Liquid Cooling Help For New Build

I've Never Used Liquid Cooling Before, But here is my Build Before Liquid Cooling Please Feel Free to list Possible/Better components....

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

2x SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

1x CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CD Burner
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

As For Liquid Cooling, I am not sure how much is to much or What size/Quantity of pumps i would need.. was looking for a little help here

I was thinking so far....

MB-ASR3E (ASUS Rampage III Extreme) [no nozzles]

Video card's-
VID-AR587T2 (Radeon HD 5870, "Type 2") [no nozzles]

and CPU-
CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.1 [no nozzles]

I was thinking of going with the 3/8" ID fittings/tubes... Am unsure whether to use Barbs or compressions?
How Big of Radiator? Pump?
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  1. Is there a reason why you are changing to liquid cooling? Are your temps getting too high even with those VaporX coolers on the 5870s? If you are not having temp problems, why spend more money and take the risk of destroying everything with a leaky tube?

    Other than hooking up a large radiator with a large, quiet low RPM fan, I am not aware of any substantial benefit to liquid cooling anymore.
  2. Don't waste your money on the i7-960, I assume since you are wanting liquid cooling you are going to do some overclocking so just get the i7-930 and save some money.

    What will you gain with liquid cooling, maybe a few FPS and that's it. It's not like you're going to all of the sudden blow all the games away. The two 5870s will do that anyway.
  3. I agree, you can get really good results from a high grade HSF. Unless you're just wanting to run liquid. I would like to, but just can justify the expense, risk and what little I'd gain. Sorry if that's a downer.
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