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Wanting to grab a water cooling kit when I go bulldozer

post #1 of 21
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Over the summer I'm going to upgrade to bulldozer. 3.5 GHz out of the box is good and all, but I'm not too sure how well it is going to respond to my 212+. So I was thinking of grabbing a watercooling kit when I pick up bulldozer.

I'm not too sure where to start. I would like to get a custom kit or a build it yourself kit but I'm not too sure how well they hold up. Is there a risk that tubes would pop off and spill water everywhere?

The budget is around 150 CAD.

Cheers on tips, insight, etc.
post #2 of 21
As long as you did it correctly, there shouldnt be a problem, really. The kits come with a manual too, so you don't have to worry if you feel like you're missing on something.

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.p...ndex&cPath=178

The RASA kits are a good starters for a low budget, but you've also got an EK kit.
I don't think you could get a decent custom loop with a budget of 150 CAD.

Let's try:
EK-Supreme-LT AMD VERSION -Acetal-Nickel - 50 CAD
Slim Dual 120mm Radiator XSPC RS240 - Dual Standard 120mm Radiator - 45 CAD (could also go for a 360 rad for a bit more)
Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir with built in Pump 3Gal/m - 75 CAD (not the best, but quite decent for the price imo)
A bunch of fittings (6 of them) - about 42 CAD?
and two cheap fans like the loons

Note I didn't include everything, it's just a rough estimation of 200+ CAD, and it's not even all the necessary parts.

With your budget, I'd really go for a kit, and if you do it right, I can assure you the tubes won't pop off

EDIT: Nevermind about the EK Kit, it's a bit over your budget
Edited by DestinyPlan - 4/18/11 at 12:31pm
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post #3 of 21
Not sure about Bulldozer heat output, but with your budget I'd say an H60 or H70 would be a suitable option. I've never owned any H series kit, but plenty of people rave about them.
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post #4 of 21
The Rasa RS240 is your best bet with that budget. It will be able to cool the processor and that's about it unless you add more rad.

With only 150 CAD to spend there's no way you could get more expensive parts, but that kit will do more than fine for what you want.
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I just got a rasa rx 240 kit. I went with it over the rs 240 because from what I looked into the rx will be enough to handle a gpu cooler, which I plan to add in a few months.
    
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post #6 of 21
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Would the rasa rx 240 kit be better then any air cooler on the market?

It looks like if I go over budget by a few bucks I can get the 360?

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.p...oducts_id=1072

Would that be an even better?

Going to give a better response in a bit. Got loads of studying to do.
Edited by Domino - 4/18/11 at 1:13pm
post #7 of 21
Yes, both of those would be better than the RS240 because of the radiators. The RS240 will still be way better than any air cooler on the market as well, just the other two would be even better.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Whats the difference between the RX and RS ones? Just better coolers or blocks?
post #9 of 21
The difference is the radiator in both kits. The RS is an older and much lower performer than the RX which is currently the best radiator for low speed fans (along with the HW SR-1).

The RX will perform much better than the RS.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kinru View Post
The difference is the radiator in both kits. The RS is an older and much lower performer than the RX which is currently the best radiator for low speed fans (along with the HW SR-1).

The RX will perform much better than the RS.
Would the RX240 be better then the RS360?
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