I built this pc for my wife and was my first semi water cooled rig, the only item in the water loop that is a name brand would be the cpu block and that item was ordered from Ibercool I think in the UK, the reservoir, radiator, and pump were all ordered from aliexpress and I added some nice fittings. The water loop probably cost under 150.00.
I had a harmonic type vibration / noise from the pump that resonated through the case because the pump was directly attached to the reservoir so I ended up separating the two with a short extension of hose which eliminated the noise.
The pink led fan is a corsair fan that had blue led's, I removed the blue led's and soldered in pink ones as we could not find any nice pink led fans.
The graphics card was free so to speak, evga gtx 960 2gb was 200.00 and I had won a 200.00 dollar gift card from my job that I used for that! Which was real sweet!
The water loop consist of a 140mm reservoir with a 600lh pump, this actual item was purchased from Aliexpress, here is the link
The Radiator also from Ali and is here http://www.aliexpress.com/item/120mm-aluminium-Water-cooling-Radiator-with-7-5mm-barbs/32235046043.html
2, 90 degree Rotary fittings
1, Ibercool nickle plated amd cpu waterblock from Ibercool http://www.ibercool.com/en/cpu-blocks/65-ibercool-ice-cpu-mt-for-amd-nickel.html
plus some hose, uv dye, water treatment, and silver kill coil, I think that I have maybe 130 dollars in the waterloop.
Memory Why 16 Gb of ram? Because we use photoshop a lot for a small time tshirt screen printing thing I have on the side and I have learned that with 8 gb of ram our old system would really lag when you really got into a design with multiple layers and mask ect. So the 16 is best for us
The cpu fx6300 was good for us, we ended up overclocking this cpu to just a little over 4ghz so we are really happy with that for the price and the 6 cores will help out with photoshop.
we have not gamed on this system yet but I did load unigen Heaven benchmark on it and was seeing around 70fps on fullscreen with high settings so this is great and I would hope that we could see some decent game play when we get Steam loaded up, the monitor is a 60 hertz monitor so we really do not need to be any higher on fps unless we upgrade but it's really not an issue with us as we play games on a limited bases, But My 2 1/2 Year Old Daughter really enjoys playing Borderlands .
thanks for checking out the build! Jeff