Sorry for not getting back to your questions about my rigs... i will post a blurb about that and some of the upcoming items later today.
As for your questions about the heatsink/water combo... There is no real benefit to either anodizing or plating other than corrosion resistance. The plating and anodizing choices are out there exclusively for another degree of choice. We don't want to lock everybody into the same color. Blue is the most common color for water blocks. We thought, why not let people choose a different color. The aluminum top is not a huge part of the cooling cycle. Making the top out of copper would make it too heavy and too $$$.
We now offer a special clip for the AMD motherboards without mounting holes. The clips are nice because you can attach the PolarFLO to the chip in about 3-4 minutes... You heard it here first... they go up for sale today on our website www.polarflo.com
. The clips are great if you don't feel like removing the motherboard. We are taking orders now but the first lot of clips won't be arriving until next week.
Best to all.