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I recently did a PC build, and I just started buying the watercooling components. At the moment it's all air cooled. I should mention that this is my first time trying to add watercooling to a system.

The case I'm using is CM Storm Stryker.

The parts want to watercool are the following:
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0GHz
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon (hybrid cooling)
MB: Asus Maximus VI Formula

The rest of the components are irrelevant in the current context.

These are the parts that I already ordered:
Radiator 1: Koolance Radiator, 2x140mm 30-FPI Copper
Radiator 2: Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240mm Dual Radiator : Full Copper
* 2x Corsair Air Series SP120 LED Red High Static Pressure 120mm Fan
* 2x Gelid Wing 12 UV Fan 120 mm Blue
* 2x Gelid Solutions Wing 14 UV
UV Lights: 4x neon cold cathode Revoltec RM126 UV, 30cm
Fan controller: NZXT Sentry Mix 2

As for the CPU waterblock, I've selected the EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel, but I've yet to order it.

I made a sketch of how I'd like everything to be inside:

My question (actually questions), are the following:
What pump and rezervoir would you recommend? From what I've understood, for a loop this long it would be wiser to use two pumps. Also, I'd like to point out that there is no room in the from bays to add the rezorvoir since it's filled with the main radiator + 2 HDDs.

Regarding the tubes and "water". I initially wanted to get clear tubbing, and red UV reactive liquid. But after a little more research, I've reached to the conclusion that that would be detrimental to my loop, and that the best solution would be to just use distilled water and red UV reactive tubbing. What is your opinion on that? Does anyone have a recomandation regarding this?

And a last question, regarding the sketch I attached, does the loop seem well made? Are there any better ways of doing it?

Thanks a lot, and I await your comments

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Indeed, I also think one strong pump should be enough.
And UV red is just a risk for staining your blocks after prolonged use, because of the UV pink die thats used to make it UV.
Its probably fine if you don't intend to use any other color in the future.
Also your sketch seems in order.

Don't forget to get the right fittings for your tube an enough of them, they add up very fast money wise
and you don't want to get them wrong.
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