I started with custom water back on my 3770K because AIO's did not do what I wanted. After 4 years of upgrades part swaps and tinkering, this is what I had.
With things like an Aquaero 6 fan controller, built in flow meters, temp probes, and other novelties I had picked up along the way it became a nightmare. The rear of the case was a fight to keep closed. Water tubing almost kinked off in places. So it was time to clear out the mess and get back to basics.
I decided to stay with the 900D I was already using,along with the XSPC 360mm rad and dual D5 bay res and Corsair HX 1000 power supply.
I did end up going with Gskill Trident Z 3200mhz CAS 14 memory.
While doing battle with disassembly, I received this battle scar.
Should I go on Twitter and start a go fund me because I need a specialist, because I might become septic
By the time I was done, this is how it turned out.
I installed a fill port on the top of the bay res. I installed a drain port on the CPU block. I don't know how well you can make out the ball valve coming off a 90 below the block in port. I also used 45's on the rad. The back fitting had to be dropped down with a T fitting with a plug in the end to get clearance for the fan. Later I can add a temperature plug going to the mobo if I want. I even deleted the BR drive. I did not get picks of the back of the case. But all the wiring is tight and neat. The rear of the case went on without a bit of fuss. Before it was bulging, and a general fight to keep it on. The new loop was so simple to fill and get the air out of in less than 2 minutes.
I will admit, mobo fan control is no where near the level of having an Aquaero fan controller. I do miss it, but I am adjusting. The level of control is just ridiculous with an Aquaero.
With less tubing, the pumps are super quiet now. I did notice, I had lost some of the rubber feet on two the case legs. I could not figure out why I was getting such echos on my desk setup when I moved it in here. Once I figure it out, and slipped a couple old mouse pads under it, super quiet now. There are no platter drives in this system. Only 2 ssd's for a boot drive and software drive.
The only other things I want to do is replace the rear fan, get an internal USB hub and eventually replace the HX1000. It's starting to get long in the tooth at about 8 years old.