Originally Posted by Biokinetica
Yeah, but what about the quality of the components? I know it's like the pot calling the kettle black since I have an acetal waterblock in that parts list, but those parts were very carefully chosen. Are there any reviews that can vouch for the quality of those kits? I remember Thermaltake trying to do something like this in the past; it was called "Big Water"...
These RASA kits are the bomb for the price. Why do they sell so cheap well think volume sales.
All the parts that are in the kit can be purchased separately but at a greater price.
Also a lot of people are using it, but if your looking to improve the kit then the first part to get replaced is the pump.
As people have said, go to the water cooling forums and ask how good these kits are.
It's now at the point that EK offer a 240 and 360 kit now, it's dearer than the rasa kit's but these have most components that you can get off the shelf and they carry the name of EK.
I'll do you a comparison.:
XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit $199.00
# Rasa Black Acetal CPU Waterblock
# Socket 775, 1366 and 1155/1156 Backplates
# Socket AM2 and AM3 mounting kit
# X2O 750 12V Pump/Reservoir
# 5mm Blue LED with 4Pin Molex
# RX360 Radiator
# 80mm to 120mm Radiator brackets
# 3 x Low Noise 1700rpm 120mm Fans
# 3 x 120mm Fan Grills
# 2m of clear 7/16" tubing
# 6 x 1/2" barbs
# 1 x Thermal Paste
Ok so here's a comparison.
# XSPC RASA Black CPU Water Block -$69.00
(requires you to order AMD mount as an extra)
# XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25” Bay Reservoir Pump (short)-$69.50
# XSPC RX360 Radiator -$129.00
# RadiicalÂ® Radiator "Bug Legs" Stand Off Kit (rebrand XSPC)-$15.00
# Zalman ZM-F3 120mm Case Fan -$9.50*3= $ 28.50
# Chrome Fan Grill 120mm-$2.50*3= $7.50
# Radiical Tubing 7/16" ID 5/8" OD 3/32" Wall Tubing- $8.50 pM*2=$17.00
# EK 12mm High Flow Fitting G1/4-$3.50*6=$21.00
So you are looking at spending about $356.50 minus the shipping to buy all the parts separately in Australia.
Not to mention ordering the AMD mounting bracket and what not.
But the point is that you spend more to pick an choose parts.Edited by smash_mouth01 - 4/9/11 at 8:02pm