Originally Posted by SprayingVomit
Alrighty, so here's what I have to say so far. There was no instructions whatsoever. They sent mounting screws and bars and stuff, but didn't have instructions on how to use. It was quite self-explanatory though.
Everything came packed nicely, unfortunately my radiator came with a few fins bent. Seems like it was damaged prior to shipping since I don't see how it could've been damaged when it's bubble wrapped then box individually. Who knows, maybe it was damaged from shipping. The paint on the radiator seems to be cheap since there are a few paint chips here and there. Luckily for me, the damage on the radiator won't be visible since my fans will be covering them.
And now to cover them up with fans.
CPU block is a nice solid black. The mounting system is too
simple. It's just a long screw with the black cap to tighten the screw. Does not require a backplate or anything. It works, so I'm not complaining. The block is branded with "B&Y MTX",
GPU block came in a vacuum seal, although it's vacuum sealed, there was a little bit of orange'ish (oxidization?) tints here and there. I rubbed it with some alcohol (not sure if that was smart) and it went away. It came with thermal pads and screws. It seems really well built, very hefty. As I was removing my stock cooler for my GPU, I realized that the eff'ing waterblock didn't fit my XFX 7870. This isn't exactly the seller's fault since he didn't have it in his store and I requested it. He sent me a photo asking if this would work, I stupidly said yes without checking. And hazaa, I have a $70 paperweight. Emailed him asking what to do with it (refund/replacement). The block itself doesn't have any branding other than "AMD Radeon"
The pump came, it doesn't have speed control and uses a 3-pin fan connector, the seller included a 4pin molex to 3pin also. I bought two 4pin to 2 3pin connectors.
I used one to control my pump speed, and the other to controll 2 gelid silent 12 fans. At 100% the pump it's noticably loud. I have the pump set at 32% (lowest I can have it running), it's almost silent. My tx850w is louder than the pump. The temperatures seem to be the same even though i increase the pump speed, not sure if this is good or bad. So excited I forgot to take pics of the pump, nothing special though.
The braided cables exceeded my expectations. I didn't expect them to be good quality. They were sleeved pretty well, couldn't see the internal cables like some of the sleeved on the market. There is also no heatshrink on the end, making them more flexible. I bought an 8pin, 2x 4pin and a 24pin(20+4). Out of the 5 cables, there was only one flaw, which is one of the white cable show in the photo below. Overall, I'm very impressed.
The compression fittings came individually packed in a thick little ziplock bag. They seem pretty well built. They screw on and off without and hiccups. I ripped skin off my hands from tightening them down. Not sure if that's normal, but then again, it might because my hands are so delicate and sexy. The fittings have o-rings on both ends. $4 a pop, seems worth it. I also bought a silver (black was out of stock) 45deg g1/4 to g1/4 fitting, works great, built great.
Lastly the reservoir. It's acrylic apparently. The walls are pretty thick. Has 4 g1/4 ports. 2 on the bottom, and then two on the top and bottom ends. The reservoir came with a mounting bracket that you screw on to the 5.25" quarter bay. Pretty simple, no drilling or mounting tape required.
I did a two hour leak test, I'm guessing I'm safe with that and plugged everything in and I'm using the system now.
There are still some airbubbles in my radiator I believe since I hear a gurgling sound every now and then. Hoping it'll bleed out over time.
I've been rocking it around and turning the pump up 100% and off, then 35% and so on.
The temps seem pretty good right now. I'll update with temps tomorrow incase they lower once the system fully bleeds.
Will udpate again tomorrow with more photos of the process + final.
TLDR: Everything is good, except that the GPU waterblock doesn't fit. So it's not just a CPU loop until I buy a new waterblock