Alright, I'm running a I7 930 on an ASUS P6T mobo and in a HAF 932 case.
I want to upgrade to water cooling, as I'm currently using a HYPER n520
I managed to pull off a 3.6 clock, but it nears temps of 90C load at this clock (45-50 idle) , and not even after extensive testing using PRIME 95.
I'm not very familiar with water cooling, but I would like to be able to pull a 4.0 GHZ clock on my system. Don't think I'll do any GPU water cooling down the line, but I may be interested in it.
I plan on getting the GTX 570 relatively soon.
I've been doing research , and I've gathered that just about any water-cooling all-in-one package is usually crap, and the H50 or any knock off is essentially bull****.
So , here is my question, what would be a good water cooling set up for around 100-150 USD?
Well, I know nothing will be good per say at that price range, but what is the best I could do with that? I would be willing to go higher near 200, but I would prefer to avoid that.
I was looking at this, but to be honest I can't find many retailers and scant reviews on it.
^Yeah, the Rasa kit would be a much better alternative than that Larkooler piece of crap. It's basically a Thermaltake Bigwater in disguise from the looks and specs. You'd be better off spending your money on a good air cooler, a nice juicy steak and a 6-pack of suds to accompany you with the install.
Either the Rasa with the 220 or the 320 radiator would do very well...there are many people raving about that kit. A few have noted some pump issues, but they have been questionable as far as user-error or setup. Either way, Rasa has been apparently quite good at replacing pumps if it happens to be bad. (I have only read a handful of people who have had this issue...a vast majority haven't had a single issue.)
That kit would also be fine if you DID add a GPU to the loop...you'd only have to assess your radiator/fan situation and adjust accordingly.
Yep that pump is the only questionable part of the kit but still XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 CPU is worth the money..RX360 is like 85$+rasa cpu block 50$ and 55$ for pump/res/fittings/fans/etc,you can't beat that