Originally Posted by burton560
you want a new cpu cooler!
watercooling can lead to a lot of headaches! the price of blu-ray drives is gonna keep on diving, and frozencpu is generally more expensive than everyone else!
This is not an advertising board and watercooling kits < high quality air < custom watercooling. jab-tech.com has really good prices and petrastech.com has good prices.
And to the OP, has it ever occurred to you that you get better temps on air because your processor is pumping out maybe a 1/5th of what an overclocked i7 is? And do you even know how to get full load temperatures? And watercooling is much better than any air cooling if you do it right. And leaks are not a problem if you do it right either.
As for the upgrade, save a bit and build and i5 system then get a 5770 and work from there. Don't go with any LGA775 processor, they are on sell because they are old and becoming deprecated.
If you want cheap, go with an AMD system. Look around in the AMD forums to get an idea of what to get. Go with AM3 and DD3 memory. You will not regret it later. And of course ATI cards give the best price/performance ratio around.
Also, this should not be in Cooling Experiments because it has absolutely nothing to do with any cooling project. This may seem a bit like a flame but I would consider this thread is really out of place on the forum and has went way off topic and has many, many ignorant posts in it.
Also, don't believe anything you hear on "u tube". A full tower case has more air volume and thus more convection and with fans creating a proper, directional, airflow it will cool better than a mid-tower. Also, you say you don't have a PCI fan-slot open? You don know that PCI slots have nothing to do with fans, right? And 90% of the blowers on the market are of poor design and 1 will suffice. Remove a blower and use the slot for that which it was made.Edited by NETio - 12/6/09 at 4:00pm