Originally Posted by Touge180SX
Italian Red for sure!
Originally Posted by chibi
I second the Italia Red and would personally try the EK fluid this time around to see how it compares with Mayhems. Nono on the pastel like you mentioned.
Originally Posted by lever2stacks
I like the Italia red also, It's a nice shade in between the coolant and your paint color.
Thanks for the feedback guys! By the time I was done taking those pictures, I too was pretty much convinced that the Italian red was the way to go, so that's what I'll use
I can live with the EK CryoFuel Blood Red coolant if I have too, but I would really prefer a lighter colored clear red coolant, or a true red pastel would be fine too. I know that EK is working on a new pastel line, and Mayhems is working on some new coolants too, as usual. So I'll wait until closer to the time when the build is done, and get some samples of whatever reds are available then.A quick recap and look forward
We're more that half way through 2017 so I am going to quickly recap what I've got done so far, and take a look forward to the plan for the rest of the year. I received the case over the Thanksgiving weekend last year, started ordering parts in December, and then finally got the build log started in February.
When I started this build there were many "unknowns", like I did not know who was going to do the powder coating, and what it was going to turn out like. I wasn't sure if I was really going to be able to fit six radiators in the case. I have laughed many times while working on this build, how many times I've had to drill, cut, file, or grind to make something fit even though it is such a giant case.
All things considered I'm very happy with the progress I've made so far, as I said in the opening post, it was planned to be a project that took a year or more. We had record rainfall here this last Winter, and I got lucky getting some nice windows of good enough weather in the spring time to get all of the paint work done early. It was a lot of work cleaning, painting and mounting all the radiators, and painting/modding all the fans. Glad to have all that part done
Speaking of weather, we recently had an eight day hot spell with the temperatures between the upper 90s and low 100s. My work shop has been so hot! It's been over 100 degrees, so I haven't been in there much lately, and haven't gotten much done lately either.
Besides the fact that at times it's just too hot in the work shop, I spend every Saturday between May and Thanksgiving weekend (weather permitting in November) at this private lake barefoot water skiing.
This is from standing on my friends dock.
This is looking right from the same spot... heaven on earth!
I also have a fairly large rose garden that takes a lot of my time this time of year. I'll be very busy from now until around Thanksgiving, so I'll have limited time to work on the build. I still have a fairly long list of small things to do that take time.
Here's a partial list:
- Finish the pumps, sleeving the power cables and LEDs.
- Make Aquabus cables for the two pumps, level sensor and flow meter.
- Shorten and sleeve the USB cables to Aquaero LT, Farbwerk, both pumps, level sensor and flow meter.
- Sleeve the temp sensors.
- Make power cables for both Aquaeros, the SSD hot swap bays, and HDDs.
- Finish power cables to the Splittys
- Install all the tubing that I can
I have plenty to work on over the next few months! So I'll be giving small updates as I chip away at this list, weather and time permitting. Meanwhile it's still going to take several more months until we see all the X299 motherboards, and they become widely available. It's also going to take a few more months for the water blocks to come out.
I also want to see what Tread Ripper will be like. When I started this build I would have never considered AMD, but their Ryzen CPUs have done quite well, so I won't rule AMD out completely, but at this point I'm looking at the i9 7900X as my most likely choice of CPUs. I probably won't start acquiring hardware until at least the November-December time frame.
The biggest unknown for me right now it the Volta Titan release date. It might not be until Q1 of 2018 before we see those, hopefully sooner.