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I finally pulled the trigger and decided to do a custom loop build! They've always caught my eye and to me felt like the culmination of all the PC building knowledge I've gained over the last couple years. I had to have my own piece of eye candy.

The case made things as easy as it could, but I have to say this was more of a headache than I anticipated! Some of the fittings didn't go together easily and draining this thing is a little difficult as well. After some cursing and a bit of wasted tubing, I managed to get everything functional and performing as expected!

Right now I have my Ryzen 5 1600 running at 3.9 GHz, and debating whether I want to upgrade to Ryzen 3000 series and an X570 board when it comes out, or wait even longer to see what Intel fires back with.

Currently maxing out the GPU at 2130 MHz on the core and 7920 MHz on the VRAM, and 3.9 GHz on my CPU. Managed a 10684 in Time Spy which I am proud of!

Future plans include hard tubing, and maybe some matching Noctua Chromax 140mm for the front of the case. It never ends :).

P.S. apologies that my photos were taken on a potato phone...

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

is the ram supposed to be purple?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah right now, still figuring out what I like for color schemes!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have put NSFW in the title, for showing those GPU nudes. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning to upgrade the motherboard and CPU?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! I'm thinking about Ryzen 3000 series and X570 board when those are available soon.

Would consider Intel as well but probably not the current gen. Gotta see what their answer to Ryzen 7nm is.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure if you know, but its very possible that zen 2 won't even be announced on wednesday @ CES. It's getting pretty hyped up and quite honestly, I think it's going to be teasers. Two days and we'll know, though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Well that's good, I don't have another $500 to spend after this puppy just got finished anyway lol. No matter when it's coming out, it's pretty soon on the relative scale of things. But thanks for the tip!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice first loop, hows your temps?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks! they're not bad, but not as good as i'd hoped either. things idle pretty low, but the gpu gets up to around 60c while gaming which seems a little high compared to others. when i have time i'm going to re-seat the GPU block and check for anything weird in there.

cpu seems good, tends to max out around 42c and idle around 28-30c

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose the case fans that you chose? (Noctua)?

And why that case over a define R6?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the Noctuas because they have a great reputation, I like the aesthetics of the Chromax fans with the rubber corners, and I wanted PWM fans. I think they're ok on static pressure too, but could be wrong on that.

I chose this case over an R6 because I didn't like the big hard drive bay/area in the front of the R6. I know you can remove it, but this was my first custom loop and I liked the reservoir mounting support and space that this version offers!