It turned out that I had my reservoir too low so the "pumping" wasn't that great. I fixed the problem by holding the reservoir about 2 inches above the pump but I obviously couldnt do that 24/7 so I RMA'd the pump back and ordered http://www.svc.com/x2opdual.html.
I know the risks that go along with this pump / res but the trouble I was having trying to find a place to mount both the pump and res seperately completely justifies it to me. And for only $50 when every other place sells for around $70 was too good to pass up.
I have since stripped my case down and painted some PSU wires black with vinyl dye. I am going to do the case wires tonight.
The pump should be here tomorrow and the new tubing (1/2" ID x 5/8" OD) should be here hopefully by the weekend so I'll be able to use the compression fittings I originally bought.
AMD Phenom x4 955 BE @3.8
G.SKILL NS 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 2GB x 3
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB *Flashed to 6970*
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Win 7 64-bit