Up until a few hours ago, I was dead set on a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
, a similar product to the Corsair H100
. But after this response
in my thread, I did some heavy research across several review sites. Closed circuit water cooling solutions have a number of drawbacks that steered me clear of them now. Because they are closed (and a relatively new tech) their longevity is questionable. With traditional water cool builds, you treat the fluid on a regular basis to ensure it's efficiency, etc. With closed systems, you can't really do that. Also, even the higher end ones such as the H100 and Water 2.0, often resulted in a mere ~2 deg temp difference, but they command a ~$50 dollar premium.
Don't get me wrong, they have their benefits, and they look better IMO. But, the drawbacks, for me, steered me back to tower coolers. Unless you plan on doing some heavy
overclocking, I would stick with a good air cooler.