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Old vs New. Definitely a good decision.
GPU loop complete. Please note the little red hot dogs that are visible behind the case. These are necessary for ample computer building energy.



Great build. Looks awesome, I've been following from the start too.

This tube makes me nervous though. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it, the tube fittings are push inserts, with 2 rubber seal-rings that make it water tight and provide friction so it doesn't fall apart. All the other tubes so far are supported at both ends by the fittings, so you'd have to unscrew them just to remove the tube. Not so in this case; enough downward force and it will pop apart.

If I recall correctly, what can't be seen in this pic is a tube that runs the length of the radiator in the bottom, which then turns up to the other tube running to the video card bridge. See crappy paint image below.



I'm just saying that I wouldn't trust it not to pull apart over time. Any support added would be hidden behind the PSU, so it wouldn't spoil the look. It may save you some headaches later though.
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Loop is completely done now. Going up to that top rad was tough, how I ended up doing it is insane, I think it looks great.


Great job man, I have been following this thread for a few days now, but I gata say, its pretty much amazing!
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Great build. Looks awesome, I've been following from the start too.

This tube makes me nervous though. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it, the tube fittings are push inserts, with 2 rubber seal-rings that make it water tight and provide friction so it doesn't fall apart. All the other tubes so far are supported at both ends by the fittings, so you'd have to unscrew them just to remove the tube. Not so in this case; enough downward force and it will pop apart.

If I recall correctly, what can't be seen in this pic is a tube that runs the length of the radiator in the bottom, which then turns up to the other tube running to the video card bridge. See crappy paint image below.



I'm just saying that I wouldn't trust it not to pull apart over time. Any support added would be hidden behind the PSU, so it wouldn't spoil the look. It may save you some headaches later though.

Actually you have it wrong, the opening for the radiator is directly below the gpu's. You definitely be right if the rad was flipped. I'm making sure everything is rock solid.
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man i wish i could build this...may have to go up north to san fran to visit
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Actually you have it wrong, the opening for the radiator is directly below the gpu's. You definitely be right if the rad was flipped. I'm making sure everything is rock solid.

In that case I stand corrected. I figured you would have thought of this anyway with the amount of effort you're putting into this.

The finished loop looks good. I look forward to seeing it full and running.
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Looking great, initiate loop filling! Can't wait to see it. smile.gif
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James well done mate! Really impressed with how its gone. You actually took a few of my ideas I had in my head back in march for this case build then I saw you went with the clear ek bay res and I thought "yes he went clear and I got the smokey one" but damn u took that idea too haha.. When your build is done I might have to ask you a couple questions if that's alright mate. A few things over the past couple of days has been giving me a massive headache lol 
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Pretty darn good job Jameswalt1! Congratulations and keep it going! I thought the reservoir was ok as it was maybe a little unpleasant OCD wise because it wasn't aligned with the bay cover but I could have lived with it biggrin.gif. This one should look better perhaps but don't think it was such a big deal.

PS: Psst with all that attention you are getting (including corsair) you could probably ask for some sponsor love tongue.gif
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Can we get a pic of the front to see the bay res replacement? biggrin.gif
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Can we get a pic of the front to see the bay res replacement? biggrin.gif

No, I'm trying to keep my day drama-free. Just kidding, yeah I'll post some after I get it filled wink.gif


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Here's to no leaks!
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