|at the moment i'm using 2x 120mm fans (intake & exhaust) 1x 250mm case fan and tuniq tower 120 with 120mm fan for cpu. temps are hovering around the 70°C mark due to the fact that my setup is now in an enclosed room with no window and high ambient temperature. the noise my fans are making is incredible, especially once the gpu fan kicks in when gaming!|
my reason for water cooling primarily is to reduce the temperature, then significantly reduce the noise. i'm hoping to try and push another 500MHz out of my cpu and i've just bought another graphics card so i will be going xfire as well with an expected 80% overclock. i haven't even started on my ram, so again, the temperature would be rising further.
i looked at one system in detail, the zalman reserator v2, super quiet, excellent flow rate, but keep seeing comments to stay away from aluminium reservoirs
Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870
8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1