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New watercooling project completed


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System specs:

MB: Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5

Cpu: Intel I7 5820K Stock: 3.6Ghz. Prelim OC: 4.3GHZ

Gpu: MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4g

Ram: Corsair Vengance DDR4 2800Mhz 16GB

SSD: Samsung 840Evo 250GB               


Watercooling parts used:


Rads: 1x EKWB PE240 Radiator 1x EKWB PE360 Radiator

CPU block: EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO NI

GPU block: EKWB FC-980 Acetal+Nickel + black backplate

Pump\Reservoir: EKWB EK-Bay D5 Vario.



A total of 6 Corsair SP120 High perfomance PWM fans controlled by a corsair link mini for software control with temp\fan speed capability.


Fans are setup so that it is overpressure in the case so that dust a not a big factor, one fan is exhausting air at a set speed while the others are on a curve. The curve setup means that below 40*C the fans are not running and the HW is just cooled by passive heat exchange from the rads.


I was getting tired of my (in my own opinion) 1337leet tower and decided to go for something more cleaner to the eyes than the CM HAF XM case I was running my system in before.


The case i decided to watercool was the Corsair Carbide Air 520:



I started by stripping down the case to the chassis:



Painted the black parts red for some better contrast(the red is redder IRL then the picture,cam on phone doesnt like interior lighting):




Test fitting the front 360mm Rad, expecting tight fitment towards the top rad!:



Fast forward a bit, front end business complete, note the QD fitting for a easy GPU upgrade:




Mid runing hoses to the pump\resorvoir combo:



Some beauty shots with my SLR when I had it up after leak testing for 24h(I have redone the cables on the I\O for a cleaner look after this):







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So a bit of an update on this: My old pump\reservoir combo is slowly dying(impeller is borked) so I am getting low pressure in the loop so that will get changed in the near future. Aaand I am contemplating on getting 2xGTX1080's to have frames in pretty much anything that comes in the next few years..

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