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Time Lapse build : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBbVIsTV-oE PLEASE DO NOT WATCH WITH FULL SCREEN TO AVOID HEADACHES!
Hi all, I'm back. Let me start off with my god, this case was extremely easy to work with. No hassle at all. I did some paint job to it because I didn't like the red shroud/screws. Why did I bought the red version of the case then, you may ask. Well its because I bought this case when it was on sale literally 1 month ago where it came with a "free" cooler (CORSAIR Hydro Series H60) bundle of total cost to be $120. Pretty worth to me.
I wanted to mount 2x 360 radiator in here but I couldn't find a way to do that, I tried looking everywhere and have not yet seen a mod that fit my wants. What I did instead was I went for a 240GTS X-Flow, still does the job so no complains there.
I also mounted an EK-Chrome back plate to the FTW3, I was suppose to mount it already in my previously build but I ruin the thermal pads due to not knowing which sides goes on the PCB.
Moving on to the fans, at first I did not like the looks of Corsair LL fans. It didn't satisfy me. The software is pretty bad, couldn't detect my lighting node pro. Although once it did, my lighting profile changed every 30 second or so. It didn't stay static (White) like I wanted to.
I did ran into some problems during my time building this. I didn't know a way to make the loop look clean and organize until the very last minute. Spending hours sketching my loop out in Sniping Tool and it all went to waste. One of the threading in the GPU waterblock terminal was damage, and I didn't realized this until I took apart my build from the Evolv. Everyday the coolant in the reservoir is decreasing and I was curious why, but now I know. The problem resolved by me contacting PPCS (Where I bought it) and they message EK to send me a new terminal.
Now running a pumpres horizontal mount was definitely scary to me, I've talked to some of the expert in the watercooling discord and they told me I would have a hard time bleeding at first, the pump will have a gap where the coolant wouldn't reach to and during the times where I was putting my 2nd loop together. I kept having thoughts if this would work out or not. Which it did and I'm pretty happy about it! :D
Yes, I put a roll of tape cover with “black strip” underneath the reservoir. I did this because without, my pump would be running a bit dry and the reservoir will sags a lot
Also, there was no clearance for me to cool the VRM because of the top radiator+fan configuration. I couldn’t fit a fitting or a 90 degree there.