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All thanks for this update go to my second oldest daughter for watching her 16 month old sister last night while mom was gone leaving me to watch the 3 month old who slept all evening.

First I think I should explain why I need to perform two leak tests. When I made up the hard fittings that will connect the CPU/mobo blocks (using 90 degree triple rotaries, extenders and D-plugs) the CPU water block was flat against the IHS. I made sure that everything fit the way it was supposed to; life was good. When I applied the Indigo Xtreme it caused the water block to no longer be flat thus the hard fittings no longer lined up. You can see this in the pictures below.

Indigo Xtreme XSPC Raystorm fitment issues

Indigo Xtreme XSPC Raystorm fitment issues

So because of that I had to run temporary tubing so I could perform the reflow to get things flat again. You can see a (bad) picture of this below. You can also see the severely kinked tubing I mentioned in my previous post. That had to have impacted my flow quite a bit so I'm optimistic that my load temps will be lower than what they were.

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Anyway, I was able to remove all of my temp tubing last night and get the hard fittings in place. They fit just as they were supposed to. It was a bit of a pain to get them tightened but I managed. I'm extremely pleased with the way they turned out. Not too shabby considering this is my first WC build.

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Here's a bit of a close up of the Bitspower Crystal Link tubes and Multi-Link adapters that I used on my GPU blocks. I used the 55mm tubes which fit perfectly.

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Lastly, I figured I'd throw in some out of focus pictures of the flux and other junk that was filtered out of my radiators. I used the West Coast Mods "Lazy Man" method to flush out ALL water blocks. I know it's overkill but I figured what the heck. Only the radiators produced anything. I ran them both 30 minutes on direction and then reversed the flow for another 30 minutes.

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Thanks, I got real lucky on ebay. They are no longer being manufactured and I haven't found any online retailer, even outside the US, who have any more in stock. A few months ago I was out bid on one only to check back the following night to find one that was just listed 2 minutes ago and picked it up immediately. It worked out quite well because it was brand new factory sealed and was very reasonably priced. The seller was pleased because it went from just listed to paid for in less than 4 minutes.

If I wouldn't have been able to get this block I would have gone with the MIPS one as I just don't like the looks of the XSPC or EK offerings.
 

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I apologize for the lack of updates; the past couple of weeks have been really busy. I got in a couple hours of work Saturday and Sunday evening. I was able to finish mounting the pump and reservoir, complete the tubing, final leak test, and I got the last of my fans installed and connected to the fan controller. Even with a case as massive as the TH10 cable management is still a pain. I'm really taking my time to try and make everything as hidden as possible, even on the back side which no one will probably ever see. I'm half tempted to just throw the cables in there quick so I can fire this thing up and start my initial stability tests. I like to run Prime95 and Memtest86 on new systems at stock levels just to make sure that everything is in working order. Not sure what there is out there for stability tests on GPU's besides folding. Hopefully I can get another hour or so of work in tonight and may be take some more pictures.
 
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