Description

Hello Fellow modders,

Been doing pc building for a couple of years. Started with a small cpu soft tube loop in an antec 900 case. Since then i build several ones in a 570 x case. Reason for this case, is that is gives a lot of opportunities for custom loop builds. The negative side is that this case can be a pain in the *** for cable management if you have lots of components with wires.

However the case itself looks magnificent on its own. Next one will probably be a lian li case.

So where do I start. I've seen some couple of builds with a parallel loop going from cpu to gpu and back, however lots of ppl were concerned about the airflow and temps in that kind of loop. Out of curiosity, I wanted to try out a build with this kind of loop.

It is very important to sketch your loop, to see how the flow will work and to choose a good and strong pump for this. Also good clean bending lets you have a good flow rate. Bends that got too hot and are abrupted can cause a lower flow rate.

It took me about 30 hours of work, to get the bends and the build to work great. I had to do little adjustments to some bends and work with the pump cuz in the beginning the flow rate was too low and the cpu block couldn't fill it self up. However after these adjustments, the flow rate worked like a charm, filling up all the blocks and releasing all the air out of the loop.

Temps of the water:
- Idle between 20 and 25 - load between 30 and 35 All this depends on the room temperature, weather and fan speed.

Temps of the blocks: 1) CPU - idle between 20 and 25 - load between 40 and 45

2) GPU - idle between 20 and 25 - load between 30 and 35

As you can see these are really great temps.

So this concludes also that building a parallel loop does not disadvantage your flow rate and temps if you do it right.

The case also comes with adjustable led lights and hd 120 fans so every colour scheme is possible. Included are 2 60 cm cablemod dual led strips. With dual I mean, one side has rgb colours, the other side has UV lights. The coolant used is cfx opaque ghost white with a sky blue uv additive.
Adjusting your colourscheme will also light up the liquid.

Watercooling components: EK CPU block bitspower gpublock EK xtop REVO D pump bitspower drain valve bitspower and ek fittings xpsc lyquid temp sensor EK 250 lite white reservoir hardware labs 240 and 360 gts radiators

Enjoy the pics. Feel free to give me feedback and respond with your opinion.

Sincerely yours

Sven Decommer from Belgium

Ps: Hope this pc modding can get more attention in my country, cuz i would love to do a business here. So if any belgian dude is interested in cooperating with me, feel free to contact me.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

This is a very nice build... just hope that it doesn't end like the actual alderaan

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx Bro, It is still fighting the dark side and kickin its ***

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

An amazing build, I love the white accents on the case and the components

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx man, glad you like it

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Great design and the hard work pays off. Im looking to do the same in my 570X i was just wondering, would you do a dual loop if you did it again? So the 240 up top for the cpu and 360 for the gpu? Of would you keep it the same?

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

No wouldn't do a dual loop. The temps are really fine with two rads and one loop. And a dual loop means you need a lot more space (two pumps and two reservoirs) and I don't think this case is suitable for that

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks absolutely stunning! Nice build.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx Bro

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build man that is a great looking loop. I really like the black with white simplistic look when the LEDs are off and the way the white reflects whatever color you are feeling when you turn them on. Really smart idea and nice execution!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thx man. That is the advantage of using a white lyquid, you can setup any colourscheme with it

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB on the RAM looks great. Parallel tubes connecting GPU and CPU (while probably not optimal for cooling) look fantastic. The vertical GPU looks really good, and the temperature gauge below compliments it so well.

Horizontal GPUs on custom loops always annoy me, because it hides one of the coolest looking parts of the build. Really nice looking PC you have, there.

Also, is that screen the one that can project a custom image below the stand? And, if so, can we get a pic of it?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard a lot of people say they had a hard time figuring out how to clear the ram with the fans and radiators with this case. Was this an issue for you?