I finally managed to get my preferred e-tailer to replace the 240 rad under warranty, ended up having to quote the fair-trading act to them (never underestimate the power of legal jargon/bull****)
Sent them these pics as well
To illustrate that the rad really was a factory second and should never have passed QC. Plus its the technical details that helps, as the product was advertised as "sub 8 fpi", whereas I was able to show that parts of rad were 8fpi and therefore the product was not as advertised.
Anyways, have just put a rather large order in to MDPC-x for new sleeving for a re-do of this project.
The case itself has been completely disassembled and is now waiting for some more and rather substantial modifications (pics shortly).
The WC VGA waterblock I want is apparently about 2.5 weeks away, which is when i plan to order all my new parts. I have a wish list written out, but will wait till i have ordered until I post what they are. I am planning on replacing everything except the HDDs. This gives me a timeframe of about 3 weeks to get the case modded, stripped of paint (internal and external), repainted, and reassembled. Time to pull my finger out of my proverbial ***
As a teaser, i was planning on getting an EVGA classified as i have been
ing over that MB ever since i laid eyes on it. Only problem is that it is now a bit dated (doesn't have USB 3.0 or 6Gb SATA) so have something else in mind...little bit heart broken about it though, as i really liked the idea of having some EVGA stuff, as i haven't owned any of their products before. But at least that might give you some clues as to the quality of the build I am planning.
My aim is to have GPU, CPU and chipsets watercooled in one loop, powered by 2 Swiftech MCP355 pumps in series (as shown previously) and cooled with a 360 and a 240 radiators. CPU waterblock will be the aforementioned Swiftech Apogee XT, with GPU and chipset blocks from EK.Edited by MIH - 7/2/10 at 1:41pm