Howdy everybody, let me just start off by saying that I'm new to the site (though I've been lurking for many years). I decided to join in as I know this is an undoubtedly knowledgeable community to immerse myself in. With that being said, I'll cut to the chase.
This will be my first time building a PC and ultimately my first time creating a water cooling loop. I'll start off with what I've gathered thus far. I'm looking to cool three components: the motherboard (ASUS Maximus V FORMULA with stock water block), the CPU (Intel Core i7-3770K) and last but not least the GPU (GeForce GTX 690 with XSPC Razor water block). I've also chosen my reservoir (Maelstrom 5 1/4" Dual Bay Reservoir with pre-installed MCP35X pump) and decided I'll be using compression fittings. This leaves many questions still unanswered.
I was told the HWLabs GTX 360 radiator combined with high RPM fans would provide enough cooling for this loop. Is that recommended? I'm not planning on overclocking anything, I want to create a water cooling loop in an attempt to prolong the life of my PC as much as I can, since it will be relatively expensive. My basement (where I will be keeping this rig) is fairly cold all year, averaging at about 17 °C.
I'm also in need of a full tower case with a window on the left side panel that will fit an adequate radiator, hold four 5 1/4" bays (for my reservoir, fan controller and optical drive) and match my overall red/grey/black color scheme.
I'm having trouble selecting a good CPU water block as well, there's so many choices.
I know I'm probably asking a lot but I do appreciate any help and enlightenment on the situation. Please don't hesitate to ask questions and feel free to suggest anything; if it exceeds my budget I'll speak up.
Thanks in advance!