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post #1 of 8
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For AM3.

I have heard nothing but nice things about the XSPC Rasa. It's cheap and well-performing. Your two cents?
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I love mine, temps in the summer over here are doing well.
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Is an extra $20 worth it to get a EK Supreme HF Acetal instead?
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Up to you. Temp difference is less than 1 C
    
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post #5 of 8
Rasa is great for budget builds otherwise the koolance 370 and EK HF Supreme are your other best choices. You can snag a EK HF Supreme Acetal Finish for $72ish but I woul probably go with the Rasa if you wanna stay on the low end its only like a 1C difference anyway which to some is worth the extra 20-30$.
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post #6 of 8
+1 for Koolance, it's beautiful, very effective, and not outrageous. But really the gains over XSPC will be marginal from a cost efficient POV.
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post #7 of 8
The Kyros XT, Supreme HF and Koolance 370 are all good blocks.
The Rasa is a good block also. The temp difference will be small if you go with it.
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post #8 of 8
Temp difference is less than 1C as stated earlier (it's really REALLY close) and if you are under a budget then there is no reason not to get the Rasa. Less than 1C will not affect overclocking or performance whatsoever and the flow is just fine through the block.
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