New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

Hakaba

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Here is the finished product for the time being. While I still intend to go with metal tubing (post 1744), I had issues chamfering the tubes correctly and ended up destroying a few inner o-rings. Additionally, I only have one cross fitting on hand (used to straighten out the runs). While packages generally take 4-6 weeks to get here, I figure why not use the ZMT I had laying around.

I will tackle the metal tubes again once the next GPU comes in.

O11 Dynamic XL
Asus X570 Tuf Gaming
3900X
32GB Trident Z
EVGA 1080 Ti FE w/EKWB water block
Rads - EKWB Coolstream PE/XE w/NF A12x25 (both set to intake)


Idle temps are
CPU 34C
GPU 24C

25 min full load w/Prime 95 (small ffts) & MSI Kombustor (burn-in)
CPU 71C
GPU 41C






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Here is the finished product for the time being. While I still intend to go with metal tubing (post 1744), I had issues chamfering the tubes correctly and ended up destroying a few inner o-rings. Additionally, I only have one cross fitting on hand (used to straighten out the runs). While packages generally take 4-6 weeks to get here, I figure why not use the ZMT I had laying around.

I will tackle the metal tubes again once the next GPU comes in.

O11 Dynamic XL
Asus X570 Tuf Gaming
3900X
32GB Trident Z
EVGA 1080 Ti FE w/EKWB water block
Rads - EKWB Coolstream PE/XE w/NF A12x25 (both set to intake)


Idle temps are
CPU 34C
GPU 24C

25 min full load w/Prime 95 (small ffts) & MSI Kombustor (burn-in)
CPU 71C
GPU 41C






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I like it. It is industrial, to the point, and obviously about business. Cool Battletech stein.
 

DWolvin

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Isn't that going to keep the NVME below optimal temp? I thought they needed to be a bit warmer... (still awesome build)
 

Prinz5

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My first build

3900xt
2080 super
Asus Crosshair impact
Sabrent gen 4 2tb nvme
32gb trident 3600mhz ram
6 noctua 120 fans and 140mm fan upfront
2 120mm rads and a 240 rad
 

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DWolvin

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Nice looking! I have to admit I got lost following the tubing- that's packed tight.
 

thesmokingman

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I just looked down at my temps and its freaking cold here in socal. Man, five years ago I would have opened the windows and got to town benching, lol.

cpu is at 32, gpu at 20, water temp at 23.

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Reality

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Looking for some advice on a new build. Trying to find the smallest possible case that is MiniITX board compatible that also can fit a 240mm x 60mm Alpha cool radiator and a 180mm PSU

are there any cases smaller than the Corsair 280x that can fit these criteria?

Edit: Found the NZXT H210i, but honestly I'm looking to go smaller if possible
 
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Looking for some advice on a new build. Trying to find the smallest possible case that is MiniITX board compatible that also can fit a 240mm x 60mm Alpha cool radiator and a 180mm PSU

are there any cases smaller than the Corsair 280x that can fit these criteria?

Edit: Found the NZXT H210i, but honestly I'm looking to go smaller if possible
Pricey, but have you seen the Sliger Cerberus?
 

DWolvin

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Hit up r/watercooling and overclock.net. I forget which site (prob. Reddit), but I've seen some amazingly tiny rigs that are probably what you are looking for.
 

mvmiller12

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New build - formd T1 itx case with a 5900x and rtx 3090. Still some cable management that needs to be done and switching to hard lines as soon as the rest of the fittings arrive.


Hard-tubing in a full-size case makes maintenance a little more difficult. Hard-tubing a mini-ITX makes it nearly impossible. Honestly, I'd leave it as-is. It looks great already.
 

DWolvin

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I'm lazy and don't carry a camera around any more, but yeah- a good polarizer is amazing.
 

Mousemagician

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Finally finished this: 5800X and RTX 3090. Took way too long to build, but I am happy with the result!
Awesome build! It always takes time and effort to get such great result. Can you please show the full list of components and water-cooling part?
 
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blade52x

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Awesome build! It always takes time and effort to get such great result. Can you please show the full list of components and water-cooling part?
Sure thing,

Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Razer Edition

Watercooling Parts
Front Distro Plate: Custom Dual-D5 Plate made/sold by Ebay seller wvmechmodding (attached another image to better see it)
Tubes: Barrows Acrylic 16mm OD
Coolant: EKWB Cryofuel Cloud White and Navy Blue
CPU Block: Bitspower Monoblock for Gigabyte Aorus X570
Motherboard Chipset Block: EKWB EK-Quantum Momentum Chipset Aorus X570
GPU Block: EKWB EK-Vector TUF
Fittings: All Barrows, with a few Bitspower stops and EK drain valves
Top Radiator: Hardware Labs GTS360
Side Radiator: Alphacool XT45 v2
Pumps: 2x AquaComputer D5
Misc: Phobya 120mm fan shrouds

System Parts
CPU: Ryzen 5800X running at 4.7ghz all-core
Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Master X570
GPU: ASUS RTX 3090 TUF
Vertical GPU Mount: Lian Li O11DXL-1
PSU: EVGA 850 P2
RAM: 4x16GB 4266Mhz CL17 G.Skill Royal
Sound Card: Creative SoundBlaster AE-9
Boot Drive: PCIe4 1TB Sabrent Rocket Plus
Data Drive: PCIe4 1TB Sabrent Rocket
Fans: Bitspower Xtal 120mm
Misc: Lian Li Strimer Plus Cables
 

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Gnatman11

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First time poster...

