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I have zero experience with water cooling setups and currently have a Corsair H50(push/pull) installed on my 930 running 3.8ghz@1.275

My idle temps are around 41degrees and load is just over 70. I'm looking to get into a real water cooling system. One that will work on both my Asus Rampage II GENE NB(Which idles @ over 50degrees and goes to +- 65 on load) and my CPU. Would love to crank up the OC to over 4.4-4.6ghz

I am from South Africa so my choice is very limited as water systems arn't easily sourced, I'd most probably have to order it on Ebay. I'm looking for the best cooling possible but I don't want to spend insane amounts just to get marginally better cooling.

Any Help would be much appreciated
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post #2 of 9
Just ebay huh? How much is your budget exactly?
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Well anywhere really as long as they don't charge an arm and a leg to ship here. I don't have a tight budget let's say around $200-$250? It's not so much the cost it's the price vs performance for me.

My H50 performs pretty well for the price. I vaguely looked into water when I was building this system at the beginning of last year and it seemed like the water systems didn't really have mind blowing performance in comparison.
Edited by Vandal4126 - 3/3/11 at 6:19pm
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Vandal4126 View Post
Well anywhere really as long as they don't charge an arm and a leg to ship here. I don't have a tight budget let's say around $200-$250? It's not so much the cost it's the price vs performance for me.

My H50 performs pretty well for the price. I vaguely looked into water when I was building this system at the beginning of last year and it seemed like the water systems didn't really have mind blowing performance in comparison.
Lol that is a tight budget most custom kits run 300+ +100 for each gpu block. I would recommend the RASA kits if your looking to spend under 200. You can order your own UV tubing if you want color in your loop and it wont break the bank. I spent close to $500 on mine no gpu blocks (but I will be adding one to my 5970) with a 6 fan controller though and a res that was built for my pump cause I wanted to save space.

But I can assure you with the RASA RX 360 kit you will get you over the 4.0 ghz hump.
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Look into getting the XSPC Rasa kit. RS/RX 240.
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Look into getting the XSPC Rasa kit. RS/RX 240.
If you get the 420 kit you can only effectively cool a cpu and maybe a gpu but the gpu is pushing it.
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post #7 of 9
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If you get the 420 kit you can only effectively cool a cpu and maybe a gpu but the gpu is pushing it.
I cool my GPU and CPU with ease using a RX360 and RX120 in push pull
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Ah my bad that was a typo i meant the 240 kit for cpu only.
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post #9 of 9
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Well if its going to cool A LOT better then what I currently have then $300 is no problem. I don't need it for my GPU the Accelero Xtreme cools my 5870 perfectly. It's just the NB and CPU I'm looking at.

Just on a side note, would there be a noticeable performance increase going from 3.8-4.4/4.6. Currently the only thing that stretches my CPU to 100% is rendering 720p/1080p in Sony Vegas. I don't care about benchmark scores.
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