Liquid cooling checklist

hey guys, so i decided to embark on a mission of building my first liquid cooling system.
the system is
i7 3700k and i am going to oc it to around 4.8
asus sabertooth z77
mis ngtx480 x2
1tb WD caviar black
16gb 1600mhz patrior viper extreme
kingston hyperx 3k 120gb ssd
corsair obsidian 800d

so the components i am planning on ordering are
Swiftech MCR320-XP 120mmx3 radiator for the gfx cards
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 120mmx2 radiator for the cpu
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 reservoir
EK D5 X-Top w/ mcp655 pump
xspc raystorm cpu block
EK-FC480 GTX - Acetal gpu waterblock

is it ok to use a msi gtx 480 and an evga gtx 480 in sli? because it is really hard to find another msi gtx 480

i was just wondering what you guys think of this build and just to make sure all of these parts or compatable. i have already ordered the cpu waterblock but everything else is still subject to change although i am pretty set on these parts.

thank you for your time
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  1. if that EK block is nickel plated - chuck it out of your list. They will be a headache to clean if tarnished - in fact if the corrode, your warranty is void.

    sli - you'll need to have to cards with identical specs. Not identical manufacturers.

    would look into another rad instead of the Swiftech's maybe another alphacool rad or an XSPC EX 360 rad.

    which site are you purchasing from?
  2. the EK gpu block is copper, i made sure not go get anything nickel plated or nickel.

    yes, both cards have identical specs just one is evga and the other is msi

    what is wrong with the swiftech rad? i did some research on it and it is a very good radiator with lots of good reviews

    and i am purchasing from frozencpu.com

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15144/ex-pmp-184/EK_D5_X-Top_Acetal_Pump_Top_CSQ_w_Alphacool_VPP655_Variable_Speed_Pump_Installed.html
    that is the pump, and i am getting it with a swiftech mcp655

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13547/ex-rad-263/Swiftech_MCR320-XP_eXtreme_Performance_Triple_120mm_Slim_Radiator_-_MCR320-XP.html
    that is the rad

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9576/ex-res-157/Bitspower_Water_Tank_Z-Multi_250_Inline_Reservoir_BP-WTZM250P-BK.html
    and that is the reservoir
  3. i do like those rads but i have already decided on getting the alphacool nexXxos UT60 120x3

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14857/ex-rad-333/Alphacool_NexXxoS_UT60_Full_Copper_Triple_120mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s161

    and then later if i need additional rads id probably get the 120x2 UT60.
    thank you for the input though
  4. Quote:
    so the components i am planning on ordering are
    Swiftech MCR320-XP 120mmx3 radiator for the gfx cards
    Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 120mmx2 radiator for the cpu
    Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 reservoir
    EK D5 X-Top w/ mcp655 pump
    xspc raystorm cpu block
    EK-FC480 GTX - Acetal gpu waterblock


    Loop order does not matter.
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