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So right now I'm looking to switch over from my H100i to a custom loop. Ive researched most everything I'm going to need, however one answer I cant seem to nail down. What flow rate, Liters per minutes or Gallons per minute will I need? My search on the web has turned up all kinds of situations that seem specific to the OP. I figured I would just ask here before I make a mistake.

The loop will include one CPU block, and one full cover GPU block and one 360 Rad and of course a res.

From what I'm gathering 1-Gal per minute is ideal? or 4 liters per minute.

Thanks for the help!
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Thanks,

Well for th GPU ill be using an EKWB full cover block for my (gigabyte G1 GTX 970) That was an easy choice....since it was really the only choice:p Ill likely stick with EK for the CPU block as well. As for the RAD I'm not sure what brand just yet, only sure of the size I want. Currently im shopping pumps as we speak. there seems to be a large variety of pumps, size, flow rates, overall look ect ect. Ive looked at pumps from the cheap PMP-300's to the D5's

I'm on a moderate budget, so I may need to employee some cost cutting tactics.

please ignore my late night grammar spelling ect mistakes.
 

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Thanks,

Well for th GPU ill be using an EKWB full cover block for my (gigabyte G1 GTX 970) That was an easy choice....since it was really the only choice:p Ill likely stick with EK for the CPU block as well. As for the RAD I'm not sure what brand just yet, only sure of the size I want. Currently im shopping pumps as we speak. there seems to be a large variety of pumps, size, flow rates, overall look ect ect. Ive looked at pumps from the cheap PMP-300's to the D5's

I'm on a moderate budget, so I may need to employee some cost cutting tactics.

please ignore my late night grammar spelling ect mistakes.
A D5 should be sufficient for your loop even if you end up picking up a more restrictive 360 rad like the Hardware Labs 360 GTS. There's actually one on eBay now for $65 plus shipping, and it includes an EK pump top.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-EK-D5-X-Top-Pump-w-D5-Vario-Pump-Acrylic-Plexi-/281984724041?hash=item41a7996c49:g:TYIAAOSwnH1WaIOW
 

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If you want to save some money and still get a REALLY good CPU block, get the Raystorm Pro. It performs basically just as well as the EK Supremacy Evo full nickel and the Heatkiller IV Pro Nickel (which is what I have), but it's ony $67 from Performance PCs. The other two are close to $100.
 

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When you buy a rad, make sure it's copper and not Aluminum (no Aluminum in your water cooling system) also why not buy a Combo Pump/Reservoir. I have a XSPC D5 Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo and Monsoon Series Two D5 Premium Dual 5.25" Reservoir. Both work great. The best tubing (My choice) is PrimoFlex ADVANCED LRT Tubing 7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD. Flow Rate 1.3GMP see pic
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