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Hey everybody, I want to do a major upgrade to my comp, and in doing so, I'd like to Watercool the 2 Video Cards, RAM, and Hard Drives, I'm planning on getting a custom case through wahoocomputers.com, and I was wondering if these parts would be good in a pre-built setup...

Danger Den Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator
2X Koolance Liquid RAM Cooler
Koolance HD-55-L06 Hydra-Pak HDD Cooler

They will know what kind of reservoir, pump, and water blocks to install, but These parts sounded like they would be very good. Also, I'm wondering, since a 1/2" system sounds best, the only problem would be the 1/4" tube size restriction on the RAM and HDD cooling blocks.. but I dunno, I'm also considering to add a peltier system to the video cards as well. Help me out here guys...
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3.0Ghz Intel D875PBZ Win XP Saitek Gamer's Keyboard 
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Thermaltake Purepower 680 Logitech G7 
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Hello and welcome to the water cooling section. Before you finalize your parts order I'd have yourself a look around here first. There's a wide selection of ideas on how to build a great WC setup. Personally I'd just stick with cooling your CPU/GPU(s) but some wish to venture out and WC everything they can. The choice is yours. If you need to brush up on water cooling knowledge then you definately came to the right place.
    
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.42GHz Asus P5K Deluxe XFX 8800 ULTRA 710/2340 2x1Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC2 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74Gb Raptor + 750Gb Seagate eSata XP Pro Samsung 226BW 22" LCD Logitech 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74Gb Raptor + 750Gb Seagate eSata XP Pro Samsung 226BW 22" LCD Logitech 
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My 2 cents: Don't cool your hard drive, RAM, or your Motherboard Chipset. Cooling these parts with anything other then decent heatsinks is a waste of time, money and pressure/flow in the loop.

Reasons: your hard drive/RAM/Chipset will not get hot enough for these to increase performance or stability.
I'd recommend the Zalman ZM-2HC2 for your hard drives, the Thermalright NB-1 for your chipset if it will fit, and get some decent RAM with heatsinks already on it...they will cool just fine. I have the Zalman cooler, it's great. I would also have the thermalright heatsink if it would fit on my motherboard, but it also doubles as a nice paper weight

Skim the latest threads for the other parts. I've personally listed the parts I like about 5 times today...makes me think I should just save a list and copy and paste it
    
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i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
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Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
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i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
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