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I'm thinking of putting together my first water build. My priority is on silence and overclockability.
The parts I have are currently:

8700k delidded and binned at 5.0GHz 1.4V by silicon lottery
ASRock Z370 Taichi
GPU (and water block for GPU) to be added when Volta releases

I haven't got my case yet and am open to suggestions for maximum silence that'll fit my rad. I've currently go the R6 in mind.

From my research so far, I've narrowed down to the following parts:
EK-Kit S360 (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-s360)
Y Splitter https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-y-splitter-rotary-2f-1m-g1-4-nickel
Ball valve https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-ball-valve-10mm-g1-4-nickel
male to male https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-extender-6mm-m-m-nickel

Am I missing anything? I’m going for the s360 as opposed to the p360 because the noise level on the spc60 is comparable, if not lower than the d5.
The kit doesn’t come with a pump mount. Is the pump mountable without the purchase of a bracket and if so where in the case would it go?
The pump header on the Asrock supplies 1.5A and I think it’s PWM but I’m not sure. Will I be able to further tweak the noise level of the pump with this mobo?
I think the slimmer rad in this kit will allow me to mount the rad on the front as intake which will also help when it comes time from drainage. Is it much more difficult to drain if I have the rad up top as exhaust?
 

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Am I missing anything?
Other than the fact that there are numerous components on the market better than what EK puts out? I think that is the biggest thing that you are missing.

Heatkiller, XSPC and even Phanteks blocks. HWL rads. Monsoon, Heatkiller, XSPC, etc reservoirs. Bitspower, XSPC, Monsoon, Swiftech, Barrow, etc. fittings.

Take some time in researching your components. You will be spending a good amount of money, it would only seem logical to buy the best your money can buy rather than what's trendy due to marketing. If you feel more comfortable with a kit, for very little extra money, you could be in an XSPC kit with a D5 (rather than the little DDC in the EK kit), significantly better rad (the SE in the EK kit is putrid - literally one of the worst rads available), Raystorm Pro block, much nicer glass res and 10/16 fittings (instead of the chincey 10/13 in the EK kit) - http://www.performance-pcs.com/hot-xspc-raystorm-d5-photon-rx360-v3-watercooling-kit.html .
 

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Other than the fact that there are numerous components on the market better than what EK puts out? I think that is the biggest thing that you are missing.

Heatkiller, XSPC and even Phanteks blocks. HWL rads. Monsoon, Heatkiller, XSPC, etc reservoirs. Bitspower, XSPC, Monsoon, Swiftech, Barrow, etc. fittings.

Take some time in researching your components. You will be spending a good amount of money, it would only seem logical to buy the best your money can buy rather than what's trendy due to marketing. If you feel more comfortable with a kit, for very little extra money, you could be in an XSPC kit with a D5 (rather than the little DDC in the EK kit), significantly better rad (the SE in the EK kit is putrid - literally one of the worst rads available), Raystorm Pro block, much nicer glass res and 10/16 fittings (instead of the chincey 10/13 in the EK kit) - http://www.performance-pcs.com/hot-xspc-raystorm-d5-photon-rx360-v3-watercooling-kit.html .

Oh.. .interesting, I didn't realize, I had the notion that EK was quite reputable in the market. Their acetate cpu blocks look really nice though haha. I'm just taking a look at the XSPC kit you've sent me to and yes it does look like better value. i can get the d5 for a little bit more than the s360 kit. the s360 doesn't come with a DDC though, it's an SPC60 which granted is less powerful than the DDC but according to thermalbench is the quietestof the lot. does having wider tubings actually make much of a difference for temp deltas? I've also heard that the EK rads do come with a lot of metal bits stuck in them. I just thought this was standard in the industry, you mean the xspc rads are much cleaner? is the kit all-copper though?
 

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Yes, the XSPC kit is all copper. RayStorm is one of the best CPU blocks performance wise on the market. The RX V3 is great rad for low RPM fan speeds.

The kit Ciarlatano linked is really great value with really good components.
 

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Oh.. .interesting, I didn't realize, I had the notion that EK was quite reputable in the market. Their acetate cpu blocks look really nice though haha. I'm just taking a look at the XSPC kit you've sent me to and yes it does look like better value. i can get the d5 for a little bit more than the s360 kit. the s360 doesn't come with a DDC though, it's an SPC60 which granted is less powerful than the DDC but according to thermalbench is the quietestof the lot. does having wider tubings actually make much of a difference for temp deltas? I've also heard that the EK rads do come with a lot of metal bits stuck in them. I just thought this was standard in the industry, you mean the xspc rads are much cleaner? is the kit all-copper though?
EK made the best blocks around for a long time, and make some good rads. The rest of their lines have always run from average to below average (fittings, tubing, reservoirs, etc). Recently, even their blocks are average at best, and cost cutting measures are all over them.

If you look at the Thermalbench review again, you will see that at like flow rate the D5 and SPC60 are at the same sound level. A D5 vs the SPC 60 is an absolute no brainer, not even something you would possibly need to debate unless you were building a really small form factor.

My reference to the SE 360 radiator being putrid has nothing to do with how clean it comes out of the box, the reference was purely on the performance of it. It is laughably bad. Look at the results here - http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015/5/ . And compare that with the RX V3 included in the XSPC kit. Again....not even up for debate.

The thicker walled tubing will do nothing for temps, what it will do is allow for tighter bends without kinking. This means easier tube routing, and you won't wind up with your tubing runs looking like a loopy mess if you don't put angled fittings everywhere.
 
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