I loaded Just Cause 2, but haven't played it yet. It definitely needs some settings tweaked from the default Medium to get good framerates out of the 6870 at 6024x1080. I'll have to load it up at High 1920x1080 and Medium-Low 6024x1080 and see which one gives me the better experience.
I grabbed Kane and Lynch plus DLC off the Square sale. Already had everything else I was interested in, either on 360 or PC.
I also think I'm going to stop by Gamestop when I make my weekly Target snacks run to check out some wheels. I probably won't pick anything up today, but I'll see what's in my local market to fiddle with.
About liquid cooling: I've never bothered. I run everything at stock speed as squeezing 10% improvement out of anything borders on the edge of human perception, so I don't produce more heat than normal. At that point, I would need two fans anyway for the PSU and the liquid radiator, so I may as well just go with 3 or 4 super quiet 7-volted fans instead and save the hassle. Hell, this will be the first time in years that I've even had a 120mm on the back of my case, to combat the 6870's internal exhaust. Normally, the 120mm on the bottom of my PSU has served me just fine as my primary system exhaust.
I'm more likely to build baffling to muffle my exhaust fans than I am to move to liquid. In the same regard, I run a pair of 5400rpm 1TB drives in RAID 1, paired with a large Compact Flash as my swapfile drive, just to keep the other primary noise source in PCs in check. I know, 5400rpm sounds like 1997, but trust me, they are nice and fast for reads in RAID, and taking swapfile work off of them makes for snappy performance. The only time they are really noticeably slow is when installing newly downloaded games in Steam/GFWL, but then we're talking 5 minutes versus 4.5 minutes. Either way I'm making a sandwich. In trade though, I get lower pitch noise that isn't nearly as irritating, at a lower volume, and with less heat dumped in to my case.
Wow, that was a tangent.