Damn it, I figured that was gonna happen...right when I thought I have everything selected, I am back to 0!!!
Thanks to all of you for good comments and thanks for the welcome!!!
I did a lot of research so far, days on end, but the more I read the more I flip/flop.
I appreciate the good guidance especially being that I am a complete noob to this.
I have lived for 10 years in the US, hence the US English, but now I am located in Croatia.
So yes, selection is greatly narrowed, but now that I have inspected WATERCOOL Heatkiller products (which are available for me to purchase) I DEFINITELY want their reservoir...it looks miles ahead better of EKWB and aluminum/glass vs plastic.
I am assuming the 150 size is ok?
I definitely would like to have pump/reservoir combo, it's easier than to do a separate pump, and plus I think it looks miles better.
Which D5 would you suggest to go with it?
EKWB D5-PWM or WCP D5-PWM (Watercool) or something else?
Their water block also looks great (I hope it's a good choice?):
For fittings I have decided to use Bitspower, they have some great looking ones, plus come highly recommended by the community.
For the radiator I still think I will stick to EK-CoolStream CE 280, as Watercool doesn't make one in 280 size.
Tubing I was gonna get in 16/10mm (ID 3/8" - OD 5/8") size, from what I read that's optimal for bends and all.
If there is any recommendations for the supplier of it (I did read in this thread that EKWB is good for soft tubing), please go ahead.
Watercool sells Masterkleer 16/10mm, dunno if that's good.
Lastly to go back to my original question I was hoping to use the existing positions that the case offers (that's one of the reasons why I bought it), using the case's pump bracket, and not mount the pump/reservoir to the radiator, but to the case bottom or back (I prefer the vertical mount), that's why I asked the question.
Oh yes, top fans idea is now scrapped, actually pleased with that...less noise, less to clean. Edited by brab - 11/23/17 at 1:59pm