(Original post by Chaz_Hack_Rabbit)
Why are you buying a £200 case for a socket A mATX build? - this seems to go against common sense...and it's not worth buying watercooling for a socket A rig, they're hardly hot running, you'd get away nicely with the zalman HSF you listed above with it's fan controller
yeah true, the case was purely caught my attention that in future (e.g. 5-10 years later) when i may upgrade my motherboard from Micro ATX to probably ATX, just allow some flexibility but for now the case isn't important, just merely wandering in my mind.
It's really hard to constrain myself building or upgrading my old rig or any rig, i get too excited
yeah, i looked at the overall sum on watercooling and the annual maintenaince and replacement costs, i think its little bit over my budget on spending.
So i've decided to look into some passive cooling agp graphic card and awaiting the zalman cpu cooler so hopefully the system will be lot less quieter than it is now because its sounds like a hair dryer.
The objective was to manage simple basic applications, e.g. Office, internet browsing, work, etc and to reduce the 'whole system' sound emitting..so it sounds very very quiet.
The system is old so its not really a loss cause if components are damaged, whereas if i did watercooling on the Core i5 system, £400 graphic card, 4GB ram, etc etc, thats a different scenario.
I'm totally a novice to watercooling by the way and always wanted to experiement it which explain me going over the top.