Late response but the build has taken longer than anticipated!
About 2 months ago I decided to make the jump from air cooling with a H60i to water cooling. After much procrastination I finally did some research on new cases and water cooling setups. It didn't take long to end up at the Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass. I then spent 2 weeks looking into builds people had done in them (which took me to here). Some final last minute changes were made with the help to some of the fellow members here.
I made 3 trips to my local PC store in a week to get the parts. Originally I thought it would have only taken a few days to build but I was wrong. It has ended up being a week and a half (tear down to all testing complete).
I went with a PE 240 in the front and a SE360 in the top (doing the fans in the roof mod). I spent a few hours with a dremel cutting out the channels from the top of the case and the rad bracket. After the multiple test fits the fans were able to fit. From there I started to re-assemble the case and start putting the components in. Once all the parts were in it was time to test fit and bending of pipes. That was done over a few nights after work. Finally the system was flushed and filled. First shot... NO LEAKS!
With the first stress test and the temps were horrible (almost 80 C). I spent the next 4 nights playing around with fans/speeds/and the case. I worked out that the case was not very free flowing. With the top and front panel off the temps dropped by 20 C. The solution ended up being turning the fans up a little more and sealing the top off with tin foil (something I saw on here). The temps became acceptable (there must have been a loop of hot air coming back down). So the other night I pulled the plastic off the glass and sat back and enjoyed the amazing look of a custom hard line water cooled PC with a glass panel.
- i5 2500K (OC to 4.2ghz)
- 16GB RAM
- Gigabyte GA-Z68-UD3P-B3
- XFX Radeon R9 290
- Samsung 128GB SSD
- 2 x HDD (1TB & 2TB)
- Seasonic 750W
- EK-XRES 140 DDC 3.2 PWM Elite Pump/Reservoir Combo
- EK Supremacy EVO CPU Waterblock (Acetal/Nickel)
- EK CoolStream PE 240 Dual Radiator
- EK CoolStream SE 360 Slim Triple Radiator
- EK 12mm Fittings (Black)
- EK R9 290X Water Block (Acetal/Nickel)
- Thermaltake Riing 12 High Static Pressure 120mm