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Building my first custom WC - Individual parts vs kit??

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Hey all,

 

I'm wanting to build my first custom WC loop and this seems like a great time to buy since the sale is going on. I have a few questions questions however as I look at what I want to get.....

 

I'm thinking of going soft tubes since it seems a little easier and cheaper for beginners. I really want the new RGB waterblock thermaltake sells but its not included in any of the kits so if I were to buy all the pieces separately I'm looking at:

 

P22-D5 Reservoir/Pump

RGB Waterblock

Pacific RL240 radiator (I felt like I don't "really" need a 360)

Riing Fan 3 pack (I like the newest ones but they're not available right "now" in the store)

Coolant

V-tubler 4T

Fittings

 

This comes out to about $470 in Thermaltake's store, where as their Pacific RL360 kit (which is all the same things except an RL360 and a non rgb waterblock) is $409. 

 

I'd obviously save a good bit of money by going with the kit, but lose the ability to customize a few parts. Am I missing something or is there a discount built in for buying the kit?

 

Another question I had is the pumps/reservoirs. What does the "-D5" pump do that the others do not? There is about a $60 premium on those. Also how big of a reservoir do I really need?

 

Really appreciate any advice here, thank you so much!

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Sorry one more question! Does anyone know if any of the brackets that come with thermaltake cpu waterblocks will work on upcoming A4 ryzen chips? If not is the solution as simple as just gitting a different bracket to fit it to the motherboard?

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Late reply. How did it all work out for you? 

I think your res size depends on what you are cooling and how hard you are oc. 

I personally think it better to save a little longer and buy the parts separately. 

But if you want to strictly stay with just thermaltake I would probably go with the set. 

The rads are aluminum so make sure you get compatible parts with everything in the future if you expand.  

 

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