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His case will support a 420, it says so on NZXT's site:
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Supports high-end water cooling solutions up to three fans for push and pull configuration: 90mm of internal top space with top 360/420mm and bottom 140/240mm radiator support for unmatched liquid cooling

A single 420 with one set of fans will cool a CPU+GPU. The kit comes with enough tubing to add in a GPU, even in my giant case, so you should be fine in the 810.

Just get 2 more fittings: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12504/ex-tub-789/ and a block for the 680.

You can also go with a universal fit block, and just keep the stock heat spreader on the VRAM/VRM. If you are handy, you can cut a small opening in the stock fan shroud, run the tubing out of that, and keep the stock look.

For tubing, XSPC's colored tubing is a ton better than the clear that comes with the kit. In my opinion the tubing is the weakest part of the kit, it is siff, and discolors easily.
7/16x5/8 is a good tubing size, it goes on bards easily, has moderate resistance to kinking, and isn't massive like 1/2 thick tubing.

The biggest thing to watch out for when building a loop, is that the tubing is 100% on the barbs. It should always have a square and straight cut on the end. Then the end should fully seat to the base of the fitting. Also once tube is removed from a fitting, it is shouldn't be reinstalling without removing the part of the tubing that has been on the fitting. Fittings stretch the tubing, and clamps/compression fittings, distort it further.

If you want the most leak proof setup, get 7/16 tubing, dip the tip in boiling water, then push it onto a 1/2 barb. That will cool and be very tight on the barb, you will have to cut it lengthwise to remove it. Clamps aren't even needed with that setup.

Also I always install the fittings on the blocks, install the blocks on the the hardware. Then install the hardware into the case. I then install the rad/fans and pump/reservoir. Then set the PSU on top of the case, and only hook the pump up. I then fill the res, check for leaks. Then I use a 24pin jumper to start the PSU. The XSPC kit comes with this. Check again for leaks, and keep filling the reservoir as the loop works the air out. Check for leaks again. Let it run for about an hour, then check for leaks again. If there are no leaks, then I install the PSU and hard drives, and button up the rig.

The key there is to only have the pump powered. Water is only bad for things that have power, and the caps in your motherboard/GPU only will hold power for about 30 min once the power is removed. You can even wash your hardware with soap and water to remove dust. I have never had any board die from soap and water. I would leave hard disk out on the off chance that water makes it inside. Very unlikely, but not worth the risk. If you have a leak while the loop is being tested, don't worry. I just find the leak before even turning off the pump. It is much easier to find leaks while the loop is under pressure. All you have to do is dry up the water best you can, and let it dry out overnight. I point a box fan to help dry it out faster.

The advantage to testing everything in place, is you don't run the risk of loosening a fitting or tube while you installing a completed loop. I did this with my first ever build, and it caused the only leak I've ever had that damaged anything. The leak poured water right into the PSU, which is why I do all my testing with the PSU on top of the case.

I don't use any coolant or dyes, as from my experience all they do is leave goop in the fins of blocks. Distilled water, and some silver. The kill coils are nice and easy to install in any tube, but I just drop 1 or 2 silver dimes in the res. I have a couple of rolls from going through change at my old job, and they work great. I change my water when I add/remove hardware, which is about once a year.
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post #12 of 12
a 360 will also be enugh for a single gpu and cpu i used a rx360 for my i7 930 and 5870 and kept the 5870 under 45c and the cpu in 50-60s depending on clocks but if his case will fit bigger go for it if he can afford it.
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