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Hello everybody,

I already assembled a new computer for gaming last year. However, this air-cooled computer had to be housed in a cabinet after my move where there is no optimal air circulation. That whole system was built on an ASUS z270 TUF Mark 1. At that time, an MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X was installed. Everything was perfect in this Silent Base 800 case with around 5 Noctua 120mm fans. For that matter ...

In the new apartment, the whole thing now had to be housed in a cupboard. This means less air circulation and thus higher temperatures. In this context, I decided to convert the entire computer to water cooling because the heat can be better derived from the components. Qualitatively the highest quality for me was the water cooling of ek waterblocks. Here I have configured a custom loop. Since the Silent Base 800 was too big for my cabinet, I switched to a Lian-Li PC O11 housing. Here I installed two 360mm radiators on top and on the side and a 240mm radiator on the floor. With a total of 8 fans, these radiators are then supplied with fresh air. The ASUS motherboard from the old build unfortunately had a system error and was replaced by a Maximus IX Formula with integrated water cooling. The processor remained the same i7 7700k and also with the RAM I stayed with the 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000. Only the grafig cards I have changed. Here, the MSI 1080 Gaming X has twice the MSI Sea Hawk 1080 X. Furthermore, I have additionally installed an 8 TB hard disk for multimedia content.

Currently I'm very happy with my configuration. I can say more about the performance data in a few weeks. Here I will first test extensively.

I am looking forward to your opinions. Also ask me if you have questions.

Many Greetings Your Little Enigneer

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Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 6 points

Not a fan of soft tubes. But this, this is done right.

Kudos!

  • 17 months ago
  • 5 points

Soft tubing never looked so good, hella sweet!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

does watercooling the ram make a difference in any way?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

^ I would like to know the builders answer to this question as well. I am going to be doing a custom loop in the next year and im curious if there is much to gain by watercooling the ram

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm obviously not the builder but I haven't found all that much gain in it before. Usually the ram becomes unstable when overclocking before the heat begins to play much of a role.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

That is what i would guess. Maybe it would be useful for when you have stabilized a high overclock on ram, and plan on gaming for long sessions.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock heat sinks are fine for the ram. They can handle high overclocks great. Water cooling ram is purely for aesthetics .

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I had previously installed this memory without the water cooling. So far I feel even when overclocking no difference.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

still looks dope tho

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

no it doesn't but it looks hella cool

i could be wrong, im just brain storming here, if anything it makes it even worse because now u got another component adding heat to the liquid.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Omg never saw a soft tubing build so clean, I love it! +1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

It's such a shame to put that beauty in a cupboard. Great work!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I know, shame on me!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

This some of the most creative soft tubing configurations I have seen! Matches the color scheme perfectly.

Why did you go for a separate pump and reservoir rather then a combined though? Looks nice either way +1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that would look great. I had a different case before and decided to use a separate pump from the reservoir for this case. Since I did not want to get all parts new, I took over the concept.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

This is one of the most aesthetically pleasing builds I've seen on this site. Good job

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your compliment! It's so nice when someone appreciates the work the way you do.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build A+

however if there is no air circulation doesnt mean you can liquid cool it and be cool, because its not actually liquid cooling, your still using air to cool the rads. so its really a fancy air cool

you still need to mod intake and outtake holes in the cabinet. or duct a ac in it thats the ultimate.

edit: as far as liquid cooling goes though, this is the ultimate, since your cooling the cpu with a block and not a fan? the vrams and ram runs hotter because there is no cpu fan blowing air or clearing the air near there, so what you did is the true liquid cooling by cooling the vrams and ram with liquid. the only other thing thats better then this is copper pipes instead of tubes. but no bends on copper only use 45 degree to make a 90 for the bends.

if you wanna be real gangsta, you can incorporate a another pump for more pressure and slow them down a bit with pwm so it runs cooler and more quite. also if u can mod a 40mm fan to blow air on the pumps thats the most gangsta.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a watercooled motherboard??? Holy crap... +1

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

Also, you should do a watercooled m.2 for the hell of it..

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what the maximus formula/crosshair formula is

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I like it very much

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks great, but honestly I feel its a bit crowded

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build, would like to see the cable management in the back, was there a lot of time put into it?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me see if I can handle this for you today.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally tubular !

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

why no ssd?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I use a M.2 SSD placed under the Cover of the Mainboard.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

DA BENDS!!!!!

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  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

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