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My 4th WC Rig Build (900D): Need input/advice from advanced users

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Hi everyone, I’m about to rebuilt and upgrade my current WC rig. I’d really appreciate any input from advanced users on how I should set it up (i.e. choice of current/new materials, choice of loop radiator order and placement, etc.). This is my 4th build and for once I’d really like to plan it all out before buying everything. I really want this build to be clean and aesthetic. I was thinking a Black/Blue/White theme but don't know what to emphasis most.

I've already decided to replace my current reservoir/tubing/compression fittings (I’ll take any input one what to replace them with as I am not 100% certain yet)
Thanks in advance everyone!

Already Have:

CPU/GPU/Case MB/PSU-
2700k
X 2 580 GTX (may replace with 780 GTX SLI)
Corsair 900D
Asus P8z68 Deluxe Gen 3
1000W psu which has blue braided cables all around

Fans-
X 9 Corsair SP120’s
X1 Corsair SP140
X 9 GT AP13’s

Radiators/Blocks-
XSPC EX360 Crossflow Series Copper Triple-Fan Radiator
XSPC RX240 Extreme Performance Radiator Version 2
XSPC EX140 Single Fan Low Profile / High Performance Radiator
EK Blocks GPU and SLI Bridge
XSPC Raystorm for CPU

Do Not Have:

Pump/Reservoir-
Performance-PCs Über 655 MCP655 (Considering Blue)
EK-RES X3 250 Reservoir

Tubing/Fittings-
Either 3/8 x 5/8 or 7/16 x 5/8 tubing (Durelene or Masterkleer)
Monsoon Free Center Compression Fittings x8 (Possibly white)
Alphacool 45° Rotary x4 (Possibly silver)
Bitspower Adjustable Aqua Link Pipe (To connect res to pump)

Radiators/Blocks-
EK Supremacy for CPU (will replace old Raystorm if I replace GPU’s)
Matching see-through GPU Blocks (Will SLI 780 GTX’s if I can sell my 580 GTX’s)
XSPC 480 Radiator

LOOP
I won't be using all my fans, I think there will only be enough room for push-pull on the top rad, the 280 rad is thick and will be too big for push-pull across from the thick 480.

Edited by TheLawIX - 5/17/13 at 9:42pm
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I would recommend using bitspower fittings, coming from someone that used monsoon free center white fittings. I think the bitspower fittings just have a cleaner look to them, my two cents. The finish on the monsoon white fittings is also easily scratched off to a darker underneath, so you just have to be extra careful assembling. The only advice i have to offer is on the fittings.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Agility 3 Watercooled Windows 7 QNIX 1440p 
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300R
(16 items)
 
Phenom M
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 560ti 8GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Agility 3 Watercooled Windows 7 QNIX 1440p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19" Dell CM Quickfire Rapid Blue Keys Kingwin STR-500 300R 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Mionix Naos 3200 Func Industries 1030 Z-5500 Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670K Z87M Extreme 4 290 PNY 8 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Corsair AIO Win 7 Qnix 1440p 
KeyboardCaseMouseAudio
Quickfire Rapid (Blues) Prodigy M Mionix Naos 3200 Sennheiser HD280 
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I'll probably just go with black fittings then. I'm using bits power fittings right now but they're just too expensive.
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I love the cross flow rad man it saves so much tubing and keeps it real clean, Im using a dual
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Originally Posted by darwing View Post

I love the cross flow rad man it saves so much tubing and keeps it real clean, Im using a dual

Yeah, it definitely cleans things up.
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