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Budget baller build.

So I have this spare mini ITX build laying around and decided to throw a cheap loop together for fun. I used a bunch of stuff I already had, but I will include what I paid for stuff I bought for this project.

Case is a Rosewill Neutron which is basically a knockoff of a Caselabs Mercury S3. These are pretty large for Mini ITX... About the size of a small powered subwoofer.

Board is an ASRock B85M-ITX with a G3258. Even though it's not a Z board it still allows overclocking. I think it was at 4Ghz on the aircooler... Still leak testing, but I will see what this combo can do.

This all basically started when I was looking for something to add to my cart to use the discount code for St Patrick's day at Performance PC's. I found this cool looking GTX 460 block for $30 and then picked up a used GTX 460 for $24 shipped off eBay.

I picked up the older EK radiator with the NF-P14s Redux for $16.50 +$0 shipping since it was combined with another order from the same seller
I'm calling the white spray painted EK radiator $free. I paid $13.50 + $12 Shipping for 2 ML140 Pro fans, and the radiator just came with it.

Feser TFC F1 Racing compression fittings and rotary angle adapters were $0.99 each from FrozenCPU. Using 7 of them in this build.

One triple rotary Bitspower $5 new from eBay.

there is one new EK double rotary in there... I think it was $10

One Swiftech fitting $6

the one EK fitting and barb fitting were things I had laying around... It ain't a budget build without at least one barb right? lol

The EK pump/res was part of a lot of other stuff I bought and was untested which bit me in the ass later. The XSPC pump/res used to be a single bay unit that I cut down and just mounted with double sided mounting tape.

XSPC Raystom block and clear tubing I had laying around as well.

Turns out my mystery EK pump has a crack on the out port. 10 minutes into leak test and chill I noticed a little drip. Though I just forgot to tighten the fitting... Tightened it and the leak was MUCH worse. I have been having great luck lately. Swapped it out for the old XSPC and it's humming along just fine now.

Loop order is Pump>Top Rad>CPU>GPU>Front Rad>Pump.
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