water cooling

  1. AlphaAtlas

    What Happens When You Water Cool an Air Cooler?

    What happens when you try to water cool an air cooling tower? One YouTuber decided decided to find out, as he sealed the upper part of a Hyper 212 EVO inside a closed ice loop. The setup managed to keep and overclocked 2500k at a stable 44C under load, but just how practical such a setup would...
  2. M

    Thinking of moving to a custom loop. A few questions.

    TLDR: loop for 2700x and two 1080ti in a thermaltake P3? Radiator size and fans to stay fairly quiet? My current setup: Ryzen 2700X OC'd SLI 2x 1080TI OC'd (one is a EVGA black with 2 fans, and other is a founders) Asus Crosshair VII Hero 16GB ram a few SSD and spinning rust EVGA 1000 G3...
  3. cageymaru

    Elmnator Overclocks Intel Core i9-9900K to 5.44GHz with Custom Copper Loop

    Computer modder, Twitch streamer, and long time Hardocp member Elmnator has just validated his system with an Intel Core i9-9900K running at 5.44GHz, and 16GB of G.Skill DDR4 running at 4334MHz with CAS 18 timings. Elmnator hit those numbers with a MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard, an NVIDIA RTX...
  4. S

    Milwaukee water cooling.

    I'm looking for someone that can help water cool my rtx 2080ti fe. The card runs too hot and loud for my liking. I'd buy the parts. I'd just need someone to install it seeing as I have absolutely no experience with water cooling, and I don't want to experiment with a $1200 gpu. I'd compensate...
  5. Z

    How quite are the water pumps? Kraken/CORSAIR/Thermaltake

    Good Day, I just finished putting together a new build and I feel a little disappointment with my liquid cooling system: Thermaltake Floe Triple Riing RGB 360 TT I have an open case which sits on my desk Thermaltake P3 and the pump is the loudest component in my PC when GPU is idle. The pump...
  6. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Overclocking @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Overclocking We have spent a lot of time understanding the new Threadripper 2950X and how it overclocks. We have put it through the paces using a chiller system, water cooling, and air cooling. We show you what Precision Boost Overdrive and what Precision Boost 2...
  7. FrgMstr

    @Elmnator Cleaning Water Blocks Live on Twitch

    Elmy is cleaning out his custom cooling loop in order to get ready for Pax. This begs the question, what did he put into it? Elmy goes way back us here at HardOCP and does some great custom PC mod work. Live Stream.
  8. DooKey

    A Different Kind of Liquid Cooling for a Server

    Lots of people water cool their PC's, but not many go to the extremes that YouTuber der8auer will go to. His latest creation is an Epyc server and it has the standard water cooling blocks on it. However, he goes one better and has liquid blowing across the motherboard. Once you see it you'll...
  9. FrgMstr

    Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review @ [H]

    Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review Watercool and its Heatkiller series of custom water components are well known for being some of the best in the world when it comes to performance and design. We give its Heatkiller IV water block for the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti a good once...
  10. FrgMstr

    Barrowch Whale Shark Threadripper Water Block Review @ [H]

    Barrowch Whale Shark Threadripper Water Block Review The Barrowch Whale Shark Water Block is built specifically for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processor and its TR4 socket on X399 chipset motherboards. It is one of the best looking water blocks we have seen for Threadripper, and even has an...
  11. FrgMstr

    AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU Review @ [H]

    AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU Review AMD has made a huge push back into the CPU market over the last year with its Ryzen CPUs for the desktop market. The Ryzen started the Thread Wars and Intel has tried to answer. We are reviewing the 2nd generation Ryzen today. Did AMD take an already...
  12. FrgMstr

    Koolance 400A-S Threadripper Water Block V2 Breakdown @ [H]

    Koolance 400A-S Threadripper Water Block V2 Breakdown Koolance, not a company to twiddle its thumbs, has been working on gettings is newly designed AMD Ryzen Threadripper water block into the market. We have the first sample in the wild, and as we have done in the past, we show you the...
  13. FrgMstr

    Ncore V1 No Frame Water Block Prototype Sneak Peek

    Ncore V1 No Frame Water Block Prototype Sneak Peek Ncore is a prototype water block that has made its way to us for testing, and it is interesting enough for use to give it some test bench time. This V1 model of the Ncore uses the LGA 1151 socket to mount it to your delidded Intel processor...
  14. FrgMstr

    IceMan Ryzen Threadripper CPU Water Block Review @ [H]

