I was inspired to make a black and white build, and decided to try something different and make a reservoir using a Kraken rum bottle. It would suit the black and white build plus using some black liquid would give off the image of it being cooled using rum.
Picking the case was a long and difficult task but finally decided to go with the Thermaltake Core P5, this would display the custom hard line loop I'm planning along with the reservoir if I can get it to work properly. Sadly my core p5 was missing a pump bracket in the box and got in touch with Mike from Thermaltake here on Overclock and he really helped me out! I ended up receiving two of the brackets so I worked out how to include both into this build.
This shall be my first build posted on here, along with this will be my first time using hard line tubing. Set myself a rather fun challenge but hopefully it shall turn out well.
- Case: Thermaltake Core P5
- CPU: i7 6700k 4.8Ghz Delidded from the Silicon Lottery
- Mobo: Asus Maximus VIII Formula
- RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum Series 16GB 3200Mhz
- GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Superclocked - On preorder
- SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
- PSU: Corsair AX 860 - Reused from old build
- Fans: Corsair SP120 x8 - Reused from old build
- Cables: Black and White Cable Kit from Cable Mod
- Fan Controller: NZXT Grid+ V2 Internal Digital 6 Fan Controller
Water cooling Parts:
- CPU Block: EK Supermancy Evo White Edition
- GPU Bock: EK 1080 Flexi Nickel
- Pump: EK-XTOP D5 PWM Plexi with Pump
- Tubing: Primochill 13/10mm White
- Liquid: Mayhems Pastel Pure Black
- PrimoChill Revolver Compression Fitting Black 13/10mm x14
- Bitspower Mini Valve Black
- Bitspower White Plug
- Barrow 90 Angle Fittings White x14
- EK CoolStream PE 480mm Radiator
Sadly I lost a few of the photos while putting some of the components onto the case along with photos of the invidual components but I'm sure everyone has seen that before anyways. Lets start the first photo dump of what did survive.
As you can see in the picture above how this build is going to go, was trying to envision in my mind how to work out the bends and fittings.
Then I made this monstrosity to connect from the bottom of the bottle to the pump.
With a few things worked out, bends were made and cuttings the tubes to the correct length became. Having an extra pair of hands definitely came in handy here.
Turned out pretty well considering my first bending hardline tubing, but doing a 90 degree angle isn't hard compared to some of the crazy builds I've seen on here.
Had to pop out and buy this drill bit, this will allow me to drill through the metal plate which the bottle rests on.
After marking out the size of hole roughly I will need under the plate, I shall start off using this drill bit to make a small hole before changing over to the step drill bit and finish it off to the correct size.
Now you see can how the monstrosity you saw earlier will line and fit through the hole we drilled, by luck this happens to line up perfectly with the center of the bottom of the bottle. This will make drilling the glass rum bottle a little easier task along with sealing it up and making it water tight.
Tomorrow's task shall be drilling a hole out of the lid of the bottle for the tubing to go through along with drilling the hole at the bottom of the bottle, and try and make it all water tight.