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White tubing = sex! Someday I will go WC tongue.gif

It's clear tubing with white coolant. tongue.gif

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One of the best looking rigs that I have seen so far. Well done mate keep it up thumb.gif

Haha thanks! smile.gif
    
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ughhh, why must kcuestag have such an awesome builddddddddd.
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Here it is, with the new smaller tubing (from 19/13mm to 16/11mm) and the EK CSQ fittings and PSC adapters (Some bitspower too):







Looks much better now, I've also added two more AP-15's to the bottom MONSTA rad. I really like this Mayhems Pastel white coolant, it's amazing. biggrin.gif
    
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Final update with proper pictures during day time:





    
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Ok I swear this is the last update for a good while. biggrin.gif

I got a sleeved NZXT 2m led kit!



I also hid the led cables from the CPU block so they don't go over the RAM. tongue.gif

Thoughts? smile.gif
Edited by kcuestag - 8/31/13 at 12:28pm
    
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Hiding the CPU Block LED cable was brilliant, just a perfect final touch on an exceptional build! Truly one of the greatest ideas I've ever seen implemented! It is, in fact, such a game-changer, that you should probably send a few 780's with AC water blocks to whoever helped you brainstorm! It's truly the least you could do, having been given perfection!!!


thumb.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gif


It looks great, for real! Between you and me, no one stands a chance at making a white Switch 810 look good now that we've "tainted the well", so to speak haha wink.gif



I am curious, though, seeing as how we have the same board, use the same blocks, etc....

It's extremely likely that I'll be getting a second 670FTW from a good friend, mint condition and a "First Gen" (with all the capacitors), a huge plus as my current card is a "Gen 1.28527853289532" or something (seriously, it has a completely different cap layout from ANY 680/670 I've ever seen), although definitely closer to Gen1 than 2.
That means, of course, that I'll be getting another Heatkiller GPUx3 680 "Hole Edition" full coverage block, a Heatkiller GPUx3 680 Backplate.... AND I'll need an HK Bridge to connect the two!

So, questions (based on your experience):
- Proper slots to use for x16/x16 are the top red and then the 3rd red from the top (4th total if you include the black), yes? Of course they couldn't make it too simple... I am assuming that the GPU Link I need is this one here, the "Watercool GPU-X Multi-Link" (Model: WC-10198) ( http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36182 ) ???

- I get a little bit of card sag with just the one, although running not only really tight runs of tubing (especially above the card, from rad to GPU) but also using Primochill Advanced has really helped keep it to a minimum; still, everyone here knows how annoying it is! My experience in the past has been that many SLI bridges for water blocks (or CFX bridges, whatever) seem to have a quite profound effect on "strengthening" the cards to the point that they no longer sag. Has this been something you've seen?

Anyway, thanks for anything you may have to share regarding my two inquiries, and keep up the good work!
   
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Hiding the CPU Block LED cable was brilliant, just a perfect final touch on an exceptional build! Truly one of the greatest ideas I've ever seen implemented! It is, in fact, such a game-changer, that you should probably send a few 780's with AC water blocks to whoever helped you brainstorm! It's truly the least you could do, having been given perfection!!!


thumb.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gif


It looks great, for real! Between you and me, no one stands a chance at making a white Switch 810 look good now that we've "tainted the well", so to speak haha wink.gif



I am curious, though, seeing as how we have the same board, use the same blocks, etc....

It's extremely likely that I'll be getting a second 670FTW from a good friend, mint condition and a "First Gen" (with all the capacitors), a huge plus as my current card is a "Gen 1.28527853289532" or something (seriously, it has a completely different cap layout from ANY 680/670 I've ever seen), although definitely closer to Gen1 than 2.
That means, of course, that I'll be getting another Heatkiller GPUx3 680 "Hole Edition" full coverage block, a Heatkiller GPUx3 680 Backplate.... AND I'll need an HK Bridge to connect the two!

So, questions (based on your experience):
- Proper slots to use for x16/x16 are the top red and then the 3rd red from the top (4th total if you include the black), yes? Of course they couldn't make it too simple... I am assuming that the GPU Link I need is this one here, the "Watercool GPU-X Multi-Link" (Model: WC-10198) ( http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36182 ) ???

- I get a little bit of card sag with just the one, although running not only really tight runs of tubing (especially above the card, from rad to GPU) but also using Primochill Advanced has really helped keep it to a minimum; still, everyone here knows how annoying it is! My experience in the past has been that many SLI bridges for water blocks (or CFX bridges, whatever) seem to have a quite profound effect on "strengthening" the cards to the point that they no longer sag. Has this been something you've seen?

Anyway, thanks for anything you may have to share regarding my two inquiries, and keep up the good work!

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. smile.gif

In regards to the Heatkiller bridge, the one I use is indeed a Multi-Link which is the perfect one to use in our situation (1st and 3rd red PCIe lanes).

Regarding the heatkiller bridge, I did notice that I can now pick up both cards from the bridge (Outside the case) with my hands and both feel safe hanging from the bridge, definitely no way of them sagging or bending, my cards are completely straight! tongue.gif
    
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Thanks for posting up some more pics!

I have been watching this transform over the last few months and its really changed alot and looking very sleek, great job thumb.gif

Especially that Multi-bridge and those backplates wink.gif
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Here are two I made with the tripod, one without light so you can see the leds properly:






And here's a video I did:
    
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BUMP!

I'll be getting the Aquaero 6 PRO as soon as it is released in a week or two! smile.gif
    
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