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I'm getting a respectable tax refund and I'm planning on using it to finish both of my computers.

I've got my sig rig that I want to change over to water cooling (must ALL remain in my case) and I have to purchase the rest of my parts for Candescere (link in sig). I need a motherboard, a graphics card and at least one hard drive, plus a full water cooling loop.

I'm looking at:
Motherboard (going into my sig rig, and my current board going into Candescere)
Graphics card for Candescere (can hopefully flash to a 6970)
Power Supply (going into sig, sig's into Candescere), already on order, and free.

And for cooling:
--A D5 pump
--White 7/16" tubing
--Full coverage block for the Asus Rampage III Formula
--1/2" barbs (with skinny black zip ties just in case)
--a 240mm rad (I can't sacrifice any DVD bays for a 360mm rad)
Either a 140mm rad and a 120mm rad (or two 120mm rads); one in the back, and one in the bottom in front of the PSU as an intake. I may swap out for an extreme in the back because I know I have the clearance for it (advice?)
--CPU waterblock
--Either this or this pump mount and bay res combo (advice?). I'm leaning towards the DD one so I can run parallel loops (one for CPU with the dual rad, one for GPU/MoBo with the two smaller rads in between each)
--Water block for my GTX470

This is where I have a problem. I need a block for my GTS450. I know I need a mount capable of 53x53mm mountings, and I've seen people use a few different ones, but I have a secondary question as well.
Here are some of the blocks I've found that appear to work
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...?tl=g30c87s143
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...0c87s143#blank
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...c357s925#blank
and I found this post of somebody else's block.

Since I'm planning on using larger tubing, and I have a dual GPU setup, I need some way of getting tubing from my 470->bottom rad->450->pump->rad->Mobo or something along those lines. I've been looking at extenders from 15-40mm long, and 90* bends and I know I need RAM heatsinks.

Is it foolish to water cool my 450, even though I think it would be nice, I fear it might clutter my case more than I'd like - but I think an air cooled 450 would look silly in my fully water cooled case. I'm also contemplating skipping the MoBo block and just cooling the CPU and two GPUs. Any advice or suggestions on specifics for my loop.
Edited by CTRLurself - 2/2/11 at 2:07pm
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man i thought they were giving tax refunds to those who will build water cooled rigs
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man i thought they were giving tax refunds to those who will build water cooled rigs
Man, if only. The name just popped into my head as I was typing and thought it would be good for a chuckle. Like the water-cooled mailbox http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l#post10293486
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It would be a lot easier if you do single loop
    
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Just thought I should share, rather than buying the water cooling loop all at once (I'm still planning on WCing in the future incrementally), I bought a drum set.

Should I water cool it? Pic is related, it's my new baby.
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