Please Verify my Custom Watercooling Build (MSI 680's i7 3930k RIVE)

Hey Guys:

I've purchased all the PC Hardware and now I am completing the build my selecting my watercooling equipment. The Hardware is shown here:

I am using the CoolMaster CM Storm Stryker (white) case instead of the one shown.

My main questions are:

1. Will the GPU Waterblock I selected be the best fit for my GPU's?

2. What pump and reservoir would actually be a good flow and head pressure far my system? I've looked at the Swiftech MCP 655-PMW.

3. 1/2" tubing allows more flow than 1/4", so should I find a pump/reservoir for that specifically?

4. Pump / Reservoir look ok?

Water Cool Planned Items:
CPU block - Koolance CPU-380I
Fans - (x3) Corsair Sp120 Quiet Editions
Radiator Front: Alphacool NexXxos Monsta - 360mm x 80mm
Radiator Top: Alphacool NexXxos UT60 - 240 x 60mm
GPU Waterblocks: EK GeForce 680 GTX+ VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal CSQ (EK-FC680 GTX+ - Acetal CSQ)

Tubings - diameter (depends on pump inlet/outlet I'm thinking)
Fittings - White Bitspower
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X-BK™ 12 VDC Pump
Reservoir: EK 400 Basic

The PC Parts:
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
GPU (x2): MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 CAS 9 9-11-10-28 |
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
Monitor: Dell 3011 30" UltraSharp
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  1. 1/2"ID tubing is much larger than 1/4"ID, but this isn't to be confused with G1/4 thread size. If you have questions, refer to the watercooling sticky, there is a section that covers this.

    For radiator space, you are a little over, but that also would allow for decent overclocking headroom.

    According to this and your PC part list, it's a Twin Frozr and there are several EK full cover blocks.
  2. Rubix,

    I had planned on doing some OC so I err'd on the side of safety with the radiators. I also referred to the sticky when I put the build together, but missed a few keystones :)

    Also, regarding my GPU selection, I used that link in the first place. I just wanted to double check and see if I had picked the best of the bunch.
  3. It would appear this GPU Cooling Block will work:

    EK GeForce 680 GTX+ VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal CSQ (EK-FC680 GTX+ - Acetal CSQ)


    So now, tubing, fittings and colored liquid and I'll be set!
  4. Water and colored tubing for best performance, just an fyi.
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