Originally Posted by Hamish++
I don't think you need a load of skill for liquid cooling these days, I think modern kits are designed for easy installation anyway.
You're wise to buy a non stock CPU cooler. The ones Intel give you are crap.
If you're not a hardcore overclocker, the water cooling option does nothing but introduce a new point of potential failure for your system. Seriously, watercooling is for hardcore enthusiasts, not the average punter.
So unless you have a specific reason for watercooling aside from "it'll be awesome!" it is not recommended since comparable products are available for much lower prices and far less risk to your system.
Overall, your CPU cooler has two components: The heat sink and the fan.
The heat sink with some help from our good friend "thermal transfer paste" pulls the heat from the processor while the fan sends that heat away. Buy an extra tube of thermal paste for the $4 or whatever they have it for.
Henceforth if you want to efficiently cool your CPU, get a big heatsink with a big fan. However big fans often equal loud fans so be aware that there is a tradeoff between effective cooling power and noise output.
My advice is to check out which fans have a big heatsink that will still fit in your case while moving the most air possible with the least amount of noise. That's the goal.
That Asaka fan looks pretty effective since it has two fans. I bet that thing keeps air moving through very effectively assume your cables in the case aren't cutting off the air flow. Zip ties help there.