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post #11 of 26
Really as much as you want to. But 4-500 would net you a decent retail system I would think. If you are not concerned with looks there are other alternatives that could save you some cash but you need to know what exactly to look for and possibly how to modify stuff for your intended purpose.
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It's not how much it's going to cost...now. "Now" will set you back $300-400 US dollars but a week after you build it you're going to want to tinker with it...to buy a fan controller that ties CPU temp to automatic shut-down sequences should it get too hot. You're going to read something in a review about this cool reservoir and you'll go buy it. You'll see some new compression fittings that scream "buy me"...In a month you'll decide that the wiring in your newly-great looking PC should be sleeved and you'll spend another $100 and countless hours re-sleeving so your PC can be amazing looking (you get so jealous of those guys who can make a PC look sexy at MDPC it kills you).

Welcome to the Twilight Zone...erm...the Cooling Zone...where rationale thought is pushed aside in favor of a pure unadulterated compassion to get the next "Cooling High"...welcome to the club.
post #13 of 26
Top tier for a cpu and gpu, about $1000.
    
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post #14 of 26
Depends. Basic kits are relatively cheap...bling is expensive.
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Everyone who are counting the base RASA kit plus two GPU blocks...this is entirely incorrect. One 360 rad for two GPUs and a CPU is inadequate. You'd have to count in an extra rad and some fans.
You could easily spend over $500 for a base loop, I'd say $600-$700 for a quality custom loop.
post #16 of 26
mate it all comes down to how many things in your rig you want to watercool. CPU/GPU/RAM???
post #17 of 26
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Everyone who are counting the base RASA kit plus two GPU blocks...this is entirely incorrect. One 360 rad for two GPUs and a CPU is inadequate. You'd have to count in an extra rad and some fans.
You could easily spend over $500 for a base loop, I'd say $600-$700 for a quality custom loop.

I completely agree with this.
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post
Everyone who are counting the base RASA kit plus two GPU blocks...this is entirely incorrect. One 360 rad for two GPUs and a CPU is inadequate. You'd have to count in an extra rad and some fans.
You could easily spend over $500 for a base loop, I'd say $600-$700 for a quality custom loop.
I understand your skepticism, which is shared by another member above this post, however I hear very often in this forum that 120mm of radiator per heat-generating unit is sufficient. Sure, not the best cooling, but doable. I'd always go with the RX instead of RS just for that expandability.
post #19 of 26
Watercooling quickly becomes an addiction. I started with a $400 cpu loop and it's turned into a $2200+ loop. You eventually find ways to spend more on WC, like eating ramen noodles frequently. $300 ish should be the cheapest you can cool your setup, but the temps won't be fantastic.
 
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post #20 of 26
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I understand your skepticism, which is shared by another member above this post, however I hear very often in this forum that 120mm of radiator per heat-generating unit is sufficient. Sure, not the best cooling, but doable. I'd always go with the RX instead of RS just for that expandability.
I agree. The problem is that this guy doesn't really know much about watercooling (I assume. Sorry if i'm mistaken). Most of the time when people switch to WCing from air they are looking to improve their temps by a fairly significant amount and with 2 GPUs and a most likely OCed CPU he is going to see very similar temps to his current set up I would imagine. Having an extra 120 or 240mm of RAD on top of a 360mm would help him out a lot with this issue tho and that is why I think that the RX360 isn't enough rad for him. Especially since graphics cards put out a lot of heat.
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