Thanks. I was trying to keep this on a budget so that meant clearing the basement for parts :)
However there is a little noise from the pump in the CPU, so I think i will try and change that moving forward. Maybe get a cooling pump head with RGB.
So building a small budget gamer rig for my son for his birthday, and since that is the 18th of december I have a deadline that is coming up fast.
Chassis: Fractal Design Define Nano S
Motherboard: Biostar x370gtn (left over after my upgrade in my other build thread)
Ram: 2x4 GB DDR4...
So finally got some wires from RS components:
So I redid the CPU 8 pin cable and added a small cable holder to keep it nice and tidy:
Next up will be the 24 pin at cable.
Then I'm ready to reassemble into the case.
Also ended going with alphacools DC-LT ultra low noise pump since the high...
So adjusted the fan shroud a bit so the 60mm fan is moved a bit more back to get better airflow over the VRAM:
As pendragon1 suggested I will install a custom grill and fit a Scythe 100x100x12 mm inside the grill.
Started by removing the wood crops:
Then I made a wood mould so I can press a...
So stripped the pump from my Cooler Master ML120 and I also changed my motherboard to a brand new Asus instead. The old Biostar kept crashing.
Got my pump bracket / fan adapter:
So playing CSGO for a couple of hours with this setup I see around 62°C on CPU and around 50°C on GPU. So it is...
Due to the big size of the new radiator and the fact that I needed a bracket for the res+pump i decided to make a bracket that will hold the pump and fit a 92mm intake fan. This away I dont have to modify the PMMA backplate.
Also create a new fan shroud for the GFX, that can hose a small 60mm...
So my little custom loop started out great, but it turned sideways pretty fast.
First the radiator would not clear the noctua fan so changed that to a low 12mm fan from scytche. But still missing 1mm clearance so need to drill the mounting holes a bit bigger.
Moved on and installed the GPU...
So got two Corsair H60 today for 15€.
Gutted the first to get the angled connectors since the straight ones on the Arctic liquid freezer 120 won't fit in the case.
First issue was that the straight connectors was OD 9.7mm and the angled one where 10.5mm.
So after a bit grinding I managed...
So giving it another shot with a semi hacked AIO cooling loop.
Got a kraken G12 cheap and a arctic liquid freezer 120 with the big 50mm radiator.
So modded the Intel bracket on the GPU pump to fit the Kraken g12 brackets:
However I need to angle the outlets. The AIO H60 has angled hose...
So I still have heating issue when playing for a long time.
I need to have some more ventilation for the GPU.
I was thinking of removing the wood marked in red:
And then install something from the front, in the area shown in read.
But what should it be, I was considering a metal speaker...
After gaming CS GO for an hour GPU hotspot temp is around 80°C and GPU temp is 70°C and fan is not maxing out.
So around a 10°C improvement and still a little to give if I max out the fan speed.
Thanks I will keep the pictures coming.
I had never heard the expression "blower GPU", so had to google it. I can see that I ended up with something in between open air and blower gpu.
While I was playing with the cardboard, the noise level was increased a lot if I blocked off all sides, so...