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Hello, I am currently planning to purchase and build a micro atx wc case. I am looking for pointers from the members on this forum regarding part selection. Ok so here is my current part list:
  1. CPU: intel 2500k
  2. Mobo: Asus P8p67-M Pro
  3. Video card: there are 3 possible choices Nvidia 590, 580, or AMD 6990.
  4. Ram GSkill ripjaws 8gb DDR 1600 cl 6
  5. Case: Nzxt Vulcan
  6. Sound card: unsure if this would effect anything. Listing it incase of room airflow issues. Asus Xonar st
  7. Case fan 1: Nzxt 200 mm case fan
  8. Case fan 2: Scythe gentle typhoon ap-15 (5 of them)
  9. Radiator 1: Black ice GTX 240
  10. Radiator 2: Black ice GTX 120
  11. Waterblock CPU: Koolance 370
  12. Waterblock gpu: Koolance full cover block for 590 or 6990. The 580 would be the hydrocopper 2
This is what I have for my parts list so far. I have a few questions that I need clarification on. 1st could all of the parts I mentioned fit in the case? Would the radiators have insufficient cooling capacity? What compression fittings, tubing, and pump would you use? Alright thank you for your time and guidance.
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Yeah, they will fit. For the video card, it depends what resolution you're playing games with. If you're playing at something around 1920x1080, you'd only need a 6970 or so. If you're going for multi monitor gaming, or something like 2560x1600, get the 6990. For watercooling, just get an XSPC Rasa RX240 kit with an EK 6990 block, and an extra Xspc RX120 radiator.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz 1.25v Evga Classified E760/E762 Evga Gtx 480 + Galaxy GTX 480 SLI 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 256Gb, Samsung 7200rpm 320gb, 2x W... Windows 7 64-bit Home premium Dell U2410 1920x1200 Wireless Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quatro 1200w Corsair 800D Razer Death Adder Office Depot thingy 
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Asus Xonar STX Sennheiser HD555's 
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First I would like to thank you for replying to my post. To answer your question I use a 1900 x 1200 display. I hope you could answer a few questions to help clarify some things for me. So I may better understand, are XSPC RASA radiators better then the ones I had mentioned when coupled with the Gentle Typhoons? Also, would it be possible to have a stable 5.0 gigahertz overclock (under the assumption the chip physically could) and a mild overclock on the video card? Finally, how do you feel about a pump choice and tubing/compression fittings? Again, I appreciate your time and efforts.
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