Time for a "what have you been doing with this and is it dead" update!
NO! Project is not dead. Just annoyingly drawn out by ridiculous issues. I finally got Frozen Q to deal with my reservoir issues. I was not pleased after spending $230USD I received a product with poor aesthetics - as is the center piece was not center on the tube length and created a very poor look the the piece, plastic instead of metal black rods for the outside, and mounting press nuts that were crammed in there so tight a 6/32 would not even begin to screw in. So, after I spent another $20 to ship back (and waited 2 weeks to even get a response), They received Feb 21. I was told by Alex "can you be without it for a couple weeks?" on a phone call. Of course I said - what's a couple weeks after near a year working on this. True to form from when I ordered this originally, it was 9 weeks later and only after a few rather nasty emails I got my product back. And at least Steve admitted I was placed on a backburner (have an email to prove this statement) and vendor orders were placed first. Look I get custom orders don't get precedent always, but after screwing up an order that badly and making me wait that long originally, why would you put me on the back burner?!!??! Certainly will NOT be using Frozen Q again.
Next issue was Primochill tubing. The massive variance in the ID was creating bending issues like mad since the insert Primochill sells does not fit, and causes air gapping and therefor uneven heating. Horrible flattening, flaring, burning/bubbling etc. After a few weeks of waiting (after I had reached my limit of tolerance) I emailed Primochill and explained the situation. Not all of their lots were this bad, some were great, and those bent wonderfully! But the constant replacement and time spent messing with the ones that didn't work as they should have with the insert deserved some acknowledgement. Now, understand, this was after I had placed an order thru PPCS for 3 more 36" runs at $11 bucks shipping and $9.99 each . They did offer PETG replacement, but PETG only comes in clear, and all of my tubing is already done in clear/UV blue. So not gonna match. Ok, now they offer full PETG replacement for all I purchased and I can use dye (of which I have already bought Liquid Utopia and clear/uv blue dye to go with), or I can wait for the clear/uv blue tube to become available again - OH!!! so that's why I have a dropship note on my recent order thru PPCS!!!.... and it says SOLD OUT on their website.... they are discontinuing it me think? Ok, so I can handle all this and they have made gracious offer, but still.... grrr - not to mention the price I paid for the tubing I ordered is nearly 3-4x the cost of the clear PETG tubing if you look at PPCS website. So... I pointed this out - I sent the link to this build log so they understand the size, time and expense in this project already - I sent pics of the tubing already done ( of which there is flaring hidden but there and annoying the hell outta me.) I ask them to step up - and now wait and see what they say. Will Primochill fulfill their role as a mod leader and enthusiast go-to? (and not take the path of the dark side traveled by Frozen Q
) Stay tuned to find out!
In the meantime here is a couple of (yes crappy) pics of the tubing updates, and yes, I did have to use the monsoon center fittings for the Aquaero water block. crap.... now I have to reorder the inside rings if i go with new tubing..... and I think that means getting whole new fittings as they don't sell just the rings..... arrrrgh!!!!Edited by Buzz247 - 5/15/14 at 2:43am