Based on that information, I have some questions:
- Will that cooler handle the CPU, GPU, and chipset?
- Will I be able to get that water system inside of the Antec P182 case keeping in mind the massive size of the 8800GTX?
- What waterblocks would you recommend for the chipset and GPU?
- Is there anything else I should consider in my attempts to build a quiet, high power system?
1) the swiftech set comes with a generic 120x2 rad and the apogee gt, which are both pretty good, but if you'll want a better rad+cpu block. The Swiftech MCP650 pump that comes with the set is a great pump though. The D-Tek FuZion cools multicores better than an apogee GT. Then for Radiator, if you want the absolute best, get a thermochill PA120.2.
2) The P182 can fit all that only under 2 conditions: you don't use any HD's in that upper HD cage (the 8800GTX is too long for this), and the radiator will have to be external, unless you do some modding to the front/top...
3)you probably won't need a block for the Northbridge, but if you want, the swiftech one isn't bad. For GPU block, it matters if you want a full body block, or just CPU. The swiftech MCW60 is a great one for just CPU, but it uses passive ramsinks, so that will require some airflow still. I'm not sure on full body blocks, but EK are good price/performance ones - the DangerDen ones are too much $$$ for their performance in my opinion...
4)Um, if you really are fanatic about silence, you can soft mount your fans, HDs w/ silicone fan pins and rubber cushioned screws. Make sure to use Yate Loons for any fans (my personal favorite), as they have decent CFMs and quiet sound.
My opinion: Thermochill PA120.2, Swiftech MCP650 pump, D-Tek FuZion cpu block, Swiftech MCW30 NB cooler, Swiftech MicroRes, and clearflex or tygon tubing. I'm not that intellectual on a good GPU block, so can't help you there...