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+rep ill order the Rasa 750 rx360 kit. thanks What kind of temps are people getting on their i7 with this kit.
under optimal conditions with push pull, under 70C with full load. Some go even lower.

Make sure to get some good TIM... the stuff that the kit comes with is generic white stuff, don't use it

go to this and browse for people's result with the rx 360... you will get slightly better results than people with the rs 360 due to a better rad, so take away a few degrees when comparing it to people that have the rs version: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/21/11 at 2:34pm
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ok sounds good, now how future proof in the kit? If i decide to bump up the vcore, can the kit handle it?
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ok sounds good, now how future proof in the kit? If i decide to bump up the vcore, can the kit handle it?
yes lol definitely. If you're just going to do a cpu loop, most would even say it's overkill. You could up your vcore to your hearts content... ofcourse be sensible when it comes to that because, unless your going subzero... there are limitations.
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sweet, just placed the order
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yeah rx 360 should be plenty for it. FYI you may want to order some tubing, the tubing that comes with the kit is fairly stiff and easily kinks, it's not horrible, but regular tygon is a lot better.

The indigo extreme isn't a big deal, although you do have to have the motherboard horizontal when you do it. Just make sure you have water in the block when you do the reflow otherwise you won't even get to boot. You can underclock it too. As for gains over shin etsu I think it's pretty small like <1C. Certainly if I did it again I think I would save the hassle and go shin etsu.
     
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Unless I missed something, how exactly will going for WC help? It's just not a golden chip, personally I don't see the point in investing in WCing on this particular CPU, but that's just me.
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under optimal conditions with push pull, under 70C with full load. Some go even lower.

Make sure to get some good TIM... the stuff that the kit comes with is generic white stuff, don't use it

go to this and browse for people's result with the rx 360... you will get slightly better results than people with the rs 360 due to a better rad, so take away a few degrees when comparing it to people that have the rs version: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
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yeah rx 360 should be plenty for it. FYI you may want to order some tubing, the tubing that comes with the kit is fairly stiff and easily kinks, it's not horrible, but regular tygon is a lot better.
+rep i'll add some TIM and tubing.
Edited by ali7up - 3/22/11 at 8:54am
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It's a good overclock, but the tempertatures seem a little high, consider lowering CPU voltage and Consider water cooling, Also, go down to 4.0GHz there won't be much of a performance difference from 4.2 to 4.0 and you overclock would be more stable and at lower temps if you lower your voltage just a bit and lower the frequency to 4.0GHz, you won't notice a big difference in performance anyways.
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Here is what i gathers from reading the WC section. Anything missing?



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Here is what i gathers from reading the WC section. Anything missing?



Thanks
why as5? unless that's all they have in stock... AS5 a long long time ago used to be the best but now there are alot of stuff way better. (IC diamond, shin etsu x23, coolab pro, indigo extreme) AS5 has a really really long cure time plus it's really just not that good. Go with either shin etsu x23 or IC diamond.

Other than that you are good to go.
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/22/11 at 9:08am
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