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    Default Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    I am getting a rebate visa card from buying tires for $250 and am considering buying a WC loop or a H220. I was looking at getting a 360 rad kit to fit in the top of my HAF 932. What do you guys think of the kits from EK or XSPC. And would you guys recommend those over just buying the pieces separately? I was also looking at the H220 because it is expandable and I just need CPU cooling right now. Any tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Guys

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    XSPC rocks. Nothing but good to say there.
    EK... well, it does its job.

    Are you going beyond 4.5GHz, or staying put? If you intend to overclock further, go with custom WaCo. If not, go with AIO. If you plan to expand at some point and cool other components, you might as well go with real WaCo, something you can be proud of. Then again, WaCo is for crazy people.

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    WaCo is for crazy people.
    Hey dat hurt, right in the feelings

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    I would have to agree with Earth on XSPC
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    [QUOTE=Earthmonger;160954 WaCo is for crazy people.[/QUOTE] Which explains why you use water cooling lol A lot of the new AIO kits work good. but I would still go with custom water, even if your only cooling your CPU.

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Which explains why you use water cooling lol A lot of the new AIO kits work good. but I would still go with custom water, even if your only cooling your CPU.
    100% agree here. You're going to see much better performance with custom watercooling, unless you go for one single 120mm rad

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    I am using an Xspc kit right now. Love it and would for sure buy another if I need to.

    If you are scared of water in your system go with the H220 so once you get over it you will be able to expand your system. If not afraid then get the full waco setup and enjoy!

    For a beginner I was get the kit. Making sure you have the right fittings, hose, pump, res, clamps ect ect can be hard if you are new to it. Buy the kit and upgrade parts or needed in the future. Get used to everything so when the next build comes your way you will know what to buy.

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    I am currently running a thermaltake bigwater Pro and that just left me with the WC'ing itch

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    Default Re: Custom Watercooling or AIO?

    That XSPC kit is great!
    You could also look at picking the gear yourself. You'll likely spend less money, as you can pick cheaper (but still good) brands like Alphacool

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
    That XSPC kit is great!
    You could also look at picking the gear yourself. You'll likely spend less money, as you can pick cheaper (but still good) brands like Alphacool
    He will spend a lot more if he goes with full customer instead of a kit. The cpu block alone is a big chunk of money towards a setup. When i was doing my build I looking into this and it was going to cost me $100 more if I didnt use a kit. The fittings are expensive as hell. Like $5-10 each. Even barb fittings are $2-3 each.

    Example. The kit I bought cost $130. It included everything you needed to get up and running with a 240 rad. I looked for the cost of the CPU block by itself, it was $60. The Pump housing/RES was $50 with no Pump. The pump was $70. Barb fitings were another $20. You are at $180 without even getting the hose, clamps, silver or RAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    He will spend a lot more if he goes with full customer instead of a kit. The cpu block alone is a big chunk of money towards a setup. When i was doing my build I looking into this and it was going to cost me $100 more if I didnt use a kit. The fittings are expensive as hell. Like $5-10 each. Even barb fittings are $2-3 each.

    Example. The kit I bought cost $130. It included everything you needed to get up and running with a 240 rad. I looked for the cost of the CPU block by itself, it was $60. The Pump housing/RES was $50 with no Pump. The pump was $70. Barb fitings were another $20. You are at $180 without even getting the hose, clamps, silver or RAD.

    Baiscally you go with full custom kit for being exactly that. Fully Custom, not for price.
    Fair enough!
    Here in the Netherlands there is a store called Highflow, and members of their forums can PM the owner of the shop for a good deal (full custom kit with angled fittings and such with a nice crunchy discount), so I was thinking maybe you could do something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
    Fair enough!
    Here in the Netherlands there is a store called Highflow, and members of their forums can PM the owner of the shop for a good deal (full custom kit with angled fittings and such with a nice crunchy discount), so I was thinking maybe you could do something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Yeah we ask Stan or Kenny! Hahaha
    Should've know better lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by James86 View Post
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