Haven't posted in a while so I should give an update. The system is now up and running, but will be doing some more tweaks and polishing later this week and next, busy weekend unfortunately. Also got my Razer AC-1 moved into the system.
The initial loop filling was very simple. I was surprised that I didn't have any bubble issues at all. Just about all of the videos I've seen have tiny bubbles that line all the tubes for a while, but I didn't experience any of that. Primed the pump and let it run for a few seconds, add more water and so on. Rocked the case and all the big bubbles were gone within minutes. After 15 minutes or so, there was no sign of air at all, and no drips either
System is currently filled with distilled.
I've done a lot more research on using additional fluid and have not come across ANY claims of the F1 Acid Green having gunk issues. Most common were the blue and red, which a few of them admitted to NOT
cleaning their radiators! So, I will be trying the Acid Green later.
On to the later part, after looking over my loop, I have a strong feeling I'm going to have drain issues with my current setup. That said, I have an order in for some Koolance quick disconnects (VL3N), which will be between the res and pump, low in the loop. Also picked up some female 3pin connectors, EK 580 backplate (black), some fan grills, screws and a kill coil. I swear this is a never ending project lol.
To Do - Install said parts, more cable management, and get my cold cathodes installed.
Issues - My Delta fan isn't reporting RPM on the fan controller, but the rheostat works. May be a pin issue when I sleeved the cable. Also need to make note of which temps are which leads lol. That said, I have not seen the water temp hit 31c yet, but I haven't done major stress testing. Just a few runs of 3dMark 11. Intake temp is at about 24.5c.
I'll try and post updated pictures *soon*Edited by Angrybutcher - 5/18/11 at 3:20pm