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December 8, 2010 3:46:08 AM

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.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11432/ex-wat-155/Lark...


Any suggestions?
I don't need to go all-out. Just something entry level to a modest water cooling set up at best. Not really too worried about installation as I'm sure I will be able to figure it out.
a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2010 4:17:41 AM

the only thing in this ball park is RASA;
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC...
it is nice entry level LC kit,something to get you started or this ;
http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-750-RX360-CPU-waterco...
all you need to add is tubing of your choice,good thermal paste,(distilled water+PT NUKE)


some links for you;
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forum [...] p?t=202394
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-water-coo...
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 8, 2010 12:41:15 PM

^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.
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a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2010 3:19:06 PM

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
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 8, 2010 3:25:53 PM

Yep...and it's sporadic from what I have seen...and difficult to tell if it's more operator error, than actual pump failures...

New folks don't realize how bad it is to run a pump dry...and from some of the installs I've read about...many have let that happen during filling/purging.
December 8, 2010 4:08:10 PM

Yeah that seems like a good deal, Thanks guys.
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