For over a decade I’ve wanted to build a computer that featured water cooling. When I was first introduced to this technology it was considerably bleeding edge. You had to be mindful of leaks, tanks needed to be topped off, etc etc. Not so much anymore.
I went with the Corsair H60 (Amazon link) closed loop system for the CPU. It was actually cheaper than the last passive cooler I purchased.
It should be noted that case quality and value is at an all time high. I got a Corsair Carbide 200R (amz) for under $60 and it was a joy to work with.
Next up: overclock this thing and see what kind of results I get.