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May 14, 2013 2:51:16 PM

I've got a cuple of questions i need answering first
Looking at going for a raystorm 750 rx360 kit (cpu loop only)
And possibly a xigmatek elysium an nxzt switch 810 or a phantom 820
I will be adding a gpu later
1. Has anyone got any experience with this kit?
2. Are there better ones for the money? / should i just mix and match? Please give reccomendations
3. What case would you reccomend? (money saved on case will go towards better loop)
4. Im looking at the mayhem aurora fluid (i know i cant use it with my chosen pump) is performance less than normal fluid? Does it clog?
Im currently buying this all off of amazon (only place i can find that ships to ireland)

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a b K Overclocking
May 14, 2013 3:02:35 PM

I have the older 240 kit and love it. I wished I would have went with the 360 kit. For the money it is on time... As far a special fluids its a gimmick get distilled water and silver kill coil.
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May 14, 2013 3:10:10 PM

christop said:
I have the older 240 kit and love it. I wished I would have went with the 360 kit. For the money it is on time... As far a special fluids its a gimmick get distilled water and silver kill coil.


Thanks for the quick reply!
I dont know much about this and i hear diiferent stories everywhere online but will water cause corrosion? Where do you recomend putting the coil?
And seeing as you have the kit is the pump loud?
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a b K Overclocking
May 14, 2013 3:34:42 PM

I put mine is my reservoir. My fans are louder than my pump..
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May 14, 2013 3:35:00 PM

bigcyco1 said:
First place to start http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-... will answer most your questions.


Thanks i have read it before what im really lloking for is answers to the subjective questions like which case/kit is better and to see of anyone has had past experiences with any of the stuff im looking at
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a b K Overclocking
May 14, 2013 3:39:07 PM

DaCosta5396 said:
bigcyco1 said:
First place to start http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-... will answer most your questions.


Thanks i have read it before what im really lloking for is answers to the subjective questions like which case/kit is better and to see of anyone has had past experiences with any of the stuff im looking at
No problem. ;) 

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a c 178 K Overclocking
May 14, 2013 3:43:48 PM

If your going to be including a GPU to the loop later on, get a kit with a better pump. Otherwise you'l face the problem I was in a few weeks ago where you have to spend a fair deal to get a better pump (and reservoir) on top of a GPU block if you want to get the card under water.

I also just put my kill-coil in the reservoir.

The pump itself isnt loud, but it vibrates in the 5.25" bays and lets off a drone because of it. Not much space around it to pad it either.

1. I built my current water-loop of that kit.
2. Kits in general you will find are cheaper than the sum of their parts, so its good value. Only issue is if you dont like the parts then your stuck with them.
3. I use a HAF-X, but any case than can hold a triple rad I guess.
4. Don't get Mayhems Aurora outright, because oh yes it does clog. And no it isn't compatible with XSPC Bay reservoirs, including the X20 750 pump.
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May 15, 2013 8:26:15 AM

bigcyco1 said:
DaCosta5396 said:
bigcyco1 said:
First place to start http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-... will answer most your questions.


Thanks i have read it before what im really lloking for is answers to the subjective questions like which case/kit is better and to see of anyone has had past experiences with any of the stuff im looking at
No problem. ;) 



didnt want you to think i was being lazy

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May 15, 2013 8:32:09 AM

manofchalk said:
If your going to be including a GPU to the loop later on, get a kit with a better pump. Otherwise you'l face the problem I was in a few weeks ago where you have to spend a fair deal to get a better pump (and reservoir) on top of a GPU block if you want to get the card under water.

I also just put my kill-coil in the reservoir.

The pump itself isnt loud, but it vibrates in the 5.25" bays and lets off a drone because of it. Not much space around it to pad it either.

1. I built my current water-loop of that kit.
2. Kits in general you will find are cheaper than the sum of their parts, so its good value. Only issue is if you dont like the parts then your stuck with them.
3. I use a HAF-X, but any case than can hold a triple rad I guess.
4. Don't get Mayhems Aurora outright, because oh yes it does clog. And no it isn't compatible with XSPC Bay reservoirs, including the X20 750 pump.


so look for a laing D5 or DDC maybe?
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a c 178 K Overclocking
May 15, 2013 3:29:29 PM

Pretty much.
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May 15, 2013 3:39:39 PM

Okay so ive come up with a loop that i think is good can you just tell if its all okay?
Xspc raystorm
Laing d5 (alphacool)
Xspc ax 360
Swiftech mcres micro
1/2id 3/4"od tubing + 6compressions + 2 clamps
Nzxt switch 810
Arctic silver 5 thermal paste
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a c 178 K Overclocking
May 15, 2013 11:43:45 PM

Looks good to me.

Any plans on how you will drain the loop?
Fans?
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a c 103 K Overclocking
May 16, 2013 12:10:45 AM

Xspc carries that exact kit with a d5 pump instead of the x20
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May 16, 2013 12:26:48 AM

manofchalk said:
Looks good to me.

Any plans on how you will drain the loop?
Fans?


I cant believe i overlooked fans...corsair airseries high pressure fans
What will i need for draining?
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a c 103 K Overclocking
May 16, 2013 12:34:06 AM

The rx series is a sub 8 fpi rad. Easy airflow. High static pressure fans are fine, but only really needed on 15 fpi or higher. Corsair AF high airflow series might suit you better. The rx360 d5 kit comes with fans that are 1.5ish pressure to give you an idea. Their airflow and pressure profile is more comparable to the Corsair AF

A T connection with a lil tubing and a plug installed at the lowest point of your loop will suffice for drainage
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a c 150 K Overclocking
May 16, 2013 12:47:37 AM

The AX rads are apparently too pricey, opt out for the RX ones.
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May 16, 2013 8:18:01 AM

amuffin said:
The AX rads are apparently too pricey, opt out for the RX ones.


Both are near as makes no difference the same price where im buying
Which perform better?
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May 16, 2013 11:21:36 AM

Right lads I think the loop is finalized at last

A bit of saving is required before i buy :lol: 

Thanks to everyone who has helped me
You're all sound as a pound
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a c 178 K Overclocking
May 16, 2013 9:05:17 PM

RS > EX or RX depending on fans > AX.
Go for the AX if theres no difference in price, if your mounting it internally its better to get slimmer radiators anyway.
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May 17, 2013 9:21:19 AM

manofchalk said:
RS > EX or RX depending on fans > AX.
Go for the AX if theres no difference in price, if your mounting it internally its better to get slimmer radiators anyway.


Okie dokie...just one last nooby question what do i do about screws?
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a c 178 K Overclocking
May 17, 2013 8:31:10 PM

Either the rad or case will comes with the screws you need.
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