    IceMan Ryzen Threadripper CPU Water Block Review IceMan Cooler is not exactly a well known name in North America, but in December we had a few folks ask for a review of its Threadripper water block, so we reached out, and IceMan sent us its water block. Everything looked great till we tried to...
  15. FrgMstr

    Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Water Block Breakdown @ [H]

    Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Water Block Breakdown We have been waiting for Watercool's new Threadripper water block to show up so we could get to testing it, but they sold so many that they were taking care of their customers first before sending us a review unit. That is something you have to...
  16. S

    Best 480 radiator/fans, reservoir/pump, Ryzen waterblock, fittings, tubing, coolant, and accessories

    I'm new to custom water cooling and could really use some advice. I'm dizzy from reading everything I can on water cooling and trying to understand which components are best. This is my machine: Case: Thermaltake Core P5 (extra PCI x16 riser cable) CPU: Ryzen 1700X GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2...
  17. O

    Need help on a Crossfire cooling issue

    I'm running dual XFX R9 290x (R9-290X-EDFD) cards on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 Rev 3.0 mobo. The two cards are currently air cooled and slotted in the PCIe 2.0 16x slots on the board. I am planning on upgrading the cooling on these cards using 2 Corsair H55 closed loop coolers and 2 NZXT G12...
  18. FrgMstr

    Cooler Master ML240L RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    Cooler Master ML240L RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review The Cooler Master "MasterLiquid" series of coolers is very robust. Today we again look at an "L" model All-In-One cooler that is part of its "Lite" series of AIO that is supposed to be easier on your wallet while delivering an "easy, reliable and...
  19. FrgMstr

    IceMan AMD Threadripper Water Block Breakdown

    IceMan AMD Threadripper Water Block Breakdown AMD's Threadripper CPU is finding its way into many computer hardware enthusiasts' HEDT systems, and if you are looking to overclock it to the edge-of-the-envelope 4GHz, you are very possibly going to look to custom loop cooling. We just got in the...
  20. FrgMstr

    AMD Threadripper Water Block Cooler Roundup for 2017 @ [H]

    AMD Threadripper Water Block Cooler Roundup for 2017 We go back and re-test all of our Socket TR4 AMD Threadripper CPU under the same conditions so we can compare all of those directly in one review article. We cover the EK Supremacy EVO, the Koolance 400A-S, the Phanteks 399A, the Swiftech...
  21. FrgMstr

    Koolance CPU-400A-S TR4 Threadripper CPU Water Block Review @ [H]

    Koolance CPU-400A-S TR4 Threadripper CPU Water Block Review Koolance is a well known name in the mainstream water cooling market but over the years it has paid more attention to the enterprise market. Koolance is however dipping its toe into the Threadripper cooling market, when others aren't...
  22. FrgMstr

    Go with the Flow...Rate...with Koolance

    We got in some new instruments from Koolance for measuring water block flow rates, and we give you a look at what exactly we are using and how we are going to plumb it into our system. LInks to the Koolance items in the video: INS-FM19 Coolant Flow Meter - Flow Meter Adapter Display -...
  23. DooKey

    Optimus Water Cooling Lowers Price of V1 Intel Water Block

    Last week HardOCP reviewed the nickel Optimus WC V1 Intel water block and found it to be an outstanding block for Intel rigs. Kyle liked it so much he gave it a Gold Award! Originally, Optimus was offering this great piece of kit for $95, but after listening to their customers they have...
  24. FrgMstr

    Swiftech Apogee SKF Threadripper Water Block Review @ [H]

    Swiftech Apogee SKF Threadripper Water Block Review Swiftech has long been known for it cooling prowess among computer enthusiasts for two decades. Not to be left behind, Swiftech is now starting production on a water block specifically designed for AMD's Threadripper. Not only is it designed...
  25. FrgMstr

    Koolance Threadripper Water Block Breakdown @ [H]

    Koolance Threadripper Water Block Breakdown Not to be left out of the rush to cool AMD's HEDT Threadripper CPU, Koolance joins the fray. We just got in our "CPU-400A-S" water block and we give you an upfront and personal look as we back the curtain to see what is inside of this soon-to-come cooler.
  26. FrgMstr

    Phanteks Glacier G1080 Video Card Water Block Review @ [H]

    Phanteks Glacier G1080 Video Card Water Block Review Do you have the desire to run your high-end NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti at crazy sustained clock rates, with core temperatures just about 10 degrees C over ambient, and doing all that while in near silence? Phanteks has the answer for you with its...
  27. FrgMstr

