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Hello, World! Is watercooling right for me?

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Hello everyone, i'm new here, and my current build is my second overclock, so Im new to computer hardware as well. Ill cut to the point. I dont plan of getting into ridiculous overclocking any time soon. Im happy at 4.5ghz, and although I would like to push the CPU's limits, Im not confident enough yet. Ive been considering purchasing more higher quality fans, but it will cost me close to 100 if not more, to fill my CM 690 case with Scythe Slipstreams. This got me thinking, since this case has room, should I go to water cooling? Is it right for me?
Heres a bit about me, and any input is appreciated
1. I enjoy having my CPU being very cold, not only is it safer and healthier, but I get to brag to my friends about it ^^;
2. I don't plan on having any ridiculous overclock, I am learning some Python/C++, but mostly use the PC for average tasks and gaming
3. I don't mind the work that goes into it, that's the fun part
4. Price isn't a factor. I figure if it will last me long enough, Id rather spend 300 on water cooling now, then spend 100 on fans and go to water later.
5. Unless your trying to convince me to use Delta or something ridiculous, above average sound doesn't bother me.

So for someone like me, would water cooling be viable or should I just get fans that push a bit more air? Thank you for your input.
    
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watercooling has its rewards

looks cool and keeps the temps down

i have a 690 aswell

have a look at mine

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For a start, watercooling looks awesome.

You have a lot of choices though, I think a rasa kit would be best for you.

Say a Rasa 750 RS240 will be more than suffiencient.

It comes with mounting brackets for external mounting. Otherwise you will need space for two 120mm adjacent fans inside your case.

The pump isn't that quiet though, so if you want something silent you might be better with a custom loop. That'll prob end up costing a bit more, but if you're willing I don't mind helping picking out the parts.


Ofc the other option is to pick a closed system like a H70. Those will perform well for your needs, but if you want bragging rights, a rasa kit will make nicer numbers.
    
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I have the Rasa 750 RS240 kit installed on my rig and it was my first water cooling setup and im very happy with it. i have heard from a couple different forums claiming that the pump is loud, mine is very very quiet almost silent actually. it performs quite well for the price aswell!
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