With the backside out (again) I could start with cutting hole for the second pump.
There it is. Measure twice, cut once…
That’s more like it. Can’t hide such a beauty. Also want the symetry with the front as well as making the backside as rich and alive as the front. Everything unhidden.
Re-mounted (again) the wall and got ready to connect the backside pass throughs.
Two equal bends. One to the top and one to the bottom.
I played around with the top connection and after a few different options I opted for the short 45deg bend to keep it as parallel as possible, but also frame the compartement above the pump (I got plans for that).
Added the motherboard again, to take measurements for all the cables, 24pin, 8pin, front I/O panel, SSD’s etc, but the real fun will be the ATX lines.
With the GPU sorted I could finally add the last and 16th (yeah) pass through.
That will be a scary hole to make. So close to the pass throughs and the last one. Don’t want to brake it now…
I ended up cutting a really small line and spent 2h with the hand file. Not only am I afraid to brake the main wall plate, but I also need a 0,5mm tollerance hole (with a hand tool). Only way I know how to do that is to cut small and expend partially until good.
That printed bracket with a small edge to clamp it together will be perfect.
One of the last bends. I keep reusing the same 90 bends to keep the real one scratch free. That’s why there is only one pipe done at a time.
With the last bend in place I could take some measurements on cable comb placement and with that the route of the ATX cables. Had a working plan.
I always use MDPC-X and it was very heartwarming to get this Zeuligan Edition sent in the mail for CMWS <3. I also sleave my cables in place to make sure I get the perfect fit (hence only pins in one end). Therefor I have two dummy cables I use to take measurements before I work with the real one.
Decided to opt for a straight vertical 8 docking it into the 24. 16 cables wide run into the top of lid of the psu shroud in the back.