Watercooling CPU 1700 - Help for purchasing


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I'm doing my first build with watercooling. It's hard for me to make an order because there are too many parts to keep in consideration.

Here is my build specs:

CPU: I5-12600K
GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB VENTUS 2X OC
MOBO: Asus Prime Z690-P D4
CASE: Lian Li Dynamic O11DX

I want to watercool my cpu, but thinking to add GPU in the future, so I need an efficient pump.

This is my idea:

RESERVOIR: Alphacool Eisstation DDC
PUMP: Alphacool Laing DDC310
RADIATOR: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm radiator V.2
CPU BLOCK: Alphacool Eisblock XPX Aurora RGB

- Alphacool Eiszapfen 13/10mm compression fitting G1/4 - Chrome sixpack

- Alphacool Eisrohr 13/10mm PETG 80cm - 4pcs

- Alphacool Eiswasser Crystal Clear UV-activ 1000ml
- 4Pin Y-Cable to 3x4Pin PWM
- Tools for bending/cutting
- Filling bottle

What I need to buy more?
- RGB Controller? I need one ore i connect directly to the MOBO?
- Drain system to empty/cleaning water? What pieces I need?
- RGB Fans?
- Something else?

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Fans.... depends on you, we offer the Alphacool Rise and Lux Pro fans. You can choose what you want. The best fans we offer are the Rise fans. Draining port..... depends on where you want to mount it. And that depends on the space you have. There are different solutions. But you need a 2-way ball valve and some more fittings and maybe a TEE-adaptor.
For bending you need a silicon insert with a diameter of 10mm, a pip reamer, a saw and a heat gun. A simple bending tool like this would be enough: https://www.alphacool.com/shop/hard...e-bending-tool-12-14mm-and-16mm-black?c=20645
And maybe some aRGB cabels to connect everything. And yes, ou can connect everything on your mainboard.