Originally Posted by BongWizard
thats what im really trying to say... you can just rip the whole setup off and leave all but the NB uncooled... the other parts wont generate enough heat to effect anything
Wrong, running the SB bare on a 790i will fry it.
To the op. Ditch the Reserator system. It's aluminium and is just asking for Corrosion.
In terms of what you'd have to do. Buy a replacement southbridge HSF, they usually run about 10-15 bucks.
Purchase a Northbridge water block. Usually run between 30 and 50 bucks depending on brand. Only go for EK, Swiftech or Danger Den.
Purchase after market heatsinks for the mosfets that surround the cpu socket. You will need two peices of these. Look at Thermalright and Viperjohn for these pieces. They also can be water cooled but will cost a fair amount.
In the end, my advice to you is this.
Ditch the Zalman water cooling and pick up some proper parts. Petra's Tech Shop
stocks all the best bits. If they are out of stock of somethiong you want take a look at Sidewinder Computers - Supplier of High Quality PC Modding and Cooling parts
or Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come