More fittings arrived... Seems I'll have to rethink rad connection , bridge will fit from the bottom outlet to the top inlet (alpha blocks work more like CPU blocks) and I had thought it wouldn't so will be a tight fit to the rad
Parts came in today to allow me to connect the rad to the top cards outlet port and a few LEDs to connect to the Res, Vortex (white) and CPU (blue)
One annoying thing is the male to male rotary is a different grip texture to the rest, even though its Alphacool and part of the same series !!!! Grrrrr
Hoping with tightening of the Rad/fan mount screws will make the connection more inline with a right angle
Talked with alpha about using hard tubing but since it was going to go in a s340 it would of been to tight. Looking at this now, think the only place I would of used it would if been between the GPU and Rad- if the GPX bridge was out, would if just been a 90 and straight pipe
better pics and some vids up of the fill up.
was a slight leak at the outlet port not inlet. Tightened that a bit- seems to be ok now but still waiting to see. not sure if the leak was due to not being 100% tightened (was about 95%) , o-ring or weight of the twin 45/tubing.
PC fired up, Basic drivers and apps installed.
Few issues with Hue and then one of the strips to start with- also now defaults to a blue lighting from white
Also MSI boards LEDs just wont carry out the orders I give it...
will have to set up lighting and cables for final shots and get stress testing for Heat but at Room Temp of 21c, Both GPUs idea at 22c with CPU at 25c.
And so begins the over clocking
ASIC is 70% & 76% for the cards and f### a duck the backblack must hit of 60c, very hot to touch! Unlike Asus version theirs ram chips on the back but seems its just doing a better job this time around of drawing heat from the back of the card.
Room to go yet, hoping not to touch the voltage ! And so glad I but a 45mm thick rad on the back instead of standard 30. Really taking the brunt of the heat out.
Still have a leak on the inlet port. Will will have to drain, trim down tube so the vortex sits 100% upright and replace the compression fitting. Shouldn't be the weight of the vortex and worst case just poor machining of the inlet hole :/Edited by orbitalwalsh - 6/17/16 at 1:03pm