Changed my reservoir from clear to a ICE Black, and re did my plumbing at the front to reduce the overall size and move my pump and reservoir forward 30mm which will give a bit more room between the end of the GPU and the reservoir. Also added another drain tap to the other side of the front radiator, needed to order some G1/4" Matt Black Rotary G1/4" Extender direct from Bitspower to do what I wanted to do. I really like the outcome of the changes made to the front plumbing and I don't think I will be changing it again
so far this is the fourth time I have changed it.
I have been flushing my radiators with hot soapy water trying to get rid of the last remembrance of the red water coolant which keeps on turning my nice new radiator coolant pink, even though I have thoroughly cleaned the radiators, thinking that its not really water soluble. Got two new containers of Koolance clear radiator fluid, lets hope the last two weeks of flushing helps and the coolant does not turn pink like it did last time (but took 5 days to change), and if it does.. the ICE black reservoir should hide it. Another $38 wasted.
Additionally I have been clearing up all the excess wire, the main corrupt for this was all the wires coming from the fans on the radiators, so I made a circuit board to do what all the wires where doing and then chopped down the fan connector cables and extended the LED light cables so they would connect to this board.
Sprayed the top of the board black so it does not stick out, also put some double sided tape on the bottom to protect the bottom solider points from shorting out. This board fits perfectly in between the two fans on the inside of each radiator, now all I have is one set of power, the sensor for the main board (if I feel like it) and two led cables (one for the inside and one for the outside) so I can control if I want all the inside lights on/off and vice verse for the outside lights.
In the process of making some 2.5" HDD mounts so I can mount on the back side of my main board tray. Currently making one.
2.5 HDD Mount.pdf 29k .pdf file
The idea with this tray is that the two parts connect together with a couple screws making a hinge this way I can mount the SSD using the bottom mounting holes and then run the SATA and power cables underneath the tray hiding most of the cables and then have them cleanly coming into the back of the SSD drive. And then closing the tray and locking in place with the front two wholes for screws into the main board tray. Will make two of these trays and put the other one directly below the first.
OH.. forgot to mention that I got back my main board, cpu and memory this morning. Lets hope they all work as expected.Edited by Devious Dog - 6/12/13 at 5:25pm