I'm building a new computer soon, and I plan to overclock quite a bit. However, I really really don't want the noise. I've watercooled before, and it didn't go very well...at all. The reservoir cracked after a year, it leaked everywhere, and offered poor performance for watercooling...and was LOUD (exactly what I was trying to avoid!)...so I threw it out and bought a Zalman. CPU temperatures decreased by 5 C, and was extremely quiet. So now, I'm looking for the Zalman of watercooling (even though they make watercooling units :P)
I'm going to be building my PC in the states, but will bring it back to Europe 2 months later, so this thing needs to be mobile, and needs to be able to be shaken around quite a bit. So I need the system to be completely internal. I've read quite a few guides, but they don't seem to offer that much information...I know that going with a kit is generally a bad idea, and that each component should be purchased separately. However, I need a cheap system...I don't have $300+ to spend on WC.
I was looking at the Cooler Master S1. It's only $70, requires no filling/bleeding, and very little set up. http://www.coolermaster.com/products...cate=1&id=2539
However, I'm doubting the cooling ability of it, after seeing some benchmarks, and apparently it's quite loud...and I want GPU cooling as well.
So, this is basically what I'm asking: Is watercooling really worth it, if I just want it for the noise reduction (if I'm overclocking on air, all my fans will have to be on high, and I'll need quite a few) will it be effective, and yeah...
Also, I'm opting for a T-junction type system. No reservoir.
Sorry for my plethora of questions lately, but I'm just curious