Since my build can't compare to all the multi-thousand dollar builds I decided to show off my current build and create a model of the EKWB water cooling setup I'd build if I won the contest. I linked all the parts I would use on performance-pcs.com and created a model of the custom loop and a brief description of why I choose each part for my loop.
Here are all the parts with links to the PPCs shop and a quick description of why I choose them.
CPU Block: EK-Quantum Velocity - Copper + Plexi Link To PPCs
I went with the EK-Quantum Velocity because it's a very solid choice for a good price and the Plexi top matches my more monotone black & grey theme with clear accents.
GPU Block: EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Link To PPCs
I choose the GPU block because I have the MIS GTX 1080TI Gaming X which doesn't use a founders edition PCB, luckily EK makes a block that fits.
Radiators: EK-CoolStream SE 360 & EK-CoolStream SE 240 Link To PPCs Link To PPCs
I choose one 240mm and one 360mm to fit the most amount of radiator I can in the Corsair 275 Airflow which isn't a custom water cooling optimized case. I choose to go with slim radiators so I have a better chance of fitting my pump reservoir combo in front of the case where space is limited.
Pump/Reservoir Combo: EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 120 Link To PPCs
I went with this pump reservoir combo because it's very compact. My case doesn't have lots of room to mount pumps or reservoirs but due to its small size I should be able to mount it plus it's PWM and has a DDC pump
Tubing: EK-HD PETG Tube 12/16mm Link To PPCs
I decided that if I was going to do a custom loop I might as well go all out and make it hardline.
Fluid: EK-CryoFuel Clear Link To PPCs
Since my color scheme is mainly black/grey I didn't want to throw it off with colored fluid plus EK-CryoFuel seems the be a good longlasting fluid that won't go bad over time.
Fittings: EEK-HDC Fitting 16mm & EK-AF Classic Angled 90° Link To PPCs Link To PPCs
I wanted to keep it simple so I choose compression fittings and a few 90 adaptors to make it easier and avoid having to do some tricky bends.
Fans: If I have enough budget leftover I would replace my current fans with the EK-Vardar EVO 120ER Link To PPCs
I decided it would probably be a good idea to replace my fans since the cheap fans I currently have in my case are noisy and have low static pressure.
*Notes I have a new power suply the EVGA Supernova 650 G+ on the way and plan on getting a Z270 motherboard so I can overclock