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Black & Red (First Build) Custom Watercooled

by Crenox

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41 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 5, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 15, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

43.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

Would just like to point out that is build is incomplete, well, lets be realistic its never going to be complete :D

This is my first build I have done, and let me say; I gathered an absolute load of advice.... and... I didn't follow it. I got the FX-9590 when I shouldn't have. I was lured in by their 8 cores and 4.7 minimum GHz. I should have put more research into this and maybe it would have been cheaper.

That aside I just want to explain a brief history of this build. I built it back 4 months or so? Don't even know anymore. Anyway, I had a Corsair H80iGT AOI cooler, but because I quickly swapped my processor over last minute I started to regret my decision. My PC crashed when I played games, I tried everything... literally. At this point I knew where I had gone wrong. I chose AMD, They are cheaper yes that is true, however they are hungry for power and emit a lot of heat. Too much heat. It kept crashing because of the heat causing me to have to buy custom watercooling. So I took to EK-WB and bought the products.

Just wanna say, The watercooling is scary,but.. it's so easy its unreal. All I did was read about the parts, manuals and other guides. The only thing that was hard was the fear of pouring the fluid in and it leaking everywhere. Which, it did... But it was not much, and was because I tilted the case trying to plug in a wire. I soon cleaned it up and dried everything and it was fine.

After the watercooling I love the processor. It is amazing, but I have a feeling that my wallet doesn't :/ seeing as it basically burnt a big hole. Besides that it looks awesome with it, and performs well.

My boot time is around 10 seconds, even with a full hdd nearly. I can run games max @ 60fps, Rainbow Six Siege (Which is undeniably one of my favorite games), Fallout 4, Starwars Battlefront etc.. You get the picture.

The case is, well, what can I say. It's NZXT, made for looks but not airflow, not to mention the cable management was a hard time. The space between the back panel and the actual back of the case is minimal.

And I swear to god if someone else says to me "ehhhg bottom barrel PSU" I couldn't care less. It does the job, no issues with it yet but I am going to upgrade to a SuperNOVA in the foreseeable future.

Future Upgrades PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 Case: Thermaltake P5 - If you havent seen this case then look at it. Looks amazing I am ordering this very soon. GPU: Another MSI GTX970 Cooling: Either change the tubes to PETG/Acrylic or expand the loop to cool the GPU(s)

Please, I am welcome to suggestions :)

I have said this to many after finishing this build but I want everyone to know. Watercooling is portrayed to be extremely difficult and yes it may be, if you are trying to watercool like 4 GPU's, a Processor all with PETG tubing on your first attempt. But if you actually look into the parts, I would use EK-WB for easiness, and watch videos/guides then it is like lego, well the easy sets anyway.

Very disappointing that I have this computer and I mainly play Garry's Mod, please don't hate me...

Part Reviews

CPU

Absolute power hungry CPU, does the job but you have to have the money for it...

Thermal Compound

Never had a problem with it. Does what it says on the tin, probably one of the best thermal pastes out there.

Motherboard

Amazing but why those little tiny wires at the bottom nearly made me cry trying to put them in :(. Besides that It is amazing especially if you spill some watercooled fluid on it, then it wont break.

Sources: Unfortunately, experience

Memory

Amazing ram, looks the part and plays it too.

Storage

Small, Fast, enough space for an OS or 2 what more could you want? I picked this up second hand and my PC still takes 10 seconds to turn on. masterpiece.

Storage

Its a SSHDD, it hasn't broken, so its good.

Video Card

Amazing, its cheaper now than before but I can max out any game at 60fps.

Case

Huge case, expected it to be smaller. No external bays. Little cable space or room for watercooling. However it is silent (Mainly because its not good with airflow) and does look nice. Good for small builds but not for big

Power Supply

Hasn't broke. Besides all the people telling me this sucks, I think its brilliant. However the cables can be too long, making the bottom of my case like a bowl of spaghetti

Operating System

Better than the rest.

Case Fan

Loud, but effective. They are amazing. But I took them out because they are far too loud my parents can hear them in the room on the other side of the house...

Monitor

About as curved as earth, you know its curved, but you can't see it. Graphically it is nice but its not as curved as you would think.

Comments Sorted by:

brodosaur 1 Build 5 points 22 months ago

ehhhg bottom barrel PSU

526christian 1 point 22 months ago

I'm not sure if it'll be exposed to enough heat for it to shut down early this time around.

brodosaur 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I'm joking.

