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Finalizing $3000 Build, Need Tips on Custom Watercooling Loop

I am building a PC with a $3000 dollar budget. Here is a link to the list, https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NzPHr7. I need some helps with the watercooling parts, and any other suggestions you have to the actual componants would be appreciated. I went with a 360mm rad because I intend on overclocking the CPU and GPU. I am able to add up to two more 240mm rads, and another 120mm rad if needed. From the research I have done, the D5 pump should be more than enough to pump coolent through my system. I went with a 60mm radius tubular reservoir with an approximate 240 milileter capacity. I chose the cheaper GPU and CPU blocks, as well as a GPU backplate. I have yet to decide the color of fluid I am going with, but it will be UV. I went with 3 Corsair SP120 High Preformance edition fans at 62.7 CFM. I also need assistance on fitttings... Fittings elude me, If anyone can link me something, or provide thought as to what fittings or how many I might need, it would be very much appreciated! Thanks to anyone who answers, and I will try to get back to you as quickly as I can!
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    Question from snipejax : "Finalizing $3000 Build, Need Tips on Custom Watercooling Loop"

    snipejax said:
    I am building a PC with a $3000 dollar budget. Here is a link to the list, https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NzPHr7. I need some helps with the watercooling parts, and any other suggestions you have to the actual componants would be appreciated. I went with a 360mm rad because I intend on overclocking the CPU and GPU. I am able to add up to two more 240mm rads, and another 120mm rad if needed. From the research I have done, the D5 pump should be more than enough to pump coolent through my system. I went with a 60mm radius tubular reservoir with an approximate 240 milileter capacity. I chose the cheaper GPU and CPU blocks, as well as a GPU backplate. I have yet to decide the color of fluid I am going with, but it will be UV. I went with 3 Corsair SP120 High Preformance edition fans at 62.7 CFM. Thanks to anyone who answers, and I will try to get back to you as quickly as I can!
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    STOP! You spent $1655 for pc and only get i5 and GTX 1080. That is just wrong. No matter how crazy you overclock that i5, it will never even close against i7 non K performance in hyperthreading.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.33 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($479.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($584.89 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($95.00 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.91 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus MG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($537.99 @ Best Buy)
    Other: EKWB XRES ($50.00)
    Other: EKWB 1080 backplate (black) ($35.00)
    Other: GPU block EKWB (nickel) ($125.00)
    Other: CPU EKWB (nickel) ($75.00)
    Other: D5 pump ($90.00)
    Other: UV Juice (red, green, blue, or even clear) ($17.00)
    Other: EKWB 360mm Radiator (x3 120mm fans) ($80.00)
    Other: 39" of Hard Acryllic Tubing ($16.00)
    Other: Hard Tube Tool Kit ($20.00)
    Total: $2783.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-07 22:15 EST-0500

    Take a look, it might look like a low cost build, but I can guarantee its performance will put your previous build in shame. Especially when you manage to set that samsung 960 evo fully work on Gen3 M.2 slot. That 960 evo is a different beast, here is a link that show a glimpse of the difference:
    http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/SanDisk-Ultra-II-960GB-vs-Samsung-960-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/3582vsm200815

    I didn't change all the items below as I do not know what you need it for. As you can see, my build cost less than yours and the disadvantages of it are:
    -it cannot use SLi (no use as well since i7 only have 16 lanes)
    -it does not look cool

    It advantages are:
    -i5 vs i7
    -less power usage (from overclocking i5 just so to get i7 performance)
    -less bottleneck (i5 do bottle neck GTX 1080)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s42gvVS77dU&t
    -cheaper
    -much faster M.2 pcie samsung 960 evo
    -better ram

    Do you know that i5 with 4 thread era is almost over? New AAA game such as Farcry primal, Battlefield 1, Mafia 3, and Watch dogs needed i7 in order for it to fully optimize. All i5 user blame the game maker, but your case is different. Why bother struggling with i5 when you clearly have budget for i7? its just not making sense

    Well, its your decision anyway.

    Good luck
  3. schaft said:
    STOP! You spent $1655 for pc and only get i5 and GTX 1080. That is just wrong. No matter how crazy you overclock that i5, it will never even close against i7 non K performance in hyperthreading.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.33 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($479.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($584.89 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($95.00 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.91 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus MG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($537.99 @ Best Buy)
    Other: EKWB XRES ($50.00)
    Other: EKWB 1080 backplate (black) ($35.00)
    Other: GPU block EKWB (nickel) ($125.00)
    Other: CPU EKWB (nickel) ($75.00)
    Other: D5 pump ($90.00)
    Other: UV Juice (red, green, blue, or even clear) ($17.00)
    Other: EKWB 360mm Radiator (x3 120mm fans) ($80.00)
    Other: 39" of Hard Acryllic Tubing ($16.00)
    Other: Hard Tube Tool Kit ($20.00)
    Total: $2783.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-07 22:15 EST-0500

    Take a look, it might look like a low cost build, but I can guarantee its performance will put your previous build in shame. Especially when you manage to set that samsung 960 evo fully work on Gen3 M.2 slot. That 960 evo is a different beast, here is a link that show a glimpse of the difference:
    http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/SanDisk-Ultra-II-960GB-vs-Samsung-960-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/3582vsm200815

    I didn't change all the items below as I do not know what you need it for. As you can see, my build cost less than yours and the disadvantages of it are:
    -it cannot use SLi (no use as well since i7 only have 16 lanes)
    -it does not look cool

    It advantages are:
    -i5 vs i7
    -less power usage (from overclocking i5 just so to get i7 performance)
    -less bottleneck (i5 do bottle neck GTX 1080)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s42gvVS77dU&t
    -cheaper
    -much faster M.2 pcie samsung 960 evo
    -better ram

    Do you know that i5 with 4 thread era is almost over? New AAA game such as Farcry primal, Battlefield 1, Mafia 3, and Watch dogs needed i7 in order for it to fully optimize. All i5 user blame the game maker, but your case is different. Why bother struggling with i5 when you clearly have budget for i7? its just not making sense

    Well, its your decision anyway.

    Good luck


    I appreciate the input, and I have changed some things around, but I still need information on watercooling. Thanks!
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