Obligatory "My first time making a custom loop". ;P Also before I begin I want to give a HUGE thank you to EK Jake on the watercooling subreddit. He helped me and so many others with their custom loops.
So when I was planning on getting the parts I knew I wanted to do a custom loop, have tons of RGB, and have some sick parts. I also LOVE laminar flow! It looks SUPER cool! I took a picture of the C700M case since I was dead set on that being my case and started drawing lines for how I wanted runs to look.
The first tube from the pump to the GPU is inspired by laminar flow fountains that Destin showed in this video of the Detroit airport on Smarter Every Day: YouTube. I loved this bend because of how it not only turned out great but also unintentionally filled some empty space with some beautiful color so there is a little less empty space to look at.
The bend from the GPU to the top rad was completely on accident because something I didn't plan on with a 2D picture is depth and the rad was about 1in/2.5cm deeper than the GPU so I had to bend the tube in 2 planes of space - height and depth. Ultimately this accident turned out to be SUPER cool and reminds me of this laminar flow video: YouTube.
Then the CPU tubes also came about because originally was going to have the tubes go across the RAM but, again, I failed to take depth into account as the RAM comes out a lot further than I anticipated. So I decided to go around the ram on both the enter and exit tubes and it turned out amazing as it resembles a vortex: YouTube.
And finally the FrozenQ insert I felt brought the water theme together. When I saw an image of it online I wasn't sure if it would fit the reservoir but it was only like $15 so I figured I would give it a shot. And to my (and EK Jake's) surprise - it fit! I love this insert as it gave the reservoir a double vortex effect: YouTube.
I am so happy with how everything turned out! I am so happy with the theme of it all and how it looks. I learned a lot from this build on how to plan and make adjustments, got more confident in my abilities, and now I have something that I can say without any doubt - I made this.
Thanks for taking a look! Feel free to ask any questions!