Description

Wanted to give custom watercooling a shot; this was a rebuild using parts I already had on hand. This was inspired by a Phanteks demo PC from Computex.

Part Reviews

CPU

Runs noticeably warmer than the previous Gen Ryzen (2700x for example), but has been a great CPU so far.

Case

Great case to build in; wonderful cable management. Radiator clearances can be an issue with larger sizes, the EK CE 420 barely squeezed in and could only be mounted with ports on the top. Could not find other 420 radiators (besides slim) that would fit in the case. The hinged tempered glass side panels are very convenient, no thumb screws to fiddle with.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Very tempted to try it with my 3900X someday

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This makes soft tubing look good , plus i like the idea of opting for one big radiator. I have to ask how is the sound levels from the DDC pump you have ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The big rad was a tight squeeze but I like the tubing runs.. There is some noise from the DDC pump. I haven't figured out yet how to slow it down; it's running at 100% right now. Changing it in the BIOS doesn't affect it's speed. If I can get it to 50% or so I suspect it'll be totally silent.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. I had considered getting the glacier at one point ,but the idea of the DDC pump noise always turned me away. Thanks again i hope you can find solution to the pump speed

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So it turns out it wasn't the DDC pump itself causing the noise. It was the vibration and some sort of weird interaction with the case. I happened to slightly move the case with the computer running and the noise went away. It seems that the DDC pump itself is very quiet, it only makes noise when it comes into contact with another surface via vibration. In my case the rad was so large it was touching the metal bottom of the case; I think this was probably the cause. (the reservoir is mounted directly to the rad). I would not be afraid to go DDC with this particular reservoir...