Re: Building a Water cooled PC! Advice ect.
First off let me say that I'm not a watercooling guru. In fact, I enlisted the help of many people on this forum and Xtreme Systems to get my loop going.
From what I've read, cooling the chipset is a waste. Any FSB OC benefits you might receive will be offset by the impedance of the north bridge block and therefore higher temps on the CPU and GPU.
For the CPU I'm using a D-Tek Fuzion. It was easy to install and keeps my E4300 nice and cool. For your quad I'd recommend it or the Swiftech Apogee GTX (not the GT).
I assume you're cooling your GTX as well. You can either go with a full cover block like the Danger Den or the EK like I have, or a GPU only block with RAMsinks from Swiftech, Danger Den, etc. Full cover is nice, but when you upgrade your card you need a new one. Also it's hard to get good contact throughout, as I've learned.
For a pump I'm using a Swiftech MCP350 with the custom top from Petra's Tech Shop. I highly recommend them since they take care of you as a customer.
PC - | Core i7-2600K @ stock | Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 | 4GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 | Galaxy GTX 460 1GB @ stock | Corsair Force 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | 320GB Seagate 7200.10 | 2x Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 | Lite-On 20x SATA DVD+RW | Silverstone TJ-09 | Corsair 620W PSU | Logitech Z-5500s | Sennheiser HD-570 headphones | Samsung 2494LW |
Laptop - | Dell Inspiron 1420 | C2D T7300 (2.0GHz, 4MB cache) | 2GB DDR2-667 | 160GB 7200RPM HDD | DVD +/- RW | 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) | Broadcom 802.11g | NVIDIA 8400M GS 128MB |