Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy
I actually own that barrow block, did well to cool my i5-9600k @ 4.9Ghz, was in service for 6 months before I swapped it out for a watercool heatkiller iv. But a good block none the less. And yes, EK fittings are a no-go. I prefer monsoon these days tbh.
Good to know the blocks are at least decent, Thanks.
I am happy to have had this discussion, and I really appreciate all the help you guys all have provided me, thank you!
It looks like I will be putting this project off a couple years however, as I unexpectedly won an auction for a 280mm Arctic Liquid Freezer 2 for $42, and it is a Huge amount of cooling! I am OC'ing over 1200MHz right now, and I can't even get the fans to spin up to the point I can even hear them, or get temps above 70c, 75c max for a spike maybe.
I must say I am impressed. This should be more than enough cooling to hold me off until I can really afford all the quality pieces without being budget strained, which is where I was heading.
I had figured for the $110 cost of the Arctic I should just go for the custom loop now, but I wasn't expecting to get one for $42
Thanks Again, Hope everyone is well!