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mothow Jan 03, 2011, 06:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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What do you guys think of this setup?It dont look bad just cooling the cpu.It cant do anyworse than my Coolit ECO-R120 ALC
http://www.svc.com/r750rs240.html

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/882408-official-xspc-ra...rx120.html

http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1013.html


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TamTheBam Jan 03, 2011, 07:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 03, 2011, 07:34pm EST

 
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Mothow, excellent set up. You can't go wrong with that kit. The res is a belter too. Double
Res with built in Pump. You have enough room in the optical bays for this I take it?
This loop will be perfect. Have you checked the prices also for separate purchases? Is there
much of a difference? Where do you intend to install the Rad? In the case or outside?

I'm currently looking into my new loop, and have the parts also. Will be either next week,
or the week after that I am ordering. I'm aiming for the 360 Rad, Pump and double XSPC
Res (same as you - but without the pump) BUT if you are happy with the Double Res with
built in pump, let me know how it goes - cos it'd be a lot tidier this way. That Pump
chucks out 750ltrs so that's sweet btw!

Let me know how you get on. Btw what colour of Coolant you going for? I just replaced
my 1/2" ID Tubing with 11mm ID tubing on 1/2" Barbs. Was a nightmare tight fit, but
got it eventually Lol. You'll see from my links below.

Tam...

Edit: - The one bad thing about that Rasa Block, is there doesn't seem to be a backing
plate for the underside of the MoBo - unless I missed it in the review?? That's essential.
There IS a back plate - so that's good!


Current Loop (before replacement): http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad287/PhuxAche72/Final%20Lo.../MoBo3.png

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mothow Jan 03, 2011, 07:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If i get it ill mount the RAD out side my case or in the top of my case,It has two 140mm fans in the top which i can pull out and mount the rad with fans .Coolant maybe Blue if i can find it

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TamTheBam Jan 03, 2011, 07:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You will get Blue. Heck you can get PINK if you wanted it lol. There's all colours of the
rainbow these days. And dyes to add if you choose to use distilled or clear coolant.

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mothow Jan 03, 2011, 07:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Cool Beans

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TamTheBam Jan 03, 2011, 07:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mothow said:
Cool Beans


You can buy a proper RAD bracket also for securing to the outside of the case. They're
probably about $15 or so, or even make one up yourself with Aluminium. If I were putting
my RADS out side, I'd have fans on the fron and on the back for the push pull for maximum
benefit. You'd see good low temps.

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G. G. Jan 03, 2011, 10:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tommie,

I think that XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 kit is great.... but dump the cooling block.... along with the kit, get this one -- http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=pro...s_id=28057

The EK-Supreme HF cpu block has one off if not the highest performance in a water block. Down side to it is that it is kinda pricey.....


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TamTheBam Jan 04, 2011, 03:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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G.G That kit comes as a whole. If he were to get that waterblock, he'd have the kit part spare. In my opinion, i think it's btr to buy parts individually - it can work out cheaper.

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john albrich Jan 04, 2011, 03:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just WHAT the hell are you people using this technology for????
"The EK-Supreme HF (high flow). Block is be based on same concept as EK-Supreme.EK-Supreme HF (high flow) water block for all socket CPU's has been designed for the hardest enthusiast user."

TamTheBam Jan 04, 2011, 07:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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For Overclocking. Especially if the overclock's over 4GHz. IMHO i wouldn't recommend OC'ing on air above 3.60GHz

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john albrich Jan 04, 2011, 09:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 04, 2011, 09:33am EST

 
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TamTheBam said:
For Overclocking....

"Overclocking..." Hmmm. I guess that's the latest slang for what you do when you're the "hardest enthusiast"?

But really! I'd think "overclocking" at 4GHz would be somewhat painful. Oh....OH! I See! That's what the "coolant" fluid is for.

G. G. Jan 04, 2011, 09:49am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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John,

when it comes to air or water...... sometimes its just because you can...

one example is my very own system. I have a Coolit Freezone (a cpu only cooling system). Consist of a pump, couple of metal tanks, Heatsink assy, and TEC (Thermal Electric Cooling). This system actually force cool the water below ambient temps (a traditional water radiator only cools down at best is to ambient temps). There are pros and cons with a TEC system just as with any other type of systems. Oh, on my system, I have modified it by replacing the original pump to a pump/res combo and to a better and more efficient cpu water block.

my system, I am not OC'n... I am running a Q9550 @ 2.83ghz (stock speeds). I have my cooling system set to run at 19C idle and it only gets up to 38C full load. My system can even go lower. I think at one time I got my cpu down to 5C at idle and 15C load... BUT then I had to deal with "condensation"... lol....

