Originally Posted by PepeLapiu
A 120.2 rad should get you somewhat better temps than air cooling. But I think that is a strick minimum. Try to get more raddage if you can. I recommend 120mm rads over 140mm ones. I know it sounds weird but the 120mm ones perform slightly better due to the fans. Thete just aren't any good 140mm fans at the moment.
I recommend 120mm rads, Alphacool if possible as they are the best performers. And Gentle Typhoon fans ftw. Always go with push/pull even if you have to go down in rad thickness to accommodate fan space.
Once again, your pump is good for your rig. Get a top if you want.
Tube size really doesn't matter. Go with your taste and what you think would look better. As long as you keep tube ID above 3/8" you are fine.
I don't know about the QDC fittings. You would have to show up where and how your loop will be arranged. And what's the QDC fittings for anyway? Why do you need 3 of them?
Also, if you just don't have the room in your rig but you still want more rads, just check this
out to add an other easy 120.3 rad.
Regarding the QDC fittings, I was looking at using them at the Reservoir to assist with any problems and every 6 months or so when I clean out the old water and replace it with new water.
From my readings I agree about the fan size, 120mm, so that is good and thanks for the makes of the rad and fans and the advice on the pump.
Regarding the tubing: Does size really matter? From what read, 1/2" is better than 3/8". If it really does not matter I think I would prefer 3/8". With the case I could go with the 1/2".
Regarding the rads and fans: Is it best to have the fans push the air from inside the case or outside the case? With the case I have, I cannot fit a 3 Rad Fan setup. I can either do a Duals and a Single or 2 Duals. I would prefer the a dual (top of the case) and a single (rear) because the 2 dual would take away a portion of the side case fan which is 230mm fan(which can be converted to 4 120mm or 4 140mm). Speaking of that, is it better to have 1 230mm fan or 4 120mm?
If I did the Dual and Single I was thinking of this setup: Pump/Res - CPU - Dual Rad - GPU - Single Rad - Pump/Res