Just wanted to test and see how much it cost me to go crazy.... (in AUS) (and i was being moderate, not getting "the best" of everything)
edit on a side note: I'd stick with with the water cooling over v8 or v6, it's more expensive yeah, but it gives you the parts, it's only a cheap step away from water cooling your gfx cards/FSB/etc as well, and I bet $1000000 water cooling will give better than stock GPu fans/heatsinks temps...
Problem with those cheap corsairs is thats all they are, and when they crap themselves, there's no useful parts to use with other WC kits. So yeah a kit such as Thermal take 850i or 880i or something is going to give you bang for your buck for years. But a simple plug and play WC kit that only fits on your CPU and can't be upgraded is probably pointless, better of getting a high performance air cooler, at half the price as well.
If you can afford it, and you really want to take the leap into WC, then spend the $170-250+ on a modular WC kit not a Plug and Play one.Edited by gcampton - 3/1/11 at 11:18pm