New 3900X build- my first attempt at water cooling. Custom hardline loop.
Loving this PC. I have some minor complaints about the case, but everything else has performed as expected or better. I do get some coil whine from the video card under heavy loading, but I've heard much worse though. I know the monoblock is total overkill, but I really like the flow wheel indicator as a quick check that the pump is flowing.
The Alphacool rads have a lot of ports, so I took advantage of that have a drain valve at the front of the case, and ports up high to fill from. Draining and filling the loop is cake. I have temp sensors in the other empty ports.
I am surprised at the amount of power the system can draw. I've seen sustained loads over 750W with my kill-a-watt meter. The 750W power supply was all I could find at the time, I really wanted an 850W or a 1000W model. I will upgrade the PSU when I do a CPU and GPU upgrade down the road.
The cooling capacity of the loop is phenominal. The water temps barely rise no matter how much heat is dumped into the loop. When you are sitting at the desk, you can't tell- but when you stand up, you feel this layer of heat up high that the PC has dumped into the room. It makes one hell of a space heater.
Looking forward to Zen3 chips, and better GPUs down the road. A GPU swap will only take two new runs max with my setup, and they are the two most easily accessible runs.
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Last edited by ProEng-EM; 07-14-2020 at 05:44 AM.