So I knew I was going to take a lot of time planning out the hard acrylic tubing, but I didn't think I'd take THIS much time doing it. Been working on transcribing every measurement from the case, card, rad, etc. into C4D for the past 6 hours. After many maze ideas, I landed on this one. The others I designed were far too long - I'd run out of liquid and the pump likely wouldn't be able to push it. I think I'll be stretching the pump's power even with this setup. I am also ready to receive a lot of flack online regarding unnecessary length of the tubing. I know it isn't efficient - but this build isn't to break OC records. It's meant to be a cool enmeshment of tech and art.
My XSPC 3mm UV LEDs came in today. Going to need to drill some on the mobo thermal shield to get them incorporated in a non-obtrusive fashion.
Oh man... Ran into a little hiccup:
Removing the tape from the rad. Video below the photos.
Looking sweet. The green is a little darker than I had hoped. Video under photos.
Alas I unboxed the Core P5 by Thermaltake. I have stripped it down to its bones. Mainly removing all unneeded SATA trays.
The white fan under the green looks awesome. Curious how it will look once rotating.
The green on the heat spreaders looks awesome. Can't wait to get it installed.
One of the many parts on their way - an awesome flow meter by Bitspower.
In my humble opinion, I nabbed the best looking blocks on the market. For this build, they'll be showstoppers.
For the fluorescent green spray paint to shine bright like a diamond, I wanted to prime the black parts with white.
Spent some time being delicate with an exact I knife to cover up holes and logos.
For about five months, I've been wanting to do this build. Water-cooled, single GPU, open case for maximum showoff-ability and of course, many cans of spray paint. I am an enthusiast with a moderate to advance (depends who you're asking) understanding of PC's and Windows. I have built a total of four PCs, all dual R9 290 beasts in Crossfire X config. My overclocking experience is not that thorough, though. So one might say, "then why build this new PC?" and the answer is because I enjoy learning and having a wicked fast computer for C4D GPU accelerated renders (a new frontier since I have never had Nvidia cards).
I am making this blog not as a guide of any sort, since I am far from a professional, but to share the fun of buying and building. Hope you enjoy!