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First off, who makes the fans that come with the kits? Are the decent or in need of immediate replacement?

Other than that, about how much of an improvement over my H50 would it be? For $130 that duel rad setup is smexy

Were I to add a gpu to the loop in the future would the triple rad handle my SB and a gpu? Thinking 6950 heat load about.

May pull the trigger on getting this after my next check, been wanting to get wet for a while now
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It will be a pretty large improvement over your h50. However, be aware that you would get much better performance from a custom loop over the rasa kit. If you do get the kit, definitely get different fans and tubing. That tubing sucks and you would be better served by getting high pressure fans. If you add a gpu later, definitely get the triple rad. That should be adequate. If you are running hot with the gpu in the loop, you could always add a single rad to go with the triple.

If you can afford it, I always recommend building a custom loop over buying a rasa kit.
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Pretty sure its Xinruilian 1700rpm 120mm Fan.

It will cool better than your H50 by how much depends on the OC and other settings.

The RX 360 kit is awesome because you can add a gfx card down the line.

For more info look here: (http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html)
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The rasa kit would be a pretty good improvement over the H50.
If you get one get the RX not the RS series rad. Get triple if you want to cool your GPU.... If you need to you can add another 120mm rad.

If you can afford a custom loop. Go for it.
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Rasa kit will handle that fine, make sure you get an RX version ideally the 360.

A custom loop will do better, but tbh prob not by that much short of spending a vast amount of money.
    
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Rasa kit will handle that fine, make sure you get an RX version ideally the 360.

A custom loop will do better, but tbh prob not by that much short of spending a vast amount of money.
This is kinda how I feel it would be, could never really justify shelling out $300+ for a cpu loop.

I'd heard that the tubing was a pain to work with, so thanks for pointing it out and reinforcing that haha, was on the fence about getting different tubing or not. As for fans, as much as i would LOVE to get some GT's, I think I'm just going to take the two Ziggy's I have on my H50 right now and throw them on the rad, have a yates I'm not using right now that I can use if I end up getting the 360 rad (which is likely after reading this).

For non-identical fans (flowrate mostly) should the higher CFM be push or pull? I'm guessing push but thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Also, what's the difference between the two kit revisions?

EDIT 2: I feel like this is a noob question, especially for these forums lol, but when I leak test it, is there a way to plug the pump straight into the wall or should I just have it hooked up to the psu? Cause I think you're supposed to add water to fill the res, then let it pump it, turn it off and add more water until the loop is full? Or am I just uber noob
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This is kinda how I feel it would be, could never really justify shelling out $300+ for a cpu loop.

I'd heard that the tubing was a pain to work with, so thanks for pointing it out and reinforcing that haha, was on the fence about getting different tubing or not. As for fans, as much as i would LOVE to get some GT's, I think I'm just going to take the two Ziggy's I have on my H50 right now and throw them on the rad, have a yates I'm not using right now that I can use if I end up getting the 360 rad (which is likely after reading this).

For non-identical fans (flowrate mostly) should the higher CFM be push or pull? I'm guessing push but thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Also, what's the difference between the two kit revisions?

EDIT 2: I feel like this is a noob question, especially for these forums lol, but when I leak test it, is there a way to plug the pump straight into the wall or should I just have it hooked up to the psu? Cause I think you're supposed to add water to fill the res, then let it pump it, turn it off and add more water until the loop is full? Or am I just uber noob
For fans I would have the higher CFM fans in push to get a slight + pressure in the rad (for better heat transfer coefficients)

The RS version is a low profile radiator, the RX is much more effective.

The pump runs on 12V so should be connected to a molex, when you are setting up the system you can start your PSU without switching the PC on.

This is done by shorting the green wire on the 24 pin connector with any of th black connectors, make sure you unplug everything else connected to the PSU 'cept like fans and dvd drives, but don't half plug the motehrboard in lol.

And you are correct, I believe some pumps can run dry, but I wouldn't recommend it, make sure the pump is fully submerged for all the time you reasonably can. (also, personally, I pour coolant in while the PSU is connected, I have some great pics of electrical safety).


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This is kinda how I feel it would be, could never really justify shelling out $300+ for a cpu loop.

I'd heard that the tubing was a pain to work with, so thanks for pointing it out and reinforcing that haha, was on the fence about getting different tubing or not. As for fans, as much as i would LOVE to get some GT's, I think I'm just going to take the two Ziggy's I have on my H50 right now and throw them on the rad, have a yates I'm not using right now that I can use if I end up getting the 360 rad (which is likely after reading this).

For non-identical fans (flowrate mostly) should the higher CFM be push or pull? I'm guessing push but thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Also, what's the difference between the two kit revisions?

EDIT 2: I feel like this is a noob question, especially for these forums lol, but when I leak test it, is there a way to plug the pump straight into the wall or should I just have it hooked up to the psu? Cause I think you're supposed to add water to fill the res, then let it pump it, turn it off and add more water until the loop is full? Or am I just uber noob
The RX radiator is much better performacne than the RS. The RS is a thin rad.

Yes you hook it up to the psu, but you need to make the PSU think that a mobo is there. You can use a paper clip or I think Danger Den makes something for it.

I would NOT run my pump dry...
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My few cents:
1) RX360 is what I use and after my research, it has everything I need and maybe a few degrees off (if at all) than a custom loop. I even got two GPUs running off it.
2) The fans are decent, but can be loud. The RX360 does not need high speed fans. The golden boy is Gentle Typhoon AP-14 or 15, but good luck finding any at a decent price. I use Gelid Silent 12s - I already had them and they are quiet.
3) The kit already comes with a molex that you plug into the 24 pin motherboard molex. Then you can run the pump off the PSU. Make sure everything else is disconnected.
4) I never let the pump run dry. When I filled the pump first, I let it run for a second and fill it up again. Basically, it ran dry for not more than a second. After a few second, it takes a while for the water to go down. Make sure you leak test for 24 hours, by which time, all the bubbles should be worked out.

I am sure you will have fun. I did. It was my first wc endeavor.
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