I like the one the OP posted, looks real nice.
I am also looking at the Zalman setup
I know you guys have said the WC the chipset just adds resistance to the loop, what about the ASUS Maximus Formula SE ? it really seems to need WC as it does get a bit warm.
Maybe a more powerful WC setup would be required, or 2 Zalman's LOL, or WaterKeg.