The first pieces of the new build have arrived. I've also settled on my short list of mods and how I'm going to route the tubing and wiring. Things will be very tight, but it's manageable. For the top cutout, I've decided to mount the radiator on the underside of the roof bracket with the fans mounted on top of the bracket. The Monsoon MMRS res will then be mounted horizontally on top of the fans.
The tubing will come up from the inside and attach to the middle of the res instead of the ends of the res like a typical setup is done. I'll be cutting a hole in the top skin of the case to allow for it to still be removed when needed and not interfere with the res and tubing. The overall effect should look pretty cool.
This week, the new CPU water block and the sleeved cable extensions I ordered came in. The shipping box for the EK waterblock was completely mangled, as was the packaging inside the outer carton as well. The block itself was still in good shape though so I shouldn't have any issues.
I really like the copper finish. One of these days I'll have to do an all copper steam punk build. Maybe for the next build . . .
I went with sleeved extensions this time because the PSU and most of the cabling are going to be completely out of sight. In my Fire and Ice build, I did all custom length wiring and sleeving that took ages to complete. I wanted to skip the hassle this time. These were ordered from EnSourced http://www.ensourced.net/
I was able to choose the exact pin count, sleeve color, and pattern. For what little wiring will be showing in this build, these will do nicely. The only thing I would have changed would have been to add some white, but I ordered these before deciding to add the white accent to the build. Oh well.
I've ordered all the other bits and bobs that I'll be putting in the new build. I'll post more pics when they arrive, as well as pics of the process of building the monsoon mmrs res. My goal is to have as many of the pieces in hand before the case arrives so hopefully I can do the full build in a single weekend - less downtime of my primary rig that way.
Until next time . . .
~BearEdited by Bear907 - 5/29/16 at 1:09pm