Originally Posted by LordInfamous666
Yeah im aware that the 2600k would be a good idea, but i JUST got my water cooling setup complete and it was a pain in the a** with the setup and mess and remounting and refilling water and getting all the air out and everything.. I just want to unscrew the cpu block and slap a new cpu in there.. I dont want to have to go through skinning my fingers with fittings and sweating my balls off all over again for 3 days to overhaul. I want to upgrade the cpu and leave my pc alone for 2 years...
I said the exact same thing too after my watercooling setup was finally completed. It took me the better part of 3-4 days straight and my fingers were so raw and blistered from turning all of my Bitspower compression fittings, that I swore up and down I would convert to barbs and clamps for future iterations, or go back to air.
As a result, I kept my loop in that fashion for all of about 3 weeks.
Since then, I have reorganized, reconfigured, rebought, and added many new components leaving me on my 5th iteration of my loop in my ~3 months of ownership.
As expensive as it is, it's highly addicting to watercool.
Once you get the hang of draining, routing, filling, and bleeding your system, it becomes much easier to handle future upgrades - no matter what it is you are upgrading.
Don't take this the wrong way - I'm not discouraging you of your purchase. Rather, I am just saying that it's a big shock moving from air to water, and it takes time to mentally and physically recuperate from the giant overhaul. The main point is that things will get better with time, and maybe the wheels will start turning again that may allow you to do previously unimaginable things.