CM Storm Trooper & Corsair H110 - Do I need water block, tubing, pump, reservoir, radiator, fan and coolant???

Hello ppl!

I am a girl and my strongest suit is creativity, not technical knowledge, so PLEASE HAVE A MERCY (and a little help :))!

Currently I'm building a system which is gonna give me a MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE when it comes to the Photoshop CS6 retouching work and so far I have come to:

CPU: Intel i7-4770K 3.5GHz 8MB - 289.56 EUR

Motherboard: Asus Z87-EXPERT - 193 EUR (because of possible use of Thunderbolt in the future)

Storage: SSD: Samsung 128GB SSD SATA600 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW - 114.3 EUR X 2 (OS & Photoshop); HDD: WD Black WD4001FAEX 4 TB - 242 EUR or WD2002FAEX 2 TB - 130 EUR

Graphic card: Nvidia Quadro K2000 - 430 EUR (because of 10bit/wide gamut color)

Display: Dell U2413 - 474.86 EUR (because of 10bit/wide gamut color)

PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP2 - 180 EUR

OS: Windows 8 PRO

One of the things I'm obviously still struggling about is cooling. In case I decide to get a Cooller Master Storm Trooper (or HAF X), am I gonna need and water block, tubing, pump, reservoir, radiator, fan and coolant as well? In other words, am I gonna need a Corsair H110 liquid cooler ONLY or a whole liquid cooling setup and what is gonna be an optimum cooling setup at all (regarding my CPU, motherboard, RAM & graphic card and this particular case/tower)?

P.S. I have no intention for any OC!

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  1. The Corsair H110 is a after market water cooling kit. Basically all you have to do is properly install it and turn it on. What you are thinking of is custom built water cooling kits. These kits are often difficult to install/create and require some proper research.

    Just a question? Why are you getting a water cooling kit if you are not planning on overclocking. It was be completely useless. I would just suggest going with a normal after market CPU heat sink. I would go with some of the Nuctua heat sinks, they may be ugly but are quite higher quality.

    Please keep in mind that not every case can take certain water cooling kits. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
  2. Just a thought, but the i7 4770k is a cpu that can be overclocked, if your not going to oc, you could save a bit by going for a non k version. The k just means it can be oc'd.
    As for cooling, intel's i-series cpu's tend to run quite cool, so, whisper it round these parts,:ange: but the stock cooler should be good enough, which will save you a ton of money instead of geeting a custom loop, closed loop wc system or aftermarket cooler.
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