In my situation, I just wanted to be able to the cpu as best as possible for "longevity" of the component. As we all know, heat is the #1 enemy of electronics. Sure, my stock cpu would be perfectly fine with the stock Intel cooler or one of the many aftermarket air coolers.. But..... hey... what the heck... then again.... the overkill cooling system ..... just because you can... :-)


The term OC'n has been around a very long time..... i think since the days early Pentiums... maybe even before that... nothing new..




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G. G. Jan 04, 2011, 10:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tam,

yes... by purchasing the better water block... it will definately add to the cost overall wise above the original cost of the kit.. but... for the price of that particular kit... it is a excellent deal and gives a good base to watercooling. The (2x120) radiator along can be on upwards to 90% of the cost of that kit's price alone depending on the make of the radiator. He is not going to get a lesser priced system doing it separately compared to this kit. What he will get by doing it individually is a "better" performing system but at the cost of pricing.

The biggest performance component is with the cpu water block.... you gotta get the heat away from the cpu. The cpu block is the most complex designed piece in the system. So a better designed block will get that heat transfered into the fluid and wisked away...

In a complete watercooling kit..... if you were to upgrade one component.... i would go for the cpu water block first.

And yes.... he will have a spare part... he can use it as the first part of a kit that can go into his main lady's computer. Down the road...... he can upgrade the radiator.... then the pump (no need to since the one in the kit - pump/res combo - is an excellent unit)... and these parts can go into the box for that second water cooling kit for that second computer.


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TamTheBam Jan 04, 2011, 03:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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john albrich said:

TamTheBam said:
For Overclocking....

"Overclocking..." Hmmm. I guess that's the latest slang for what you do when you're the "hardest enthusiast"?

But really! I'd think "overclocking" at 4GHz would be somewhat painful. Oh....OH! I See! That's what the "coolant" fluid is for.


It's fairly easy these days to Overclock to that amount - obviously depending you have the
right type of Motherboard for it.

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TamTheBam Jan 04, 2011, 03:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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G. G. said:
Tam,

yes... by purchasing the better water block... it will definately add to the cost overall wise above the original cost of the kit.. but... for the price of that particular kit... it is a excellent deal and gives a good base to watercooling. The (2x120) radiator along can be on upwards to 90% of the cost of that kit's price alone depending on the make of the radiator. He is not going to get a lesser priced system doing it separately compared to this kit. What he will get by doing it individually is a "better" performing system but at the cost of pricing.

The biggest performance component is with the cpu water block.... you gotta get the heat away from the cpu. The cpu block is the most complex designed piece in the system. So a better designed block will get that heat transfered into the fluid and wisked away...

In a complete watercooling kit..... if you were to upgrade one component.... i would go for the cpu water block first.

And yes.... he will have a spare part... he can use it as the first part of a kit that can go into his main lady's computer. Down the road...... he can upgrade the radiator.... then the pump (no need to since the one in the kit - pump/res combo - is an excellent unit)... and these parts can go into the box for that second water cooling kit for that second computer.



I think you're missing my point G.G. From the headline of the post, it struck me that
Mothow was looking for a cheap cooling loop. Maybe his first time in liquid cooling?
Maybe he has a tight budget. I could have went down the road of saying get this, and
don't get that, etc - but because of the headline, I assumed he's not wanting to spend too
much. If he's not wanting to spend too much on a coolant kit, then I didn't see the point
of talking about other CPU Blocks, etc. I think if he were to take advice on choosing
a different CPU block, then it'd be far more advisable and feasible to just buy the parts
separately after all that was what the thread was about.

But... if you do want to get a good loop, then why not wait a bit longer, save a bit more,
and get the more expensive stuff and customise your own build?

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john albrich Jan 04, 2011, 03:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I can't believe that my posts were all that subtle.

NO one caught it? I thought most of you were waaaay more pervy than I.

~Vel Jan 04, 2011, 03:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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john albrich said:

I can't believe that my posts were all that subtle.

NO one caught it? I thought most of you were waaaay more pervy than I.


Oh I caught it alright.

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john albrich said:

I can't believe that my posts were all that subtle.

NO one caught it? I thought most of you were waaaay more pervy than I.


Anyway your innuendo's are doirty!

Aye well I was about to write up something about that John. You know more about a
computer does than a computer it does about itself. I'm kicking myself for even questioning
you're n00b comment! lol. A for G.G. he fell for it hook line n sinker BIG TIME!

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Dr. Peaceful Jan 04, 2011, 04:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Cheap watercooling? Use this, Titanium construction and 5L fluid capacity!

http://tinyurl.com/2bdxecb


XD

TamTheBam Jan 04, 2011, 04:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That's a bit too expensive Peaceful! :P

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Dr. Peaceful Jan 04, 2011, 04:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah, but, it's Titanium!!! 8)


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