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Which watercooling kit should I get?

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December 8, 2012 12:27:03 AM

I want a water cooling kit for my CPU, I don't really want one for the GPU. I am looking at the RayStorm 750 RS240 Kit which is $150 but then I am also looking at the RayStorm 750 RX240 kit which is $175, $25 more. Are these kits good, do I need to buy anything extra such as the liquid for it or do the kits supply everything.

How do I check the measurements of each item to see if they fit in my Apevia X Trooper case.

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December 8, 2012 12:30:55 AM

If I was going to water, I'd be getting that RX240; amazing looking entry level kit. I believe you'll need to buy coolant but for the most part, the RS240 and RX240 come with everything aside from that. I may be wrong here but I believe they have it all.

Best idea is to do a google search like... RX240 in Apevia X Trooper

See what you get for that; usually someone has tried it before lol
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December 8, 2012 12:33:52 AM

Thanks, I don't think it will fit in my case because the there is a big capacity from the mobo right where the fans go, would a 120mm radiator be good for water cooling or its not enough?
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December 8, 2012 12:39:38 AM

coolant, what? wait!

no coolants, just run distil+silver kill coil or a biocide...copper sulphate solution.
*might want to yet stop by the watercooling sticky and readup all the info before you start tinkering with the new kit :) 
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December 8, 2012 1:00:23 AM

I read up a little bit but theres way too much information and I just get bored reading, I don't think the 240mm radiator will fit because of a heatsink near the CPU thats already blocking the 120mm fans I have on top. Can I go for a 120mm radiator or should I just go for a closed loop water cooling like the Antec 920 or the H80?
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December 8, 2012 1:07:35 AM

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I read up a little bit but there's way too much information and I just get bored reading,
:lol:  the CLC's are also covered in that sticky. Its your call, you want to be spoonfed by total strangers. How do you plan to tackle a problem should it arise? via a skype conference call?

You're the one installing/maintaining and looking after the loop. Just like your car, you know it needs some cleaning, that doesn't mean you literally need to take the car to a service center to clear out your dash board.

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I don't think the 240mm radiator will fit because of a heatsink near the CPU that's already blocking the 120mm fans I have on top.

if you think it won't fit, try thinking outside the box.

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Can I go for a 120mm radiator or should I just go for a closed loop water cooling like the Antec 920 or the H80?
you really don't want to go there
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December 8, 2012 1:10:34 AM

Wait so don't go for the H80 or Antec 920? The Radiator can't fit and I dont want to put it on top because it looks stupid.
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December 8, 2012 1:13:11 AM

experience tells me to say no to all in one coolers and experience tells me to encourage you to be creative with your build/loop

:) 
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December 8, 2012 1:15:10 AM

I can't do anything with it, do you want me to show you a picture?
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December 8, 2012 1:18:29 AM

googled it a long time ago mate.
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December 8, 2012 1:23:23 AM

Its not my case, its my motherboard thats the problem

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December 8, 2012 1:37:15 AM

clearly you're limiting yourself to doing anything. heard of modding a case? buying a case? maybe mount it outside the case.

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December 8, 2012 1:40:15 AM

I don't want to mount it outside the case because it would silly and be taller than it already is, I can't buy ANOTHER case as I am sort of on a budget, and I would also have to remove that 120mm fan at the left of the image to get the tubes through.

Im already buying a new processor and then getting some type of better cooler for it. Getting another case would just bring up the price.

What should I go for now? I would like to overclock the i7 3770k to maybe as low as 4.2ghz and maybe 4.5ghz high, would a Hyper 212 be able to do this or do I need a Corsair H80?
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December 8, 2012 1:50:59 AM

Hyper 212 evo
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December 8, 2012 1:55:55 AM

Alright thanks
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