EDIT: So happy to be re-featured! Thank you so much PCPP!!! EDIT 2: Added more photos, this time of the rig turned off
Hi guys! I finally completed the build about a week ago and I couldn't be happier. This is my first ever water cooling project and it couldn't have been any more daunting to do it with hard line brass tubes on the first run. Needless to say, the way the brass pipes look with the RGB lighting came out exactly the way I'd envisioned.
I had originally wanted to collaborate with a local modder but the itch to learn and do things on my own was too great that I'd spent hours between shopping for parts and watching instructional Youtube videos. I ended up buying from different retailers like Performance-PCs, PrimoChill, EK and even going so far as ordering parts from AliExpress. I had my fair share of (forgivable) mistakes like buying push-in fittings, and buying too many extra fittings etc. But all that, I charge to experience. I'm in the process of planning my 2nd watercooled build and am practicing pipe-bending etc.
Anyway, what you have here is a PC that nods to the Game of Thrones fan inside me. Dracarys is High Valyrian for Dragonfire and this is what this PC is. It looks like a furnace burning hot with Dragonfire, forging molten Valyrian steel into weapons to use for the coming Winter. The shiny brass tubes are a tease to what the supposed weapons look like... hard, shiny, and just plain awesome. I made a gif to flash on the Livedash feature that says "Fire and Blood" and it just looks way too cool. Targaryens in the house, put your hands in the air! The Nighthawk RGB looks a bit like dragon wings, and the reservoirs are lit orange and filled with orange "molten steel" coolant.
The Threadripper system idles in the low 30's and peaks at around 75 degrees under full load with a 3.8Ghz overclock on 1.37v Vcore. Although I'm not sure if these are accurate or if threadripper has the same 20+ degree offset for Ryzen X processors. Regardless, I'm happy with my processor speeds and find no need in pushing for overclocks.
The Poseidon peaks at about 65 degrees on full load and reaches clocks of about 2025-2050mhz.
Hope you all like this build! Looking forward to sharing more in the future.