so i had trouble fitting the graphics cards in together the sli adapter i have to use in-between (although it was the smallest i could find) was still too large, so i pulled a metal shop and got out a file and a hack saw and cut a little bit of the threads out and shaved away to make things work, it still isn't perfect but and you can tell if you look closely that the cards dont line up perfectly but they do fit snuggly in the pci slots and thats good enough for me, there secure and nothings leaking. so hardcore engineering points for me? lol as of now we are 4 hours running and getting bubbles out and not a drop has leaked. cant wait to post some pictures tomorrow hopefully. i also received the brackets to mount my 3" drives in the optical drive bays and that worked out very well hides them away nicely and the mounting is very secure, this isn't a very neat build as far as tubing runs but seeing as how i used all compression fittings and no angled fittings i wasnt expecting it to be. cant wait to post pictures and see what everyone things. also i would like to thank everyone here on the forum for your amazing help and good ideas.