Well I retired my modern tetris build and decided I wanted to give a water loop a try & my story:
It all began when I purchased the EK Fluid gaming A240 Kit and slapped that on my 8700k, I was at the time running a 1080 TI Kingpin vertically which worked out well and I did not plan on changing things around until someone I know told me that they had a titan xp galactic edition gpu that they decided they did not want to use in the end (another story). I decided to sell one of my kingpins and I purchased the titan xp off them for less than what I sold my kingpin for! Score!
I was running the titan Xp for a while with the stock cooler, unfortunately it just could not cut the mustard and something needed to be done.
I decided to look into purchasing a Ek fluid gaming waterblock and trying to make it all work, as it stood at the time EK says that they could not tell me weather their block would fit the collectors edition or not. So I took the leap of faith and ordered everything.
Long stroy short (kind of) I gathered everything and rebuilt my rig from the ground up. This is the outcome.
** Some notes:
-The coolant looks very very green but I assure you the coolant I ordered and received is EK Cryofuel Lime Yellow but inside of the black dark case it looks vivd green. This was unexpected but I decided to continue with what I had.
-Many have boo'd me on the soft tubing instead of hard tubing, unfortunately the ek-fluid line does not make hard tubing easy to achieve. I am okay with the soft tubing.
-I have a Galactic symbol and everything is green.. why did I not go with the Jedi logo. This is because the titan xp collectors edition is indeed a galactic model and I wanted to keep it as true as possible. Maybe I will change it up down the road.
-People have asked why I would purchase a titan xp collectors just to rip the shroud off of it, this is because at the time there were none of either normal titan xp or collectors for sale anymore. Also because the deal I got on it locally, I was not going to pass it up.
-The pictures with the blue thing cut in shape, this is something I came up with to cover the hole where the cables are from the psu etc. I wanted it to be clean all the way through.
-I designed the vinyl logo that covers the Cougar branding myself and used my vinyl machine to cut it.
I will add to this if I think of more things :)
Hope you like it, but its okay if you do not.