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I just recently decided to do a similar build when someone pointed me at this thread. I think I'm going to largely copy your approach, with a few modifications.

Is there a reason you're using a drive bay reservoir instead of something like this:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/95...?tl=g30c97s165

A smaller reservoir like that ought to fit behind the drive bay, so you can access it for filling\\maintaining the fluid.

Also, what thickness is the fan you have on the bottom rad? It seems like it would be worth getting a thinner fan so its airflow isn't choked as much by the GPU. Thoughts?
First off, Welcome to OCN!

I am using the bay res because I liked that it could be seen from the front, the capacity was pretty good and there is less modification needed to fit it. I may use colored dye so it will look neat from the front, but I have to find one that is less prone to separation.

I actually thought I would have more room based on the measurements I got for the case, mobo, etc. so I am lucky it fits at all! I will switch to a lower profile fan if it needs it, but time will tell. I think the one I have now is 25mm thick.
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Wow 25mm, so you can only really go 5mm thinner as-is. It'd be awesome when you get it all working to run tests with the bottom rad fan unplugged, and see if it's equal to the efficiency of the front rad fan.

I've ordered the case today so I can start exploring possibilities with the hardware in front of me. I may consider putting the rad where the 5.25 bay is. It's not quite as stealth as the bottom, but it'll get better airflow and would look snazzy with the right lip to cover up the cut.

Hopefully your sleeved PSU comes soon. How much did the sleeving service cost?

Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Sorry I am a little held up right now! I am basically waiting for my PSU to arrive from RideZiLightning, but he broke his wrist. He is having his son finish it, but it might take a little longer.

Anyway, as soon as that arrives I will be doing a final assembly and cutting a fill hole for the water as well as painting the PSU to match. After that is decal and case window time!
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Sorry I am a little held up right now! I am basically waiting for my PSU to arrive from RideZiLightning, but he broke his wrist. He is having his son finish it, but it might take a little longer.

Anyway, as soon as that arrives I will be doing a final assembly and cutting a fill hole for the water as well as painting the PSU to match. After that is decal and case window time!
So what does it cost to have that done? Why not just do it yourself? It's easy. You could get all the tools for probably less than what they charge you to have it done. Plus then you have the pride factor in doing it yourself.
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any word on the power supply?
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anybody home?
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unsubed, i think he abandoned the build frown.gif
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I am back! The build is done! I will post pics! Sorry for keeping you hanging. Life got a little crazy and I never heard anything about my PSU so I had to get another on newegg from FSP. The PSU works wonders and the build is done, but it looks a little haggard with the cabling and the PSU still being black. mad.gif

Anyway, update coming soon, computer working like a champ. GPU Idle around 35 degrees, CPU around 40. Max load the GPU won't break 60 and the CPU wont break 70. Not too shabby for an internally contained build. smile.gif
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