Question What parts for a water cooling system should I choose

Mr Subs

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I have an MSI 3080 TI Ventus 3x that I have seen hit 110 edit: (C not F), but I usually power limit it so it only gets to 96 C.

Amazon:
Barrow Copper GPU Water Cooling Block GPU Waterblock Graphics Card Water Cooling Block for MSI RTX3090 RTX3080 RTX3070 (for MSI RTX3090 RTX3080 Ventus 3X with Water Cooling Backplate)
$280 (looks to be a good amount of copper in the plates)

Newegg:
Bykski GPU Block With Active Waterway Backplane Water Cooling Cooler For MSI RTX 3090 3080 Ventus N-MS3090VES-TC
$168.80 (looks totally acrylic, but states the block is a high purity copper)

And could someone please recommend a tank for supplying it with water. Also, is there a tank that could feed both the GPU block as well as a separate one for a CPU? Thank you!

edit:
I just found this one as well

MicroCenter:
Bitspower Titan Series GPU Cooling Expansion Kit for MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS series
$159.99
 
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110°F is only 43.3°C and is a great load temp for a 3080ti.
It's my highest memory temp on GPU Z and sorry it is in Celsius

So after a bit more research I am starting to realize all the things I would need. If anyone can help me reduce my cost without making a poor decision, I'd appreciate it.

GPU Water Block:
Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 30-SERIES VENTUS GPU Water Block (3090, 3080 Ti, 3080) -$169.99

Radiator:
Hydro X Series XR5 240mm Water Cooling Radiator -$69.99
or DIYhz 12 Pipe Aluminum Heat Exchanger Liquid Cooling Radiator Heat Sink 240mm -$21.99

Pump/Resevoir:
Hydro X Series XD5 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo — Black -$154.99
or (not sure what the C02 here involves, hopefully does not entail buying a lot of C02 refills)
BXQINLENX 600L/H CPU Cooling Heat Exchanger Water Pump Tank 117 ml CO2 Cooler -$42.99

or (but I guess I would need a dual pump link)
Dual 800L/H CPU Cooling Cylinder Pump Water Cooling Tank Water Pump Radiator -$49.39
or (but would have to change all parts to match 1/4" size)
CPU Water Cooling Pump Reservoir DIY Combo, 800L/H Water Pump, G 1/4" Thread Port, -$48.39

Fittings:
Hydro X Series XF Compression 10/13mm (3/8” / 1/2”) ID/OD Fitting Four Pack — Black $26.99
or BXQINLENX Silver Chrome G1/4" to ID 3/8" OD 1/2" Soft TUBING Compression Fitting $11.99

Coolant:
Hydro X Series XL8 Performance Coolant 1L — Clear $19.99
or from newegg: Hydro X Series XL8 Performance Coolant 1L - Blue $18.99

Tubing:
Hydro X Series XT Softline 10/13mm (3/8” / 1/2”) ID/OD Tubing $16.99
or only 3 ft instead of 9
BXQINLENX 3/8" X 1/2" (9.5X12.7mm) Water Cooling Tubing $5.99

Hydro X Total (w/ cheaper radiator): $410.94

Total with all cheaper parts (BXQINLENX Pump & MicroCenter Bitspower Block): $261.94

Not including

Hydro X Series Filling Bottle $2.99
and
Hydro X Series XC5 RGB CPU Water Block (AM4) $59.99

or Full System without the Block
ASHATA PC Water Cooling Kit,Universal Water Cooling Radiator,Tubing,Pump,Cylindrical Tank,Dual Fan,Mounting Accessories Computer Water Cooling Liquid Cooler Kit $251.29 + Block $159.99 = $411.98

or Thermaltake Pacific C240 Ddc Res/Pump 5V Motherboard Sync Copper Radiator Soft Tube Water Cooling Kit CL-W249-CU12SW-A, 240mm Copper Radiator $249.99 + Block $159.99 = $409.98
 
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