I first built this in Dec 2019 with just the internal radiators and 2x 16GB of B-die. Originally had Mayhems UV "clear" fluid from concentrate. Even after mixing it down to the recommended concentration with distilled water, it was still too yellowish for my liking.
Case was originally all black powder coat. I wrapped the interior neochrome and was going to paint the entire exterior white.
Painted the fan grills white and marble wrapped the top and front.
I actually had 3 other custom builds going towards the end of the year and I was really just done with painting stuff. I thought since the case is aluminum, I could just take it down to raw aluminum and that would look cool. The powder coat had other plans. Eventually I just said screw it and slapped some stickers on it and called it done.
Wrap job on the panel the Aquaero is mounted to is pretty bad, but it's covered when the side panel is on.
I decided I was unhappy with the ML140 fan noise with just the 420 + 140mm radiators and was bored during quarantine. Ended up making an external radiator/pump setup to add some additional cooling. I have a MO-RA3 on another build and considered buying another, but they can be hard to find in stock and I had 3x 240mm rads laying around in storage. Bought a Phobya rad enclosure and an additional 240mm barrow rad mount on top. Connected it all to a scrap of wood. Fans are Arctic P12 connected to a Splitty9 connected to a Poweradjust3 Ultra. Since I had 10 of these fans, I used all 9 ports on the splitty and did push/pull on half the radiator area. It has a G1/4 temp probe connected and runs all the fans based off liquid temp. After a momentary startup boost, they settle at 4.1v which puts them at 715RPM and is almost completely inaudible.
The system is now always at single digit water/air deltas while being very quiet.
I also added another 32GB of B-die and swapped the "clear" fluid for Mayhems UV Pink while I had things apart.
My RAM overclock wasn't stable after going up to 64GB so I added a memory cooler. Stock fan was audible so I swapped it for a slightly thicker Noctua... It's a bit ghetto since it's attached via zip ties.
Ghetto RAM cooler isn't too bad when viewed from the front.