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Here's my first shot at water cooling!

The decision to go liquid was spontaneous as I'd noticed things were getting cheaper, and rather than go with an aio like a Corsair or Asetek etc, just create my own loop for ultimate versatility, silence and general awesomeness .

This thing was built on quite the budget, a few of the parts are second hand, for example the CPU/GPU that I got for pretty good prices as they were all pretty much brand new anyway. I'm currently studying graphic design and frequently use Cinema 4D, Adobe suite, occasional Logic Pro. ( I primarily use Yosemite rather than Windows when I'm not gaming.)

A few parts were carried over from a previous build with an i5 2400 and a faulty GTX 650 Ti (Had a blown capacitor, has been RMA'd and sold since). So you can imagine the performance increase has been monumental moving to this, the temperatures have been out of this world: IDLE: CPU = 30C GPU = 28C LOAD: CPU = 60C GPU = 50C Thing doesn't even break a sweat running any game on ultra (780 Ti running at 1320mhz core + 3700mhz mem) And I mean, whisper quiet due to the Noctua fans, I even modded one into the EVGA PSU to get rid of that ridiculously loud 135mm fan they include with it (And they have the cheek to call it quiet on the box) I also sleeved the OEM CPU/ATX/GPU cables using grey 550 Paracord.

I think that's all the details, hope you like the build!

One last thing, excuse the zip ties on the barbs, they are temporary whilst I look into getting some more compression fittings.

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

this needs more attention, love watercooling builds

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! I'd recommend anyone to go water, it's great fun.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I freaking love that case!!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a beaut isn't it? The 4mm thick aluminium makes it super sturdy, albeit heavy with all the components squished in though!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build you have here. I have not seen anybody use that particular rad before. Its doing pretty well cooling from the looks of it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude, I guess you're refereing to the MagiCool rad, it's been a great little performer up to now, really good value for money.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice little build, GJ

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Radox! The case is phenomenal to work with, being able to just pull all of the panels off in seconds really makes this case amazing for water cooling, I previously had an NZXT H230, which was a fairly decent case, but compared to the Evolv it just feels cheap.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh stop. Don't make me blush... Thank you for the kind words jipster!