Description

I've been wanting to use a liquid cooling solution for my CPU for a long time. But most of the early solutions are expensive and not beginner friendly. Then the closed loop all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers came out. But I find them to be rather plain with black tubing and cooling block. However, when I saw the Raijintek Triton, I was sold. With clear tubing and an acrylic reservoir integrated with the pump, it had the visual appeal of a high end liquid cooling solution, but with the low cost and easy setup of an AIO.

So I set out to upgrade my existing computer to show case Raijintek Triton. First thing I needed to do was find a case with a clear side window, and that it also has room for me to mount the radiator at the top. After reading some reviews, I settled on the Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case. Since I'm planning to keep my ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX motherboard from my old build, I decided to get the red Raijintek Triton to match the color scheme.

For six months, I was happy my liquid cooler. But then, I noticed that the pump/reservoir was quite low. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was leaking coolant onto my graphics card! I promptly turned off my computer and dried off the back of my graphics card as quickly as possible. Thankfully, my graphics card still works. My co-workers joked that this would happened :-(

Nevertheless, I did not give up on liquid cooling. I decided to go all in and build my own custom kit. After some research, I settled on HardwareLabs' Nemesis 360mm radiator due to its slimness and relatively good cooling performance. Then I went with EK's Supremacy EVO CPU cooling block due to its clear plexiglass construction. As for the pump, I chose Alphacool's Light tower because it looks cool :-)

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 6 points

You know what I hate about this build?

The lack of pictures..

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, so here are some more :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. Finally! Looks sick man.

+2 if I could.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it a lot. More pics? :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

More pics! But congrats on the custom loops, always gotta +1 them. Also OC that NANO! Becomes a monster under water!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

More pictures please.

Looks great with a stellar overclock. 5.2 damn, fella those AMD chips OC well.

Thumbs up.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I still go with the old saying that Water and Electronics don't mix....

BUT I do like the looks of all the pretty water cooled systems Grin..

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice OC!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you go hard tubing? Nice to see an AMD build?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I used to think that but after doing my first watercooled build and went feet first into hard tubbing with petg it's so easy I would advise people to save the money and go hard tubbing start away :-)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, what Battlefield said. I am planning to eventually transition to hard tubing.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. I don't have to measure as preciously as I would with hard tubing. I also like the ability to move my reservoir out of the case when I refill it.

And I'm not done with the loop. Planning to add a RAM block eventually. Once that is done, then I'll look into hard tubing :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

triton is a well known for leaking

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, at first I thought the reviewers with leaking coolers had bad luck. But after mine leaked, I realized the Raijintek cooler wasn't designed for high TDP cooling :-(

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Will you be adding the Nano to the loop?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I am not planning on water cooling the Nano. I frequently upgrade my graphics card and it just makes it easier for me to re-sell it with stock cooling.

However, I am thinking of adding my RAM to the loop...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Pictures plz

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

mooar pics pls

+69

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Should've bought a 980 and an i5 they blow AMD out of the water.... Also makes no sense buying a mini ITX card for an ATX build and using AMD and watercooling it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty :) +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thanks for all the kudos :-D I've uploaded couple more pics and will definitely take a wider shot to include my monitor. The desk is a little messy right now :P

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