a reservoir I'll build out of something cheap, probably 2" rigid acrylic tubing;
some generic clear tubing;
an extremely cheap generic copper waterblock;
and the one thing I'm going to spend money on, a phobya 400mm rad. (Built to support two 200mm fans)
I'd appreciate any input as to whether this is stupid or not. I realize that a nice feature of expensive water loop pumps is their ability to notify the motherboard to shut down if they quit working, where this 12v pump will be rigged up to a generic 4-pin plug. I figure I can get around this issue by having a script running in the background which will shut down the computer if my temps reach 90c+.
Should I also throw in the extra 50-80 bucks to get a nice cpu waterblock? Wondering if anyone knows if you really get what you pay for when it comes to waterblocks.