    Optimus V1 Silver Water Block Unboxing and Breakdown @ [H]

    Optimus V1 Silver Water Block Unboxing and Breakdown Optimus Water Cooling may be a company that you are not familiar with. That is because this is its first publicly available available computer water cooling product in retail. Optimus is a US company producing products made and sourced right...
  28. FrgMstr

    Relax with Phanteks G1080 Water Block Flow

    Need something to take you mind off all the shenanigans going on in the world? Shameless self promotion.
  29. FrgMstr

    Phanteks G1080 GPU Water Block Assembly and Flow @ [H]

    Phanteks G1080 GPU Water Block Assembly and Flow We recently had Phanteks send us its Glacier series water block for our Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti. We take you through the full process of getting it installed. We check out the mating surfaces of the GPU, capacitors, and MOSFETs and show you...
  30. FrgMstr

    XSPC Razor Neo GTX 1080 Ti Waterblock Review @ [H]

    XSPC Razor Neo GTX 1080 Ti Waterblock Review If you are thinking about delving in water cooling your high end NVIDIA GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti video card, the XSPC Razor Neo is certainly worthy of being on your short list. Outside of its incredibly good looks, Frag Harder Disco Lights, and easy...
  31. FrgMstr

    XSPC Razor Neo Waterblock for GTX 1080 Ti Build

    XSPC Razor Neo Waterblock for GTX 1080 Ti Build Have you ever wondered just how involved it is to install water cooling onto your very expensive video card? We walk you through installing the XSPC Razor New Waterblock onto our NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti video card and show you just how everything fits...
  32. whisper

    Corsair H115i installation and performance (initial observations)

    For my new build I chose the Corsair H115i as my cooler of choice. I've been happy with it, despite some trouble with a loose backplate during installation on my MSI gaming pro carbon. This is a known problem with some people saying to use washers for the backplate and others saying to just...
  33. FrgMstr

    Phanteks Glacier C399A Threadripper Waterblock Review @ [H]

    Phanteks Glacier C399A Threadripper Waterblock Review The Phanteks Glacier C399A is a custom-designed water cooling block built specifically for AMD's new Threadripper processors. It has great looks, Frag-Harder Disco Lights, is built like a tank, and seems to be just what the doctor ordered...
  34. FrgMstr

    Phanteks C399A Threaderipper Waterblock Breakdown

    We have our next Threadripper waterblock in for the testing! This one from Phanteks and is the model C399A, and it is a fine looking piece of watercooling equipment.
  35. S

    EKWB 1080ti Block installed - pics, results, + bubbles question

    A while ago I installed an EKWB kit from Microcenter, it has been great. The 1080ti I have is an EVGA FTW3, the air cooling works very well on it, but can be a bit loud and isn't nearly as cool as running a watercooled card so I bought a block for it. Keep in mind a few things before reading...
  36. FrgMstr

    EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper TR4 Waterblock Review @ [H]

    EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper TR4 Waterblock Review EK is one of the most heralded names in the enthusiast computer cooling industry. It has been building waterblocks for custom CPU cooling since 2003. It has now thrown its hat into the AMD Threadripper waterblock ring. Does the Supremacy EVO...
  37. McCHillin

    H110i GTX performance issues

    So I helped a friend out with an OC on a i7-7820x, and he was so happy to be at 5.0 stable with temps under 75 in prime95, that he gave me his old H110i GTX. This cooler has the Asetek pump/block. The issues I am having are that most of the time it will idle at 27°-32° and some times the temps...
  38. E

    NCASE M1 vs. Phanteks Shift

    Hey guys, I already have a NCASE M1 and was running it as my gaming rig. Had some i5 CPU and a Titan X in there with a custom water loop and 2x 240mm radiators. I remember things getting too hot in there for my taste even after installing the second radiator. At the moment I am running 1080 SLI...
  39. Philairflow

    PROJECT VERTICAL: Small footprint - Huge airflow - Touchdisplay - 19.9 L mATX

    Update: Introduction: I started to design my dream case. Project Vertical is a 19.9L mATX case with a small footprint, optimized for high-end hardware, excellent cooling and silent operation. An optional 15.6 inch touch-display makes the case more useful when standing on the desk. Mainboard...
  40. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Waterblock Comparison #1

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Waterblock Comparison #1 We have been waiting for AMD Threadripper CPU custom cooling parts to make their way to us. We have our first two purpose-built Threadripper waterblocks from XSPC and Bykski. We put both these coolers to the test with our 4GHz overclocked...
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