I was able to score a lot of water cooling parts from kijiji that is why i was able to pull off this upgrade. Most of the parts in this upgrade is from my old rig and only the water cooling parts are new
This is also my first water cooling attempt (especially acrylic tube). Wasted about 40 inches worth of acrylic tube. The case is tight with all of the parts installed but i was still able to cram the cables on the back side to make it not visible.
Case changes: - Removed the upper 5.25 bays to fit my 360 and 420 rads - Removed the protruding fan mounts on the front to make the fans and 240 rad flushed.
Watercooling items: - Aquacool vario D5 pump - EK XTOP D5 - Bitspower Multi-z tube reservoir - Bitspower fittings - Primochill Revolver hardline fittings (Painted it to black) - Primochill PETG Tube 10mm ID/ 12mm OD - 2x EK FC970 GTX TF5 Waterblock - 2x EK FC970 GTX TF5 Backplate - Koolance CPU-380I - Aquacool 240 rad - XSPC EX360 rad
The flexible tubing in the pic was one of the items that were included when i bought the bundle from kijiji. Didn't use it in the build other than for fill port.
The Primochill PETG 10mm ID/12mm OD didn't fit the EK 10mm silicone at all. I had to shave some of the silicone off to fit the tube. Primochill knows this too and its in one of their videos which i had hope I saw when i order the tube.
Overall I am pretty pleased with the result. I have learned a lot from bending tubes to making my custom led (still cheaper than retail).
The LEDs i'm using are the LE Lampux 12V Flexible LED Strip Lights from amazon. Around $9 for the regular 5m and $11 for the waterproof 5m.
I added the white LED pix. Which one is better? red or white?