This is the build I've been rolling with for the past 6 months. Built out of a combination of parts salvaged from my first build and parts gifted to me by Smoked Brisket (built with his help too). This was a big upgrade since I was running with a 970 up until June. The Hydro Copper is still a beast for the games I like to play.

Looking to upgrade to a hand-me-down 5700 XT and transitioning to a hard tube build in the next week or so. I just wanted to memorialize this build as my first water cooled PC.
 

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pendragon1

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First time poster...

This is the build I've been rolling with for the past 6 months. Built out of a combination of parts salvaged from my first build and parts gifted to me by Smoked Brisket (built with his help too). This was a big upgrade since I was running with a 970 up until June. The Hydro Copper is still a beast for the games I like to play.

Looking to upgrade to a hand-me-down 5700 XT and transitioning to a hard tube build in the next week or so. I just wanted to memorialize this build as my first water cooled PC.
looks good. welcome to [H]!
 

blade52x

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After how long the hard tubing build took for my personal build, the workstation build is using soft tubing. I also plan to upgrade the GPUs if/when the 3080s I've had backordered for months ever come through, so I didn't want to make any lines that may be temporary. Honestly not sure I will hard line this build even if I get some 3080s, as time isn't really luxury I have with this build, plus it sits in the garage. And I think it looks pretty good even with soft tubes + random spare fittings. My toddler loves it too. To him it's just another set of Christmas lights.

Specs: 3970X + 128GB DDR4 + 3x RTX 2080Ti HC FTW (running at 70% PT to keep power usage down)
Case + Cooling: PC-O11D XL + HW Labs 360GTS X-Flow bottom + HW Labs 360GTX top + Corsair XLR7 side.
Loop arrangement: Dual D5 single loop. I had considered doing separate loops for the CPU and GPUs but couldn't figure out an airflow arrangement with intakes/exhaust where it made sense to do that. The bottom and side are intakes and the top is exhaust. I have to run this with the side panel off to prevent too much hot air build up within the case.
 

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mvmiller12

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After how long the hard tubing build took for my personal build, the workstation build is using soft tubing. I also plan to upgrade the GPUs if/when the 3080s I've had backordered for months ever come through, so I didn't want to make any lines that may be temporary. Honestly not sure I will hard line this build even if I get some 3080s, as time isn't really luxury I have with this build, plus it sits in the garage. And I think it looks pretty good even with soft tubes + random spare fittings. My toddler loves it too. To him it's just another set of Christmas lights.

Specs: 3970X + 128GB DDR4 + 3x RTX 2080Ti HC FTW (running at 70% PT to keep power usage down)
Case + Cooling: PC-O11D XL + HW Labs 360GTS X-Flow bottom + HW Labs 360GTX top + Corsair XLR7 side.
Loop arrangement: Dual D5 single loop. I had considered doing separate loops for the CPU and GPUs but couldn't figure out an airflow arrangement with intakes/exhaust where it made sense to do that. The bottom and side are intakes and the top is exhaust. I have to run this with the side panel off to prevent too much hot air build up within the case.
Looks very nice as-is, but 3x 2080 Ti's makes me weep for your poor, poor power supply :)
 

AP2

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Had to switch to hard tubes for tighter bends. Still some wire management needs to be done on the gpu side and a support bracket needs to printed for gpu, but for the most part I’m done.
 

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sparky1_2007

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My most recent build and first attempt at a custom watercooling loop. Went pretty well!

O11 mini
silverstone 800w SFX-L PSU
Asus Z490-G mATX board
10850k under a corsair XC7 block
32gb G-skill b-die ram @ 3200
3090 FE with bitspower block
XD5 pump/res
360mm + 240mm barrow res top + side
360mm corsair rad
Unifans all around except for rear intake - still searching for a 3 pack of white to replace the 1 doa that I had to cut up to fit and the rear fan

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kahless

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This is one of several custom loop PC's I have but the most current. Sorry, I have not gotten around to cleaning up the fan wires on the externa radiator, a little messy.
Maximus XII Extreme Z490
10900K with Corsair block
32gb Trident Z 4000 CL15
Evga 3090 with Optimus block
3x360 Corsair XR5 radiator
1x560mm HW Labs 560 GTX
1x160 EK VTX res/pump
2xEK Quantum Inertia D5

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bastage

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This is my first custom loop. 5600x & rx6800 under EK blocks in a NR200p. Single 240 rad I am finding is not enough. I was going to add a 2nd 240 in the top, but my daughter had another idea. She sees the shiny RGB & wants a gaming rig of her own so I am moving some over to a O11 Mini with dual 360's & hardline. Forgot to order the straight compression fittings otherwise I would be doing that now instead of scrolling through all these other fantastic builds.


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