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by David1365


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Date Published

Jan. 30, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 29, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.92 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.2 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C


This is my completed red/white microatx build.

CPU- I have the Intel i7-7820x CPU clocked at 4.5ghz with a Bykski copper water block that runs at the low 40's and under full load it runs at high 70s

GPU- The GPU is a Zotac 1080ti with a Bykski FOUR Serial GPU copper Cooling Block. I have it clocked at +150mhz over stock and the memory at +600 over stock.

Ram- 2 8gb corsair vengeance 3200

Drives- For the drives I have a nvme 512 960 pro for the OS, a 1tb ssd for a game drive, and a 6tb 7200rpm hard disk drive for storage and media.

Water cooling loop- I noticed every build that has hard tubing for this case has a top/bottom rad setup. I can see the advantages that setup gives with cooling the components, but I feel its at the cost of pcie slots. So I decided that for me its more important to have access to my pcie slots then to have a 5c temperature drop. In order to do that I need to have a front/top rad setup and that is when the trouble started. To make a long story short I made a lot of compromises. I had to run the rads in a series and not in between the components. On top of all that, I also had to use 15mm slim fans instead of 30mm fans which means I could not use the rgb fans that came with it :(. I also put electrical tape around the fans and rad for a better air flow. I also have my liquid monitored on the front of the case.

I hope you enjoy the build.

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diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I might do something like this but black and white instead. Nice build. +1

David1365 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks! Best of luck with your future build.

spadeskull 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Well done sir doing a custom loop in such a small space shows true skill.

NeonPinHead 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Seems temps are a bit high. Loop order does not matter, eventually all the fluid will equalize temps. Under load the cpu and gpu should be about the same temp.

Did you ever consider double stacking the rads on the top? I wonder if that would work with some 90deg fittings. Rad-fan-fan-rad.

Thebestbutnot 0 points 2 months ago

I don't mean to sound cliche, but why did you use intel instead of ryzen, because ryzen is better for overclocking so you could get some great overclocking with watercooling

David1365 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I got a great deal on my I7 7820x. I was also looking at a 1920 ryzen processor for 100 dollars more.