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Getting ready to start a water cooling build in june / July. I am one of these individuals that loves to plan everything out and know what I am getting into. I have read lots of posts on here and looked at some awesome builds. I am planning on getting a Corsair 800 and I have attached a MS paint layout with the following route in mind:

Pump >> 240 rad >> cpu block >> 360 rad >> gpu - gpu >> reservoir >> pump

I am planning on using EK blocks and a Innovatek Eheim HPPS Pump with an XSPC RX240 side-mounted on either the left or right of the case and an XSPC RX360 up top. Other than that, I planning on finishing it off with some Bitspower Fittings and some 7/16" tubing (or 1/2" tubing. I honestly don't know what to use with compression fittings). Feel free to offer up thoughts / feedback / potential problems I might see.

The only thing I am not hard set on is fans. For air cooling I understand the balance of CFM's to db's, but for water cooling I don't quite grasp the pressure / fins per inch / etc etc. I have even seen people mention specific fans for certain radiators. So feel free to steer me to a nice set of fans. While I am not gunning for world records, I want something that performs well and I don't need my rig to be a completely silent ninja.

One other question I just thought of: NB / SB cooling? I think only one company makes blocks for my board. Should I just skip that part? On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), is it like a 3 in terms of how much of an effect it will have?

Thanks in advance, I love this board!
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I wouldn't get that pump personally, the delivery head is poor and it's kinda huge and it's only 3W

You'd be better off with a swiftech MPC35x probably the best 12V specifically for PC cooling ~ it has the highest delivery head at 1GPM (the flow that matters) of any other PC pump I have seen meaning you can have more parts in the loop than anything else.

Tubing sizes, I would go for either 3/8" ID 5/8" OD or 1/2" ID 3/4" OD. Thinner versions of those tubes tend to bend easily and kink. There wont be a performance difference between the two though, purely aesthetic.

Best fans will be Gentle typhoons for the most part. High pressure, good air flow, and quiet.

Beyond that is the noisy fans like san aces (and they are noisy).

Board cooling depends on what you want to put your board through. Since your overclocking will be done by multiplier ramping, I would say the effect on cooling your board will be about a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10.
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