I think one of the reasons you shouldn't be using the AIO pump as you are is that it was likely designed for a very specific amount of pumping that needs to be done. By introducing greater lengths in to the loop, you increase the load on the pump, a pump which is already questionable from a reliability standpoint. No doubt the final product looks good. It's just a matter of how long that little pump is going to last you before you need to replace it, and since you have modified it as you have, you can likely kiss the warranty goodbye.
I too am curious about the 5.2 overclock. Did you buy a binned CPU or did you just get a really nice silicon roll?
Ah. I thought you were conveying something differently with your sarcasm.
Thanks! That's 1 XP and 8700K more than I had a few days ago.
Does looping the pump tubing create any stress issues w/ the pump?