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New poster's first watercooling build, any suggestions?

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Hi guys, this is my first time watercooled build, and I have been curious to see what more experienced builders think of my setup, or have any tips for future builds/changes. I spent a lot of time researching (and thanks to everyone who has posted "how-to" guides, builds and advice!), and then did what I thought would be interesting. The build goal was a cool, quiet computer (and looks =D) rather than massive overclocking, and I think I have achieved it fairly well. All of my fans run at about 600 rpm, and after about 2 months, the highest CPU temp I have seem in usage is 65c with ambients about 75-80F. CPU idles about 30-32c and GPU 28-30c. Here is my build and some pics. Thanks for any comments/suggestions!

Case - CM Haf X
CPU - i5 3570k
GPU - EVGA GTX 670 SC
MB Asus ROG maximus V formula
Ram 8 gb corsair 1600
HDD - 2 Samsung ssd 128, 256gb

Cooling

Swiftech Apogee 2 pump/cpu block
XSPC razor GTX 670 GPU block
XSPC RX 360 radiator
XSPC D5 dual bay res./pump
Frozen Q reservoir (I wanted to put two reservoirs for appearance, and to see how well it works)
Maximus V formula MB watercooling (I hooked it into the loop again to see how well it works)
Danger Den 3/8 ID 5/8 OD UV black tubing
Moonsoon compression fittings


















and my cat's new bed!



(that can't be good for the temperatures!)

Thanks again for any comments/suggestions!
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Looks good!

Get rid of one of the res and pumps sets. The frozen q deff look good but you would get better temps with a normal cpu block and less tubing. I mean theres nothing wrong in its current state, not really hurting anything but wont help things either.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Evga GTX 680 4GB Evga GTX 680 4GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum 1 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 2 Black Ice GTX 480's 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 Aquacomputer GTX 680 Nickel Blocks Koolance CPU-370 2 Koolance D5 Pump Res Combo COPPER PIPES 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG278HE Logitech G710+ Seasonic 1K Platinum Case Labs ST10 
Mouse
G400s 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.6Ghz Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 680 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Koolance CPU-370 Aquacomputer AquagraFX 680 GTX XSPC RX480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Alphacool UT30 240MM Swiftech MCP655-B XSPC Acrylic D5 Tank Reservoir Win 64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG278HE 144hz  Logitech G710+ Sleeved Seasonic 1K Platinum TJ07 
Mouse
Zowie EC-1 Evo 
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Project HardLine
(17 items)
 
TJ07
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Evga GTX 680 4GB Evga GTX 680 4GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum 1 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 2 Black Ice GTX 480's 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 Aquacomputer GTX 680 Nickel Blocks Koolance CPU-370 2 Koolance D5 Pump Res Combo COPPER PIPES 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG278HE Logitech G710+ Seasonic 1K Platinum Case Labs ST10 
Mouse
G400s 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.6Ghz Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 680 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Koolance CPU-370 Aquacomputer AquagraFX 680 GTX XSPC RX480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Alphacool UT30 240MM Swiftech MCP655-B XSPC Acrylic D5 Tank Reservoir Win 64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG278HE 144hz  Logitech G710+ Sleeved Seasonic 1K Platinum TJ07 
Mouse
Zowie EC-1 Evo 
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