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Ok i'm going to get straight down to business, the PC i'm currently putting together I want to be the most powerful PC i've built to this date and for me I want to start overclocking. To this date i've built a few PCs but all stock cooling and the likes.
Basically system is using an i5 2500K which I want to overclock, on a gigabyte P67 UD4 board (although still trying to decide between it and the ASUS P67 Pro board)
My question is whether I should go with a H70 in this situation as I know nothing of watercooling, or should I have a good go at it and get a Rasa kit? The preformance of the H70 is apparently not much better than some air cooling systems (e.g. NH D14) but I really want to try to get used to watercooling and eventually get a custom loop. Also are the Rasa kits that difficult to install compared to an H70 which doesn't appear to be too difficult.
For reference i'm getting a HAF-X case as its apparently large and works with most cooling systems.
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If you know nothing about watercooling I would air on the side of caution and go with the H70.

If you screw it up, you'll wreak your machine.

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If you built computers yourself with ease then putting together the Rasa kit should be quite easy as well.
    
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Right ok so installing a Rasa kit isn't too difficult, but is there a large margin for the chance of as you say compuman screw up the whole system easily with a Rasa system (is there many say possible leaks or is it literally screw in and plug everything together?)
The H70 looked simple as you take it out of the box and stick it in and then it appears to just keep working from then until it breaks, but is there much chance of it going wrong and leaking too?
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
If you know nothing about watercooling I would air on the side of caution and go with the H70.

If you screw it up, you'll wreak your machine.

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It's "I would err on the side of safety"
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It's leak tested by corsair.

What I would say, get something like the H50/70 if you want a no maintenance solution. Remember when you do a custom loop like the RASA kit, you still have to perform regular maintenace (3 -6 month drain and rinse etc)

It's up to you, if you do your research into watercooling then you should be ok. But if you're not comfortable in any sense then i'd personally steer clear.

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It's "I would err on the side of safety"
It can be either and your comment really contributed to the thread

IT is err but who cares?
post #8 of 18
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Thanks compuman, I think it is best to stick with the H70, I was just also a little worried it might fit weirdly in the CM HAF-X case. Once im used to the H70 and it starts to be less efficient I think i'll change up to a Rasa kit.
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post #9 of 18
The HAF-X is huge, you could put it outside and park your car in it.
post #10 of 18
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Right ok then so thats that problem solved! The worry i'd had was that i'd been going to go with the NZXT Phantom case but read some reviews and it seemed many people were having difficulty finding somewhere to put the H70 were it doesn't rub against a fan or something.
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