Switched my case to this beautiful Lian Li case from a Pahnteks Evo Evolve. that loop had a 240mm rad and a 360mm rad but I wanted a longer fuller loop to really show off these parts and bends. I blogged everyday of the 4 day process and its now been successfully running for a week and wanted to show it off in a completed build guide.
Day 1. Case sold. 240mm sold. Everything comes in the morning. New case. 2nd 360mm rad. Loop fittings, 360mm rad and all components cleaned and ready. Bent one of the USB pins on the mobo. Easy fix but alittle anxiety there. Other than that. After work tomorrow everything begins.
Day 2. Exhausted. Everythings in. Love the new case. Lian Li pc011 ROG. Everything's in. Well besides the GPU cables butim getting to that. Just need to finish the loop, paint over the phanteks logo and wireless card hestsync and work on the drain abit more. Too tired to continue...been up since 7 and spent around 5 hours on it after work. Better to stop and finish up tomorrow. Hopefully post the completion and leak test tomorrow.
Day 3. Pt 1. Spent about 5 hours bending. Good as I'm gonna get it.
No leaks! Got the rgb strips in and temps have actually gone down 7 deg under load from the last loop/case. Looks great and super happy.
Day 4. Cant believe its done. Glass is on and wiped (finger print magnet). Still might paint the block magnets but for now its mostly bled out(alittle more to go). Ram back to 3200mhz and CPU back to 4.6 @ 1.2v (havent seen temps over 58c yet through benchmarks and stress testing. No delid) Blown away how this turned out and im not sure if im able to upgrade the rez but ill be looking into that to fill the case out abitmore. Sorry if quality isnt what it should be all I have is my v30.
Day 7 Update is picture with more green in it. all bubbles are gone and tubes are still crystal clear.
3/28 edit: (first picture) Found a bigger res for 20$ no less, easy decision to really fill out the case. for kicks ang gigs took out the ek fans for my girls loop and added 3 more hd120s and a corsair commander so i could keep the led strips.