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XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit

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Posted December 7, 2010 by Jake in Cooling

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by Jake
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As we saw today, the results speak for themselves; the XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 kit is quite an effective and versatile for future upgrade customization. It showed that a do-it-yourself setup needn’t be complicated nor compromise performance.

The installation is straightforward, but a glaring omission here is a good installation guide for anything other than the CPU block. We certainly hope this is corrected for the retail package because novice users may find themselves a bit lost, which defeats the whole purpose of an easy-to-use mainstream cooling solution. As we mentioned, external mounting hardware is also included. Really the only things not included are coolant (which is fine) and an installation manual. We can’t confirm if the lack of installation manual is due to our sample being a pre-retail kit. Hopefully a manual will be included in the full retail package.

The 2 metres of 7/16” tubing was more than enough for our setup, and we even had enough left over to hook up a modest GPU block if we wanted. The 7/16” size is great for a high flow system; the tubing isn’t too too bulky or stiff to work with, and fits perfectly onto 1/2" barbs. We were also quite impressed with the unfamiliar Xinruilian fans; with two fans at full blast, they were pleasantly running at low noise levels.

The Rasa 750 RS240 kit costs about $130, which is a very good price for a pre-fab kit for the user looking to get started in DIY water cooling. This kit is easily futureproofed by upgrading to a bigger radiator or expandable to add a GPU water block(s). We understand XSPC wants to keep the price low and attractive for the buyer by leaving out some goodies such as exterior mounting hardware for the radiator, fans transistor wires, 3-pin to 4-pin Molex fan extension cables, and coolant. On that note, if this kit is targeted to the beginner crowd then we feel these accessories should be included in the kit along with an installation guide or at least a digital version available for download.

All things considered, the XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 has a couple very minor misses but hits all the major points right on the mark. It has a great design for the components, strong performance, and is easy to install and operate for novice users. If you’re looking for a great DIY setup to get into the world of water cooling, then the Rasa 750 RS240 is one of the best we’ve seen and is a great option, especially considering the excellent price.

Pros:

  • Performance
  • Price
  • Compact
  • Expandable

Cons:

  • No overall installation guide (pre-retail though)
  • Coolant not included

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