So after my little video receiving the Fractal Define C and the Alpha Cool Eisbear & Eiswolf in a push (drop kick) to get me to go custom loop it is time to start formulating the direction of this nerve racking build and finally dip my toe into the world of watercooling.
So for those that missed the video.
Anyway after a trial run with the Define C I discovered that it was not going to be possible to fit the 240mm rad and 2 fans in the roof, this in part because the Asus Z97 Pro-Gamer has slightly offset Dimm slots and the Dominator Platinums are just too damn tall which is a shame as I adore the Domi Plats.
So after many long conversations and milling ideas in figuring this out a solution was reached, which meant raiding TTLs personal stash and sadly for him means he lost the much beloved Asus Z97 Mark S.. that's right I shall now be using the Sabranco in the build. A massive thanks again to Tom and I shall smother her with tenderness, but this then throws up a new problem.. theme!? A predominantly black build with a white motherboard, that isn't going to fly.
Solution. we go Ying Yang with this while still keeping a Sabranco camo style, the CPU/GPU block and back plate will be getting some white covering with a splash of urban camo vinyl. Same goes for the Define C PSU cover and just for good measure finish her off with some white fans.
The loop order will remain the same as TTL created in the recent Define C watercooling video, the only difference being is that I'll be running clear tube with Mayems X1 Clear coolant.
So there we have it, I'm just waiting on a couple of little bits to arrive namely the X1 and a new ratchet hose cutter then this show can begin. Photos coming soon