Originally Posted by MAKATTACK
Building myself....have built two other computers prior to this. I'm just nervous about going to a water system...even if it is closed loop. How do I know if the pump quits working? Do I need to monitor cpu temps constantly?
The risk of a closed loop leaking on you is very very low. You will see when you get it that everything is very stiff, its not easy to bend around and stuff. If the pump quits working it will still cool it enough for you to realize something us up. But like I said these closed loops are built to last, people wouldn't buy them otherwise.
Just have a coretemp or realtemp on your computer to monitor temps incase you notice something, system acting slow or something.
If your not over-clocking much an H80 should be more than enough for you. My system is almost identical to what your buying and I haven't over-clocked my CPU yet. The 3820 is really nice even at stock.Edited by james_ant - 4/19/12 at 5:26pm