It suddenly died while I was starting a game. Then it was completely dead, even on my backup board. The board's fans started spinning for a fraction of a second and then there was nothing, no beep, no POST, nothing. It was the first one (or maybe the second...) that actually died on me since my first 486 DX40 so if that trend continues I keep going downhill now
Also time for some christmas updates. Boredom got the better of me so let's mod this thing some more. Luckily no one complained about me dremeling in the middle of the night! The loop needs some sort of drain/bleed port on top. Luckily the UT60 rad has loads of holes for any direction. My plan was to cut an opening for one of the top holes so I can easily access it to assist draining.
First off I didn't want unneccesary metal floating inside my case
This is the result
It's sealed with one of those membrane plugs from Aqua, hoping that this will assist in bleeding the loop all by itself, should air get trapped inside.
Also the multi hole cover for the Aqualis and some RGB LED module arrived.
This way the membrane plug on the res is directly connected to the air inside and airflow is not obstructed by the water from the return line. I hope this works out but chances are good
As a bonus, the top rubber gasket in the res is back so it is finally sealed against leakage when turned on the side or similar.
Next up lots of cable management and putting the board back in