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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 09:46 PM - Thread Starter
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My First Custom Waterloop!

Hey guys! Technically, this isn't my first custom water loop ( when I was 16 I did a mineral oil submerged PC with a passive radiator, in profile picture) Anyways, I have used AIO's to cool GPU's and CPU's in the past, but never a Custom-in-case, waterloop.
Here's what I'm running

Ebay Fittings, water block, reservoir, and tubing
Some XSPC Tubing, and XSPC Coolant
Phybos 400 Pump (Same pump used in my mineral oil build, and boi is it beefy)
Alphacool Vega Waterblock
Ebay 240mm Radiator, Ebay 120mm Radiator

All of this ran me about $240, with the GPU waterblock being the most expensive.

The hardest bends was the rad to res tube, and the GPU to Rad tubing.

My CPU Temps are garbage (80 - 85 degrees, I think its the waterblock) . GPU max's out at 60 after hours and hours of gaming, on 142%+ Power offset (1770 mhz) Anyways, give me your guys opinions. I plan on getting a cheap EK block, and maybe some slightly beefier XSPC Radiators.

EDIT: Sorry for the flipped imagines, i cant get them to unflip.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 05:42 AM
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Looking good.

Rather than a cheaper EK block, you would likely be better off with an XSPC block. They are less money, have lower restriction and slightly better performance - https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/...U_Block/6.html

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Also look at Heatkiller blocks they are among the best

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Looks good. Agreed with the two above. Also, if you watch Linus Tech Tips they did a video on those cheap chinese blocks...and they are junk.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Shawnb99 View Post
Also look at Heatkiller blocks they are among the best
Hi,
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Especially heatkiller vi pro might break down and get one too.

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i9-99400x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
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Titan Xp with copper Water Block
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Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
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I wouldnt worry about your cpu block being restrictive lol, those alphacool blocks are SO restrictive it won't even matter. Crank your pump speed up and enjoy, i used to have one on my r9 390 and anything below 50% pump speed and temps started to suffer. With only a 240 and a 120 i wouldn't worry so much about temps, you're not going to see drastic temperature loss over air cooling. A 240mm rad performs about as well as a beefy air cooler. For example, with my 360 and 240 both in push/pull my vega gaming temps are in the 40s and CPU high 40s low 50s playing something like Div 2, that's with a case temp of 23-24°C. But yea if it's a no name cpu block id def replace it, i have an ek and don't mind it, like i said in your loop restriction is out the window with that gpu block, ek, alphacool, heatkiller wtv u get wont matter.

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Quote: Originally Posted by VicsPC View Post
I wouldnt worry about your cpu block being restrictive lol, ...... like i said in your loop restriction is out the window with that gpu block, ek, alphacool, heatkiller wtv u get wont matter.
So, don't bother buying something better for the same price, that may well serve you better down the road if/when you change the loop? Just settle for whatever? Great line of thought.....

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
So, don't bother buying something better for the same price, that may well serve you better down the road if/when you change the loop? Just settle for whatever? Great line of thought.....
Ie wont matter in terms of restriction. He has a vega card it's not like it's going to get upgraded anytime soon is it, and why would he it's a great card especially with HBM overclocked. And where did i write don't bother buying something better? I wrote don't bother buying something based on restriction as it won't matter. He can buy something better of course but I'm not seeing his CPU temps dropping drastically even with a better cpu block.

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Turned out pretty nice. Love seeing budget loops
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