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Go with the RASA kit its a great new water cooler intro kit and you cant go wrong with the price. I skipped the whole Corsair thing and got straight into water cooling but I took my time the first time. I did about a week of internet research on parts and instillation instructions and other useful info. This forum had a wealth of info in the sticky but was lacking in a few minor things that I found from other OC sites but this was by far the best.

I did a custom build cause I like figuring things out and I learn better by trial and error rather than a step by step set up like the RASA kit offers. But I also spent over 500$ on my loop.

Over all you will never ruin a component, save the pump, if you don't plug anything in before a full 24hr leak test is done and no leaks are found. Once you have a dry 24hr test you can start to put the ram back in and attach the rest of the pc components to the mobo. Plus this is OCN where more is better!
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post #12 of 18
I can never recommend the H50, as a previous owner as well.
Whats the point when there is better and cheaper air coolers? Just to say you've got water running next to your components?
    
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Thank you arksniper, I do understand what you're saying, a RASA kit would allow me to move into it for less but whether I want to bother with the doing leak tests and maintence I don't know as yet... I do like the idea of much better preformance for only a few bob more but I do think I could mess it up too easily :S
If I were to OC a i5 2500K core to anything over 4.5Ghz would it require watercooling like a RASA kit to be stable?
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Thank you arksniper, I do understand what you're saying, a RASA kit would allow me to move into it for less but whether I want to bother with the doing leak tests and maintence I don't know as yet... I do like the idea of much better preformance for only a few bob more but I do think I could mess it up too easily :S
If I were to OC a i5 2500K core to anything over 4.5Ghz would it require watercooling like a RASA kit to be stable?
I think I have seen people hit 5.0 GHz on water with the new i7's. And as long as you do the research and take your time while installing all of the parts make sure they are all tightened down nicely your set up should be leak free off the get go.

The only issue I had with my first loop was that I put the o-ring in the wrong way when installing my pump on the res. Other than that using clamps and a wrench I was able to tighten my barbs down nice a tight and secure my tubing to my barbs and the leak test and maintenance is hardly a trouble. The leak test just means only having the pump plugged in and run it for 24 hr and line the case with some towels in case you spring a leak. And you only need to drain and refill your loop every 6-8 months and even some people have left them go longer than that if the water is still crystal clear.
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post #15 of 18
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Hmmm that doesn't sound too difficult, and then as well with a rasa kit only being CPU cooling there'd probably be less to it than a custom loop... I suppose I may as well learn how watercooling is than going with a half assed attempt at watercooling, I assume maintence wise I just use tap water (or do I need some special water?) and then the anti bad stuff solutions as well as some anti corrision stuff?
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Hmmm that doesn't sound too difficult, and then as well with a rasa kit only being CPU cooling there'd probably be less to it than a custom loop... I suppose I may as well learn how watercooling is than going with a half assed attempt at watercooling, I assume maintence wise I just use tap water (or do I need some special water?) and then the anti bad stuff solutions as well as some anti corrision stuff?
You want to use distilled water to help prevent growth and corrosion of the metals in your loop. The stuff at most costs 2$ a gallon and most loops use about 1/4 Gallon to fill completely and that is on the high side. Then all you need to add is either a biocide like PT nuke or a .999% silver kill coil. And after the initial setup you really don't need the touch the system all but 2 times a year for a water replacement, hose replacement (if your tubes get cloudy), and cleaning (if your loop is dirty). Other than that its a really go route to go if you want to get some nice overclocks on your cpu.
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post #17 of 18
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Nice, doesn't try sound too difficult, I might buy one and install on an old PC and if I can get it running without leaks and understand it put it into my new PC
Thanks again arksniper!
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post #18 of 18
I would stick with the H70 and get two gentle typhoons for it. The high airflow in the HAFX case will give you very decent temps.
My cpu @ 4ghz will hold steady : 55c using prime. I assume the H70 will do better with gentle typhoons.
You will be able to overclock well, but ultimately if you want to be overclocking to the max you need a proper watercooling setup.
If you are not confident about, learn some more before you do anything bad by accident.
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