will outperform H70s
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post #7 of 39
DON'T get a H50/60/70

I suggest the RASA 240/360 kits, which ever one fits your budget/case.

If you want to piece together a kit that is great to, either way it all comes out the being the same and in the end starts the addiction
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The Rasa block itself isn't the greatest around, but is very good in and of itself. I have the Supreme HF, but would recommend the acetal version. I have one Acrylic topped block in my system, and don't trust it. A whole kit may also serve better, but if you have to piece it together, try to save up for it all at once to save on shipping. The kit solves the issue entirely, or an H50 or H70.
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post #9 of 39
I would suggest a Rasa 240/360 kit....

I have also seen that EK has their new kit out now... I wonder how they are..??
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The Rasa block itself isn't the greatest around, but is very good in and of itself. I have the Supreme HF, but would recommend the acetal version. I have one Acrylic topped block in my system, and don't trust it. A whole kit may also serve better, but if you have to piece it together, try to save up for it all at once to save on shipping. The kit solves the issue entirely, or an H50 or H70.
The diffrence between the XSPC Rasa and the EK Supreme HF is 0.1C. Lookup the chart.
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