I know I haven't been on this build in ever! I have been just overwhelmed with things in life and just not having the resources/funds to finish the build. I feel guilty and dishonorable to my sponsors. Yet there is hope, I have just finished rebuilding the system and have pictures of whats been done. I was considering on buying an entire new system but with the next gen haswell, DDR4, GTX 8XX series, and a whole lot of new watercooling tech coming out, I thought it would be best to wait since this machine still holds up to my needs.
So I ordered new tubing, coolant, and a PSU. I did a complete tear down of the system. I didn't take a whole ton of pictures but I am sure they will be somewhat entertaining.
The new PSU: NZXT 850W Hale90 v2
This is the original PSU I wanted to get for the build but it wasn't available or local pickup. Great thing is too, this is a 1-1 pinout from what I have read with no caps. Only a power sense cable which people have stated as being easy to get around. Now for the pictures. I will apologize before hand, I got a new phone recently and for some reason it has a hard time taking pictures of such negative contrast. It can't decide to focus on what and it makes some objects blurry. I will be working on that too
I did have a little help with the un-boxing plus some improvised modeling.
I am extremely happy with this PSU and it's cables.
Ran some distilled water through the system with Sysprep from Primochill. Wasn't the most fun but I got it done.
Everything is back in and working like a champ. I found a shop that will assist in making the bracket for my radiator so it will fit more flush and also said he would cut my acrylic. It 's one of my clients for my work so it's going to be fun working with them. I plan to purchase the acrylic next paycheck and have it cut the following week or so. I will also be starting to create custom cabling this weekend, I just hope I have enough sleeving left over. I have the option to order different sleeving than what I have. What do you guys think? Stick with the slim sleeving or go to the normal 8mm? White of course
Sidenote: I have to also purchase new fittings. I really like the look of the monsoon fittings but by functions demands, they are terrible. The key they give you for tightening fittings bends and ends up damaging the paint on the fitting. Also I have lost three fittings due to them locking up and the tool being un-able to break them free without getting a wrench out and destroying the paint. Definitely sad about that.