Yeah, I know shadow, but the all in ones are good for learning, expensive, but they give you some hands on experience w/ water cooling so that better decisions can be made later on a more serious build.
Seeing as how his 1156 MOBO is paired w/ a 1366 CPU he has some bugs to work out. Plus the Raven is an "ok" air cooled case, it has a nasty design flaw where hot air gets trapped underneath the I/O cover on the top of the case. It's a smexy case but it does need to be modded w/ a dremel.
What I don't understand is that the EVGA already has aggressive heatsinks on it. Plus the Raven has only one 12cm exhaust. Right? That's fine if it has two 18cm intakes if it cant get hot air out then its flawed. I would go w/ and exterior Radiator so you can utilize your exhaust to keep what you don't have waterblocks install on cold.
like I said these are plans; I have intent to order the parts after my tax return comes in so im researching and planning ahead. thanks for the info for the mother board will be changeing that part for certain. To asnwer some questions The Video card I have has a fan cooling not that I couldn't try to remove it for that. For now the plan is to start off with just the cpu being watercooled. I selected the raven for it's size and looks. plus the front slideing panel was amuseing when I saw it in the store.
I've read the reviews about the case and Have already planned for keeping the I/O cover off. More due to the lack of clearance. One good thing I noted the case does have access points for the tubeing in the rear and the instruction book has installation guides for a radiator.
at least I didn't order the parts then ask the questions. Lots of good info and suggestions if you know any brands to avoid or seek out for certain let me know.