I'm looking into assembling a water based cooling system and I'm willing to spend up to £200~
What I'd like to know is what are the best radiators/blocks/pumps on the market, and what are the best for my budget?
I've had a look at the Swiftech H20 220 Ultima XT, which is £190. Is this good for the price? I know kits are sorta frowned upon for being expensive or having low qaulity parts but this seems like an exception.
If I can make a better WC system for less I'd like to though.
If I were to buy the parts seperately, once they all arrived wouldn't it just be like having a kit anyway?
i7 920 D0. Want to OC it as much as possible without temps going past 70 under 100% load and without my radiator being noticeably noisy
Asus P6X58D will be my motherboard, if that makes a difference.
and my GPU is undecided, I will be building this setup a few months from now so I'm not making a choice on it just yet, but it will be something high end like a 480 Gtx, 5870 CF or a 5970. I'm a bit worried about micro stutter too.
I want it to be as quiet as possible. OCing it 'as much as possible' doesn't take priority over this, I want a good mix. Other components in my PC will be
Sony 24x DVD Player
this will all be in a Obsidian 800D btw.
I will take my time ;p got 3 months. I'll go check out those forums later today, have to go out soon.
I will do my homework, I would just like advice on what are good parts etc.