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Ambitious first Open loop build

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Background - Been building systems for me and my buddies since 2007. I have never done a full open loop system integrating multiple gpu's primarily due to resources. I have built a race car from the ground up and am well versed in plumbing so i don't believe that running a watercooling setup should be all too difficult

I've been up till 2 am researching for the past two weeks trying to get everything finalized before i pull the trigger. I will be salvaging a few parts from my current rig.
Retaining
MSI GTX970 Gaming 100 ME in SLI
My HDD and SSD's

The build is going to be my primary gaming / workstation / streaming / encoding pc. The emphasis will be on a silent pc with fan's running at low rpm's of <800.

The Asus motherboard should allow me to run the PWM pump on cpu fan header and using a pwm splitter, the radiator fans will be run on cpu opt fan header. the 2 remaining case fans will be put into a y and reduced voltage.

The build components i will be working with

Silicon Lo​ttery 5820​K @ 4.5GHz​ Boxed Pro​cessor
Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply


The Watercooling components that i have selected

3x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Cooling Fan
2x Noctua 140mm Premium Quiet Quality Fan with AAO Frame Technology (NF-A14 PWM)
Front - Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator
Top - Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator
XSPC 280mm Radiator Gasket
XSPC 360mm Radiator Gasket
EK-ACF Compression Fitting 10/13mm (3/8 x 1/2") - Nickel
EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 Fitting - Nickel
EK-Cable Y-Splitter 2-Fan PWM (10cm)
EK-Cable Y-Splitter 3-Fan PWM (10cm)
EK-FC970 GTX TF5 Backplate - Black
EK-FC970 GTX TF5 Full Cover Waterblock - Nickel Acetal
EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel 3-Slot - Acetal
EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Copper/Acetal
EK-XRES 100 D5 PWM (incl. pump) 2/ fittings
EK-RES X3 - Tube 250 (204mm)
Mayhems Biocide Extreme
PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing - 3/8in. ID X 1/2in. OD - Crystal Clear


The proposed loop will be as follows
Res > Pump > Parallel GPU > 420 Rad > Cpu > 280 Rad > Res

Comments/Insight are welcome. I would like to know if there is any parts that i don't need, like the gaskets or if i am missing any parts. Right now i just want to use soft tube but will most likely go w/ PETG hardlne in the future.

Thanks
Edited by anotheraznguy - 5/18/15 at 6:18pm
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I see you are going with the define S.

I would go with a 360mm rad in top. 420mm is tough fit even if it does meet the 55mm thick requirement including fan. That x99 mobo has the vrm heatsink in the very top of the mobo. you may not even have 55mm fractal says you do with that mobo.

A 360mm will be a lot easier fit and you can go a good bit thicker. Up to 45mm or still looks good in top.

I have a ek coolstream pe 360mm in my Fractal R5 top. It's 38mm thick and doesn't look bad at all.
Edited by Wirerat - 5/18/15 at 2:55pm
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Thanks for pointing that out. I think it may be best to go with a slim 360 up top and a slim 280 in front. I was looking at another build of the S and noticed that with a thicker 40mm rad he had to push the fans on the outside of the case in order to maintain space inside for the reservoir / pump.

Even with a slim 360 and 280 GTS Nemesis i believe there shouldnt be any issues with them running low speed fans. Now the problem is i will have to find another set of 120mm fans and re-think how to wire up the fans on pwm
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