Originally Posted by CableGuy
what kind of temps were u getting before and now?
for 100.00 it sounds good to me. i see u upgraded the fan?
i could use some input vs just rolling eyes please thanks
Apologies--I thought your mind was made up.
Let's see, I'm cooling both CPU and GPU, and "upgraded" the fan to a Nexus 12cm, which is low flow and super quiet (the favorite at SilentPCReview, and they are quite anal).
I was getting getting 36C@Idle / 52C@100% load on both cores with stock HSF on CPU and GPU. Now I'm getting 32C/46C in complete silence, except for the occasional HD seek, which now sounds loud. I got the Premium mobo, which has heatpipe cooling for the chipset, so I now have no fans except for the PSU and Radiator/Case fans. All are 12cm, and turning slowly.
I got the ThermalTake Aquarius waterblock (the one with the lucite top), but wouldn't buy it again. The blocks construction looks fine, and it had a nice polish on the bottom, but it's mount is needlessly flimsy IMO. I hear the Koolance block is a good alternative with the Bigwater.
Summary--not good for extreme overclocking, and not as cold or beefy in construction as a bigger better louder and more expensive kit (like the Swiftech), but silent and makes for a compact, clean internal install--I was able to mount my pump in my reservoir bay, so all my tubes run in a small loop at the top of the case. ZipZoomFly has a good price--around $114 delivered, IIRC.
Hope's this helps, and instead of eye-rolling, you get a