Description

This build has been a massive rollercoaster, but I’m finally at a point where I can just leave it alone for a while. I did it with air cooling first, bought an $88 Noctua NH-C14S, moved it over to a custom loop after getting some parts super cheap, but I honestly really prefer the look of the air. Lots of custom paint, but it still isn’t done. I started spraying my stencils, and in the end I just screwed it up and left it alone. I love the Noctuas, and just run then at max since the noise isn’t that bad, even at max RPM. Got the cables custom done by a friend of mine, and they are the most expensive part of the whole build. The 3570K is surprisingly capable with modern AAA games, but I only really use this system for overclocking and some Call of Duty single player campaigns on the older games, lol. Still not done, but it was a fun build to do, and I will update it with more pictures when I can.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an incredible build! Your GPU is such a beast that it needs its own 24-pin power ;)

What kind of temps did you have running your CPU + GPU on a single 240mm rad?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU temps are pretty mediocre, about equal to my Noctua NH-C14S (so 70ish c in Prime95 at 1.336v with a delid and everything lapped) but that is due to my very terrible pump. GPU sits at 59c full load OCed hitting 400 watts of draw, again, high due to the terrible pump.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

400W of GPU draw? Holy crap. I'm guessing you didn't have room for a better pump. My D5 is amazing

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the room, not the budget. I have my eyes set on a used $50 D5, but remember, this whole loop cost me $26, and it’s almost all new parts.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

custom paint is amazing. But i would recommend painting the ends of those fans in the front panel.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I was planning to, but those rubber corners are insanely hard to paint well without it falling off, so I was saving it for a later date when I redo my stencils (I am now uploading some photos of my failed stencils, if you want to see the type of stuff I had planned).

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

inb4 some fanboy comes in and says 'AMD BAD REE' or 'OMG 24 pin for GPU'

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

High power draw is half the fun with high end AMD GPUs. Seeing that number rise higher and higher makes me happier than words can describe.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point mr 295x2 man. Feels weird calling someone else that when I myself owned two lol.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha lol, finally got mine working on X79 with a 3930k and a Rampage IV Black Edition. The radiator is almost uncomfortable to touch while running Valley.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I have had a few of them. “AMD space heater needs 24 power pins damn that thing guzzles power to match a 1060 what a pleb”

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree it looks better on air, the GPU shroud brings the whole them together and the Heatsink fills out a lot of the space in the top, WC looked a bit empty.

On air it's a fantastic looking build, great work.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it’s just an elegant little pretty system when on air, I run that daily because I just love it so much. Was a fun build to work on, still in progress too, can’t wait to show it properly finished once the budget goes up a bit.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Before and after pic are cool

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, added a few more, now that you mentioned it.