Day Two: Fans and stuff
Today I put the wheels on the ST10. Good quality stuff.
I then cracked open the water cooling stuff I have got. I've pretty much got all of it - just waiting on EK water blocks for GPUs. Also need to get the tubing and ram blocks.
Started by laying out the front intake fans for the case
And then installed
Here's the 480 Black Ice Rad I'm putting in the top chamber.
Frame installed first.
Fans installed and rads too
Had a panic when I pushed a screw too far on a couple of occassions and bent the fins. I don't think it knackered the water channels but I will have to be very vigilant when leak testing later down the line. Thanks to those who helped me out with that.
Bottom chamber rad - 560 - up next. Using Pk3 Noise blockers. Had to take out one of the chassis fans to get the rad in - it's really quite large.
With these fans you get the rubbarised edging to help with vibration reduction. Since they are silent bearings I didn't bother, because even with the longer scres they provide with the fans, there's still enough screw to bugger up the fins on the rad. i played it safe and just installed with a shorter screw. Didn't bother with the fancy edging stuff.
Sorry about shaky focus. Hopefully you can make out the back of the case and the fans/rads in upper and lower chambers.
Last thing - I have not been able to attach the 560 rad to the frame. Here is a picture of it (sorry again for the rubbish quality). Any idea what screw length I would need? Can't find any around the home. Need to go out and get some. I need to make sure that I don't do the stupid thing I did before with the upper rad.
Tomorrow the hardware arrives