Bulldozer Watercooling Rig

I'm making a new PC sometime in July. I want to try out watercooling and will get a few graphics cards, a new mobo and a AMD Bulldozer CPU next year.

I already have a monitor (24" 1920 x 1080), mouse, keyboardand Windows 7.

All of my main concers are in bold.

Here is the list of things I am thinking of getting:

Case: Coolermaster HAF X - Looks like an awesome case. Has everything the HAF 932 had, with all of the flaws eredicated.

PSU: 1250W Enermax Revolution85+ - Very high wattage and many SATA connectors. Should be able to power a overclocked Bulldozer and 2 or 3 GPUs.

Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 440 - Exelent CPU for the cost and may have a locked 4th core. How much do you think I'll be able to overclock this?

RAM: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - I'm not to sure about RAM but this looks pretty good. I'll keep the RAM when I upgrade to Bulldozer.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H - Pretty cheap and has everything I need for the timebeing.

Hard drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - Looks fast and good.

Watercooling parts, I'm going with a purple theme as it's my favorite colour :kaola: :

CPU Water block: EK-Supreme HF water block for all socket CPU's - Should work will a Bulldozer and is supposed to be one of the coolest waterblocks.

Pumps: Swiftech MCP355 18w with 3/8'' (10mm) Fitting, Max 22 PSI powered by Molex 4pin - With an aftermarket top this should be the best pump out there.

Fans: 3x Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM 120 X 38mm Cooling Fan - High airflow. (But loud)

Radiators: Hardware Labs Black ICE GT Extreme 360 - Best 360 radiator for high RPM fans, and will fit inside my HAF X.

Reservoirs: Acrylic Reservoir for Laing DDC - A aftermarket top for the pump with built in resevoir.

Tubing: 2m TFC Purple UV Reactive Tube 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD - I'm not sure how much of it I'll need. How many metres should I get?

Barbs, fittings, zipties: I have no ideas about barbs and fittings, could someone help me?

Coolant: 1l Feser One Fluid - UV Purple for water cooling systems (Non Conductive < 10 ìS) - I don't want to make my own coolant and this is the only purple one. I'm not sure how many litres I'll need though?

UV light: Akasa AK-188-UV Cold cathode UV dual pack - Pretty cheap and easy to install UV lights to make my tubes light up!
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  1. If you thinking simple BIOS update for Zambezi i would really go with the 800 series mobos. While that AM3/760G is cheap you can't expect a cheapo board to perform as good as even an 870 ^^ If u are considering WC then suffice to say $$ isn't that tight ya hehe In any case u stated 2-3 GPUs and that mATX only has one slot for GPU? Lastly a quality 80+ 750W is all u need and the point of diminishing returns really set in once u go >2 in multi GPU so in summary

    1. Rana 440 now sounds good! Unlock/OC: YMMV
    2. Mobo
    8/8 cheap : Asrock 870Extreme3
    16/16 cheap: Biostar TA890FXE
    16/16 (Rolls Royce/Ferrari of 800 Series): Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5/MSI 890FXA-GD70
    3. U didn't mention GPU so a juicy HD 5850 in there?
    4. Why not go high end air? Noctua perhaps?
  2. 2. I'll be getting a new mobo when I get the Bulldozer, so I don't mind having a bad one for the timebeing.

    3. I'll be geting a GPU when I get my Bulldozer as I'm getting quite a bit of money then.

    4. I really want to try watercooling as it looks cool and lowers temps drastically.

    Can anyone help me with watercooling?
  3. Does anyone know if the intergrated graphics in the Bulldozer CPU's will be any good?
  4. Do you think I should go for this RAM. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276 It has lower timings but higher latency.
  5. Can anyone help?
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