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Hello Overclockers,

I am in need of some help. I live in Arizona and the heat is right around the corner, so I wanted to look into a water cooling system for my CPU. Can anyone recommend a reasonable and stable system for my rig?

Case - HAF 32
Mother board - Asus Crosshair IV Formula (AM3)
CPU - HexaCore AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T
RAM - 8gb DDR3


Any suggestions? a friend of mine just told me to get a H70 from corsair.
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The H70 is only comparable to a high end air cooler. If you're looking to get your feet wet in water cooling you should look at the xspc rasa kits.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post11546996

There's a bunch of choices in that thread.
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Originally Posted by dropkickninja View Post
The H70 is only comparable to a high end air cooler. If you're looking to get your feet wet in water cooling you should look at the xspc rasa kits.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post11546996

There's a bunch of choices in that thread.
Ok, thanks for the reply I will check it out
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as for custom cooling u can look at
water block : Swiftech APOGEE™ XT
pump : Swiftech MCP655™ 12 VDC Pump

remaning everything u can adjust according to u r liking tubes,raditior or reservoir

or u can just go for H50 or H70
H70 perfroms as good as NH d14 - king of air coolers

and then later if u have enough time to play around; u can modify so that u can get xtra performance


http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...rsair-h50.html
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ide-noobs.html
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as for custom cooling u can look at
water block : Swiftech APOGEEâ„¢ XT
pump : Swiftech MCP655â„¢ 12 VDC Pump

remaning everything u can adjust according to u r liking tubes,raditior or reservoir

or u can just go for H50 or H70
H70 perfroms as good as NH d14 - king of air coolers

and then later if u have enough time to play around; u can modify so that u can get xtra performance


http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...rsair-h50.html
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ide-noobs.html
Tbh I wouldn't really recommend doing a 655 with an Apogee XT in the loop. The XT is known as being extremely restrictive. I'm not sure if their second generation cpu blocks have been released yet but hopefully the flow rate is a lot better on those. A 655 and an XT could probably work if you were doing cpu only. But I'd recommend a rasa/ek supreme hf cpu block and either a 655 or a 355. The 355 is better if your parts more flow restrictive like the XT or the black ice radiators. Other than that, a 655 should be just fine for cpu + gpu loop.
    
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Tbh I wouldn't really recommend doing a 655 with an Apogee XT in the loop. The XT is known as being extremely restrictive. I'm not sure if their second generation cpu blocks have been released yet but hopefully the flow rate is a lot better on those. A 655 and an XT could probably work if you were doing cpu only. But I'd recommend a rasa/ek supreme hf cpu block and either a 655 or a 355. The 355 is better if your parts more flow restrictive like the XT or the black ice radiators. Other than that, a 655 should be just fine for cpu + gpu loop.

Hello,

Thanks for the info friend, I am only going to do for the CPU. So you recommend what he said above or something else?
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Originally Posted by intamin33 View Post
Tbh I wouldn't really recommend doing a 655 with an Apogee XT in the loop. The XT is known as being extremely restrictive. I'm not sure if their second generation cpu blocks have been released yet but hopefully the flow rate is a lot better on those. A 655 and an XT could probably work if you were doing cpu only. But I'd recommend a rasa/ek supreme hf cpu block and either a 655 or a 355. The 355 is better if your parts more flow restrictive like the XT or the black ice radiators. Other than that, a 655 should be just fine for cpu + gpu loop.
Apogee XT rev 2 is not at all restrictive, then again XSPC Rasa is cheaper and has similar performance.
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XSPC Rasa 360 rad. or 240 rad., Get the biggest rad. that will fit in your case

Here's a link to the OCN Rasa club
Edited by slickwilly - 3/21/11 at 2:30pm
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XSPC Rasa would be best unless you're willing to go all out.
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Apogee XT rev 2 is not at all restrictive, then again XSPC Rasa is cheaper and has similar performance.
Ah yeah I figured they wouldve fixed the problem but I wasn't sure if those had been released yet. Does the ek hf have better temps than the xt still then?

Edit:@OP your best bet is just to go with the rasa kit then if you're doing a cpu only. Do an rx240 or rx360 if you want to expand that loop later on.
    
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