Working today, no time for forum searching just enough time to leave a quick post here and there. but i do understand where your coming from.
Anyways, What is considered a REAL water cooler? If you could link one i am now very interested.
for that I'd suggest the watercooling sticky, the watercooling gallery, the build log gallery and my AMS build log - but the build log gallery will show you what it takes to get a real watercooler up and running.
In your opinion should i just stick with my hyper 212 evo?
yeah def, I'd hold onto the money and get myself a kit for a lil more and later add parts to the loop as upgrades.
Maybe it's time to start collecting various reviews on closed loop coolers and incorporating those into a single thread or post as part of the sticky. Another one on my to-do list; and the list is getting longer faster than it's getting shorter.
I'd like to keep the WC sticky as a single source of as much data as we have. I can always permalink to a different section lower in the sticky. PM me if you want to discuss more; I don't want to hijack the thread more than we have.