Nice one, thank you
Have you had a good experience with importing? What sort of time frame do you usually see for the parts?
Yea I am starting to think I may end up going down that route. I was watching Jayztwocents over the break and my jaw dropped when he went to a shop and just walked around with a shopping trolley able to pick up every part he needed, a selection of cases, GPU's. I have nothing like that near me :(
Ha ha, yea I did have a few moments of “That wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be”.
They do look pretty beefy, I have a Fractal Design Define Nano S Case which has a few little areas I should be able to reinforce if needed.
I could get a universal EK GPU block but it leaves the card pretty bare and open, I may just being over cautious but I would prefer something that doesn’t leave parts of the board completely open.
I’ll let you know how I get on.
Not that I could see, Alphacool, EKWB etc. Are easy to get but Bitspower are really limited.
Let us know how it goes.
I like the Manta, looks like it gives you a lot of options in a small case. Have you seen the new NZXT H200i? They have gone completely the other way with that, it’s a teeny tiny box!
Hey Shakaron, thanks for your feedback. Yea that's the same problem I have that I can't get a full block from anyone else. Only other one is Bitspower but I can't get hold of it in the UK.
I have a loop in my machine at the moment but only on the CPU, I have EK parts in that. I didn't have too many issues but I know what you mean about a few things. I had to get proper bulkhead fittings for my Res as the plastic one's included didn't sit 100%. Still happy with it and for a first go I learnt a hell of a lot.
Hey, thanks for the comment!
I’ll help where I can, although please feel free anyone reading this to correct anything.
What are you thinking of, hardline or soft for water cooling? The tubing above is hardline and I went for a 12mm outer diameter and 10mm inner diameter by EK. It’s a little skinnier than the other option (16mm outer/12mm inner) part of that was cost, the thicker the tubing the higher the cost of fittings and tubing, the other was that due to the size of my build I didn’t need big diameter tubing.
If you go soft most people seemed to recommend a inner diameter of 10mm and then either 13mm or 16mm outer diameter. A thicker outer diameter means it will kink less easily if you have tight bends.
Once you decide on the size just get the fittings to match. The fittings that attach directly onto the tubes need to be exact but the other fittings, usually things like the 90 degree angles, ball valves etc. Are pretty standard at 1/4 inch. You screw those into your radiator for example then the tube fitting into that.
I think the Define C has a removable lid in the psi cover near the front fans where you could mount a radiator/pump combo? There are a few other options though, you can get adapters to mount them most places if you don’t want to make drill holes your self. EK do a mount which goes onto your radiator/fans and you can lay horizontally if you wanted.
With regards to cables, apologies I don’t know if you are are in the UK, but if you are and you want custom (pick your own colours) google Shack Mods. They are in Birmingham and seem to do good sleeves at a decent price. My next project is to sleeve my own extensions from parts I bought from there.
If I can help with anything feel free to message me or comment on here again.
Good luck :)
Really nice build. I like the thicker tubing as well. I have 12mm EK in mine and it is looking a little skinny next to yours. I may have to upgrade...
Very cool build and a nice simple theme, I like it :)
Nice build, and a good choice of case (although I am a little biased as it is what I have at the moment)
Great build and apt name!
How do you find that Manta case? I was torn between that and the Fractal Design Define Nano S I ended up going for.
With regards to the heat, try changing your fan curves if you can (this can be done in the Bios if you don't have external means). Small form factor cases can often get a little warmer than others. Moving the radiator to the top is also a good idea (that's how I have mine). I would try that before changing the rear exhaust to an intake, personally I like to have at least one exhaust that is unobstructed. Put a nice high air flow fan in there and it should do the trick.
Let us know how it goes :)
Ha ha, cheers. Love rainmeter, may try making my own bits next. So far I have been using honeycomb? I think it’s called that. Nice and clean :)
Yea hopefully. The Asus Turbo is a bugger to watercool though.
Only full block is by Bitspower which I can’t get hold of in the UK, or the hybrid alphacool cover which only has the block over the GPU for active cooling and passive cooling for the others.
I’m am going to try and replicate the bend though, just smaller
Yea.... I kind of don’t....
I’m looking at including in the loop next so will have to redo. Few things.