Step one - Build a gaming rig for under a grand. check
Step two - Upgrade everything.
Step three - Think of 10 more steps or a new title.
Step four - Attempt amatuer modification on an AiO cooler. che... wait, what?!
The Thermaltake core p3 is amazing, and I learned that computers are really loud without sides. First thing to go will be the PSU for something huge so I can forget about it, and get some nice cables. My old laptop never has to game again. awwww
The cooler had an air bubble, not uncommon in clc's and mentioned in reviews of this product in particular. But the radiator looks so different from the rest on offer that it seemed a good idea to fix it rather than settle for something less pretty.
The tubing is Tygon biosomething 8/6mm and the fittings are aquatuning G1/4 - 6mm compression, and a G1/4 flow indicator, all from aquatuning.
The reservoir is an XSPC Ion and Mayhems MX1 fluid both came from overclockers.
All in the mod cost around £60 and took a few hours, not including an overnight test of the loop (during which, I did not sleep).