Ah, so a CNC routing machine place will make accurate enough cuts for letters/words/logos for much cheaper. Interesting...
So for painting, use auto grade primer then paint then bake it/heatgun it for durability. Cool
-Its funny you ask about the H100i MOD because I actually put the whole process in one of my builds and a forum somewhere. But Basically what I did was use 3/8 XSPC Compression fittings, left the current plastic barbs in place but hollowed them out for better flow then with water activated Gorilla glue I pressed the Compression fittings over the barb fittings, and it actually fits real snug! Give it a day to dry, then paint over the glue that shows with a black sharpie and wallah! Now as far as the H100i Goes I took it apart and removed some of the rubber that concentrates the stream to the copper fins for better flow. Also you have to make sure you strain the coolant several times because the H100i has very fine fins and they clog easily.
Hm... I could go compression fittings for my build but basically it'd add like $100 just for 6 fittings (rad, res, block) on the h110 + reservoir. It does allow you to do hard acrylic tubing, which is pretty awesome but... I dunno, I decided against it. No offense but I just don't like the mating on your compression fittings on your block. I think to really make it perfect you gotta use some sort of 90* fittings so it looks like it's part of the block, or screwed right into the block.
It's a hard call to make and you definitely did a good job, really can't tell in the pics because you know, those barbs are so small and the barb to compression mating is unnoticeable, but you know I just felt I had to make a call on where to stop because replacing the tubing on an h110 is kinda overkill in the first place. If I don't win MOTM with my first entry I'll consider doing what you did though, then acrylic tubing. Just seems like a ton of work, for not the most perfect result.
Did you put compression fittings on the h100i or any of the CLC's radiators? I'd be interested in knowing if you did that and how. I was thinking dremel the original barb, tap the metal, screw in fitting.
-The Acrylic on the front of the GPUs PCB is mainly for looks, cut them precisely making template for the additional cars then place them on with some LEDs and it looks bad ass!
I'm not sure I understand, i only see one pic where this clear PCB is on the topside of the card and that's where you show it fitting on.
Quite the insane build... I'm still a bit unsure of tubing/mounting for my build and having some issues with joining 1/8 acrylic together.