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I've just ordered the preliminary parts for the new i5-4670k system I'm building and need some advice on which radiators and fittings to go with.

Here's the tentative parts list (I'll note which ones are already purchased):

Purchased:
Bitfenix Prodigy M (Black)
Corsair AX760 (fully modular PSU)
Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI LGA1150
MDPC-X Red+Black sleeving kits
Swiftech MCP655-B

To be purchased:
i5-4670k
GSkill Trident X 1866 (2x8gb)
GTX 670/680/or 770 depending on price
GPU waterblock
XSPC Raystorm CPU block
Primochill Primoflex advanced LRT red tubing (3/8ID 5/8OD)
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Hi-Flow Reservoir
Swiftech MCR120 radiators (x2)
Fittings

Need Advice:
Fittings?
Will 2 MCR120's be enough radiator for cooling the CPU+GPU in the loop?
Are there better 120mm radiators out there than the Swiftech ones? Low profile would be a plus, but not a necessity.
Best 120mm fans for the radiators

I understand that the prodigy M will fit a 240mm radiator, but you lose the functionality of the 5.25 drive bay. My plan is to mount one radiator on the front face of the case, and one at the back of the case, either top or rear-face mounted. I'm building this rig for a friend and I know he will be needing a DVD/CD drive.

I'm hoping to get the CPU clock up to ~4.3Ghz and I'll probably leave the GPU clock alone. I'm also building a custom glass side window, so I will not be able to mount any additional fans besides whatever I can squeeze on the front face or rear/top panel.

Any help would be appreciated! This is my first custom water loop and I want to make sure it's done right.

*edit-added RAM+GPU waterblock to the list* just for clarity, I'm planning on having the GPU+CPU in the same loop.
Edited by runit3 - 11/14/13 at 3:54pm
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Depending on the gpu you may want to add the gpu to the cooling setup since you will not have much airflow due to the glass side window. That is if you have room. I hear that bitfenix prodigys have more room for watercooling than prodigy m's.
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1. Go here and overclock ya CPU w/ voltage and speed settings

Let's say 135 watts

2. Overclocked 770, say 197 watts + 20% for OC say 235 watts

You need 370 watts to have 100% cooling from Rads

The alphacool rads take top spot in all the tests over at Martins site so using those for reference.... in push / pull at 1250 rpm

ST45 mm gets ya @ 74 watts per 120mm @ 10C delta
UT60m mm gets ya @ 76 watts per 120mm @ 10C delta
Mosta 80 mm gets ya @ 80 watts per 120mm @ 10C delta

So lets say 75 watts ....

3 x 120mm of rad space will get ya 225 outta that 235 watts (96%)
2 x 120mm of rad space will get ya 150 outta that 235 watts (64%)

I'm at about 62% right now @ 1250 rpm w/ twin 780s and 4770k ... I'll hit 88% with one more Rad or 85% at 1800 rpm.

Don't forget rad sides, tubes all components surfaces also radiate heat so no need to be at 100%
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Thanks for the mm/w breakdown, the UT60's look really nice. I'll have to do some measurements once the case gets here to make sure the full size ones will fit with the pump+res, I know the 80mm thick probably won't. I guess the ST30's are a decent runner up.

Anyone have some suggestions for fittings? (compression only). I'm not anticipating the need for any odd angles, maybe one 90 deg. fitting for the outlet on the GPU but other than that most prodigy M tube routes look straight forward.

Not really set on color/finish yet. If I mirror the glass I'll probably want some chrome inside the case, but as of now it's going to be completely black/red themed.
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Don't firget the XT45's are just cupla watts of the 60s

I'm using Bitspower Matte Black.... have a few compression fittings at pump with flex tube for vibration isolation.
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