Originally Posted by RKTGX95 with my luck i'll probably have many leaks so those additional ones won't change much
i am planning on maybe using the Primochill reservoirs because there is a sexy frosted version and now because of your amazing idea it has 4 ports on the top cap so if it works (i.e. enough space for 4 crystal links) it would be awesome. on the vortex, i have actually seen the Primochill overview video on those and according to them there are 2 rings that keep the impeller relatively in place on the metal bar that it is on and you just need to open the vortex and move them closer/further to fix your problem. (and overall, Primochill has made a few cool WC products lately. like the rad fan grills)
Nice use of the mayhems clear UV coolant
on a side note: since it is clear that you have put a lot of thought in your loop maybe you can advice here. do you think that it is plausible to make a loop with the "regular" stealthy black with red (accents) with a pinch of green somehow without ruining the looks/balance?
I'm still a watercooling newbie and I've never actually had problems with leaks. You'll be fine.
The little plastic washers are just to keep it in place. I experimented with them and it didn't change the rattling. The impeller also stays centered because of the flow, that's why the washers aren't installed by default. I haven't seen anything about primochill addressing the rattling, it's a new product, but if the little washers are their solution then I'm a little disappointed with primochill.
It can be hard to make red and green go together, you don't want your rig to accidentally end up looking like a christmas tree
But on the subject of colors I recommend staying away from dyes and using colored tubes instead. All tubes and water blocks can be stained by dyes and the combination of tubes plasticizing and the plastic residue being dyed can be especially nasty looking. I had clear tubes before with blue coolant, but the tubes plasticizing in combination with the dye made it look like I had algae in my loop.