I am looking for a few recommendations since I've never worked on a custom loop. I have the Silverstone Grandia GD08 HTPC case. Yesterday I made a modification to the case so I can vertically sit fans in the front for water cooling. I am using an H60 at the moment, but I would love to go to an H100i or just building my own loop. Due to the size of the case I think I can only WC the CPU since it might get tricky with the GPU in the loop too, unless I can do something with these HDD's. I used a 1/2 inch piece of oak to build one vertical wall. I can always get a longer piece of oak to run from one side of the case to the other and be able to also get an additional 120mm rad in there. The question is where do I put the res pump and the HDD's.
I have added a few images below.
Are XSPC rads any good?
How are the rad kits that come with everything for $170-$200? Are these kits still better than an AIO?
Due to my space limitations, if I did get a custom loop just for the CPU am I still better off than an AIO?