Solved First water cooled build. Does this look right?

October 13, 2013 at 17:13:52
Specs: Windows 7
First custom water cooling build, I am a gamer which means I have done moderate OCing but have been bit with the OCing bug. I previously had a H100i on my last PC and LOVE the performance increases over air. I have done as much research as I think I can on the major OCing/water cooling message boards without asking any questions. The goal is a CPU/GPU loop with a little room for growth, the only thing holding me back is my lack of interest(read *skill*) in "modding" anything. I want bolt on performance, will the parts listed below allow me to bolt on to the case selected without any need for "modding"? That said I am capable of putting just about anything together just lack the creativity to do any truely "custom" work.

So far my shopping cart consists of:

Corsair 800d case ( Better cases that will allow a 360 + 240 internal bolt on?)

Monsta 360 mounted up top
Monsta 240 mounted down bottom

Pump/Res combo:
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25 Reservoir Rev 2.0 w/ Dual D5 Variable Speed Pump

Switchtech Apogee HD High Perfomance cpu block
EK Geforce GTX 770 GW VGA Liquid Cooling Block

This is getting thrown on to a Maximus VI Formula w/ i7-4770k and PNY GTX 770 4GB OC gpu.
Also having an AX1200i coming to hopefully cover all my power needs.

Thanks in advance for any assistance provided before I pull the trigger and make a mistake.

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October 14, 2013 at 06:11:00
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The i7-4770k will OC to about 4.5GHz stably with decent air cooling. I'm guessing you'll be spending close to $600-800 in cooling alone. When you factor in the overpriced case & power supply, the cost skyrockets to well over $1000. How much higher than 4.5GHz is that $1000+ gonna get you?

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October 14, 2013 at 14:07:02
Thanks for the reply! I see your point, I may have to reconsider my "endgame" goals. I honestly enjoy the idea of water cooling and system tweaking. I don't want to say cost isn't a factor but I have budgeted myself for this and also just enjoy having the best. Since I am still interested in water cooling for the project and how quiet things are do you suggest other equipment? My thoughts are that I replace cases and PSU every few builds so the cost over time on some of those items and having the convenience of "overkill" seemed like a good idea. Again, thank you for resource, kind of amazing how cost/performance is exponential.

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