So my plan is:
1. Install waterblocks to GTX 480
2. Install pump in resivoir
3. Install fans and radiators
4. Route tubing
5. Leak test
6. Install RAM
7. Intall, BLURAY burner, SSD, HD, Fan controller
8. Toss some voodoo south louisiana mojo bones
9. Turn on
10. Start some temp testing for baseline
11. Start to unleash this beast, temps permitting.
One piece of advice needed: With a bay resivoir, it has 3 holes, (not including in this model, the pump isinstalled in to res.) I would like to have an external res port, but did not order. Is it worth the time? If i only had to give some 1/2inch tube slack to pull res out for topping off water, i wouldnt bother, but am a little worrieed about leaving enough slack in pump power cable to make this possible. Short version, worth the time to cut a hole, install fill port, vs pulling res out of front as needed?
Sorry, 1 more: These EK blocks are beasts! Does anyone try to give the boards some extra support?
Actually 2 more: Have any of you seen the optional backplates for these waterblocks? They do look sweet, but to my inexperienced gut feeling it seems tho watercooling, they might inhibit releae of heat from the back of the cards, any thoughts?Edited by RacWisco - 8/19/10 at 7:26pm