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  • First time watercooling ever with acrylic and distroplate

    I’ve been updating this PC part by part. I was coming from a 3770K and Corsair H100 AIO.

    Finally took the plunge to custom watercool especially since the 8th gen Intel chips run hot even after delidding. Bending the acrylic wasn't too difficult, just had to be more patient to heat up the tubes over a large area. I found getting the right length of tubes were more troublesome and I had to redo the CPU lines.

    The best tip I got was actually from my girlfriend who makes Jewelry. She suggested to use these blades, https://www.lacytools.ca/Swissmade-S...-p/49400-1.htm Size 3/0 (be sure to buy a couple since they snap if you’re forceful). You'll need to have the appropriate saw handle.

    I'm waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 to get a new video card, and of course, with a water block to add to the loop.

    Watercool Parts
    CPU - EK Velocity RGB – Nickel + Acetal
    Distro - EK O11D Distro-Plate G1
    Rads - Corsair XR5 (Hardware Labs OEM)
    Fittings - Darkside
    Tubing - Bitspower Crystal Link
    Coolant - EK CryoFuel Solid Azure Blue

    Computer Parts
    CPU - Intel 8086K; Overclocked to 5.1GHz on 1.29V
    Motherboard - Asus Maximus Hero X
    RAM - 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO, 3000MHz CL15
    Video Card - Asus GTX670 (Yeah… due for an upgrade)
    SSD - 500GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe
    Fans - PCCooler Corona/Moonlight
    Power Supply - Corsair HX750 (Will upgrade once I get a new video card)

    Temps
    Idle - ~32C w/ 22C ambient; Water temp is 22C
    100% load - 70C (+48Δ 22C ambient); Water temp is 23C
    Last edited by urbanbuddha; 12-28-2019, 04:05 AM.

  • #2
    Looks Good
    Nicely done.
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    • #3
      Very nice for your fist one. Gratz
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      • #4
        First build with acrylic? Those are some really nice bends! System looks great as a whole too!
        I remember my first acrylic tube venture was looked like a fire broke out and melted everything

        Any plans to watercool the GPU as well?

        Edit: Well I didn't read your specs before I asked about the GPU , yea don't watercool that and I'll rephrase my question: What is your next GPU going to be?

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        • #5
          Looks good man!

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          • #6
            Great build and masterful photography! Hard to believe it is the first foray in a custom loop. I like "proper" (IMHO) usage of RGB lighting to follow your design styling instead of the usual dumb rainbow wave. The build is a pleasure to look and exciting to display at home.

            Your build in my choice for BOTM title for months of December. Thank you for sharing!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hooded View Post
              Looks Good

              Nicely done.

              Originally posted by vieuxchnock View Post
              Very nice for your fist one. Gratz
              Originally posted by vieuxchnock View Post
              Very nice for your fist one. Gratz
              Thanks for the kind words

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Torvich View Post
                First build with acrylic? Those are some really nice bends! System looks great as a whole too!
                I remember my first acrylic tube venture was looked like a fire broke out and melted everything

                Any plans to watercool the GPU as well?

                Edit: Well I didn't read your specs before I asked about the GPU , yea don't watercool that and I'll rephrase my question: What is your next GPU going to be?
                Sawing the acrylic tubes were a pain with the hacksaw I got from Home Depot. The finer saw blades for jewelry was much easier. I wish I could find a smaller miter block to hold tubes for straighter cuts.

                The bends were all thanks to the mandrels. Since I never had experience, I went safe to use only 90deg bends. The distroplate made it really easy to plan and place.

                As for GPU, I'm awaiting the specs for Cyberpunk 2077 to see if they require RTX or not. I'm looking at the 2070S as the 2080S and Ti are just absurd for its pricing (It'll cost roughly as much my current build)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DazMode View Post
                  Great build and masterful photography! Hard to believe it is the first foray in a custom loop. I like "proper" (IMHO) usage of RGB lighting to follow your design styling instead of the usual dumb rainbow wave. The build is a pleasure to look and exciting to display at home.

                  Your build in my choice for BOTM title for months of December. Thank you for sharing!
                  Thank you so much! I wanted to aim for the colour scheme of Cyberpunk 2077 so I kept with the Blues/Yellows

                  Also

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                  • #10
                    Congrats!!

                    Myself and a few others predicted you'd win last week, it certainly has that wow factor and very clean routing


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