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About a year back, I bought the XSPC Rasa RX360 Kit, paired it with Yate Loons in Push/Pull, and it's been serving me very well ever since. But I feel that urge to build again, so I decided on a sidegrade of sorts. Seeing as how I'm only cooling my CPU (thus far), and changing anything would gain me a minimum of boons, I decided I may as well aim for the aesthetic side of things. Here's a list of things I plan on acquiring, and I'd like your input;

Existing Parts
Cooler Master HAF 932
Corsair HX650
MSI Hawk GTX 460
i7 950
XSPC Rasa CPU Block
XSPC RX360 Rad
XSPC Stock Pump/Res Combo
x6 Yate Loon P/P

The SideGrade
  • Xigmatec 200mm Purple Fan
    Since the stock MegaFlow fan on my case seems to have died, I may as well aim for that deep purple/black color scheme, no?
  • Swiftech MCP 355
    Found a pump via the sticky'd "which pump should you get" thread. Looks like I can add some GPU blocks in the future, and this thing won't even notice.
  • XSPC Reservoir Pump Top
    Heard some wonderful things about this top, and it saves me some space/money as well - what's not to love?
  • Tygon Norprene Tubing
    Tubing is hardly ever any factor, but I like the industrial look this'll bring.
  • x6 Gentle Typhoons
    Had them lying around - time to put the legacy to the test.

Questionable Pickups
  • MCP 355 Heatsink
    I heard it gets hot; anyone have any insight in this matter?
  • Petra's Gel-Stuff
    Pump decoupling - it's the first time I've heard of it, and it sounds pretty important for both longevity and sound. I liked the look of the Shoggy Sandwich, but it looks like Sidewinders is out. Any thoughts?


Other Questions

  1. The Xigmatec 200mm Purple Fan; is it a true, deep purple? It's incredibly difficult to look online for a purple, as it seems to be the most difficult of colors to capture. If it helps, I'm looking for a kind of royal purple; darker/deeper is better.
  2. If I get both the MCP 355 Heatsink and Petra's Gel-Stuff (or something that can decouple better), can they function together?
  3. Are there any conflicts with the compatibility of the parts listed above?
  4. Any suggestions/ideas I'm not thinking of?

Thanks OCN; greatly appreciated
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth X58 1366 MSI Hawk GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 2GB x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black Corsair Force 3 SSD XSPC Rasa RX 360 Kit Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Ninja Tenkeyless Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Cooler Master HAF 932 Microsoft SideWinder 
Mouse PadAudio
OCZ HT Omega Striker 7.1 
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AURA
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS Sabertooth X58 1366 MSI Hawk GTX 460 Corsair XMS3 2GB x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black Corsair Force 3 SSD XSPC Rasa RX 360 Kit Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Ninja Tenkeyless Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Cooler Master HAF 932 Microsoft SideWinder 
Mouse PadAudio
OCZ HT Omega Striker 7.1 
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