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Hi guys, seriously thinking about going water cooled now, I've got afew questions

would the XSPC RASA 240 kit be ok to add a full cover GPU block? or wouldn't the pump be strong enough?

my budget is as close to £200 as possible, the XSPC kit + a gpu block takes me just over that budget

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p11449_Watercool-HEATKILLER--GPU-X--69X0--Hole-Edition-.html

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p11398_XSPC-Rasa-750-RS240-WaterCooling-Kit.html

or recomend me a nice loop for both gpu and cpu (sig rig) must fit in my HAF X case, and idealy fans included in the price, but if its not too much over £200 I could stretch my budget

still thinking about it, but will be ordering Thursday if I go ahead with it, need to RMA my motherboard for the B3 version so would want everything ready for when I rebuild
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post #2 of 11
I would say get the 360 rasa kit with a gpu block.
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A 240 RX RASA kit is barely enough to hold down a gpu/cpu O.C. The RX 360 however is perfect and you should see better temps than the 240. Since you have an ATI card you could squeak by with a 240 but you can fit a 360 nicely in the top so I would go with that plus it would let you be able to upgrade later on if you go dual gpus and all you would have to add is a 120 or 240 at the bottom with the 360 at the top.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arksniper;12643651 
A 240 RX RASA kit is barely enough to hold down a gpu/cpu O.C. The RX 360 however is perfect and you should see better temps than the 240. Since you have an ATI card you could squeak by with a 240 but you can fit a 360 nicely in the top so I would go with that plus it would let you be able to upgrade later on if you go dual gpus and all you would have to add is a 120 or 240 at the bottom with the 360 at the top.

if i was to go for 2 rads in the future it would be the 240/360 in the top then a 120 at the back, no space at the bottom because of my psu, still thinking about it, theres other stuff I want to buy (new DSLR camera + need to save up for a car) so its still a maybe, I'm thinking about selling some stuff to fund the watercooling tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Danny1107;12652149 
if i was to go for 2 rads in the future it would be the 240/360 in the top then a 120 at the back, no space at the bottom because of my psu, still thinking about it, theres other stuff I want to buy (new DSLR camera + need to save up for a car) so its still a maybe, I'm thinking about selling some stuff to fund the watercooling tongue.gif

If you go with the 360 off the bat you will be ok if you decide to add another ATI into your loop they run cooler than the Fermi's which are like pc space heaters on air lol.
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by triangle;12654584 
http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p11168_EK-Water-Blocks-EK-KIT-H3O---Supreme-HF-360-Sockel-775--1156--1oe.html

You would probably want to get one like that. The Block is Supreme HF.

if I went for that kit it would put me way over budget getting the GPU block aswell frown.gif I'll see what money I have spare when I get paid
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post #9 of 11
gpu blocks are not cheap
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Satogd;12671730 
gpu blocks are not cheap

Go second hand, when people don't want their blocks they sell it for half price.

Most blocks are similar priced, no matter which model card they are for, they're just copper with pathways drilled out.

You can usually find second hand for half the price they are for new, whats the difference? A few scratches and staining at the bottom with TIM and whatelse? It's still a hunk of copper/metal tongue.gif
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