I'd rather not have this thread turn into "Buy this instead", so therefore I'm considering getting the Corsair H50.
CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Newegg.com
For some reason my motherboard revs the CPU fan up really high when turning on and then tones it down very quietly, rather quickly. I have read that this could be normal, I have tried messing with all the fan settings possible in the BIOS, but it still does it.
My issue/concern is, the new cooler has both a fan and a water pump. I'm nervous that the sudden high revs would carry over and possible damage the water pump. Thank you.
EDIT: Also, I noticed my CPU fan has a 4 pin connector, and 3 pin connectors for other system fans.
This video shows the pump using a 3 pin connector at 1:52, which I believe plugs into the CPU Fan? Then shows at 2:30 the 120 mm fan using a 4 pin connector. It seems my motherboard has the reverse or does it not matter?