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It was time consuming and frustrating, but worth it in the end. The hardest part was working around the four posts that house the CPU block. If you crack yours open, you'll see what I'm talking about. Inside the larger part of the monoblock, it's the two posts that run inside the water channel, you can clearly see them in the picture below. Polishing around them is a real pain, but polishing the interior acrylic of a Supreme or Supremacy CPU block is worse...

And like yourself, I also have the Platinums, but I decided to put them under water. It makes up for not having any additional in/out ports on the monoblock.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I'll probably give it a go aswell some time this month, thanks for for the tips thumb.gif



Now to that promised update:

Fan Sleeving:

The tools I used here:



To fit the sleeve into the fan I needed to modify it a bit fo fit everything in:


This meant getting out the snippers.



Then it was just a matter of sleeving the calbles and heatshrinking the ends:


I now have all 26 fans sleeved and ready for action biggrin.gif
I also managed to finish the 8-way-splitter for the top radiator fans. All connections are shortened down to the exact requiered length.



Sleeving this was a pain tho, looking forward to some 24-pin sleeving wink.gif
And this is the finished 240 front flex-bay radiator:



Fittings:



And here is a picture of the case now fitted with the reservoirs and a close up of the (unpolished) monoblock.



And this is for the next update: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Nice... great updates... I like how that monoblock looks inside your case. It's okay if you didn't polish it. Maybe some other time. Fitting the gaskets and putting it back together is the easy part. It's giving the inside a really good polish and getting in the spaces between the CPU columns that's the hard part.
Edited by ProfeZZor X - 7/15/14 at 6:17am
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shaping up to be a great build, subbed
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Here's a small update on what I did last monday:

Drilled the fillport in the ventilated top cover:



And also got the Aquaero 6 pro in.


I ordered a red passive heatsink for it, thinking it would not be seen/noticed when mounted in the case... I was wrong frown.gif
So, gotta re-order the heatsink in black when it's back in stock at my supplier. I will aslo need to get some additional fittings to make the loop look more professional when it's done.

Anyways, just wanted to keep you guys updated, thanks for following this log smile.gif
Edited by Eddie Smurphy - 9/5/14 at 3:11am
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I really want a sma8 and this thread is really not helping haha.
Awesome job so far
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This looks rather lovely, subbed!
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This looks rather lovely, subbed!

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I really want a sma8 and this thread is really not helping haha.
Awesome job so far

Thanks for the support guys!

Updates are very slow atm, sorry about that. Just moved out of my parrents house last month, started a new job and my dog was at the vets (had an issue with his pancreas) so I took care of him this week...

However, I was able to go by the local Plexiglas shop last week with a sketch for my slight biggrin.gif I'm still waiting for a quote.
I also got 8.5 meters of ultra-bright LED's (although I only ordered 5) and LED aluminum channels with diffuser covers and touch-dim modules. My plan is to be able to touch a part of the case to adjust the brightness of the LED's inside.

In addition I ordered some missing parts from dazmode (really nice guy!) including a bunch of fittings and a black passive heat sink for my aquaero to replace the red one.

Expect a proper update with pictures sometime next week smile.gif
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Really wanna see how all rads fit in it. subbed
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