Originally Posted by Winther
This looks awasome! Really well done and attention to detail, really looking forward of some good shots of the acrylic tubing with fluid, and also your cable management, especially on the back of the mobo tray! With your attention to detail, I bet that it will look great on both sides!
One question though, I have been thinking of doing an acrylic backplate for my 780, but I dont know if the acrylic can take the heat from the GPU, what have you done to avoid that, or do you know it would be a problem on the back of the GPU?
Thank you very much for your nice comment Winther.
Well the gfx cards GPUs should be below 50 degrees celcius, let alone the rear side of the cards. Plus there are a few small standoffs and the backplates are basically vented with the bg hexx pattern on it. So I am not affraid it will bend or something like that.
I have been waiting for sooooo looooong for this moment. The moment to fill up the loop for the first time and leaktest it.
I NEED to do it before it is done. Because after I close the front end I can't get to those cables and wires anymore. And those fittings. If there would end up being a leak I'd have to disassemble everything, undo all motherboard cables. the lot. So I wanted to give it a try right now.
I finally received that final XSPC fitting for the top of the reservoir. I have made a picture of the finished inside product of the connection reservoir to fillport. It is a real basterdised one
A piece of 16/10 tube, an Alphacool straight 16/10 fitting, an Alphacool 45 degree revolvable 16/10 fitting, an XSPC reservoir fillport, a Bitspower 45 degree adapter and a Bitspower fillport.
Then it was time to fill the loop, test the pump, the lot for leaks, the Coldzero parts, the fans, the fancontroller and the LED board + some leds.
The filling was a mess because I didn't have a high point in the loop te bleed the air out. But guess what, a piece of MDPC-X sleeving helped me out perfectly! Another great purpose for it
I put a piece of it through the fillport untill in the reservoir. That way air could escape through the sleeving when water was being added. It went soooo smooth after that.
I used a bend piece of tube to fill up the system. It wasn't good enough for in the build, but good enough for being used as a nice standing up filling hose
And don't forget my ghetto PSU on/off switch. This way I don't have to reach around the back of the case. Very easy to use.
So far the only thing not working correctly is the far left fan. I will have to investigate if it is the fan of the controller channel.
The last thing I had fun with were the individual LEDs. I think the use of them will be perfect for a slight illumination of the parts above the GPU blocks.
In real life it looks absolutely stunning. I am really happy with it.
I still need to figure out if I will add some rear fans. I just love the look of the grill like this.