What are the best parts for my first hardline water cooled system?

So I plan on going to microcenter in a month and I am wanting to make my current system custom water cooled. My system consists of a Ryzen 7 5800x, an EVGA FTW3 3080ti, and it’s in a Hyte y60. So what is everything you recommend that I grab

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  • magarity
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    For that CPU and GPU you can use a minimum of five segments of 120mm radiator capacity. A 360 radiator in the top and a 240 in the side would do, although that case also supports a 280 in the side according to the manufacturer's website. I'd go with a 360/280 if it were mine because a 280 is a lot more cooling capacity than a 240.

    Graphics card water blocks must fit exactly. Please verify with the water block manufacturer that it will fit because I'm not sure how accurate your source is for "i've been told" and buying the wrong thing will result in unhappiness.

    You should look in person at the reservoir / pump units available to see what you like the look of. I have soft tubing myself so I can't really advise you on what kind of hard tubes but I heard that acrylic and petg both have ups and down and that glass is best but most difficult to bend. I think if I had to do hard, I'd use glass straight and fittings for every curve :/


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