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07-18-2019 07:10 PM
Nighthog Made some upgrades today with some new parts and rebuilt my loop as I was changing parts anyway.

WC Ryzen 7 3800X with Alphacool.

Changed the waterblock for a Eisblock XPX -with sandblasted plexi look.
Added a water temperature sensor and ball-valve for easier drainage.

then I just remodelled the layout as I wasn't really happy how cramped it was before, removed two of the smaller 120 single radiators for now.

I also bought a waterblock for the memory but found it a hassle to remove the heatspreaders and was worried of breaking them so I'll wait with that for some other time.
Rebuild took the whole day as parts didn't want to fit where I wanted them, had to rethink several times how I would like to have it all together.
07-17-2019 11:18 AM
rolandos582
Quote: Originally Posted by TheNatural View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
Right?
I work a 70 hour week + grad school. Very little time to devote to hardline right now. Though it is in the cards sometime soon.

*snip*
The rigid tubing does look really nice.. but I hate it every time I want to make a little change to my system. I've done it twice now and I'm thinking about trying the soft tubing out on the next build.
I agree, different block layouts etc so gotta change it all. I run double GPUs now and would have gone for a 2080ti but that means i gotta redo my entire GPU loop and my Caselabs SMA8 would look empty.
07-16-2019 09:46 PM
DiGiCiDAL Thanks.

I'm not a fan either - but I do like to use their radiators. Despite not being the very top in performance, they're very good, and I prefer the lower fin count to aid in general case airflow at lower fan speeds. I also love all the ports... makes the runs easier - although in this case it wouldn't have mattered much - but the bottom drain port is a nice convenience.
Sure they're a pain to flush well enough, and the new logos are an eyesore. But after the nightmares I've had with the EK rads turned me off to them.
On blocks however, it's all EK or Watercool in my builds.
07-16-2019 08:41 PM
Ceadderman
Quote: Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post
Depending on how bad your OCD is it really isn't much different once you have some practice. I think my first hardline build took me 3 days... my last one (with same number of components) took less than 2 hours. Like anything YMMV - but once you get over the hurdle of thinking in 3d and what order you need to do the bends on a complex segment... it really flies.


Still not as fast as a soft tube obvioulsy... but so much easier for some things - and I think the look and clean airflow paths are worth it.


This was the 'blitz' bend build... not as good as I'd like but close enough. Only one I had to rebend was the short run from GPU to CPU... that's a 3 bend run (2 + offset) in a short length. The others were cake.
Not a fan of AlphaCool, but that is a pretty clean tubing run.

Hopefully my all EK build will be THAT clean.

~Ceadder
07-16-2019 08:09 PM
DiGiCiDAL Depending on how bad your OCD is it really isn't much different once you have some practice. I think my first hardline build took me 3 days... my last one (with same number of components) took less than 2 hours. Like anything YMMV - but once you get over the hurdle of thinking in 3d and what order you need to do the bends on a complex segment... it really flies.


Still not as fast as a soft tube obvioulsy... but so much easier for some things - and I think the look and clean airflow paths are worth it.


This was the 'blitz' bend build... not as good as I'd like but close enough. Only one I had to rebend was the short run from GPU to CPU... that's a 3 bend run (2 + offset) in a short length. The others were cake.
07-16-2019 06:50 PM
TheNatural
Quote: Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
Right?
I work a 70 hour week + grad school. Very little time to devote to hardline right now. Though it is in the cards sometime soon.

*snip*
The rigid tubing does look really nice.. but I hate it every time I want to make a little change to my system. I've done it twice now and I'm thinking about trying the soft tubing out on the next build.
07-08-2019 09:15 AM
Rainmaker91
Quote: Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
Right?
I work a 70 hour week + grad school. Very little time to devote to hardline right now. Though it is in the cards sometime soon.

And for the record, I prefer cold cathode uv lighting at the moment. That is subject to change though. ROFLMBO.

Cheers!


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I'm not even finished with my build yet, and I'm already tired of using pipes rather than soft tubing. For somone who tinkers a lot in their computer hardline is more of an obstacle than a benefit. Still, they do look nice though...
07-08-2019 08:36 AM
HardheadedMurphy
Quote: Originally Posted by Fluxmaven View Post
Nothing wrong with it. I use soft tubing in all of my builds. I just like to poke fun since it seems everyone is doing hard tubing these days.









I actually just ordered a UV cold cathode for my upcoming build since the LED UV strips tend to just be purple LED's and not true UV.
Of all the uv lighting options I've reviewed, none so far hold up to CCL

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07-08-2019 08:16 AM
HardheadedMurphy
Quote: Originally Posted by Blze001 View Post
Hey, what's wrong with soft tubing?
Right?
I work a 70 hour week + grad school. Very little time to devote to hardline right now. Though it is in the cards sometime soon.

And for the record, I prefer cold cathode uv lighting at the moment. That is subject to change though. ROFLMBO.

Cheers!


Sent from my GM1915 using Tapatalk
07-08-2019 08:16 AM
Fluxmaven
Quote: Originally Posted by Blze001 View Post
Hey, what's wrong with soft tubing?
Nothing wrong with it. I use soft tubing in all of my builds. I just like to poke fun since it seems everyone is doing hard tubing these days.

Quote: Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
Right?
I work a 70 hour week + grad school. Very little time to devote to hardline right now. Though it is in the cards sometime soon.

And for the record, I prefer cold cathode uv lighting at the moment. That is subject to change though. ROFLMBO.

Cheers!


Sent from my GM1915 using Tapatalk

I actually just ordered a UV cold cathode for my upcoming build since the LED UV strips tend to just be purple LED's and not true UV.
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