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can you list all the items I would need to buy with that kit for a complete setup.... thanks from the website if you can, so i can do one complete order.
You have to do a lot of research before you buy it, so don't rush into anything. Make sure you read up on how watercooling works, if it will fit your case, etc..

You'll need a block for your CPU, a radiator, a reservoir (which holds the water), a pump, tubing, barbs (which you screw into each component), clamps (which clamp down the barbs so it doesn't leak), and fans to put on the radiator to cool the water. You also need anti-microbial silver (called a Killcoil) to prevent bacterial growth in the loop.

That XSPC Rasa kit is a very popular one (as far as kits go), and I'm sure it's a great starter kit if you only intend on cooling your cpu. I'm also relatively new to watercooling myself, but I asked a lot of questions on this site and the folks were very helpful. I made my first loop 5-6 months ago and it's working great ever since.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on what he should get and whether his case is good enough?
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alright I'm going to order the kit thanks guys..Hopefully it does come with everything. and by the way how long do you test the watercooling setup for leaks ? thanks again.
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alright I'm going to order the kit thanks guys..Hopefully it does come with everything. and by the way how long do you test the watercooling setup for leaks ? thanks again.
Woah woah...wait a second. Do your research first before you buy

Research whether or not you can fit it in your case, whether you want to add some sort of fill-port, t-line, etc....

It's a pain in the ass, and you might not like it, but research for a few weeks before you buy it so you're prepared.

And leak-testing should be done for around 24-hours. Make sure you remove all your hardware before leak testing (I didn't and my first test leaked, my hard drives were all in water, luckily I let it dry for 36 hours and nothing got damaged). You also have to know how to jump-start your pump for leak-testing, which CAN BE DANGEROUS, so you have to read up on that too.

DON'T order it tonight and do some thorough research before you buy it. You don't want to regret your purchase.
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Alright that's all you would buy for the kit ? how about fans ? Thanks this will really help me. I will order it tomorrow after I get off work instead of rushing this before I head to bed.
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Woah woah...wait a second. Do your research first before you buy

Research whether or not you can fit it in your case, whether you want to add some sort of fill-port, t-line, etc....

It's a pain in the ass, and you might not like it, but research for a few weeks before you buy it so you're prepared.

And leak-testing should be done for around 24-hours. Make sure you remove all your hardware before leak testing (I didn't and my first test leaked, my hard drives were all in water, luckily I let it dry for 36 hours and nothing got damaged). You also have to know how to jump-start your pump for leak-testing, which CAN BE DANGEROUS, so you have to read up on that too.

DON'T order it tonight and do some thorough research before you buy it. You don't want to regret your purchase.
im scare now LOL

Edit: I will wait until tomorrow. Im a unpatient person but this can wait after heard about your story :I
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im scare now LOL

Edit: I will wait until tomorrow. Im a unpatient person but this can wait after heard about your story :I
Don't be scared, just do your research. You might buy that kit and it might not even fit in your case (you have to check). How would you like it if you bought it and you had to install the radiator outside your case, which many people don't like?

You have to know how water cooling works and you have to know what you're doing before you buy it. Some might call my comments scare tactics but it's the safest bet imo.

There are many things that can happen that you have to be prepared for, and you have to know how to handle them. What if it doesn't fit inside your case and you have to return it? Do you want to cool your cpu or both cpu and gpu? How do you plan on draining the loop? Do you have enough motherboard plugs to connect those fans, if not, you might have to buy a fan controller? You have to plan out which fan controller to buy. Do you know how you're gonna cut the tubing? You might have to buy a tube cutter just to be sure you get a nice clean cut, especially since it's your first time.

Simple stuff like that has to be taken into account, which is why you shouldn't rush out and buy anything.

Google is your friend, so it youtube. Read up on watercooling threads here too, and people here are very helpful as well.
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thanks all + rep too all who help! I will let you guys know how it goes
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