So it turns out this one time bargain basement brand has learned how to hit a grand slam! I think the key to this is the Raystorm block. XSPC has had these kits for a long time now, but they were never known for anything other than being a cheap entry level way to get into water cooling. They cooled well, but nothing to brag about. However with the addition of the Raystorm block it is now a venerable option for top tier water cooling. The kit comes with everything needed (aside from tools and water) to get you going as a watercooler and is easily expanded and upgraded. The RS240, though not known as a super great performer seems to do a great job dealing with just a CPU. And the price point is just right at $145.00. Any less and I think we would be suffering from worse components, any more and it would be too close to other kits.
As mentioned though this type of cooling solution is not for a first time builder. You are going to want to have a decent knowledge of PC building and/or good sense with assembling things. The fans and pump are something to consider. If pure silence is your goal you will not be very happy.
ThinkComputers.org would like to award the XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 kit a 10 out of 10 score!
- Everything you need in a single kit
- Good entry into do it yourself watercooling
- Fan noise
- Pump noise