I plan on water cooling the computer I'm about to build and have a few questions.
Case: NZXT Switch 810
Mobo: Asus Maximus V Formula
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
GPU: EVGA GTX680 hydro copper
The graphics and mobo already have water cooling blocks in them. Does the MVF need and other cooling than whats included? (as far as other blocks go). Also what size rad will I need for this? Should I run a close loop system with one rad or should I get two? If I put a rad at the top of the case whats the max size it could be so I could run a push pull config and still have use of the top optical drive? Also any rad, cpu block, or res suggestions are very welcome!! Please help me out as I've been looking around for quite a bit and keep seeing things that contradict each other. I'd also really like to not have to mod the case at all!! Thanks! If you need any more info from me just let me know!
One last thing, What would you suggest I go for in a PSU? Is a 1000W overkill?
There are a number of vids on youtube that cover just about every aspect of water intallation in the Switch 810 here's a start http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nzxt+switch... between those vids and the water cooling sticky here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-... I think most of your questions will be answered
I guess you could also put water over your ram although I believe that is overkill
Without at least 3 video cards, 1kW PSU is overkill IMO, I'd think an 850W if wanting to SLI in the future or even 500W-600W if not considering that option. Before committing to purchasing a PSU, check the reviews of that specific model here http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm The reviews there should give you an idea of the value and capabilities (not always what you expect) of the PSU
For what it's worth
Look up reviews on the components in the loop, calculate their sum TDP at full load (also known as power consumption). Then look up reviews on radiators and figure out which one/s will be able to cope with that TDP with certain RPM fans (look up reviews on fans as well, some are better than others for rad usage).
I advise on using the ~1200RPM TDP values for the radiators, because higher than that and your computer will sound like a jet engine.
Water-cooling requires a lot of time and research, to me it seems you got the Hydro card with no idea of what you were getting yourself into.