I got started today doing the PSU and 5.25 bay covers out of acrylic. I purchased white prior to deciding to scrap the white and blue color scheme inside and going black and blue (paint that is - all tubing will be black.) Here is the space I will cover - it will extend just beyond the wire cut out (about 13" in length.) That silver piece to the left at the end of the mobo is for the UV cathode I will no longer be using on this build since the tubing will be black. I will use my LEDs only which is the lower PCB in this shot.
I am building this at the office, but of course I did not bring my table saw in so I will have to cut the side and the top on separate days. I couldn't really tell the width of the top without first cutting the side. Here is the gap on the side of the PSU before the rivets - exactly 1/4" - the thickness of my acrylic sheet.
I will also cut a piece to cover the 5.25 bay area (and cut holes for the tubing to pass through.)
Just a shot of the glue I will be using - love the name.
My pre-wired LEDs came in from Oznium (great place for LEDs) I will decide which color to mount in the reservoir once I get everything powered up.
I will post some more pics tomorrow of the acrylic mock up and the early paint results. I have to do some stencils for the comp name (Tiamat), the scorched earth overlay I will try on the acrylic and vid card cover, and the dragon itself.
Waiting on the mesh to make the vid card cover along with the new tubing and some other bits (seems like I keep adding bits!)
This being my first water build I will be swapping the GPUs onto the 240 and the CPU to the 120 rad. I assume this is best since the GPUs will generate more heat? I read this in another post - if this is an incorrect assumption please let me know. Kind of makes sense since my current Corsair water cooler is on a 120 rad.