It's complete. Did not turn out quite like I thought it will at first but its functional. Next time I'll buy a bigger car instead of trying to make it all fit into such a small case.
Major problems encountered in the last stage:
* Pumps / res work in the opposite direction than I thought it will. Had to redo most of the loop, fillport ended up at the output port of the pump making filling n bleeding major pain.
* The fillport T line ended up right next to ATX power connector and SATA cage made it very tight fit. This particular line I was keen on keeping in place as for getting to that one I would have had to remove all the crap in the way.
* Couple of more serious leaks in very hard to reach spots. Had to disassemble partly for getting to these as its not like I can live with a "small leak".
* For some reason GFX card vram heatsinks refuse to stick to these chips, left em bare.
* Booting troubles. Who would have thought that SATA backplates can have their own power button which needs to be pressed as well. The additional SATA controller cards (Jmicron363 chip) I got are btw not bootable.
* Water temp sensor is a bit broken, but its sort of functioning atm.
I should add that if you can please do not get Alphacool DT-LT pump for your loop. It's crap. It's supposed to be quiet but has crap quality control apparently. Mine are horrific loud at 12V even with the replacement O rings which I got as part of warranty afterwards (as someone forgot to ship the right ones with pumps). Even when downvolted the pumps are quite audible. I'll live with them for now, but I'm not happy at all about the sound level of these. They are loud! The loudest part of my system. Did I mention that it's not sort of uniform hum you can get used to .. nooo ... its irritating vibrating sounds and its loud. I would say approx as loud as 2000 rpm noname 120mm fan. So quite audible. (Edit: one of the pumps is howler, apparently the second one is reasonably quiet with only low hum being audible but if I plug in the first one basically whole case rattles under it).
Overall though I'm a bit fed up over the past two days hanging upside down inside my case so I'll keep a mild pause before I think about redoing the loop or anything inside there unless its something that really needs to be done and cant wait.
PSU. non modular as you can see, but its a good one and I love it (other than rats nest of cabling)
The CPU block from EK is not looking like it is in the manual. My jet plate is different. Am I missing something.
time to install the CPU
EK HF block with AMD plate
The mobo has bare vrm, puttin some heatsinks on these.
Managed to wiggle the mobo in there. Damn tight.
A northbridge heatsink fits XFX non reference 6770 reasonably well
Flushing the radiator. Yeah tap water. Then cleaned it with compressed air. Few ions aint gonna kill me considering I'm going to run antifreeze in there.
A device for filling the loop. Fits on 3L and 1L bottles. A bit leaky upsidedown, as I found out. Next time will get a better one.
Red antifreeze for aluminium engines, 2/3 rd and distilled water 1/3. Should be about 66% distilled 33% ethylene glycerol that way.
Up n running. Still few paper towels inside just in case.
With AMD 1055T 125W version at stock the water delta is approx 2 C (fans are downvolted to approx 800 rpm, pumps with mild downvolt) under full load and some OC delta is about 4C.
Edit: I will add that I'm not happy with GPU temps. Even without OC I hit today about 100C on it. So probaly not a good contact or that block is not that good for it. Or its the VRM's without sinks that show me the highest temp.Edited by Carniflex - 6/21/12 at 10:55pm