I use this machine to game in 1440p, 165hz, work, and school/homework. Bending the tubing was a challenge as it was my first time, which is why I purchased so many. Granted, I have a lot of tubing left over so I caught on pretty fast. The barrow fittings are extremely high quality as well if anyone is on the edge of which fittings to purchase. They include a 4 o-ring seal, I made a loopty loop in my build and im really excited about how it turned out. I didnt use any tools to get great turns, all free hand. I am using NZXT VUE STERLING SILVER coolant from primochill, and it looks fantastic in my opinion. I am running 2 240mm radiators with the fan curve set for silence over performance, yet I still am geting 50-55c on my gpu 100% load, and around the same temps on my cpu during gaming. In aida64 my cpu was settling around 63c on 100% usage. If I set the fan speeds higher I did notice about 9c drops across the board, but louder. Also I have my DDC pump running 20% until 70c, which it never hits. The pump is silent, and makes the Primochill Vue coolant look so much better,
NOOBIE ERRORS When I had first started up my build I had a lot of leaks coming from my reservoir. This was due to the fact that I did not tighten any of the plugs on it. After feeling dumb and completely dismantling my pc I tightened not just the reservoir plugs, but everything in my build for extra assurance. NO LEAKS :) If any of you are afraid of leaks in a watercool build, rest be assured if you follow simple steps (ie:tighten fittings, leak test) there should honestly be no issues whatsoever.
Anyways, expensive af in my opinion but I think this build was the most fun pc i have ever completed, and am now hooked on watercooling. Hope you enjoy the pics. (sorry I didnt get images of the process as much.
(Edit- I changed the tube in the middle , felt it matched the build better. I also added my cable management pictures, and an updated photo with the new tube coming from the cpu inlet.)