I really want to get into water cooling because air cooling is just too noisy and am also looking for better performance.
I am new to w/c and am asking the community what they think about my first loop.
FX-8320(Will be looking to OC to 4.5ish~
Sniper 16gb 4x4
900W Gold PSU(For later GPUs)*
*I will be upgrading to the Sea Islands GPUs whenever they come out(8970x2 in CFX) and will want to W/C them with purchase.
*I also will be getting a 360 or a 420 to replace the 240 and move the 240 elsewhere in the case when I get the GPUs.
waterblock: a very common choice, i have read good reviews as well
Pump: from what ive read the D5 is a good pump, i know timetolivecustoms (search it on youtube) used a D5 pump in a custom build to power 720mm's of rad, a cpu, and dual gpus.
fittings/tubing: i have not a clue what that comp fitting is (i dont know much about them ): )
just make sure you have enough coolant for the res and enough fittings for your dual GPU's
Run over the sticky up top for some W/c pointers Tumnas, comp or compression fittings are a style of fitting, normal barbs need clamps or ties to secure the tubing, compressions have a built in collar that compresses the tubing and holds it securely in place
but yes, Raystorm is a solid call as is the D5,
distilled water and a coil is the preferred medium and anti-algae, although most will also suggest a drop of PT Nuke to kill green stuff, I don't use it personally
Theres also some alternate vendors in the sticky Op as FCpu is on the expensive side, maybe drop the prices by shopping around some
The EX240 will suffice for a chip only clock, and the extra rad when purchased will cope with the Gpu heat as well, good research man, nice to see