Silverstone GD09 - AIO Watercooling Edition x 2

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Gawd
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I recently upgraded my system and had the challenge of using a closed loop on my cpu and gpu.

Hardware:
Case: Silverstone GD09 (existing)
PSU: Corsair CX750 (existing)
Motherboard: MSI Gaming Plus Max
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: Nvidia 2080 Super Founders Edition
RAM: Corsair Vengence 16GB 3600 (2x8gb)
Storage: NVME 1TB, 2x 512GB SSD (existing), 2TB Mechanical (existing)

Cooling:
CPU - Evga CL24 - 240mm AIO
GPU - Evga CL11 - 120mm AIO w/ Kraken G12

Replaced the fans with Arctic F12 PWM which silent until under heavy load.

I like the case personally because it sits under my monitors on the desk.
It has that 'sleeper' look to the system. You wouldn't know what was in it until you poke around.

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schlitzbull

Limp Gawd
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I was thinking about doing this exact thing over the weekend but ended up going with the Core G3 case since i can lay it flat. How are temps?

Edit: Just saw the pictures on a big screen. Looks awesome!
 
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Gawd
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GPU temps are doing well but I'm underwhelmed by the CPU results. Part of the temp spikes are the vcore voltage changes when the computer is under load to get 4.2 ghz.

CPU and GPU usually stay between 60-65C and it is pretty quiet.

Things that made me a bit uncomfortable:
120 Radiator rubbing against USB3 cable from front of case - Well documented with many people.
Hoses from 240 are touching USB/PS2 ports on IO shield. No real pressure but it would not work if the motherboard had the VRM coolers that connect all the way to the IO shield.
 

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Gawd
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This past week I was having stability issues where all three monitors would just turn off and disconnect. I've narrowed it down to being caused by using one power cable on both the 6 and 8 pin of the card. I added another cable from the psu to the card and it has seemed to stop the issues.

GPU-Z reported about 110 watts pulled on the 8 pin and 70 watts pulled on the 6 pin during gaming. 12.1v for both connections.
 

thesmokingman

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This brings back memories. Years ago I stuffed a full loop into a GD case with a 360mm rad internally. I remember it to be the biggest pita build ever. You temps look pretty good given the case and cooling.
 
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