This build took me several months to finish. I went through watercooling hell to get there.
- Bitspower fittings ordered off ebay were for soft tubing. Had to go with different fittings... so I ordered monsoon chaingun fittings.
- Discovered that these needed a special type of UV glue, so had to return them
- Ordered monsoon hard compression fittings and monsoon tubing. The whole build leaked. Determined that I would never use a monsoon product again
- Finally got Bitspower black sparkle fittings w/ Singularity Computers 16mm tubing and no leaks. Had problem with D5 pump few days after build completion, something wrong with the O-ring seal. Leaked everywhere.
- Probably had to fill and drain both loops about 5 times. Also had to redo all the tubing and bends since the monsoon stuff was a bust
- Overall very proud of the finished product. Lots of clean 90' bends. This is my third watercooling project, so there is always room for improvement. The CPU loop will get EKWB Cryofuel Solid White in a few days. GPU loop has EKWB Cryofuel Solid Azure Blue.
- I regret not putting more symmetry into the loop layout, but due to time constraints, finances, and it being a midtower, I had to settle for what you see.
- I strongly recommend to anyone getting into liquid cooling to purchase these items, it will save you a ton of time:
1. Bending kit
2. A better cutting tool than a hacksaw. You can actually use a compound miter saw or circular saw.. but don't forget to wear safety glasses!
3. Primochill Rigid Finishing bit. You can now buy these in 12/16mm and it really cuts down on the amount of time de-burring the ends of the tubing.
Thank you to my wife for letting me turn the living room into a computer store for several months