Advice on Water Cooling Kits for New Build - i7-3930k, RIVE - Gaming

I've already purchased the following hardware, everything except my water cooling. I want to do a custom W/C for the first time and I don't know which hardware to buy to do it correctly. I have a $400 budget set aside for the water cooling. My intended use is gaming, overclocking (for fun) and movie production (I film with my Canon 60D and do short films). Please advise.

My concerns - I dont know which cooling goes with my case / mobo / GPU's that will fit. I am happy to follow good instructions and don't mind buying the right quality equipment. I'd like something that looks cool too so lay it on me, lets get wet!


Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
CPU: Intel i7-3930K 6-Core 3.2GHz Processor
Cooling: < NOTHING YET >
GPU: 2 SLI x SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP CrossFireX
RAM: Corsair Dominator 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) (CMP32GX3M4X1600C10)
Hard-Drives: 2 x SAMSUNG 840 SSD Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC
Extra Space: WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
PSU: Corsair HX 1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Ready
Blu-Ray: ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower
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  1. First thing you should do is read the water-cooling sticky, that will explain a lot of the concepts and nuances of water-cooling and will arm you with the basic knowledge your going to need.
  2. 6 cores aren't really needed for your uses.

    Anyway, read the sticky!
  3. I bought the six cores because I wanted a top tier cpu, never had one, always gone for tier three, so I went a little overboard :)
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