Good Choice for parts?

Hello! I am gonna go for water cooling my next computer. I want a silent pc mostly, and i want to try water cooling :D I will be cooling a ivy bridge i5 and a hd 7970. ive watched lots of youtube videos and read alot of stuff on water cooling so I hope i made good choices.

i've picked the following parts, plz let me know if I can do better!

6x : EK High Flow Fitting G 1/4 Thread - 1/2" Barb http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21945

Swiftech APOGEE XT REV 2 Ultra Extreme Performance Water Block http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30792

XSPC RX360 Extreme Performance Radiator Version 2 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25389:7f25a1cdd425b8c5e3860de997ab0dc1

10x Stainless Steel Shielded Hose Clamps for 1/2in.OD.Tubing http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25829

5-10 feet Tygon 3603 1/2" ID (3/4" OD) Clear Tubing (I dont know how much I need) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2729

XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Laing D5 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27998:474f2cfb64aa49b42811529a20899207

Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control (will go inside the res) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=28303

EK-FC7970 for AMD Reference Design Radeon HD 7970 / 7950 - Acetal http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33181:d9c5aeaf74681766dc24a58434f4b6e7


EDIT: or should I just go with this kit and add a gpu block? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15140/ex-wat-203/XSPC_Rasa_RX360_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX360_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil_Hot_item.html?tl=g30c321s1310#blank
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  1. What fans are you looking at using? That will really affect your heat dissipation and whether or not a single RX360 will work well.

    You need another pair of fittings (2x for pump/res, rad, CPU block, GPU block - 8 total).

    The Raystorm is $10 less on that site and is arguably the best performing CPU block on the market now.

    I don't know why you have 10 clamps and 6 fittings listed...

    I'd get more than 10ft of tubing. It's always good to have extra. Primochill's clear tubing is cheaper for 10 ft. on Amazon. I use their white tubing and overall it's great stuff - very stiff but bends when you need it to.
    http://www.amazon.com/PrimoFlex-Clear-Tubing-2in-4in/dp/B00150U84M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1330017464&sr=8-4

    I'd stay away from EK's nickel blocks. Had two (pre and "post" corrosion), and the older block corroded according to the guy I sold it to, and the newer block has a tendency to build up some sort of mineral deposits. Either way, it shouldn't be happening, and RMAing to Slovenia is a b****...

    If you can afford it, pass on the Rasa kit. That pump is just not as worry free as a good D5/DDC pump is.
  2. thank you for the help. i have not decided what fans to use yet. I like the fans that came with my d-14 cpu cooler. was thinking of buying those but they're kinda high.

    i changed the following:
    XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32331:3617bfae9efb036402c821c7bfd9ce72

    8x XSPC G1/4" to 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD Compression Fitting http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30115

    is the following res/pump combo good?
    res: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27998:474f2cfb64aa49b42811529a20899207

    pump: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=28303

    would this GPU block be better? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33281
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    thank you for the help. i have not decided what fans to use yet. I like the fans that came with my d-14 cpu cooler. was thinking of buying those but they're kinda high.

    Xigmatek makes fans with similar airflow and noise levels, but are only $10 each vs. ~$20 each.

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    Make sure these fit on the CPU block. Sometimes the clearance is either just barely enough or not enough to fit two 3/4" OD comp fittings.

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    I have the 655 pump as well. That res should also be fine (I use a different one, but XSPC's design is pretty good). I had that pump/res combo from the kit and there was always a feeling that something would happen to it. Mine was actually pretty quiet, but I've heard that is not the norm for those kit pumps.
  4. thank you.
  5. this is what it should look like inside my case (haf 932). i found a better res/pump combo i like with an in/out on the top.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/watercooling.png/
  6. Measure 1000x, order parts and install once.
  7. yep, I did :D
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