first water cooling system advice

I am looking to get my first water cooling system for my PC. I noticed alot of water cooling systems I see online have clear tubing with colored liquid. All the water cooling systems that I see online to buy have black tubing. Do people buy clear tubing to replace the one that comes with their water cooling unit or do you have to find a water cooling unit with clear tubing? Also curious if anyone has any suggestions on water cooling kits that have clear tubing. Perferably blue liquid. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to achieve this or any advice regarding water cooling since this will be my first time installing a water cooling kit.

Thank you,

System Specs:
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Full Tower
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow
Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
GPU: EVGA GTX980 Superclocked 4GB GDDR5 256bit
Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Cooler Master V850 - 850w
SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
HDD: 500GB Samsung 7200 RPM
HDD: 4TB Seagate 5400 RPM
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    I don't recommend colored liquid, as the dye tends to separate from the liquid and gum up the cooling blocks. If you want color, get colored tubing.

    As for clear/black/colored tubing, it doesn't really matter. Some tubing clouds up the liquid, though, so do your research about that. Here's a great article reviewing 18 types of tubing.
  2. I just decided to go with the Corsair H100i. Temps idle around 29-32c and average 45-52 under load (gaming). Maybe someday i'll build a custom open loop water cooling system. but for now this seems to do the job.

  3. You're welcome. He-he, I'm just now building my first water-cooling system, and between FrozenCPU going out of business and me breaking my graphics card's cooler (oops), it's become a two-month project.
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