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No problem, I've been looking to FINALLY start some custom sleeving for myself, it just scares the bejessus out of me. I suppose it's something I should really learn for my future builds, can you tell me where you learned to do it? Lutro0's guides?

And that's awesome man, congratulations! I'm actually really happy about Berkeley, it was my second choice behind Stanford. It's their loss anyway, I end up going to their rival school tongue.gif.

Ya Lutro0's guides are extremely helpful. Once you get into it it's really not that bad. Make sure you build your cables from scratch though, don't use the stock PSU cables.
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So I tried booting the system without coolant today, just to see that it would work properly. Well, it's power cycling. It will turn on for like 3 seconds, then shut off, then turn on again, shut off, over and over until I kill the power. I can tell by the time length it's not even going into the bios.

Any ideas?
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So I tried booting the system without coolant today, just to see that it would work properly. Well, it's power cycling. It will turn on for like 3 seconds, then shut off, then turn on again, shut off, over and over until I kill the power. I can tell by the time length it's not even going into the bios.

Any ideas?

You ran it without coolant? Did you have any sort of cooling attached to it? Unless this is some watercooling thing I am unaware of, I'm pretty sure you have to have something cooling the components at all times. Please correct me if I am wrong/missed something though, there is a pretty good chance I did haha
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You can safely boot a system with just the water blocks on (obviously for a short period of time under no load). I am confident this is not cooling related. I pulled out all 4 memory sticks and I noticed that while it still power cycled, the time it was on was noticeably longer. I'm going to test the memory this weekend.
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You can safely boot a system with just the water blocks on (obviously for a short period of time under no load). I am confident this is not cooling related. I pulled out all 4 memory sticks and I noticed that while it still power cycled, the time it was on was noticeably longer. I'm going to test the memory this weekend.

Ah ok, thanks for the correction. TIL. Definitely test the ram and unplug anything that isn't necessary to make the system go to bios
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You can safely boot a system with just the water blocks on (obviously for a short period of time under no load). I am confident this is not cooling related. I pulled out all 4 memory sticks and I noticed that while it still power cycled, the time it was on was noticeably longer. I'm going to test the memory this weekend.

Definitely sounds like a hardware issue, and memory is a good bet.
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Sure enough, it was the memory. I have that 1 extra replacement stick in there that is slightly different spec which is probably causing the issue.

Had to order another $80 8gb pair. RAM prices are RIDICULOUS right now.
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Sure enough, it was the memory. I have that 1 extra replacement stick in there that is slightly different spec which is probably causing the issue.

Had to order another $80 8gb pair. RAM prices are RIDICULOUS right now.

In Australia that's a bargain! It's $100 here at the lowest I can find
    
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In Australia that's a bargain! It's $100 here at the lowest I can find

OUCH! That really sucks.

I'll have some pictures today with the lighting and finished tubing
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Here are some pictures with the lighting installed and the tubing finished:

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I have a strip right over the PSU which lights it up very nicely and makes the sticker stand out:

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Tubing looks skewed here although it isn't. It's just because the plastic table is bowed a bit and I took the picture at a slight angle:

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I've run into another slight set back, although since I'm waiting on the memory it won't take any longer. I filled the loop with just 3 memory sticks in to see if there were any leaks. After a couple minutes I noticed that coolant was seeping out of the base of a fitting on the memory water block. Turns out there is a small chip around the g 1/4 fitting thread, causing a small leak. Just ordered a replacement top, thankfully they aren't too expensive.

But the good news is... the coolant looks AMAZING, so excited to get pictures later!
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