Hi all, I've been keeping money and im keen on upgrading from AIO to custom water loop. My budget plan is at around 500-600, less if possible but not compromising performance and quietness. My CPU is a heater, 69-73deg C on push-pull NF-F12s at 60% fan speed on prime95 (daily use 64deg C 12hrs gaming D3 with reflections and full physics on), this was generally helped by my other heater, the GPU vrms (stock mem clock) which makes 74-76deg C (vrm1)/62-64deg C (vrm2) underload starting at 4hrs D3 gaming and keeps it at the spot. My main goal is to make my rig whisper silent or more quieter if possible and reduce temps and remove excess vrm temps which heats up the inside of my rig. I currently have an AIO inside my rig and it is just bugging me, when everything is whisper quiet even at the lowest possible setting in the bios and fan xpert (which is 40%), the waterpump is just noisy. it isn't really that noisy but at the dark of the night when im not using any room fan i could hear it. and if i leave my computer on while i sleep it sometimes wakes me up. I could cover up that sound only when nf-f12s are running at full speed or if SP120s are running around 60-70% or fractal design silent case fan is running at full speed. Current stuff in my rig: Fracal Design Arc Mini r2 Asus Rampage IV gene (2011 socket) i7-3960x Corsair Dominator 4x4Gb XFX r9-290x Doublle Dissipation on kraken G10 with Noctua NF-B9 PWM 4x Noctua NF-F12s 120mm 2x Corsair SP120 Performance 120mm 1x Phanteks 140mm 2x Thermaltake water 2.0 Swiftech 8way PWM splitter Kingston SSDnow 2.5inch drive Seagate 5.25inch drive Zalman HP1000 PSU dimensions 210(L) x 150(W) x 86(H) mm *space wise, my arc mini is quite cramped inside with all this stuff especially the PSU which takes most of the bottom space. I'll follow up the photo of my rig so you guys could check it out and possibly/probably help me with choosing parts, if you've tried please link your rigs photo/vid or if you've seen it please link a photo/vid. Cheers! This is currently what im thinking of but changes could still be made, if possible all could come from http://www.pccasegear.com/ as I live in Queensland. EX360 Radiator XSPC Razor R9 290X/290 Waterblock XSPC 24pin ATX Bridge Tool XSPC D5 Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo XSPC Hose Cutter 0-25mm XSPC LCD Temperature Display Red V2 + G1/4in Plug Sensor XSPC RayStorm CPU Waterblock for Intel XSPC G1/4 Black Chrome 1/2 Compression Fitting V2 XSPC Twin 3mm LED Kit Red XSPC FLX Tubing Clear UV 1/2ID 3/4OD 2m Changes could be made,but the razor water block for the GPU though i think its just right, I already have the XSPC back plate installed.