For my AMD Ryzen build I decided to give a shot at my first custom loop. I didn't water cool the RAM, but I got some that matches the color scheme of my build. Either way it took some work but it is up and running.
I had all of the parts prepared except for the CPU and Motherboard, so as soon as I got home from Microcenter I was able to finish it up. I had as much of it built as I could so I would be up and running immediately. I am still working on getting everything in the BIOS set up for the best performance so I will update it over the next few days.
There were a few issues getting windows installed properly as it didn't detect a usable partition until I plugged in a spare HDD I had via SATA, then I was able to format it correctly and get it working. That may have been an issue between the motherboard and the PCI/m.2 ports.
CPU-Z Benchmark: http://valid.x86.fr/rmnqlr
Update: Finally got a handle on the BIOS and have it running stable at high performance. I am not planning on trying any excessive overclocking as I feel this will be sufficient for my needs.
Late Update: BIOS updates have improved performance drastically and made my variable pump work properly depending on CPU temperature so it only gets loud when I'm gaming or using editing software. I also moved one strip of LED's and re-ran some of the wires for a cleaner look inside the case.
New pictures have been added, the original build is included near the end of my images now. My part list has been slightly updated with my new fans (not updated as of the pictures) and removal of the fan-controller as well.
I had trouble with my fan headers glitching due to an issue between Aida64 and ASUS motherboards so I had to disable it from running. Since then it's all great and I will respond to all further questions in the future to my ability, but it may take a few days to get a response. Thanks!
Not yet fully optimized for gaming as many know, but this will improve in time as developers and manufacturers have more time with the architecture. It will serve my needs for quite a while though.
After BIOS updates I recommend this board, it's stable now. It can perform auto-bios updates which is nice and cmos reset button on the back is convenient. It doesn't seem to work with Aida64 though, some issue with the sensors, but that's just an inconvenience.
Runs well so far, I think speed may be a bit motherboard limited. It is C14 Memory but that may need some help and time to work at max capacity. BIOS updates for motherboards may help handle the increased latency in the future. Overall it is slightly overpriced (at time of purchase) but I bought it for the Aesthetics.
I have my OS on this drive, runs extremely smooth.
Great value compared to the 960 PRO Series.
Runs everything I play without a hitch, keeps cool with the custom loop.
I fell in love with this case from a purely visual standpoint. But being able to customize it allowed me to fit both Radiators inside in a way most other cases do not allow.
Runs great and works perfectly with the 3rd party Orange wires.
I still burn CD's for my car, maybe I am a bit old.
I have this on the top of my case with the top-fans pulling the air out. It's a bit thick so make sure you have enough room in your case if you are mounting this inside.
It can be seriously loud at full speed, works well though.
I really liked the look of this Reservoir and it's mounting solution in my case. However, the screws it came with didn't work with my case-housing so I had to use some extra supplies.
Functionally awesome, but a bit thick and wide for many cases so make sure you have enough room or are willing to mount it on the outside.
I wanted to protect my fingers when working inside the case and thought this was sexy as.
Not great for airflow or as a filter. But it looked great aesthetically and didn't cause any issues.
Great for reducing noise and increasing gaps between the radiator and its fans.