Here is another update on my build, I've made progress and I have been meaning to post this since the weekend but I am on training all week until late in the evening therefore I didn't have time except that we finished earlier today, so here goes!
Last week on Tuesday the MSI GTX 670 OC went on sale so I picked another one to complete my SLI video setup. Then last week on Wednesday I received my order from PPC, everything was good except that I never fully measured the fitment of the RX120 radiator, it turns out that it is too thick to clear the top EX240 radiator fans therefore I won't use it in this build. So with the new parts received from PPC, I installed the EK GPU block and backplate on my first 670, moved my reservoir to a new location (I think its way better now) and I cleaned up the loop a little by using two 90 on the FC link and two 45 on the EK pump top.
Here is a picture of the build as it is now, the cabling is still somewhat messy as I'm still waiting on my custom PSU cables, according to the tracking I might get them at the end of the week.
Since I now have my second 670 I had to place another order with PPC which I did late on Monday night for the following items and it shipped out this evening:
1 x XSPC EX120 Radiator
1 x EK-FC670 GTX Backplate - Black
1 x EK FC670 GTX Water Block for Nvidia GTX 670 - Acetal
1 x EK-FC Bridge TRIPLE Serial CSQ - Acetal
2 x EK-FC Link BLANK Parallel CSQ
And now as i'm typing this up I just realized I made an error in my order, doh!
I ordered the Serial bridge instead of the Parallel bridge! I guess I'll have to bridge them using my spare 90 adapters in the meantime...
On another note, the EK block compatibility for my MSI was listed as "visual" and when I installed the block last week I noticed that the block would not sit on the card because of two capacitors which didn't clear the extra material on the block. I went to work on the block with a dremel and removed enough material to clear both capacitors. The picture is not the best because it was taken after I had already installed the block in order to send it to EK to inform them.
And finally, I ran a read test on my WD VelociRaptor RAID 0 using HD Tune and here is the result.Update:
I got in touch with PPC this evening, they informed me that I could RMA the bridge for a full store credit which is great news. I also have the new and unused RX120 radiator that I received last week that I won't be using (I didn't want to pay shipping back for just one part), I asked if they would let me return it even though it was past the 3 business day time limit and they agreed. Once again, PPC has proven their excellent
On another note, I also received an email from Eddy at EK, they will verify the block fitment for the MSI card and make the necessary modifications if possible to correct the fitment issue. I also inquired with Eddy about the warranty on my blocks now that I had to modify them and he informed me that my blocks would still be covered under warranty should they ever leak, providing the leak was not caused by the removal of the extra material.
Great news from all vendors to finish off this evening! Edited by xxxaksxxx - 3/6/13 at 7:08pm