The XProto Project - AquaFusion, Vertical, Chrome, Industrial.

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Oof what a night, took way longer than i wanted cos the thermal paste on my 4090 had actually dried out! It was crumbly... what the heck, its only a month old! Didn't have any alcohol to clean it with so made do with abit of rag and deionised water. Also note to anyone doing this, there's a ton of pads to install... like loads and a lot of small ones too so its very fiddly. Some you also need to cut but no biggy there, just messy. The block is gorgeous, i canno stress enough how nice this block is. The finish is top notch too, no marks or defects on my sample, i highly rate Watercool and will continue to suppor tthem i think. Being a smaller company their QC is much better than something like EKWB.

Temps are awesome, Cyberpunk 2077 on a undervolt 310 watts sits around (ambient 19c)

Core 40c
Hotspot 42c
Memory Junction 56c

The BEST thing about this block is its completely eliminated the coil whine i had before. It was audible before even with a undervolt because im sat so close to my rig but with this block, there is ZERO coil whine. Its completely gone, im guessing the complete enclosure has helped massively in this instance.

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I went itx but the system just run hot all the time so when I went am5 I got a o11 mini again

Can tell you now, no temp issues with this case lol. Not even dust issues tbh, just a quick wipe at the top where the dust lands naturally and thats it.

The Mini is a nice case, i had the OG O11 and that was a good case, just too popular and got sick of seeing the same builds over and over again.
 
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really clean build, the farbwerks are amazing arnt they, i use a farbwerk, aquaereo 5 and quadro and no watercooling in sight.:D have you tried using the custom profiles for the rgb, for example on mine is rainbow puke unless i put on itunes then i have it changing to the music and its a lot simpler than you might think to use the profiles. just gotta wrap your head around it.
 
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really clean build, the farbwerks are amazing arnt they, i use a farbwerk, aquaereo 5 and quadro and no watercooling in sight.:D have you tried using the custom profiles for the rgb, for example on mine is rainbow puke unless i put on itunes then i have it changing to the music and its a lot simpler than you might think to use the profiles. just gotta wrap your head around it.

If i could fit an aquaereo into this i would lol, i wish they would update it so it can be installed like a 5" stats panel. Yup, i have mine all setup, each output is setup to run a different custom setting. I've made use of both the 3pin 5v outlets and the micro connectors so i can run a total of 8 connectors for RGB, its really handy! Love what i can do with it all.
 
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That block is beautiful, and as you say it works so well with the orientation. Very cool. Love that case too.

I had no idea the 4090FE was so small! That's opened my eyes to some options in the future.

The pcb is small and the block looks small too but if you had it in your hand, its quite chonky lol. It's quite deceiving how big it actually is, i thought from the pictures it looked small but having it here and seeing it in person its a lot bigger.
 
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God I love your build, looks even better the more I see it and that water block looks awesome.

I want to swap out the back 2 fans for the Alphacool Stealth Apex metal fans in chrome to match the rest of the aesthetics next. Just gotta be patient and wait for a release time to get them.
 
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Some new temp figures for those who are interested. A couple of hours on cyberpunk tonight to give me a rather accurate reading since this game maxes out the gpu.


Undervolted: PL 78% 280w / 965mv @2820mhz / +1300 memory
35c core
41c hotspot
54c memory junction
27c coolant temp

ambient is the same at 19c.

Overclocked: 400w / +200 core / +1300 memory
41c core
47 hotspot
60c memory junction
29c coolant temp

ambient is the same at 19c


Really impressive numbers considering the wattage im pulling. The new patch on cyberpunk seems to have dropped my power draw, i was able to pull around 480w before but now it wont go over 400w.
 
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The project is slowly coming together, within the next couple of days i should be receiving most of the watercooling parts and also the Aqua Computer RGB controllers and internal usb hub splitter.

Lots of tubing to come still and finally im in the process of designing a Custom Distro plate for this little beast! I figured if im going to build another relatively extreme design i may as well go all out on this one.


So to start i made a rough sketch of the distro and where the ports and runs will be internally. Fill and drain ports included to keep things simple too.



Did you ever get around to designing a Distro plate?
 
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Did you ever get around to designing a Distro plate?

I shelved it as i decided to change gpu which meant changing waterblocks but its back on the table now. Just need to do my runs again and re-measure everything.

I've contacted a few companies but i think there's only one that's really taken it seriously.
 
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