Originally Posted by kiwiasian
Well, break down your budget for us and we'll tell you if it's worth it. What parts are you going to spend the $600 on?
A CPU-only loop shouldn't be that expensive, it shouldn't cost more than $130 or so.
Originally Posted by shahramkel
I am eagerly waiting on my watercooling equipment to get here so I can replace the evo 212 that is now cooling my i7 3820. Today I was struck by a thought: is it dumb to spend twice as much money as a processor is worth to cool it down by another couple of degrees?
Anyone else have this thought?
Originally Posted by Manishmanny
It's extremely illogical. A corsair h100 is 88% as effective as a 500$ cpu cooler.
All the people saying "That seems kind of high for just a cpu loop" or things like that, Over 50% of watercooling enthusiasts spend that extra money because of the aesthetics!
Watercooling looks awesome in my opinion and If you buying a nice looking case or want your rig too look good, Its worth more money to make it look that little better, For most people who have this as a hobby its more than just how it performs.
Then again $600 is alot of money for a CPU only and 120 rad loop :S If your case can fit a 360 rad you can go with things like
Radiator: XSPC RX360 $84
CPU Block: Heatkiller Rev 3.0 $75
Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 $59
Pump: XSPC D5 Vario $99
Tubing: PrimoChill Advanced LRT 10 Feet $25
Fittings: Bitspower G1/4 Compression Fitting x8 $72
Fans: Scythe 120mm Gentle Typhoon x3 $57
Total: $471 AUD - http://pccasegear.com/Edited by Gawdz - 12/30/12 at 5:33am