A while back I spent some time and built what I consider to be my first DESIGNED water cooled build. It turned out ok, but there were several things I learnt while building, and a few things that my patience didn't allow me to finish satisfactorily. My Rig comprised: Asus Rampage II Extreme Intel i7 970 12GB Corsair DDR 1600 (6x2Gb) 2xCrucial CT128M225 SSD's in Raid 0 for Win 7 OS 2xGTX480's Plus water cooling stuff... It looked like: I started off with a single loop. but wasn't entirely happy with the temp ENTERING the top GPU, so I did a quick re-plum and split the rig into 2 loops. 1 for the CPU and Chip set, and one for the GPUs. ... then the pennies dried up, and over the past 12 months I've been forced to sell off bits of the rig - the CPU, the memory, and then the board. Times have been a little tight, but now I'm finally ready to finish off the build. I received a Gigabyte X58a-OC for Xmas, and am waiting on the CPU, which is currently being processed by customs... an intel i7 980 (not X) The mandate is to finish off building this rig, and overclock it as far as it will go for 24/7 operation. While the rig is in pieces I've taken the opportunity to flush through/clean out the W/C components, and replace the fluid/hoses with something a little more sympathetic with the motherboard.