This is my very first water-cooled system. I revamped my last pc (Black Ice) into this. I realize that the bends aren't the prettiest, but I ran out of tubing and I haven't ordered anymore just yet. Bending this stuff looks easier on YouTube videos I promise. It was challenging and I messed up A LOT of tubing.
Challenge 1: Pump and res combo does not clear with GPU installed so I had to dremel out a hole in the case to fit the pump and res.
Challenge 2: EVGA FTW 980ti does not have a compatible waterblock so I had to make the EK Thermosphere fit by modifying the bracket mounting plate on the Thermosphere. Warning: metal gets very hot when cutting with a Dremel and you will burn yourself, Use oven mits(;
I plan on going back and redoing lots of the bends, but this is it for now as it satisfies my needs and my initial wants for this build.
If you plan on doing a custom loop in a 400C I will warn you ahead of time, nothing lines up like you want it to. I would suggest with buying more fittings to help with the bending.
To the pro hardline watercoolers I have probably disappointed you with my bending skills, but do not fear for I will try again until I am up to par with some of the nicer builds I've seen on here.
The desk was built by myself.
Thanks for looking!!!