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Okay thanks a lot thumb.gif
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paint (or color with black permanent marker) after installation

Do this. It's actually very easy just don't put too much paint on the brush.
   
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Only took 2 emails and they're already shipping me a new pump housing biggrin.gif Talk about some good customer service!

This is why I order from them, that and when you order something, there's like 3 people signing off on your stuff to make sure you get what you ordered. I spent like 600 on my water system and they made it so easy.
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This is why I order from them, that and when you order something, there's like 3 people signing off on your stuff to make sure you get what you ordered. I spent like 600 on my water system and they made it so easy.

Just wish they didnt mess up so much on my order mad.gif
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UPDATE:

I got my parts this past weekend to finish my loop, so i hooked it up and as you can see I decided to use soft tune for the pump to rad run.


Here is the ugly gpu to rad run i was talking about earlier:


Once i got everything set, i began my air leak test.


Qfter About 4 hours i came back and saw that it had gone down about 1/2 or 1 psi but this was due to my leak tester not being fully leak free.

Next up was the water leak test. I filled my loop with distilled water so that I would not have to deal woth draining my uv green coolant if there was a leak. Also this would allow any bits i may have missed while flushing the rad and other parts to maybe come loose and be drained.


After a good 15 hour leak test, I did not see any signs of leaks and drained the distilled water. It was very hard to get the excess water put of the rad/pump area, so i decided to leave the ~300ml in and do the math to mix the correct amount of x1 coolant concentrate with the right amount of distilled water and filled it up.

After a day or so of letting bubbles to work them selves out and occasionally rocking the desk top to help work them out, i decided to turn it over and start up the pc.
When i did so, the mother board light would come on and stay on but when i hit the power button, the leds And fans would flicker then nothing.

I spent most of the day figuring out what went wrong, and draining the loop, checking cpu pins, reapplying tim, reseating the gpu, reseating the mobo, redoing the cpu to gpu bend as it was pulling on the gpu, and even plugging in only the bare minimum. After none of that worked, I gave up because i had to get some homework done. The next day i decide to unplug the gpu power and then try again
The pc booted up to say to plug on the ppwer to gpu. Thus meaning it was the problem but theres no way it could be damaged.

Turns out i misunderstood the pinout while sleeving that cable and had to switch a +12v with a gnd.

So after fixing that, the pc booted up and works great! I decided to add 2 more uv Cold cathodes as the reservoir and gpu did not glow very well.

Here is what it looks like so far:



I need to reroute the psu Cables as i had to remove them from under the reservior to check them when i was trying to fix it.






Also, after tearing it all apart to find the root of the problem, i noticed the heatshrink doesn't hold onto my sleevong very well as it keeps falling out:



I just hope i have enough heat shrink to fix it and that when i lace the cables it will help prevent that from happening.
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Dang that looks nice! I love the uv green and those uv lights 😍. Good job! So what's next in the build?
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Coming along nicely. thumb.gif

Is the desktop going to hide the cold cathodes?
   
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Dang that looks nice! I love the uv green and those uv lights 😍. Good job! So what's next in the build?

Well, next i have to fix those cables and paint some some fan blades and other items. Until i get some soare time, j will have to use the computer as is. Its test time for most of my classes mad.gif
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Coming along nicely. thumb.gif

Is the desktop going to hide the cold cathodes?

It hides the one in the front and the on in the back, but since there is a gap in the dividing section walls to allow for the run fron the gpu to radiator, the side ones can still be seen thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I will post some pictures of my setup as of now eith the top and glass in place. This is just temporary as i slowly work on things when i get time, but i am very close to finished biggrin.gif
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Well, next i have to fix those cables and paint some some fan blades and other items. Until i get some soare time, j will have to use the computer as is. Its test time for most of my classes mad.gif
It hides the one in the front and the on in the back, but since there is a gap in the dividing section walls to allow for the run fron the gpu to radiator, the side ones can still be seen thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I will post some pictures of my setup as of now eith the top and glass in place. This is just temporary as i slowly work on things when i get time, but i am very close to finished biggrin.gif


AH ok.

If when you put the desktop glass on they bother you a bit or you don't like the look of them you can use regular vinyl electrical tape to cover the top of it so you can't see it and it still leaves all the light shining down at the components where you need it. I usually do that on cars to keep the light where I want it. thumb.gif
   
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AH ok.

If when you put the desktop glass on they bother you a bit or you don't like the look of them you can use regular vinyl electrical tape to cover the top of it so you can't see it and it still leaves all the light shining down at the components where you need it. I usually do that on cars to keep the light where I want it. thumb.gif

Thats a great idea, so far i haven't been bothered much because they arnt very bright since they are just uv lights, so they are dim but make things react to the light. Plus i wired them all to a switch under the dest i can easily flip them off biggrin.gif
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