i got my stuff for a steal. my friend upgrade from the 480's to 580s and had blocks on them already. i got both cards and blocks together for $500. i was just lucky
the only issue with my setup is everything is on 1 loop, and running sli of likely the hotest running GFX cards with a i7 950 and the largest radiator i could put in was a duel 120mm (push/pull), i dont see a temp difference. I did it for the quietness and the "wow" factor. plus the danger den water box case is just beautiful.
heres a few tips from me about watercooling if you have never done it:
-Do NOT use pre made additives. Use bottled distilled water from kroger or walmart. (a fraction of the price vs pre mades, and you get a TON more, then also dont have to wait for it to ship)
-Get Dead Water and follow the directions (1-2 drops in a gallon of distilled water to prevent mineral corossion) (costs a few bucks)
-get a .999 silver Kill Coil and put it in the tubing before the radiator
the reason for most of this, is pre mades can be conductive, and i lost a motherboard to a leak when i was running Fesser liquid. I changed to straight distilled water, and while enroute to a LAN party a few states away, had a leak which caused my motherboard, power supply, and hard drives to get completely soaked. We let it air dry and nothing was damaged, because distilled water is awesome. Ive had 3 leaks total on my current motherboard and have yet to have any damage to my parts.
Any leaks you have, just let them dry out for a few hours. the last major leak which soaked my motherboard i used a air compressor to get the water off my motherboard, then let it sit under a heat lamp for a few hours.
When buying tubing, get the color you want. Do not get any dyes. the dyes break down in the pump and blocks and get really nasty, and can seperate from the water/mixture and just sit in the pump and cause them to fail, or get caught in the blocks (usually cpu since they use pins) and just create blockages.Edited by Tweak17emon - 6/6/11 at 11:30am