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Been in the laptop seen and away from OCN for awhile, even looked at getting a G73, but have decided to get back into desktops and try my hand at watercooling again.

So here's the list of the computer parts (already have a RAT 9 on it's way)(Not ordered yet)

Mobo: Asus Crosshair IV Formula AM3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644

Cpu: AMD PII x6 1090T BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

Ram: Crosshair Vengance 6G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233165

VGA: ATI 6970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127554

Case: Lian Li PC-X1000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112242

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121080

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145493

Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823330010

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009297

Wireless: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130081

Bluray: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118050

That's around $2100 ish

Water cooling setup for chipset/mosfet, cpu and video card:

Rads: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...NT5&mv_pc=9705

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21...NT5&mv_pc=9706

Pump: My old D5

CPU: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...NT5&mv_pc=9707

VGA: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...NT5&mv_pc=9708

Res: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/95...NT5&mv_pc=9709

Mobo: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...NT5&mv_pc=9875

Misc. such as fans and little fittings too...

Around $1000

Any thoughts on what I could do better? Or how easy it will be to put the 140mmx2 in the front and the 120mm on the top back on this case?
Thuban
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX GIGABYTE GV-R697OC-2GD Radeon HD 6970 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA Acer G245HBbd Black 24" QUMAX Xarmor U9Plus Black Wired Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouse
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3- Fractal Design Define XL Black ATX Full Tower R.A.T. 9 
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Thuban
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX GIGABYTE GV-R697OC-2GD Radeon HD 6970 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA Acer G245HBbd Black 24" QUMAX Xarmor U9Plus Black Wired Mechanical 
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COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3- Fractal Design Define XL Black ATX Full Tower R.A.T. 9 
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Check prices @ performance PCs before ordering.
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Not a bad build not an AMD guy myself for processors but over all everything looks good as far as pc parts go.

As to the WC parts your d5 might not cut the 1gpm min required for the best pump performance. The chip set block tends to be to restrictive for a d5 the MCP 355 on the other hand has more than enough head pressure to handle your loop. Can always try your d5 and see how it works out if temps are unacceptable then pick up a 355 or see if someone is willing to trade. Cpu block is one of the best on the market. GPU block is good use the same one but for the 5970.

For rads you might be able to work something along the lines of a thicker 240 rad such as the RX240 in that front area with 2 fans and another in the back of the case with those other 2 fans. That case is a little hard to work with for WC and for that price there are much better options a D800 by corsair Silverstone TJ-07 for a little more. HAFs work well and can fit a 360 and 240 rad the 240 requires a bit of a mod but not to bad if you ever want to expand. But that is up to you and how much you wanna fiddle around with trying to fit stuff in.
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i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
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32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
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i7 930 @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5970 6 GB Corsair Dominator Tri-Channel 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32 GB OCZ SSD, 2x 150 GB WD Velociraptor 10000 rpm Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 2x Acer AL1622W Cyborg Eclipse 
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850 W Corsair Modular Cool Master HAF 932 Logitec MX 518 
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In regards to the AMD build, I love the crosshair IV board and considered buying one myself. With the new bulldozer processor line and AM3+ boards, why not wait? I planned an upgrade as well, but in the end I've opted to wait until June when the new procs are going to be released. Guess it depends on if you want to be on the bleeding edge of tech, or if you just want to see it the edge.

I also agree on going with a thicker rad. The RX's are great - while being thicker makes it a bit louder overall, good quality fans and a fan controller can mitigate that if it's an issue for you.

Otherwise, looks like a solid build.
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Not a bad build at all, however, if you could possibly do more searching around and get a "black socket" AM3+ board, you may be happier in the long run.

Also, why 6GB of RAM? AMD AM3 only supports dual channel.
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