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    better to get separate parts rather than a kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticOrb View Post
    better to get separate parts rather than a kit
    ya i hear that alot.
    but im totally new in this.
    been reading up on WC since last night and learnt abit here and there but still not knowledgeable enough to come up with my own shopping list for parts.
    basically the parts must fit each other and aluminium and copper cannot be in the same wc setup. thats what i know. lol

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    shopping list is easy
    1) radiator (and fans)
    2) pump
    3) waterblock for cpu
    4) waterblock for gpu
    5) reservoir or T-Line
    6) tubings and fittings
    7) additives (if distilled water)

    most reputable/recommended brands do not use aluminum, I believe.

    maybe firstly you can figure out how big a radiator you want to have.
    after which, narrow down your choices with either strong, slight noisier setup, or a quiet setup. this should make up your radiator and fan combo.

    depending on how long your loop/casing or how many components you have in the loop, choose a pump. most people will recommend to use either MCP655 or MCP355.

    most parts in the market are also in G1/4 thread so no issues there.

    then you can choose a configuration for your pump, namely:
    1 - stock pump w/ res or T-Line
    2 - pump w/ 3rd party pump top w/ res or T-Line
    3 - pump w/ res pump top
    4 - integrated BayRes and pump

    and many others. (the 4 are more commonly used)

    with the above, your pump, res, rad and fans settled already.
    decide on a color scheme, and choose your waterblocks, tubings, and fittings.

    go with distilled water and choose an additive of your choice.
    if want color, add dye or use a coolant instead. or solid color tubes

    Monsoon Free Center Compressions sells a 6piece pack that's quite cheap and in many colors.
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    bro budget 300 quite tough, need to seek out the pros like Keon, kenclass, lee-turbo, etc for advice.

    if you go with the kit, u still need to factor in fans and gpu block
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticOrb View Post
    shopping list is easy
    1) radiator (and fans)
    2) pump
    3) waterblock for cpu
    4) waterblock for gpu
    5) reservoir or T-Line
    6) tubings and fittings
    7) additives (if distilled water)

    most reputable/recommended brands do not use aluminum, I believe.

    maybe firstly you can figure out how big a radiator you want to have.
    after which, narrow down your choices with either strong, slight noisier setup, or a quiet setup. this should make up your radiator and fan combo.

    depending on how long your loop/casing or how many components you have in the loop, choose a pump. most people will recommend to use either MCP655 or MCP355.

    most parts in the market are also in G1/4 thread so no issues there.

    then you can choose a configuration for your pump, namely:
    1 - stock pump w/ res or T-Line
    2 - pump w/ 3rd party pump top w/ res or T-Line
    3 - pump w/ res pump top
    4 - integrated BayRes and pump

    and many others. (the 4 are more commonly used)

    with the above, your pump, res, rad and fans settled already.
    decide on a color scheme, and choose your waterblocks, tubings, and fittings.

    go with distilled water and choose an additive of your choice.
    if want color, add dye or use a coolant instead. or solid color tubes

    Monsoon Free Center Compressions sells a 6piece pack that's quite cheap and in many colors.
    hmmm. thanks for the breakdown for me.
    from what i can decide now,
    Rad = 240mm (so can fit nicely ontop of my 500r case) but thickness not too sure, probably wont mind if i cannot close the top cover.
    Silence setup is a must, I dont do extreme overclocking, i usually just overclock till the point stock voltage allows me to do so, currently only 4.2ghz with my 2500k without increasing volt.
    Pump im not sure, and what setup also dont know, dont know whats the difference, colour scheme is not important as my 500r has no windows.

    so basically i need help with which pump and which config, and i need a setup which allows me to cool my gpu as well in the future when i decide to cool my gpu as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholastio View Post
    hmmm. thanks for the breakdown for me.
    from what i can decide now,
    Rad = 240mm (so can fit nicely ontop of my 500r case) but thickness not too sure, probably wont mind if i cannot close the top cover.
    Silence setup is a must, I dont do extreme overclocking, i usually just overclock till the point stock voltage allows me to do so, currently only 4.2ghz with my 2500k without increasing volt.
    Pump im not sure, and what setup also dont know, dont know whats the difference, colour scheme is not important as my 500r has no windows.
    silence setup then go for lower FPI radiators like Hardware Labs Black Ice SR-1 series, or EK Coolstream XTX series.

