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I have (aesthetic) issues with fillports. If done right it can look great. Luckily with Caselabs you can hide the fillport(s) under the removable top panel. However I try to avoid drilling in the case cause I tend to change loops every-now-and-again. But it sure makes filling easier and quicker.

It looks like the space between the reservoirs and radiator w/ fans is rather tight. But you normally only have to fill a loop once. So I would opt for no fillport(s). Also using one of the spare res ports might look a bit weird..unless it also has ports on the 'non' visible side?

How clear is Mayhem Pastel White? Does it leave residue? I've always used clear coolant so just curious.
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I have (aesthetic) issues with fillports. If done right it can look great. Luckily with Caselabs you can hide the fillport(s) under the removable top panel. However I try to avoid drilling in the case cause I tend to change loops every-now-and-again. But it sure makes filling easier and quicker.

It looks like the space between the reservoirs and radiator w/ fans is rather tight. But you normally only have to fill a loop once. So I would opt for no fillport(s). Also using one of the spare res ports might look a bit weird..unless it also has ports on the 'non' visible side?

How clear is Mayhem Pastel White? Does it leave residue? I've always used clear coolant so just curious.

Yeah probably going that route and just using the spare ports in front to fill the black reservoir. Not sure about the white pastel but I am very pleased with the red pastel. I will probably open up the titan blocks that were under pastel red for 6 months today and post pictures here. But it cleans easily and does not stain a bit so far as I can tell. Let's see latter how the blocks are inside, will post here since the blocks are out of the cards now (I replaced with nickel/plexy).

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post #33 of 495
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Ok Folks, put the XSPC 480mm and the SR1 to the clean routine. First a warm water/shake flush (a couple of times in each rad). Almost clean with no significant debris or gunk coming out of any of the two rads. But since I am going to use Aurora 2 or Pastel in the loops I decided to get the Mayhems Blitz PRO treatment on those rads. After a 10 hours bath with the first part the SR1 passed with flying colors with liquid clean and clear in color with no debris or gunk in it. XSPC give it out a blueish liquid with a lot of gunk and debris in it. Pictures are for the XSPC bath liquid after 10 hours since there was nothing to be seen in the SR1:








here is the beauty (SR1) taking the bath:




and finally the second part which is still running with both rads:





Notice that after both rads there is one koolance filter (after the xspc and before the SR1; after the sr1 and before the reservoir). I just took those filters out for cleaning and there was nothing in the sr1 filter while the xspc filter was green/blue and with some amount of gunk. Running more 12 hours and will take pictures of both filters in the end.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/2/14 at 10:52am
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I have (aesthetic) issues with fillports. If done right it can look great. Luckily with Caselabs you can hide the fillport(s) under the removable top panel. However I try to avoid drilling in the case cause I tend to change loops every-now-and-again. But it sure makes filling easier and quicker.

It looks like the space between the reservoirs and radiator w/ fans is rather tight. But you normally only have to fill a loop once. So I would opt for no fillport(s). Also using one of the spare res ports might look a bit weird..unless it also has ports on the 'non' visible side?

How clear is Mayhem Pastel White? Does it leave residue? I've always used clear coolant so just curious.

As promised mate here we go. EK block out of the titan under Pastel red for 6 months. Not stained at all. I little dirt/fiber on the corner and some oxidation of the copper since when I cleaned before installing I didn't used gloves (you can even see my print there rolleyes.gif).






After 10 second under the tap (literally) here is what I got:




Oh well....I was tempted to clean that copper...Can't stand it as it is even if I am not going to use it soon. Is under the autosol right now....
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/2/14 at 11:09am
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Coming along very nicely. Nice choices on hardware too. The black/white theme is very eye catching. thumb.gif
   
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Coming along very nicely. Nice choices on hardware too. The black/white theme is very eye catching. thumb.gif

Thks a lot mate thumb.gif BTW I vote for black on the supremacy block screws but both look very good (black or nickel).

and here some update on the plumbing. I am almost sold to this arrangement what you guys think?




Notice that I didn't drill yet the last black loop pass/through for the return line to the top of the reservoir. As it is now both tops of the reservoirs have 2x 90 degrees fittings there (notice too that I painted the black ones to get rid of the golden logo). On the white one I also have more 2x 90 degrees after the gpu tube.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/2/14 at 11:06am
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Thanks for the feedback. thumb.gif


For the fittings after the gpu to res, you didn't like the bend you had there?
   
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post #38 of 495
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Thanks for the feedback. thumb.gif


For the fittings after the gpu to res, you didn't like the bend you had there?

Yeah I am torn about it. Yesterday I tried to get a good bend 3 or 4 times and screw it up every time....The bend I have was a little bit unaligned since it was a leftover the was weak due to a fail second 90 degree attempt and to get it re-used have to cut too much of the part that was weak and spoiled. So it was (and is still) a little bit short causing the tubes and the whole thing not to be perfectly aligned. I am still trying to get a perfect bend at least for that turn and if I got I will probably use it with one a single dual link 90 degree adapter.

and here as promised the same ek block after some elbow grease and black towel full of autosol....So, @sortofgrim as you can see no stain at all (mind that was not white pastel but the red one). thumb.gif





and this time I used gloves rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/2/14 at 11:43am
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Very clean except the prints. I too found that out the hard way. That's why I use nickel atm.
btw, Mayhem pastel is pretty & expensive frown.gif
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...I vote for black on the supremacy block screws but both look very good (black or nickel).

and here some update on the plumbing. I am almost sold to this arrangement what you guys think?


Black on the supremacy will look good..inline with the ram blocks.
Btw, will the cpu/ram loop still have pastel white?

ps: don't forget to adjust the EK gpu block logo's
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...and here as promised the same ek block after some elbow grease and black towel full of autosol....So, @sortofgrim as you can see no stain at all (mind that was not white pastel but the red one). thumb.gif

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Good as new!
Edited by SortOfGrim - 11/2/14 at 11:40am
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Very clean except the prints. I too found that out the hard way. That's why I use nickel atm.
btw, Mayhem pastel is pretty & expensive frown.gif


Black on the supremacy will look good..inline with the ram blocks.
Btw, will the cpu/ram loop still have pastel white?

ps: don't forget to adjust the EK gpu block logo's

Yeah, but Mayhems Pastel is good for up to 2 years (if I recall correctly) if done it right and can give you a liter. So if you consider the longevity is not that bad as cost goes. It is not a surprise to me that EK went with a partnership with Mayhems to its new line of fluids.

what you mean about the the ek logo? The ones in the acetal brigde/head of the blocks? Oh yeah, the plan so far is either white pastel on the black fittings loop or white Aurora 2.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/2/14 at 11:57am
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