I just bought Intel thermal Solution TS13X. It is the first water cooler that I bought for a PC. I decided to go the water cooling route because it makes the PC setup much cooler and also to element the noise. I used to depend on air cooling before, but I witnessed the following problems. The room temperature would rise, especially if there is a graphic card also installed.
I intended to use it for my Intel DX79SR motherboard that I also bought used. But the Xeon processor that I bought for it, got delayed, so I decided to use it for my experimental setup.
I constructed an experimental setup with 2 GPUs that I had laying around. I used an Intel core I7 4470k for this setup. Then I used a mining software miner gate to push the processor to 97% usage. I noticed that the temperature never reaches 37 C. Which is really cool. It is a departure from the air cooler which usually the temperature reaches around ~70 C. Keep in mind that, Air cooler pushes hot air into the case, and the case pushes the air outside the case and into the room. Which raises the room temperature. Water cooling on the other hand pushes air into the radiator that has water in it.
Not as easy as air coolers but not difficult at all. It just need an extra step of fixing the extra brackets. One on the bottom of the motherboard and another on top of the processor. The bracket that fits on top of the processor also the one that holds the copper pieces that sets on top of the processor and transfer heat to the radiator.
As a bonus, I found that if you want to sell your PC, it would sell much faster if you added a water cooling to your setup. I believe that water cooling is a sign that your processor temperature is never pushed over limit. Also it looks much sophisticated. Just my opinion based on what I saw in the market.
What Do I think:
From now on, I would never by an air cooler again. I would recommend this cooler to any PC owner. It would lengthen the life of your PC and make it run much cooler.