So I got the Chipset and CPU waterblocks installed. Happiness!
Motherboard. I'm getting better at taking pictures, don't you think?
Closeup of the chipset after it's been cleaned. Still a couple fuzzies but that's just dust I guess.
Underside of the chipset waterblock.
Chipset waterblock installed!
Time for the CPU waterblock...
Let's get those mounting screws ready...
Rest of the waterblock stuff...
And the block itself!
Another one of those underside shots. This one doesn't look as good as the chipset underside I think. Maybe why my temps aren't as good as they could be. As soon as I hear back from the block smith that I won't destroy it, I'll probably be lapping this guy.
Bolts all installed and stuff.
Let's get some barbs on there.
And this is where I ran into some issues... The mounting hardware is too big on the bottom so I had to... well, you'll see.
Cut a CPU Backplate hole! What would I do without my Dremel... Let me tell you. Not as much as I am currently capable of.
All mounted and stuff.
Let's get a radiator in there.
And a pump, for good measure.
I think we're ready for...
Maybe could use some...
All tubed up. Time to fill 'er up!!
Tipped on her side, trying to bleed the loop. It's so effortless with such a small box. I can't imagine to what lengths some of you guys go to, just to get your loop rid of the air!
Paper towels to be sure there are no leaks. And I added a couple other things (video card, ssd, et al) as well. As you can see, at this point I'm getting impatient! I need my computer back!!
Close-up of the waterblock area.
Another one, zoomed out a bit.
No flash! Dunno why the brightness in this one.
All put together. Ready to turn back on!
So, what do you think? Am I getting better with the pictures? What are some tips you might have for photographing it better? Also, what do you think of the loop? (Aside from re-using old tubing because I'm broke... :lol
Any other questions, comments, critiques? Thanks for watching!!