Celeritas= Speed in Latin
Most of these parts were slowly used to replace parts in my original build. Now the only thing left over are my 500gb wd blue, and the 8gb of corsair vengeance ram as well as some miscellaneous lighting pieces. Most of what I will be talking about down in that abyss is the water cooling stuff rather than the individual parts. So I you have questions please leave a comment.
This is not my first time building a pc but is definitely my first time water cooling. I will tell you this, if you enjoy building pc's you will definitely get a thrill out of water cooling. Honestly I was less scared doing this project than I was when I built my first PC simply because I didn't expect everything to go 100% smoothly. I did have a leak where I did a very tight bend from the pump/res up to the top rad. But I anticipated this when building so it didn't shock me to much. Fortunately for me I live relatively close to a micro center where I was able to get a 45 degree swivel fitting that did the trick. The pump technical did not fit properly in the drive bay because the front panel but the front panel also prevented it from falling out the front and the tubes did the same for the back, so it is currently sitting in there with no screws and I am completely fine with this. If one wanted to though, custom holes could be drilled to fit the pump. In regards to the pump, it was a real challenge. If you don't get all the air out from the impeller then it is extremely loud. But after properly bleeding it from air, it quiets down a bit. certainly not silent but maybe less loud than some of its reviews say. My aspirations for this build are to either add another gpu to this system and run a higher resolution, or add my current gpu to the loop and run a higher resolution. No matter what I want to run a higher resolution. I do have a spare 120mm radiator laying around that I could try to integrate but I would have to do a few modifications to my case, and I really don't want to go through that until I require more heat dissipation.
Tips for water cooling in this case. I know the 410 is not built for great water cooling support, but that is what made this build interesting. I certainty didn't have a favorable amount of room to add more radiator space, or a tube reservoir which I would have loved to have. But I didn't have to spend another 150$ to up-size, and I am much more familiar with running tight tubing routs. So here are a few things I have learned and wish to share with anyone wishing to maximize this cases potential.
- As far as top mounted radiator support you are limited to a <30mm thick rad because nzxt only intended for the use off thin 240mm AIO's. I do recommend the Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS Ultra Stealth, because it is build extremely well (I have very limited knowledge about radiators but the quality compared to the 120mm that came in the xspc kit was on another level). You can probably find a way to mount a 120 mm in the back if you do a little bit of work to it by grinding away some of the rivets that interfere . I have also seen large scale modding done to the fixed drive bay in the front to allow for a large 240mm rad.
-If you do a pump/res in the 5.25 bays you will run into the situation that I did but it did not hinder the completion of the build. Also a 45 degree fitting is required if you want to reach a radiator directly above it. I was able to get the best bends and tightest fit with the xspc tubing that was sent with the kit. It just all around seemed to work better than any of the other tubing I tried.
-The x20 750 v4 pump was a real pain in the *** to work with. It was hard to bleed air from and it was very loud. But to get it to hush up a little you need to tilt your case while bleeding to an 45+ degree angle to get air out. Don't be scared to shake the case around allot. It is still certainly the loudest thing in my computer, but the 410 is definitely not known for being quite. Honestly if you have some more cash laying around somewhere do not hesitate to get a better pumps.
+3 brownie points if you read this whole thing. If you have questions about parts choice, please ask in the comments because I wont be disguising those due to the fact that I have already talked allot about the cooler. Call me a moron for spending more on cooling than I did on my cpu but it was a purely enthusiast decision, and it was well worth the experience. Not to mention extremely cool temps.