Too many. It was probably about 2 weeks from the time I took my machine down to getting it back up and running with the new loop. Granted, I didn't work on it every day, most days I didn't spend more than an hour or two after work, and some of that was finishing up sleeving. Somebody more experienced in hardline than me probably could have had it done in a fraction of the time though, since there were some nights I'd spend an hour or more bending tubes and end up with nothing I thought was usable. It was a great experience, even if all my friends told me I was crazy doing it all myself... thats half the fun!Activate: AMD, that looks amazing great job. I love the clean straight lines you setup.
How many hours did you invest in that?
I now have way more respect for for the hard acrylic tubing builds. The 90s are easy but I hadn't even thought of the bends that need to go in multiple directions until I had to do them lol.
Back to watercooling.
Silence and great performance, I'm quite pleased with results.
New x99 build. Re-used my 980 GTX until Pascal drops.
Seasonic 1050 Platinum
EVGA Micro2 x99
Intel i7 5930k
32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2666 w/ Light Bars
EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0
512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME M.2
CPU - EK Supremacy EVO
GPU - EK FC-GTX980
Backplate: EK FC-GTX980
Radiator: EKWB PE 480 (4x120mm)
Pump: Phobya DC12-400
Reservoir: Alphacool Lighttower
Bulkhead: (2) Alphacool Bulkhead Connector G1/4 - Deep Black
Fittings: EK-ACF compression fittings - 10/13mm purple
Quick Disconnects: Primochill QD3 10mm/13mm Black
Tubing: PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD - Purple
Radiator Fan Controller: Lamptron FC5
1x 24-pin ATX cable, MDPC-X sleeved
1x 8-pin EPS cable, MDPC-X sleeved
2x 6+2-pin PCIe cables, MDPC-X sleeved
Purple Anodized Cap Screws
Purple Anodized Counter-sunk Washers
UV Purple LED interior case lighting
USB 3.0 Slim Header Connector
Fan Cable Extenders
Purple LED Vandal Switch
Purple DJ Gel Light Covers
All these enthusiasts using the disgusting milky additives, when did this become a thing? Why do people like it? Do other people actually think having opaque, milky fluid running through your system looks good? Nearly every setup on this page is using thick, gooey additive that looks like body fluid.
I mean, these are awesome setups, and a LOT of work goes into these, but why all the milk!?
Sorry for the delay, I did not see that you had asked a question. Here's how I have the rad/reservoir/pump mounted. It is the EK D5 pump/res combo, mounted to the back of the radiator with the 120mm EK mounting bracket, and I used XSPC universal 120mm mounting brackets for the radiator.Nice setup man. Can you show your radiator and reservoir setup? I'm looking to do an external setup and am looking for ideas. Thanks.