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Autodesk workstation & 1440p gaming. Longed to do a P3, it was an absolute dream to build on and made water cooling as easy as possible. If I were to do it again, I'd go with a better motherboard and forgo the colour scheme slightly. The B360M doesn't support RAM above 2666, and I'm not able to OC the 9700K. This isn't a significant issue for me as the system already performs above expectations & my personal requirements.

Testing so far has proved decent temperatures -- GPU 25c/52c | CPU 28c/60c (ambient 21.5c), fan speed around 900RPM is whisper quiet. Credit to the EVGA HC block, it is a fantastic product with all the thermal pads pre-applied. This removed potential for mistakes and ensured the contact between the block and the PCB was perfect.

Mistakes made were: not wiring up the motherboard before piping up the GPU - made it very difficult to do after the GPU was installed. Changed the GPU - CPU connection, reducing number of fittings by one. I also bought too many fittings & didn't end up using the rotary anywhere in the system. My approach was to keep the runs as short as possible & reduce the number of fittings that could cause potential leaks. The EKWB leak testing kit proved to be worth the money spent. Pumping the system up to 0.5bar (50kPa) found a weakened O-ring at the temperature sensor. I replaced it and pressure held at 0.5bar for over 60minutes before removing.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Aesthetically looks amazing! What a great job.

Anyone walking into your space not knowing about these types of builds will have many questions!

If you had to choose a different MB, do you have one in mind?

Im really enjoy powerful quiet builds at the moment.

BTW can you elaborate on "forgo the colour scheme slightly"

Thanks for uploading, love it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Probably B450 and go Ryzen. That said intel is proven for my software so im hesitant to change right now. Cant afford errors/crashes due to any incompatibilities. Unfortunately there isn't many or silver boards other than the mortar. Forgo the colour scheme and get a typical black coloured board.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Looks amazing and performs amazing too. Great build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

its nice.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

How was this not featured?? Amazing build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

LOVE that case! Want the same :)

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Woah!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Im digging that d2 wallpaper and that monitor setup man! Great job! +1