Thursday, April 12, 2012
Pink != Red
So I received some more primochill LRT tubing that is definitely a different color than the previous stuff I have. It's not aging or the supplier because the existing stuff I have is of different dates and different suppliers. I contacts ppc's and they said to email primochill (although I do wonder if they shipped me feser by mistake). Either way we'll see what primochill says.
The difference looks 3-4x worse than the photo shows.
Also got some parts that were correctly manufactured (EK D5 top and lots of drain ports):
Bunch of fill ports:
I also got done with the clearcoat on the radiator so I could finally take the masking tape off:
Then I built a quick and dirty tap handle:
We'll see how it works, I may have to buy one but thought I'd try this first.
I attached the D5 top to the res with a rotary male to male connector. There was about 3/8" gap between the mounting plate and the motherboard tray though, so I picked up a rubber table leg weight distributor that felt like it would be good for damping vibrations. It's just the right size to hide behind the mounting plate. I had to shave it down a bit though as it was more like 1/2":
Here it is hiding:
If it's visible from the window, I'll have to replace it, but I think it's good. Here it is with the plate bolted down lightly (the barb is temporary):
Here it is mounted from the front: