Ok so I'm trying to help out a friend with water cooling his system but i need help because im quite new to the whole idea of water cooling. I have a pretty good idea of how to assemble everything together and such but what is really getting me is what parts to buy. Some questions have arised in my mind such as "1 or 2 radiators? How big should the radiators be? Whats block will fit my gpu? Which pump/reservoir/block is better?" Im just very confused on what im going to get atm so any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks ;D
Has that rig been built? Because it looks pretty unbalanced to me.
EDIT: You should get your friend to learn all this stuff as well, water-cooling isn't exactly something you can do without knowing background knowledge. And ultimately, they are the one who's going to be building, maintaining and upgrading the loop. So its best that they know understand what they are doing and getting themselves into.
No it hasnt been built yet but it is open to suggestions because none of the parts have been ordered (Although he can be quite stubborn). But thank you for the response, I will make sure to check out the water cooling sticky ;D Also, What do you mean by unbalanced?
Balance is whether the parts are appropriate for each other, make sense and make the best use of your cash. The motherboard is overkill, you can drop $100 (to something like an AsRock Z77 Extreme4) from that and still have a board that will serve you just fine. Use the cash to upgrade to a 7970Ghz graphics, that will give a noticeable performance upgrade.
Plus a few other tweaks I would make.
Thanks alot for advice ;D I'll definitely talk to him tomorrow about him learning more about this stuff considering its his build. Also, I'll change up the build according to the recommendations I get in the systems forums. Again, Thank you. ;D