Alright, here's a followup question... very simple, just need a yes or no. Is watercooling easy to manage (worth the performance boost) or should I keep to old, reliable air cooling? I'ce been thinking of goint water for my next system... but I'm worried about a world of leaks, maintenance, etc.
Is watercooling worth it at the moment?
Actually, that's two questions
IS watercooling easy to manage? Relatively...yes, it is. It's obviously not plug-and-play and needs looked at once in a while, but it's not intensive with the hardware available now days. Just using a Res helps as T-line designs may need a little more watching after. But it's no longer homemade parts like it used to be. After you sweat out the initial leak test of fire-up of it installed, you can really set back and relax after that period of time.
Is it worth it? Not for Joe Schmoe. $300 is a lot of cash if you really don't have the reasoning to go this route. That's 150 beers you could buy for 150 different women on Friday and Saturday nights...
I just wrote you an essay on my opinion on this in a PM. That's just my take, and really should be weighed on your own desires. I like it now, but some would hate it. And if it really isn't needed in the first place, it's a waste.