The first thing to say is that I bought my Lian Li PC-O11 case with the intention of air cooling but stupidly failed to realise you cant fit decent air coolers in it. I tried AIOs but found them to be too noisy. This led me to deciding to try my first ever custom loop.
I blindly followed the advice of others about what radiators to choose which is why i have a 30mm and a 60mm, both hardware labs. The 60mm is a problem.
And no, i cant blame the guy for this, it's ultimately down to me to choose the right components.
The 60mm is a multiport which i thought would be useful when mounting the radiator on the floor of the case so i could attach a drain port and whatnot. I quickly realised that with the fans attached there would only be about 5mm between the fans and the GPU. I've no choice but to mount it on the top.
As you can see it doesn't sit flush with the case because of the sodding plugs in the top two ports. I can just about thread the screws in but no where near 100% without warping the thin metal of the case.
I can juuuuuust about managed to get a bendy tube in the top of the res to fill it.
Apologies for the crappy paint skills in the picture below showing the whole system and loop order.
I've already bought a ton of soft tube fittings and Mayhems tube and as things currently stand the tubing runs are going to look properly hideous. I might have to buy some 90 degree fittings and extensions to help get the tubing over and around the fans (i've only installed one fan on each rad for loop planning but i do have three fans for each rad).
I suppose i could try and return the 60mm rad but in another act of stupidy and i've already flushed it with vinegar and water, who knows if they (not OCUK) will be able to tell and refuse the RMA.