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Water Cooling Noob, looking for suggestions on "Custom" water coolin builds.

post #1 of 15
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Hey all, well im planning on jumping into water cooling in preparation for the heat of the summer as i live in texas. I would like to stress that as i am completely new to water cooling and do not understand what brands/ parts are required and good, ( i am doing a good deal of research so im getting better) , i would like to start out with some sort of kit, i am in a haf 922 which isnt the most ideal for water cooling so i would like to start off with a kit and upgrade over time as i upgrade parts, add cards, upgrade cases, blocks and the works.

I would like to keep the price under 250 - 300 (im willing to budge a bit with the price) as i just built my computer recently and monitor and what not, and i im a little tough on cash.

Please help me out, would like a high performing, highly upgradeable setup.

(i have read good things about the rasa kit thingy, but wanted all of yall's opinion.)
Godhand
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Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
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post #2 of 15
The Rasa kits a great for the money. The RS360 kit is ~8-12C cooler than the Noctua NH-D14. Perfect for a beginner as it includes everything you need. You can also expand the loop later as well.
Gulftown Malta
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i7 980x @ 4.25ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Asus 7990 12G Mushkin Redline 
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WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Pro 800 watt Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Silverstone Raven 3 
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Gulftown Malta
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WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Pro 800 watt Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Silverstone Raven 3 
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post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
thank you for the reply, also does anyone know where i would go about buying these kits? retail by any chance?
Godhand
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i7-2600k @4.0ghz stock volts MSI P67-GD65 Evga Gtx 570 800/1600mhz (future sli) Corsair Vengeance 8gb 
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Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
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Godhand
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
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post #4 of 15
FrozenCPU.com is a great vendor.
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
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Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
FrozenCPU.com is a great vendor.
yeah but they will get ya on shipping

other places online are:

http://www.svc.com/ (cheapest I have see so far)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
http://www.aquatuning.us/
My System
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Phenom II X2 550 BE MSI 890FXA-GD70 XFX 5770 1GB CF Mushkin DDR3 2x2GB 
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Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS Das Keyboard Pro S InWin Commander 650w 
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My Computer
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i7 920 D0 4.2Ghz 1.35v EVGA X58 Classified 760 Sapphire HD 6970 Sapphire HD 6970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI HD 6970 12 Gb Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 Crucial M4 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung DVD drive EK Supreme HF, EK waterblock HD6970, EX480 XSPC... 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U3011 G19 Corsiar AX850 
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Caselabs SMH10 G500 
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My Computer
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i7 920 D0 4.2Ghz 1.35v EVGA X58 Classified 760 Sapphire HD 6970 Sapphire HD 6970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI HD 6970 12 Gb Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 Crucial M4 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung DVD drive EK Supreme HF, EK waterblock HD6970, EX480 XSPC... 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U3011 G19 Corsiar AX850 
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Caselabs SMH10 G500 
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post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
so the rasa is the best choice for me? i dont mind spending a bit more than the 150(200 on jab) for the rasa for a little bit better options if there is one.
Godhand
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k @4.0ghz stock volts MSI P67-GD65 Evga Gtx 570 800/1600mhz (future sli) Corsair Vengeance 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Alpha 
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Godhand
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k @4.0ghz stock volts MSI P67-GD65 Evga Gtx 570 800/1600mhz (future sli) Corsair Vengeance 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Alpha 
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post #8 of 15
You can't go wrong with the rasa kit you'd be hard pressed to get anything better for the money, that's for sure.

You will have to double check if your case can support a 360 rad, I think the 922 supports one but half of one fan/rad might be blocked. Be sure to check up on that.
Gulftown Malta
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x @ 4.25ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Asus 7990 12G Mushkin Redline 
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WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Pro 800 watt Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Silverstone Raven 3 
Audio
Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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Gulftown Malta
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i7 980x @ 4.25ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Asus 7990 12G Mushkin Redline 
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WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Pro 800 watt Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Silverstone Raven 3 
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Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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post #9 of 15
I agree with all the above,You will love the XSPC Rasa kits.
Black Edition
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AMD Athlon X4 870K @ 4.50 ASUS A68HM-Plus FM2+ EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Crucial Ballistix Sports (8GB.) (DDR3-1600) 
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SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
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Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
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Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G300s Gaming Mouse 
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ASUS DG 5.1 DD 
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AMD Athlon X4 870K @ 4.50 ASUS A68HM-Plus FM2+ EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Crucial Ballistix Sports (8GB.) (DDR3-1600) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
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Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G300s Gaming Mouse 
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post #10 of 15
I have been thinking about this too, is it possible to water cool no reference gpus?
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