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Upgrading water cooling loop; requesting part advice

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I am looking to replace my AMD processor with an Intel i7-3930k on an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme mobo, and using a XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator (internally if space allows in my HAF 932) and an XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Special Edition Copper.

Would an MCP655 be too much for this setup? What size of reservoir should I look to install as well? I was thinking one of the helix reservoirs from frozencpu. Is there a better cooling block for my CPU? Don't plan to OC my RAM or GPU, not going that hardcore haha. Just looking to keep my CPU temps low and run quietly. Speaking of quiet, are there any fans in particular anyone could advise for quiet and efficient? Fans for both the case and the radiator. Price is not an issue if I can keep this thing cool and quiet. Thanks everyone.

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Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8G... ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA... EVGA GTX680 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
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WD Black Caviar 750GB 7200rpm Kingston HyperX SSD Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 240GB SATA II... ASUS BW-12B1ST 
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XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liqui... Swiftech MCP655™ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 2150 RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
FrozenQ PC Mods 250mm Liquid Fusion V Series "2... Windows 7 Professional 64 bit BenQ xl2420T Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 
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CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF 932 Steelseries 9HD Large ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
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A Mcp655 is perfect for anyone really. It's quiet and effective until you start getting into the 4+ rad range with multiple gpu blocks and mb blocks. I just replaced all my Bitfenix Pro fans with Corsair SP120 Quiet Editions and couldn't be happier. Keep in mind that a watercooling rig will generally be louder than an air only rig.
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MCP655 is a fantastic pump. For just a CPU loop, there wouldn't be any issues with restriction.

Reservoirs - to taste. They don't affect performance. Big or small, the only consideration is where it'll fit in your case.

Fans - The defacto king (without going overboard) are Gentle Typhoons, AP-15. Can't go wrong with them.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8G... ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA... EVGA GTX680 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Black Caviar 750GB 7200rpm Kingston HyperX SSD Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 240GB SATA II... ASUS BW-12B1ST 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liqui... Swiftech MCP655™ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 2150 RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
FrozenQ PC Mods 250mm Liquid Fusion V Series "2... Windows 7 Professional 64 bit BenQ xl2420T Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 
PowerCaseMouse PadAudio
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF 932 Steelseries 9HD Large ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Denon AH-D5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8G... ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA... EVGA GTX680 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Black Caviar 750GB 7200rpm Kingston HyperX SSD Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 240GB SATA II... ASUS BW-12B1ST 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liqui... Swiftech MCP655™ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 2150 RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
FrozenQ PC Mods 250mm Liquid Fusion V Series "2... Windows 7 Professional 64 bit BenQ xl2420T Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 
PowerCaseMouse PadAudio
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF 932 Steelseries 9HD Large ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
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Denon AH-D5000 
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I defiantely agree with the above guys on the pump. I used to run an MCP655 and it was an amazing pump, silent too. As for fans, it's all about keeping CFM and static pressure high with noise low. As previously stated, Gentle Typhoon AP-15 fans are what most people use. If you're looking to go a little stronger, some distributors like FCPU offer the AP-45's, which is a 2150RPM fan. I have one on my EX120 and all I can hear is a slight hum. That being said, I think you'll be happiest with Corsair fans. Fantastic noise to CFM/Static Pressure ratio, and they won't break the bank either.

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