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High End Watercooled PC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sofronis Neofytou, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Sofronis Neofytou

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    Hi all, for my first post here on Overclockers forums I wanted to show something special. I have been into building computers for the past 14 years, starting at the age of 12 as far as I remember with an old Q6600 processor which felt great at the time!

    So here are the specifications and some renderings for my latest and best build so far; this is a build where no bends are allowed. The pc is made mostly for number crunching in large spreadsheets, and the occasional rendering and gaming. No RGB, but I can cope with less FPS because of this :)

    Main components:
    CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x
    GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 Super XC Ultra Gaming
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
    Ram: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 3200Mhz
    Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500gb
    PSU: Corsair RM1000i
    Case: Lian Li PC-011dynamic
    Fans: Noctua Industrial Fan 2000rpm x6
    Watercooling:
    EK-Coolstream PE 360 x2
    EK-Vector RTX 2080 block and backplate
    EK-Quantum Kinetic FLT 240 D5 reservoir+pump combo
    EK-Quantum MOmentum ROG Corsshair VIII Hero MonoBlock
    A boat load of fittings and angled adapters to achieve no bends loops
    Loop order for reference: PUMP->Bottom Radiator->GPU->Top Radiator->Monoblock->Pump

    I hope you like it; I would love to hear your comments and any recommendations since this is my first attempt at rigid tubing water cooling, but sure as hell it shouldn't be a rocket science thing to do! I am still undecided on whether to go with acrylic or stainless tubing, both look equally pleasing to my eyes.

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  2. orbitalwalsh

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    looks good! thought about the Master board, slightly cheaper- beefier vrm and UK RMA. Also wifi as standard

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/giga...4-x570-chipset-atx-motherboard-mb-57t-gi.html

    look at sabrent rocket for NVMe storage or

    BB CODE
    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £312.63 (includes shipping: £8.70) ​
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    slightly more but double the storage
     
  3. Sofronis Neofytou

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    I have tried going with MSI only once in the past 14 years, and I had to RMA it, might be just tough luck, but I will stick to the overpriced ASUS once again! As for the SSD, I have tested the samsung ones for some time now, and anyway this wasn't a budget build so here we are! Thank you for the suggestions anyhow ;)

    Edit: Sorry this was a Gigabyte board you recommended. Unfortunately, ASUS Rog Hero and Strix Gaming-E were the only X570 with monoblocks available from EKWB, so the motherboard was an easy choice.
     
  4. Vidar

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    That's sexy AF!!!!

    I'd go with glass tubing if it was me but don't suppose it matters if there's no rgb lol
     
  5. Sofronis Neofytou

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    Thanks a lot; greatly appreciate your feedback, I think I will go with acrylic for the tubing for now since it will be nice showing the solid white fluid that I plan on filling it with. Pictures of the actual build to follow tomorrow most likely, stay tuned!
     
  6. LePhuronn

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    Beautiful renders, what did you use? Looks like Fusion 360.
     
  7. Sofronis Neofytou

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    Modelled using sketchup, imported to Fusion 360 where the material allocation and rendering took place. The most convenient way I have found in rendering cases so far.
     
  8. LePhuronn

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    Sick. I'm doing everything inside 360 and importing STEP files from GrabCAD for items I really don't want to model myself :D
     
  9. orbitalwalsh

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    Bit power make a damn good Master mono block along with Asus line . Outs EKWB to shame But hard to get here :(
     
  10. Alan1969

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    Looks good, nice and clean. I like the sound of no rgb, however nowadays that’s quite difficult to achieve.
     
  11. Sofronis Neofytou

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    Update: Here is the finished build. I think it turned out pretty nice; let me know your thoughts !

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  12. Jay85

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    Very nice! Hoping to get mine somewhere like this shortly!!!
     
  13. Alan1969

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    nice
     
  14. Sofronis Neofytou

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    Will post benchmark and temperatures once all testing is done, including stable overclocking results.
     
  15. Tattysnuc

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    An uncanny resemblance to the mock up! Great looking build - would love to have seen the build process, but hey ho.
     
  16. Sofronis Neofytou

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    Thank you for your kind comments sir ! Indeed the resemblance turned out even better than I expected.
     
  17. Vidar

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    I really like it... only one thing I'd say though is the brown corners on the fans take something away from it.
     
  18. paradigm

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    I’d have curved the tubing rather than have relied on fittings for every corner, but it looks nice.
     
  19. Joelw291

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    That build looks very aesthetically pleasing.
     
  20. Praz94

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    Simply beautiful