I am new to water cooling, hence why for starters I chose XSPC RASA 750 RX240 kit. for now it will have to do, in future some parts would get upgraded (pump upgrade as I read is a must), maybe a better cpu block (e.g. Raystorm or Koolance) and maybe loop extension and adding another rad and gpu blocks? you tell me if another rad would be needed (and a stronger pump I think) for adding 2 gpus into the loop. possibilities are endless, however for now my wallet has the last word and the poor guy looks thin nowadays
... anyways I have just ordered this kit, so it will be a few days before it arrives.
The RASA RX240 kit comes with (main components):
-res+pump together X20 750
-RASA Black (acetal) CPU block
-RX240 rad with some 2x 1700rpm push fans (plus I add my 2x Scythe S-Flex 1900rpm for pull)
-2m/6ft of clear 7/16'' tubing and 6 barbs G1/4'' 1/2'' OD
I made an initial drawing of how my water cooling idea looks alike as visualized in my Thermaltake Armor (VA8000) case, I marked all components so you have a better idea why I picked such component locations and not other.
I prefer not to use rear/outside mounted rad for now (maybe a second one would go there) and keep everything in case.
My main question is what else could I add to the loop while keeping the same stock X20 750 pump and RX240 rad that come with the kit, without sacrificing the performance badly? MB chipset and bridge and nothing else?
Also, can I use the Koolance Inline Drain on the rad inlet tube without any side effects? I mean this part (brass): http://www.koolance.com/i...uct&product_id=739
Planning to use the system with stock clear tubing (7/16'' on 1/2'' barbs) with distilled water and silver anti-bacterial additive. I am not going for looks now, it just has to do its job efficiently (cooling the 2600k CPU for now, eventually an IVB CPU).
Thanks for ideas and opinions! I really appreciate any input.
<message edited by feniks on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:14 AM>