Running by parts for my first custom loop

Hi guys, just wanted to run by some parts I picked out for my first loop before I waste my money on parts that won't work together. I'm going to try to be conservative and stick to a single loop for CPU only and leave some possibilities for expanding later.

CPU BLOCK: EK Supremacy full copper
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16688/ex-blc-1180/EK_Supremacy_Universal_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Full_Copper_EK-Supremacy_-_Full_Copper.html?tl=g30c325s1118

Rad: Koolance Triple 120mm copper 11FPI:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15042/ex-rad-351/Koolance_Triple_120mm_Copper_High_Flow_Radiator_-_11_FPI_-_Black_HX-360HL_No_Nozzles_.html?tl=g30c95s161

Res: Bitspower inline water tank:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9575/ex-res-156/Bitspower_Water_Tank_Z-Multi_150_Inline_Reservoir_BP-WTZM150P-BK.html?tl=g30c97s165

Pump: Swiftech PWM drive 12v water pump with XSPC POM top
I really don't understand this pump business well, it seems this one produces decent pressure and is easy to install, but is it quiet? I'd prefer it to not be too loud.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17643/ex-pmp-219/XSPC_POM_Replacement_Top_w_Swiftech_MCP655-PWM_Pump_Installed.html?tl=g30c107s1802

fittings: Alphacool fatboy copper barb 1/2":
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15241/ex-tub-1214/Alphacool_G14_Thread_12_13mm_ID_FatBoy_Barb_-_Copper.html?tl=g30c407s1030

Clamp: Phobya Reusable 1/2" clamp (undecided on color atm)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15229/ex-tub-1201/Phobya_Reusable_12_OD_Hose_Clamp_-_Silver_68129.html?tl=g30c289s721

Tubing: Tygon 1/2" ID non-porous tubing
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10492/ex-tub-652/Tygon_B-44-4X_12_ID_58_OD_-_Non-Porous_Smooth_Tubing.html?tl=g30c457

and of course buy a baggie of o-rings

Many thanks in advance for your time! Oh, and don't worry about the cooling liquid, it'll be completely water based with minimal additives, I have this whole other thread theory-crafting on low maintenance liquid with you guys :P
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  1. Should be a good build...what's your cart total? $360-ish?

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33590

    D5 pump/res combo, Raystorm CPU block, EX360...$259. Same pump, very good rad, very good CPU block. You could easily upgrade tubing and fittings on this (if you wanted, but it comes with both) and easily will expand like your choices. Just 1 of many options.

    Quote:
    Included: Raystorm CPU Waterblock
    Socket 2011, 1366 and 1156(1155, 775 Backplates)
    Socket AM2 and AM3 Block Optional
    XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ D5 Vario Pump
    5mm Blue LED with 4Pin Molex
    EX360 Radiator
    Low Noise 120mm Fan x 3
    120mm Fan Grill x 3
    2M (6.5')' Clear Tubing
    Compression fittings x 6
    Thermal Paste
  2. rubix_1011 said:
    Should be a good build...what's your cart total? $360-ish?

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=33590

    D5 pump/res combo, Raystorm CPU block, EX360...$259. Same pump, very good rad, very good CPU block. You could easily upgrade tubing and fittings on this (if you wanted, but it comes with both) and easily will expand like your choices. Just 1 of many options.

    Quote:
    Included: Raystorm CPU Waterblock
    Socket 2011, 1366 and 1156(1155, 775 Backplates)
    Socket AM2 and AM3 Block Optional
    XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ D5 Vario Pump
    5mm Blue LED with 4Pin Molex
    EX360 Radiator
    Low Noise 120mm Fan x 3
    120mm Fan Grill x 3
    2M (6.5')' Clear Tubing
    Compression fittings x 6
    Thermal Paste


    my cart actually came out to $410 :lol: the little things add up :pfff:

    but holy crap, that kit is a little less than what I'd ideally want, but it's at nearly a 40% discount...

    edit:
    BTW, on the CPU block, do you guys think it'll fit the 1150pin socket for haswell? I might ditch my sandy if the performance delta is good. curious since good air cooler manufacturers like Noctua will actually send you new mounts upon request if your cooler's still within warranty and you ask nicely
  3. **that kit is a little less than what I'd ideally want**
    In what way? or did you mean from a monetary view?
    Moto
  4. Motopsychojdn said:
    **that kit is a little less than what I'd ideally want**
    In what way? or did you mean from a monetary view?
    Moto


    I just really like the EK copper block. but yes, I'm fully aware that the one in the kit is a damn good CPU block and I'm not about to pay an extra $160 just for a more personally aesthetically pleasing block
  5. You nailed it, the EK is prettier to look at in some opinions but your first concern should (Imo) be price for performance, which the Raystorm has in spades :)
    Moto
  6. Just wanted to toss that out as a suggestion since I know that budget often overrules wants. It was something in the performance range you already had listed but with a few less sparkly pieces.
  7. rubix_1011 said:
    Just wanted to toss that out as a suggestion since I know that budget often overrules wants. It was something in the performance range you already had listed but with a few less sparkly pieces.


    Thanks man, budget wasn't a HUGE concern, but now I can save the extra budget toward a shiny new case for me to put builds in for years to come :)

    Am checking out either a Cosmos 2, a TJ07 or a TJ11... if tech stocks don't crash next week, maybe get a murderbox mk2? :ange:
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