These are active speakers, which means they can be connected to a PC directly (without an amp) and serve as very decent desktop speakers. They also have digital sound input, which is great, because many desktop speakers don't.
I'm a noob in water cooling, so the only other part that I will need for this to run is a radiator? And I'll need to pay for it separately? Also, what's the benefit of having the pump on the block vs. the radiator?
Hey, at least it's a cheap and easy fix; 10 minutes and you have a 15 degree drop in temps.
Also, how about ditching the IHS altogether and attaching the cooler directly to the core, or will the pressure cause it to crack?
"Using thermal paste to do the job results in slightly inferior heat transfer" - well that's an understatement!
Also, everybody is talking about waiting for another stepping, but I'm not sure much can be done here, considering the 22nm tri-gate process itself is an inherent obstacle.