Description

This is my first fully custom watercooling loop. Parts list below.

Pump/Reservoir: EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM

GPU Waterblock/Backplate: EK-FC1080 GTX - Nickel/EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate - Black

CPU Waterblock: EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel

Radiator: PrimoChill EximoSX Slimline 140mm

Fittings: EK-ACF Fitting 10mm/13mm - Purple

Tubing: PrimoChill Neon Green 10mm/13mm

Water Additive: EK-CryoFuel Acid Green Concentrate

As I said this was my first fully custom water loop so there are some apparent issues with this build. First is clearance issues, as you can see the reservoir is making contact with the GPU, it's no big deal but I wish there was a better place for it. My first thought was to turn it horizontal and put it under the GPU but the fill port on that tank is on top and it would be difficult to fill and drain in a horizontal position. Secondly the radiator at first made contact with the RAM and northbridge heatsink. After hours of ******* it with it I finally made a hackjob on the back of the radiator by cutting a piece of the frame off. Its ugly as hell but nobody will see it and the RAM fits like a glove with no contact to the radiator. The other big problem with this build is the lighting. Since this case is all glass side panel, it is hard to hide strips in the case. That needs to be done over but for now i just stuck a UV purple strip on the side and on the radiator. But other than those things I think this build turned out pretty dern good for my first time if i do say so my self. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for checking it out!

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Huh, never thought that i would ever see a 1080 build for a little over one thousand.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Have an upvote. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice, very different looking, really like it! +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks m8!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Bro put a fan in the rear of your case so you've got some air on your Vcore VRM. It's probably cooking considering it's A, a pretty weak VRM and B. has no air going over it.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do, like I said I plan to. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

breh its not a "plan to" lol dont run this rig without another exhaust or two I'd hate to see anything overheat

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I appreciate the concern my friend. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, ty, I can breathe a sigh of relief :P

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yea I'm aware of MSI's power delivery flaws. Well actually B350 chipsets in general. You have no idea how long it took me to get to 4ghz and 2933mhz stable.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build m8! If u have any spare time, maybe experiment with the tubing a bit. Adjusting the tube lengths and positioning would improve your aesthetics greatly. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do! +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Incredible build! Impressed to see you fit that loop in this case.

Here's a tip for hiding LED strips. I've tried putting a piece of black electrical tape on the inside of the glass panel to hide the LED strip so it isn't shining right in your face when you look at it. The tape doesn't stick out too much because it lines up with the top of the black PSU shroud.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Genius

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Was there room for front intake fans with the res right there?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately no. This build is only sporting two intake fans ontop and I plan to add a 120mm exhaust on the back in the future. I realize that is low airflow but check the temps to the left

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Should try out PrimoChill's VUE coolant. **** looks insane.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I've seen that stuff it does look pretty crazy. I'm definitely gonna get a bottle of that when its time to do a drain/fill.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It is not my personal build it is a client build. This particular loop was going to be in my personal rig but the client said that he would like to use it in his rig. Cases are in taste and I let the client decide what case they want with no opinion from me. I made due with the parts I had. If it were my choice I would have gone with a 120mm radiator and a smaller pump/reservoir combo. I made due with what I had. Thanks for the input! +1

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