SO decided after I purchased my Alienware 17 R5 gaming laptop, I wanted that bit more. Seeing as I also couldn't find a watercooling solution for it, I opted to try building a rig. That I did. After ordering all the parts, and tediously waiting for everything to arrive, I started the assembly process. At first, putting a 8700k CPU in its socket without damaging anything was nerve racking, but after carefully aligning it up and carefully dropping it into place, it was sorted. The rest from there was pretty easy.
Then came the Thermaltake M360 Hard Line watercooling kit. First time ever touching or working with any form of water cooling, yet alone Hard Line. After watching ALOT of videos, I felt comfortable giving it a try. With only the 4x 500mm piece's that came in the kit, I had to make sure I used minimal waste to avoid having to order and wait for more.
So I set up with my method for hard line bending. The tube is PETG 16mm OD 12mm ID. First bend (Reservour/pump to GPU in) worked perfectly, no flat spots, odd marks, nothing, but that was an easy 90 degree bend and cut to fit. After that, I set out on the GPU to CPU, CPU to Rad, Rad to Reservoir. With alot of minor adjustments, all were done. The Rad to Reservoir gave me alot of grief (3 failed attempts), so I opted with adding a 90 from the reservoir.
FIrst start, it posted perfectly, installed Windows 10 Pro, muddled around with the BIOS for fan speed etc, and its ALIVE!
Pretty happy with the end result.