Originally Posted by psyclum
well, what i'm trying to say is there is little to be gained unless you are looking for heavy OCing. liquid system only provide an advantage at the extreme end of OCing. most air coolers would do fine if you are doing typical OCing. yes a 180+120 would perform better then an air unit. but only for extreme OC builds. there is no need to be jelly of someone going extreme for triple or quadruple the price of a quality air unit
Again, you mistakenly assume that the only benefit to watercooling is the OC headroom, and that is where you are just wrong. Since I'm going to be cramming a HUGE heat load onto those two rads (an OC'd 6990 and an OC'd i7-975), I wasn't even going for much more OC headroom than I originally had. I wanted the quietness of not having eleven fans, I wanted the appearance of a fully custom loop, and the implicit fun in building it, I wanted the e-peen of a custom loop and I wanted to be able to do it all in a smaller case than I already had. If that isn't enough, then sorry, but I'm very defensive right now since you attacked someones opinion
and in doing so, attacked my own build for no real reason whatsoever.
edit: Also, since you seems so hellbent on the phrase "Extreme oc," a first gen i7 at 4.3-4.5ghz and a 6990 at around 1ghz is quite an OC.
And now a retroactive apology since that got way more hostile than I intended it to.
On another note, all my parts will be here on Tuesday, so I should have build pics up by Tuesday night as long as nothing is missing.