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Poll Results: What cooling solution should I go for?

 
  • 40% (2)
    Custom only (post some links to help)
  • 60% (3)
    Rasa 750 RS360 + Koolance VGA Block
  • 0% (0)
    Keep your Noctua
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Total newb to water cooling. No idea whats needed, how to set it up, etc.

Want to chill a new system i'm building this summer. Would use it to chill my current system in the mean time.

Would also love it to chill my 6950 gone 6970.

Is the Rasa 750 RS360 the way to go for an H20 newb? Can I just add a GPU block, like this http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2021 or does that not fit my sapphire?

Sorry for so many questions recently, just cant find a solid thread on water cooling thats up to date with working links etc.
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post #2 of 5
Don't forget, you'll need to get some barbs for the block, but otherwise the Rasa kit is fine & that block is fine.

I would recommend using distilled water, some PK-nuke & a kill coil (yes both, I've had bad luck with using only one before).

Also, get one of the 360 radiatior kits, ideally the RX version. will ensure you dump all of the heat from the loop easily.
Edited by Crabid - 3/25/11 at 3:16pm
    
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The rasa is what it is, a cheap and mediocre loop. Depending on your budget you may want to go with a full custom loop that will give you better temps, but you have to pay for it, think $600ish for cpu and gpu loop with higher end parts. You can get away with using the rasa kit and adding a gpu block (yes that one will work) to the loop. What's your budget?
 
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post #4 of 5
while a RASA 360 would do a great job I just prefer customization.
post #5 of 5
If you want to go the cheap route the RX 360 kit is the one you will need to get good temps. Or a RS kit if you want to add fans in push/pull and around 1800rpm+. The Rasa kits are good if you want a step by step and don't want to do any research and are budgeted less than 300$.

Or if money isn't a real issue nothing looks and feels better than a custom loop. I spent around 600 on mine for some of the best parts out there. Yes it was about 2.5x the cost but the loop will carry me for a long time with great temps.
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