New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

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Thanks! Can you post a link to it on Thingiverse?

That's a handsome machine, BTW, if no one mentioned it before.
I've got a few versions depending on what radiator you want to mount. Shoot me a DM with your radiator model and I'll link you the right one. =)
 

JosiahBradley

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It's been a year since my first adventure into watercooling with the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic. Now I'm back with the XL version of the same case with a hard line system! This took waaaay too long but I was sick for a good bit of the building process. Lots of little modifications needed to be made along the way too. Going to replace the test fluid in there now with Mayems White Pastel Liquid for a more solid look.

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It's been a year since my first adventure into watercooling with the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic. Now I'm back with the XL version of the same case with a hard line system! This took waaaay too long but I was sick for a good bit of the building process. Lots of little modifications needed to be made along the way too. Going to replace the test fluid in there now with Mayems White Pastel Liquid for a more solid look.


I like your HWL primer white rads. I also like the Thermaltake fittings, they look like hotwheels, always wanted to use those.
 

lobstar

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I made this.

2x Monsta 420s, alpha dual bay reservoir
EKWB Torque, D5 Dual XTOP, ZMT, Monarch RAM blocks and adapters, monoblock for C8H
12x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM
Dimastech EasyXL bench

That's cooling only my 3950x and ram. I have a 1080ti but hope to upgrade and didn't see the point in buying a block for it.

AMD 3950X, Asus Crosshair 8 Hero (non-wifi), 4x 8GB Viper 4400 @ 3733/18-19-18-38 T1 locked, 512GB 960 Pro, CoolerMaster V1300 (2019 ver).
 

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I was not happy with how my build on the previous pages turned out. So I redid it. I am pretty proud of this one so I took a good deal of pictures. This is in the original Lian Li PC011, which I think is just a beautiful case. The case does have some airflow issues, which I managed to fix with standoffs for the tempered glass. The original build had a 5700xt with an ek waterblock installed by me. I replaced it with a Powercolor Liquid Devil which is just awesome looking imo. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot get the gskill neo off of rainbow. I believe it has to do with bios settings, working on it. Hope you all approve.
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Shoganai

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I was not happy with how my build on the previous pages turned out. So I redid it. I am pretty proud of this one so I took a good deal of pictures. This is in the original Lian Li PC011, which I think is just a beautiful case. The case does have some airflow issues, which I managed to fix with standoffs for the tempered glass. The original build had a 5700xt with an ek waterblock installed by me. I replaced it with a Powercolor Liquid Devil which is just awesome looking imo. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot get the gskill neo off of rainbow. I believe it has to do with bios settings, working on it. Hope you all approve.
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Good job. Looks very clean.
 
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if you have two radiators, and two heat producers ...why not have the radiators between them to keep the heat producers at the lowest temps each can be at in such a system ...rather than chaining them together (other than it's easier to route the tubes that way)?

Seems like you're losing out on significant efficiency since the majority of the heat will be dissipated by the first heatercore (after the cpu) and the second one that the first feeds into will be doing significantly less heat dissipation. While conversely, the cpu will run at a higher temp due to the warmer liquid produced by the gpu block more than if it was being fed water coming out of a heater core.
 
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if you have two radiators, and two heat producers ...why not have the radiators between them to keep the heat producers at the lowest temps each can be at in such a system ...rather than chaining them together (other than it's easier to route the tubes that way)?

Seems like you're losing out on significant efficiency since the majority of the heat will be dissipated by the first heatercore (after the cpu) and the second one that the first feeds into will be doing significantly less heat dissipation. While conversely, the cpu will run at a higher temp due to the warmer liquid produced by the gpu block more than if it was being fed water coming out of a heater core.
Nope. Loop order doesn't matter. 😁
 

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if you have two radiators, and two heat producers ...why not have the radiators between them to keep the heat producers at the lowest temps each can be at in such a system ...rather than chaining them together (other than it's easier to route the tubes that way)?

Seems like you're losing out on significant efficiency since the majority of the heat will be dissipated by the first heatercore (after the cpu) and the second one that the first feeds into will be doing significantly less heat dissipation. While conversely, the cpu will run at a higher temp due to the warmer liquid produced by the gpu block more than if it was being fed water coming out of a heater core.

Like VanGoghComplex said, the loop order does not matter because the fluid moves so quickly through the loop that it does not have time to lose significant heat in any one part of it (barring the use of an active chiller, of course). This has been tested several times on a few different YouTube channels.
 

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Thanks

The flow meter is the Bykski aluminum unit.
I was hesitant on the aluminum, but after researching,I think I'm good. What I've found is that the anodizing process inhibits galvanic corrosion, and I'm using mayhem's biocide+ with their corrosion inhibitor.
 

ATLPIMP

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... Rev 3 is getting rid of the u that comes out of the pump res combo. Lol

I'm mounting the other d5 to the rear fan, putting on an Optimus black and nickel CPU block, a few 45* fittings, and a heat killer PCH block.
 

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Making a little more progress on this one. Went to Optimus Foundation and a 3900x. I've still got a few fittings to swap out, and going to go to the barrowch flow meter, and find a 90* fitting combination to mount it to the bottom outlet of the rear D5 pump.

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DWolvin

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Why does this pic look so much better that the shots at Overclock? (just kidding, we all know it's the black background).
 

Mousemagician

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Yes, 2 systems, one custom loop... with 1 x 360 mm radiator (60 mm thick) on the top as exhaust, 1 x 480 mm (30 mm thick) on the front as intake, one D5-reservoir combo (on the front), 1 distroplate on the back, one block/pump on the mini-ITX (for the Ryzen 9 3900X).
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A lot of planning before even starting the building, but a lot of fun too!
 

Mousemagician

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I like the toll reservoir. It must have taken forever to fill it up, but you have a healthy column of cooling liquid for your system.
 

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My first watercooled rig, Asus Rampage V Extreme, 5960X, 32GB RAM, SLI Titan X Maxwell, Corsair 550D. EK Pumps/blocks and rads except the one in the top, it is something else I don't recall. This was mid 2015, still running fine.

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Next rig Fractal Nano S, Asus Strix mITX, de-lidded 7700K 16GB RAM, Titan Xp, HWL Rads, EK pump/blocks. Packing a 280 and a 240 into a Nano S was tight, but it looks stock from the outside. This was 2017, bought the Xp first day it was released.
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Next is the Corsair 900D, Asus Rampage VI Extreme Omega, de-lidded 7980XE, 64GB RAM, HWL Rads (480, 420, 2X 240) EK Res, Bitspower pumps, has a Titan XP in this pic, now has 2080Ti w/Heatkiller block, ColdZero midplate. Also has the DIMM2 slot populated with a couple of 970 Pro M.2 drives that weren't in this pic.

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I bought the 7980XE and a Giga X299 board here. I wasn't as familiar with the Gigabyte BIOS, so I swapped in the Asus MoBo. But that left me with a fully functional X299 board so I built this for the nephews:

Phanteks Enthoo Pro (and CPU block, came with the CPU/MoBo combo), GigaByte Auorus Gaming 7 Pro, de-lidded 7920X, 32GB RAM, HWLabs rads (280 & 420), EK pump/res, BeQuiet! fans all p/p. It was the same Titan XP that was originally in the previous build pic in this pic, later took the TitanXp out of the 7700K rig and put it in here, and now this TitanXP is in that 7700K rig. I like those BeQuiet! fans, I wish that 7980XE rig had them.
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