Originally Posted by ghosting
it just seems as though i would need watercooling for the parts in my computer i really dont want it to overheat especially if i overclock i am just worried about leaks and need if i have so many fans and such
Then I'll describe my system:
I have 4 case fans: a front intake, a rear exhaust, a top exhaust, and a side panel exhaust. All of them are wimpy 120mm 1200 RPM fans (they are very lame, but they are pretty bright LED fans). This is more than enough for my system.
I have the Thermaltake Frio on my i5-2500k.
My GTX 580 is the ASUS DirectCU II version.
With my i5-2500K overclocked to 4.8GHz, it doesn't overheat. Ever. When I'm playing a very demanding game like Crysis or Crysis 2 (that is, Crysis 2 maxed out with DX11 and High Res Textures enabled), nothing overheats. Ever.
So again: I think watercooling is absolutely unnecessary unless you want to do some extreme overclocking. 4.8GHz with the 2500K isn't extreme at all: it's more average. I don't have my GTX 580 overclocked because I don't need to.