And I swear to god if someone else says to me "ehhhg bottom barrel PSU" I couldn't care less. It does the job, no issues with it yet but I am going to upgrade to a SuperNOVA in the foreseeable future.

526christian 1 point 22 months ago

Oh. I completely glossed over that.

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

There is always one...

brodosaur 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Had to. Great build.

49ers 3 points 22 months ago

You hang your headphones on your monitor. LOL. It's minor. But just get a headphone stand. Some of them are actually pretty cheap. Haha.

Crenox submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

I just put it there for presentation really aha my desk is normally a mess!

quzar469 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Good build but why not a 290x?

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Personally I have never really been a fan of the AMD GPU's. And this was basically the 980ti back in july when I bought it.

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

You'd probably would have to shut your PC the freezer to keep it cool too..lol the 290X's run hot! hot!

ComputerBubbles 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Yeah I almost fell in love with that cpu as well. It is funny b/c some i5s run better in games that that chip with less frequency and cores. I guess better architecture for the win. Yeah about the gpu, if you sell your gtx 970 and buy a 980ti that would be better than dual 970s b/c it is one card and you don't have to mess with sli. But great build

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Ah ok nice. I have wanted one but they are nearly $600 very expensive and 970 is cheaper. They are nice and I could just go straight and get an EVGA hydro block one? Not sure yet I need to do some research.

Ninjapig40 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

I like how this build was submitted on the same day and has the same CPU + GPU )from a different brand)! I almost thought you had posted it twice before looking closely!

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Ahaha see what you mean :P

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Very tidy loop +1

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks! :D

49ers 2 points 22 months ago

Custom water cooled on a first build. Wow.

Yes you are tired of hearing it. But I am not a fan of the CPU.

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Yeah it does the job and I know it was a mistake. put me back 4 months and I would have an 17-4790k with this loop. But unfortunately I was dumb :/

KaiserSenpai 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

A fellow FX 9590 user, nice!

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Also, can anybody give me some advice to stop my GPU from sagging?

526christian 2 points 22 months ago
Crenox submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks for this, might get it :)

Dustmop 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

I cut a pencil to the length I needed to support the card and wrapped the pencil in electrical tape for added stealth and had the power cables in front to hide it. Works really well. Ghetto but isn't a bad solution.

brodosaur 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Backplates usually help with card sag.

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Was thinking about buying one, contacted a custom one and got a quote from them. But I thought the weight would weigh it down more :/

brodosaur 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

They keep the rigidity of the card far better than a standard PCB.

Yoshie@Japan 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I love this build, the colour scheme is really nice, ^ ^

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks :P I was gonna go for blue and black, but Red and Black looks so much nicer!

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

That PSU is not good for the 9590. The watercooling is awesome though.

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I know but I am planning on getting another and this has lasted me over 4 months now :/

no issues with it yet but I am going to upgrade to a SuperNOVA in the foreseeable future.

biggles5107 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

He's going to replace the PSU soon.

Joeyg29 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

i have that same cpu on the same board turn off cpu boost i was having the same problem then i turned it off. no problems check MB temps its notorious for overheating

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Ah ok thanks for this. It was just a struggling locating the problem because not a lot of people have the 9590 :(

biggles5107 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Great job keeping that 9590 at bay. +1

Very disappointing that I have this computer and I mainly play Garry's Mod, please don't hate me...

Lol. My rig has basically turned into a Youtube/PCPartPicker rig. When I do play games, I find myself playing a lot of Left 4 Dead 2, which plays fine on my 4-year-old laptop...

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks :P

crjxdiesel 1 point 21 months ago

You removed the fan on the back part.

Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I needed to, to make room for the reservoir. However I have noticed dust getting in through there. but I have the Thermaltake P5 on order and PETG tubing so I will update this soon.

TheGamingBible 1 point 20 months ago

so plz help but how will i manae the power of AMD FX-9590

detenator 1 point 19 months ago

Odd that you couldn't keep your 9590 cool with the Corsaid AIO. I have a 9590 and a 970 in a NZXT S340 case with a Raijintek Triton (open-loop, but I haven't added onto it)- CPU tops out at ~50C, GPU at 60-70C. Also odd that yours kept crashing because of heat- before I got my liquid cooler (had a Arctic A11 at first) it idled at near 80C and under load it would just throttle itself to keep from overheating. The only issues I have with crashing are trying to OC it or enable turbo boost on my mobo.

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Crenox submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks :)