Project: Red Iron (Build Log – Part 3)

Coolant Filling

I have 2 coolants at hand with which I was trying to decide on which to use:

  • EK-Ekoolant EVO Blood RED – which gives a see through deep red color
  • Thermaltake C10000 Red – which is a brighter opaque red

As a personal preference, thick tubing always goes well with opaque colors, the solidity in the tone just seems so appropriate for me, so I opted for the Thermaltake C10000.



Unfortunately, the red/orange LED at the top of the reservoir did not have to desired effect of making the coolant glow as the opaqueness was just too thick.


On with the cover

After mounting the SSD onto the underside of the top removable bracket of the Elite 110, a quick temporary cable tidying was done, and then it was on with the chassis cover.


 I had to be care with the 24-pin extension cable, this was the only placement I could get it positioned.


Looks all tidy from this side.


All dark and gloomy through the window without the power switched on.


Using the flash on my camera, you can see some more details and coloring with the case.


Powering Up

I must admit, up to this point in the build I had not tested out the motherboard or CPU. I had already powered on the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini, the Corsair fan, the Bitspower water cooling loop, and I knew Winston had previously tested out the GEIL EVO-X RAM and the ADATA XPG SSD, and I wasn’t too sure if the system would boot up at all.


Thankfully, the system booted up first time without any issues.


And here are all the lights, except for the face plate, switched on.

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As you can see, I still need to work on those pesky cables coming out of the V650 power supply.


In the dark, this system really glows.


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