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For my next build in the future I'm thinking about pursuing water cooling instead of basic air. How much would a basic loop for CPU and 2 GPUs cost?
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$400.

Of course it depends on a lot of factors, but I'm going off the top of my head with 1xXSPC Rasa RX360 kit (includes pump, radiator, fans, and CPU block) for ~$200 after shipping and new tubes

2x VGA full-cover blocks, each between $90-$130? Fittings might add another $20 or so, and you may need some more tubing.

Hope that helps. I recommend doing some reading through the forum, as there are a LOT of people who have gone the water cooling route here, and often are more than willing to share their builds, including tips and often pricing.
post #3 of 26
Theres a kit from Xspc called the Rasa, and that will give you just a cpu block, and everything else. Then you would need some more tubing, fittings, and coolant, so about $50 there, the xspc rasa rx360 kit is $190 and then two gpu blocks which are about $100 each. So you're looking at about $340 or so.
    
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cheap. just cost me 1 week salary
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Budget: Rasa RS360 $150 + Rasa universal gpu blocks 2x $100 + tid-bits ~$20 = $270 - $300 (add shipping)


Your gpu(s) are not in dire need of water so you can always get a rasa kit for the cpu and than later on add your gpu if money is tight for your budget. Good luck

edit: tnx to Jedi, your gpu water cooling is probably limited to universal blocks.
Edited by wermad - 4/4/11 at 3:45pm
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How cold do you want to be?
How much money do you have?

Yes, $400 will get you started.
But a thousand is within possibility.
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For my next build in the future I'm thinking about pursuing water cooling instead of basic air. How much would a basic loop for CPU and 2 GPUs cost?
They dont make water blocks for your hawk
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They dont make water blocks for your hawk
universal gpu blocks
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I just spent $800, 2 rads, cpu and gpu block, compressions, pump, res..
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I can see at least 600-700 dollars for a cpu and 2x GPUs. I personally spent 400 on my CPU loop.

Black Ice SR1 360. EK Supreme. Compression fittings. mcp355. XSPC dual bay res. 10 ft tubing. 3x GT1850s

Rasa kits are nice because they are cheap, but especially for 2 GPUs you'll want another radiator even if you get the RX360. 2 GPUS and a CPU on a single 360 rad will most likely be pushing the limits of the rad and end up with you having pretty miserable temps
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