Whoa, cool. Thanks for the additional input. I think the opinion survey is super clear! Plan A was a heatkiller IV cpu block, nemesis black ice 360 rad, and an EKWB pump/res combo. I didn’t get around to shopping for fittings, but the bitspower recommendation is well noted.
I found a place here called https://www.oliospec.com/
and they seem super legit. I can get the nemesis black ice there, and the EKWB pump/res combo, but they didn’t have the heatkiller block. They had others that I didn’t recognize at the time, so I may take a trip back there and make a note. For perspective, the nemesis 360GTS sold for $95, the EKWB 140 Revo sold for about $200, and EK velocity about $140. That all seemed just a bit steeper than I wanted, which is why I asked (and was answered) about TT. Language is a problem, though, and this store is the size of a small apartment. It’s just not the kind of place you buy stuff without a conversation.
As an aside, they had a “build of the month” which had a screen mounted on the top inside of the case, facing down towards the GPU, so you can’t see it. The GPU had a piece of plexiglass mounted at a 45 degree angle, so it was effectively working as a holographic screen for the gif that was playing on the actual screen, and there was Hatsune Miku (I think) magically dancing on top of the GPU. It was super cool.
Thanks again for all your advice.