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To wrap this up, let me again explain that I’ve never done anything like this before. To install this entire kit into my system it only took about 4 and a half hours. It also looks fantastic. There isn’t anything that really says “enthusiast” like a custom water cooling system. As we have seen this not only looks good, but it performs really well. My only gripe is that you don’t really get to see how nice it looks unless you look at it from the bottom of the card. It would be nice if manufacturers started designing these to be looked at in standard ATX cases.
Where this product really shines is in terms of its performance. If you want the ability to overclock, without having to worry about temperatures, there really isn’t anything like water cooling. A custom water cooled rig will always outperform an air cooled rig with the same components. This is due to the fact that overclocking headroom is so much greater when using water. Of course you have to take into account the price difference. The cost of water cooling will always be a deterrent. It also isn’t as easy to install or maintain as air cooling. For those like me, this isn’t really a deterrent. I like putting things together and I’m always looking for different ways to increase my performance. I was also very surprised by how easy this was to install. If you are careful at removing the original heat-sink and fan, the rest of the installation is a breeze. Danger Den has really provided an incredible product here. It performs so much better than the stock cooler and its price isn’t that bad if you’ve already got the rest of the kit. This is definitely deserving of an Editor’s Choice Award here at Motherboards.Org.