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So, looking for some advice here. Back in the day I used to build my own computers, but I know a guy who does it as a side job and gets insanely good component deals. The only shitty thing is that he insists on building/installing as well, so I can't use him to just buy parts.
Long story short, he fucked me over real bad on a liquid cooling system that was just a POS he was trying to get rid of. Eventually (not surprisingly) the pump died, and I almost fried my vid card and processor. I've since decided to build all my own stuff again from now on.
In the meantime, he's got the computer, replacing all the liquid cooling with a fan-set. Once I get the computer back, I will start looking at options.
So onto the questions:
Newegg.com - This is where I used to go back in the day for components. Is this still a great place to get good deals? Is there a better site for ordering?
Liquid Cooling - Is it worth it if I don't overclock? The guy who built this comp. overclocked everything, but is tuning back down to factory settings for the fan-set. Since I won't be overclocking my own stuff, would liquid cooling be completely overkill?
If it is worth it, how good is integrated watercooling where it is all built into the case? I saw a thermaltake liquid cooling case on ebay for about 180.00.
Are any special tools needed for the installation of the processor/vid card cooling units that mount to the actual components?
If I don't go liquid cooling, I was looking at getting a case like this, it seems like a damn nice case, but if there are better ones out there, I would appreciate any information.