    can pair with gentle typhoons.

    stock pumps are usually enhanced with 3rd party pump tops for more performance and/or aesthetics.

    anyway all the above is my humble 2 cents, can wait for the real WC'ers pros to come and advice u
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticOrb View Post
    silence setup then go for lower FPI radiators like Hardware Labs Black Ice SR-1 series, or EK Coolstream XTX series.

    can pair with gentle typhoons.

    stock pumps are usually enhanced with 3rd party pump tops for more performance and/or aesthetics.

    anyway all the above is my humble 2 cents, can wait for the real WC'ers pros to come and advice u
    i really appreciate your 2 cents.
    pls recommend me on pumps and configuration.
    best if u can just recomend me exactly what to buy.
    preferably can buy all for edge2o in sg.
    thanks alot!

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    what's the fun if you just follow what people tell you to buy?

    go and read reviews and see what people recommend, then select a few and narrow down your choice with your own judgement.

    I was reading WC reviews and threads for a solid 3-4 months before I started even choosing my parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticOrb View Post
    what's the fun if you just follow what people tell you to buy?

    go and read reviews and see what people recommend, then select a few and narrow down your choice with your own judgement.

    I was reading WC reviews and threads for a solid 3-4 months before I started even choosing my parts.
    haha yes i know. i wont follow what u listed blindly.
    so this is the part where i "see what people recommend".
    lol.

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    hmm. i just realised if i really do go for individual parts the cost is so much higher.
    probably at least 400 for a basic setup.
    cause pump and resevoir seperately costs alot more than the xspc 2 in 1 solution.

    probably go for the rs240 kit or rx240 kit.
    has anyone used those kits?
    any feedbacks?

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    Apparently the pump is absolete in the kit, join Keon.SG's mass order and order a XSPC MCP655 pump kit for 280USD from Performance PC. I'm going to order that later when I have the money, Keon said that it was really good value, and you save 50-60USD from when ordering everything separately.

    XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ RX240 Rev 2 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res Products Model: XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240 [XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

    this is the kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitteh View Post
    Apparently the pump is absolete in the kit, join Keon.SG's mass order and order a XSPC MCP655 pump kit for 280USD from Performance PC. I'm going to order that later when I have the money, Keon said that it was really good value, and you save 50-60USD from when ordering everything separately.

    XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ RX240 Rev 2 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res Products Model: XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240 [XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

    this is the kit.
    wah that pump is abit of an overkill no?
    just going to cool my cpu and maybe gpu (single) in the future. lol
    my main concern is that the pump might be noisy or vibration noises if it is in the reservoir combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitteh View Post
    Apparently the pump is absolete in the kit, join Keon.SG's mass order and order a XSPC MCP655 pump kit for 280USD from Performance PC. I'm going to order that later when I have the money, Keon said that it was really good value, and you save 50-60USD from when ordering everything separately.

    XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ RX240 Rev 2 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res Products Model: XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240 [XSPC-EXT-WC-KIT-240] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

    this is the kit.
    The kit is quite a steal but you might need to purchase additional angle adaptor to adjust the routing of your tubling plus some might not like the bay reservoir in the package. Also if you might also want to incorporate a fillport for easy refilling or draining.

    the kit plus shipping would still amount to S$400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simways View Post
    The kit is quite a steal but you might need to purchase additional angle adaptor to adjust the routing of your tubling plus some might not like the bay reservoir in the package. Also if you might also want to incorporate a fillport for easy refilling or draining.
    chim. the more i know the more i dont know what i want for each part of my wc setup. and just this morning i thought i was good to go with the xspa rs240 kit. GG la

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