I would like to water cool my 3770k. I am thinking of getting a Pre-Made cooler, or one to make myself. For the pre-made I am thinking of getting either a Corsair H80 or an Antec Kuhler 920 but I can't decide which is better. A lot of people are saying the fans are very noisy which is a problem, I was looking at the Noctua fans but they aren't as powerful as the stock fans that come with the H80/920 (are they still good to get, they are also rather expensive).
For a custom water cooler, I have no idea what to get, a youtuber that goes by TBNRFrags put a list of his water cool parts and he is able to get his Core i7 at 5ghz, however I just want 4.5ghz or something around that. I posted his parts below.
My PC Specs
MSI P67A-G45 (overclocking compatible)
Apevia X Trooper Mid Tower Case
Youtuber's Custom Cooler Specs-
EK XT 360mm Radiator
EK XT 120mm Radiator
EK High Flow Water Block
Swiftech MCP35X Pump Revision 2b
Swiftech MCP36XR2 Reservoir
If you want water, do a real loop, the sticky at the top will help you get started and figure the basics out,
I'd ignore TBNRFrags 5GHz, every single chip is different and will overclock to a different limit, his W/c kit is solid though,
Those rads perform best around the 1800 rpm mark which may or may not be a little loud depending on your tastes,
If you like peace and quiet, overrad and choose low Fpi radiators, this allows you to run fans at 6-800Rpm which is very quiet by most measures,
W/c desires are mostly decided by budget though, what are you prepared to spend on the cooling solution?