Sorry for the delay, but I have been busy working on the build!
At this point I have installed all of the hardline.
I’ve water tested. I have discovered one leak from the threads of the drain valve to the reservoir. Somehow I don’t have any plumber’s tape handy, but that will be fixed as soon as the stores are open again! Then there will be pictures of the second water fill (clear) while I test under pressure, then another drain, fill with colored water, ph test, add biocide and then add lighting.
I’m going to add a windowed side to the upper/itx portion of the case and light that portion as well, unfortunately this only appears to be available directly from Coolermaster and their site is closed until 01/03. I’d like to add fans to the top of this portion of the case, but there are no fan holes, just mesh….so I’ll probably have to get creative or hope that the heat sufficiently dissipates via the mesh.
The filling funnel
fill funnel from the top
pump/cpu block is in!underside of CPU block/pump
The line from the reservoir to the 2nd video card, installed! (surprisingly easy)This is where the drain valve will go1drain valve installedline from 2nd gpu to reservoir completline from 2nd GPU to reservoir installed! This has to get easier from here…oh wait no *criesline from gpu to reservoir installed
This little bugger from the 2nd gpu to the first was insanely hard to get right! Finally got it, but wow…
cpu block/pump installed
final line installed
My fingers are killing me! I thought that this “s” curve would be easy. Exit CPU, 90 degree curve, 180mm, 90 degree curve…but this little angle they put on the cpu ports was annoying and added to the difficulty as a whole. I even had the piece made perfectly, but I went to fast and it must’ve been to fragile as it broke apart while trying to attach.