What I want to watercool for now is just the CPU and the one GPU I have. Preferably a single loop. I already have three Typhoons I would like to use on the radiator and I am assuming a radiator that size should be efficient? This is my first time customizing and doing a water cool setup, so I am definitely looking for all the advice I can get.
My current specs are:
Intel i5 2500K
Evga Z68 SLI
Evga GTX 570
Corsair Dominator 1866 DDR3
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD x 2
Western Digital Cavier Black 1TB HDD
Corsair 800D case
I am going for a black and gold color scheme and already have all my sleeving from Nills. I am going to be cutting the door to make the window pretty much the size of the whole side of the case and having some parts inside the case painted metallic gold or metallic black.
I have my heart pretty much set on these two waterblock:
I might go with the nickel depending on which I think will mesh better with the color scheme.
Here is what I need help on though. What is a good pump and radiator? I want to mount the rad with the fans on the top of the case that I will be cutting out for a custom grill. If there is a better suggestions, let me know. Keep in mind, I have the intentions of adding a second GPU and eventually the MB. But I will probably run the MB on a separate, single rad loop when it comes time.
Also, given this is my first time doing this, I would like to know what tubing is ideal for this setup and what fittings I should get. Pretty much everything besides the blocks, what the hell should I purchase? Pump, res, tubing, fittings, I need to know.
I budget is around $200-$300, but if something is a must grab, then I don't mind going a bit above that.
I would like to go with mid size tubing also. Nothing too thick or too small. Also, if anyone knows of a good colored solution that comes close to gold, let me know as I would like to use colored solution since the waterblocks are clear.
THANK YOU SO MUCH