Thanks for the reply Ted. I would be willing to spend around $600 on the entire set up, but I'm flexible. I'm known to go over budget when it comes to projects like this.
On those 670 blocks - that model comes in two different types, Acetal and Accetal + Nickel, but the description is not specific as to the differences. The price difference is small, is there any benefit to the "nickel" one?
For dual pumps like that res you linked, would that be for running two separate loops? I had thought dual loops would add unneeded complexity to my rig, but if I'm imagining things correctly after looking at that pump, it doesn't seem like it would be that big of a deal.
This would let me run the single 140 rad for the CPU and the double rad for the video cards.... would that be a good option?
Sorry for all the dumb questions.... I'm experienced with hardware and IT but not the water stuff
Here's a pic of my rig in its current form. The Noctua fans really clash with the rest of the build, but oh well.
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