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post #11 of 19
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My incredibly complicated and probably super restrictive bottom radiator setup. Had screws which were barely long enough so had to reverse the direction so the nut (and not the screw head) is visible from in the case. A little disappointed as the screw heads look really good. (See the radiator on top of the case in future pics for the screws).

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Motherboard in. I took everything out of my TJ11 at this point and knew I would be working solid until it was done. Did not want to be without my PC for too long. lol

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Holes drilled and reservoir mount installed.

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My beautiful 590 before I get down to butchering it. Taking this badboy apart was the most nervous I have been, simply due to the cost and seeming delicateness of it.

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Ready for the water block.

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Water block installed. Have also used the backplate and it really does look fantastic.

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Graphics card and CPU block installed. Starting to look like a PC and not an empty case.

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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by aoya View Post

Looks nice! It's a bit hard to tell the carbon fiber pattern from the angle in the photos. I thought you just covered it in white stickers or forgot to peel a paper backing or something.

Yeah my photography skills are incredibly lacking. Apologies for all the glare / lack of focus / poor lighting and so on.
post #13 of 19
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Significant progress made, forgot to take more pics in between.

The Corsair single-sleeved kit not looking super amazing but seems to do the job.

The top radiator was the second worst part of this build so far. Lining up the rad, fans and top holes proved to be horrible. Had seen someone use wooden skewers to keep everything in line and ended up doing this, but took a good 45 minutes of fiddling about before I was able to get it right.

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Shows the drain valve at the bottom. Really hoping this doesn't cause too much restriction.

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PSU in. This was HELL ON EARTH. In hindsight, having only 30mms room or so between the bottom rad and the PSU, I probably should have put the PSU in first. Live and learn I guess.

This is my biggest beef with the 800D so far, the PSU must be slid in from the side. If only it was possible from the back it would have made my life a lot easier.

This took hours and my hands were literally bleeding by the time I had worked all the power cables into the slots. The neighbours probably learnt a few new swear words too.

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Everything taking shape.

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post #14 of 19
This looking sweet,gj on the build so far. subbed.
post #15 of 19
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Tubing just about done.

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Loop complete, just some cabling to do before filling her up.

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Time to fill - super exciting.

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IT WORKS - SUCCESS!!!

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post #16 of 19
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As you can see in the images above, I have one annoying cable sticking out over the graphics card. Looks terrible. Have removed it as a helpful forum member pointed out it served no purpose with my single GFX build.

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Now I can sleep.

It is by no means complete but I will say it is assembled and it works.

I need to:
1. Tidy the cables visible through the window
2. Manage the cables at the back of the case
3. Run for 24 hours to leak test
4. Learn to use the Aquacomputer fan/temp/flow controller
5. Acrylic sheet to hide the PSU and bottom rad section
6. Lighting - might be ok but I feel it needs some improvements
7. Proper photos of it (by someone who can use a camera much better than me)
8. Test out the OC capabilities of this beast

Going to take some time to not work on this now so I won't be doing any more work updates for a week or two. Hands ache and I'm tired and cranky so going to just relax before building my girlfriend a new (SIMPLE) build on Tues/Wed.

Hope you guys like it so far.
post #17 of 19
Nice work there mate
post #18 of 19
Looks good, nice an neat... have to say the black/white(or blue looking white)/red combo throws me off a bit... I find it a bit confusing when looking at it in general. That's more than likely just me, though.

On a side note... what an, for lack of a more appropriate word, interesting avatar you have there.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by ArkAngel666 View Post

Looks good, nice an neat... have to say the black/white(or blue looking white)/red combo throws me off a bit... I find it a bit confusing when looking at it in general. That's more than likely just me, though.
On a side note... what an, for lack of a more appropriate word, interesting avatar you have there.

I'm not sure why my camera is making it look blue but in person it has no blue about it at all, just pure white.

Looking at it now, I love the monochrome areas of the black/white only, but given the red on the motherboard, felt I needed some red accents in the design also.

My avatar is the lovely Kate Upton.
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