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Hey,
I will be building another gaming rig soon but i am not considering getting water cooling, depending on the price but if not i will buy the H70

I just need help and how good the kit or parts will be and i also have a question.

If i bough a cheap water cooling setup, would it be more prone to leak then a high end setup, or will the thing that would change the most be the heat transfer and performance???

Thank you anybody in advanced
Gaming96.
Grats on another rig! For my loop, I spent ~$300 shipped. But I did use compression fittings which bumped the price up quite a bit. Each fitting was ~$8 when I could have just gotten a regular barb for ~$4 and I got 6 of them.

Cheap water cooling gear vs expensive ones are not more prone to leaking. The only difference would be heat transfer and performance. Just make sure all the barbs are tight, but not too tight, all the hoses are pushed in and secure, and you leak test before turning your rig on.

But as others have mentioned, I've heard nothing but good things with the XSPC Rasa kits. It is a lot cheaper than how much I paid for my custom loop, but keeps up with the thermal performance. Only thing is you may not how it physically looks, but that can easily be upgraded later on it it's life.
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Grats on another rig! For my loop, I spent ~ shipped. But I did use compression fittings which bumped the price up quite a bit. Each fitting was ~ when I could have just gotten a regular barb for ~ and I got 6 of them.

Cheap water cooling gear vs expensive ones are not more prone to leaking. The only difference would be heat transfer and performance. Just make sure all the barbs are tight, but not too tight, all the hoses are pushed in and secure, and you leak test before turning your rig on.

But as others have mentioned, I've heard nothing but good things with the XSPC Rasa kits. It is a lot cheaper than how much I paid for my custom loop, but keeps up with the thermal performance. Only thing is you may not how it physically looks, but that can easily be upgraded later on it it's life.
Thank you for the info another great OCN'er lol +REP
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post #13 of 18
You would have to buy the gpu water block right?
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post #14 of 18
I just ordered a CPU loop for my case-mod project. Total cost was about $350. Keep in mind that I live in Canada and therefore pay slightly higher retail prices that you Americans do. Also, as another member mentioned, I ordered compression fittings which added quite a bit of cost to the loop (4 straight fittings plus two 45-degree fittings = $65!!).
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post #15 of 18
Cheap watercooling parts are more prone to failure, such as pumps or plastic fittings. A good or average performing cpu only loop can be had for as little as $130 (rasa 240 kit as mentioned above), but prices increase sharply after that. you will not get a 1:1 performance: dollar ratio, but higher end loops are just that, higher end. The quality of parts can be scene and felt right away when you open up the box and first handle the product. Unless you plan to spend $500 ish on a cpu only loop I would stick with one of the rasa kits (rx360 version preferably). It'll give you great performance for a reasonable price. Think of it this way. Is the 7C ish difference between the rasa 240 kit and a high end loop of $500+ worth the price difference? IMO yes, but most say no.
 
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phase changer is better if you poop out money.
post #17 of 18
Water cool kits run the gambet from 120-1000$ deppending on what you are doing. As a general rule rasa kits are great for cpu only and the RX 360 kit gives you the option of adding a gfx card. Otherwise you are looking at custom loops for 2/3/4sli set ups. Also depending on your chipset and ram some people choose to o.c. those and you are looking at loops in the 700's.

Really the best way (imo) to go is go with a RASA if you are not sure you are going to continue down the wc path for the price its one of the best performing kits out there and you wont be at a 300+$ loss later down the line. If you know you want to keep to wcing then go custom because your expandability and upgrade-ability are much greater a d5 or 355 can last 5 years and handle most loop config you can throw at them you can run dual pumps as well the options are endless.

If you have a budget in mind you can always post it and people are always willing to give their input and suggestions.
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post #18 of 18
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Thank you everybody i think ill stay with the H70 till the next rig wen i will have more money +REP's
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