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Louqe Ghost S1 Dual 240mm custom water loop build

by smallyun6868

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Nov. 30, 2018

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This is the PC I always dream of building, finally got a chance and time to build it. I was using a Phanteks Shift none X case before this louqe case. It's a beautiful case but only holds 2 120mm AIOs, and air flow was a big problem, temps ware so bad, CPU (H80i v2) went well over 85c without even overclock, GPU (G12+h70)was fine 75c max, replaced all fans with Noctua NF-A12, temps was still bad just little quieter, I wasn't comfortable with the temps so i moded the front case panel(drilled holes all over it), guess what? temps droped 5c. Consider how much works i did to the case and how little the improve was I decided to looking for a new itx case that's both small and better air flow but not necessary better looking, this is what I found, I only wish I knew this case earlier and this case is everything I can ask for and even better! This case not only smaller than Phanteks Shift but can also holds two 240mm rads with added two L top hats.I immediately ordered bitspower full cover water block for asrock x299 itx mobo and ekwb 2080ti water block with two 240mm alphacool st30 radiators. Pump placement was a pain in the axx, there is no room for the DDC pump, dont even mention a reservoir, without custom mounting bracket the only way is to use only one fan on the bot rad and leave that 120mm fan space for the pump that can mount right under PSU. Since pump is already taking all the space I have so I went for a T-line water loop, this works just fine, the only downside was filling and draining. So the construction begin! I still have parts arriving, I will be update this build step by step.

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R96Y 4 points 3 months ago

Hm... the Loque Ghost case must be quite true to its name because it is nowhere to be seen lmao...Extra points for the case mod!

Broxx 6 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

hahaha this was my exact thought

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Hahaha, case is still on its way will update when its here.

R96Y 1 point 3 months ago

Looking forward to it!

AhodShralpy 10 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

This is quite the beastly build, even if it wasn't crammed into an impressively small case! Makes JayzTwoCentz' build look like childs play =P.

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you!

BuildBoy12 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Wow this is beautiful. That's all I can say.

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Cool mods recently did the same with my shift h80 and kraken g12, just want to know how you got the 40mm fan on there ????

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Drilled 2 holes at top and used the screws comes with the fan, BTW it's 60mm fan.

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Nice thanks for the reply, looking forward to the finished build.

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Also let us know if you think the large top hat is big enough to fit the h80 and h70, thinking about doing the same thing in the ghost

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I don't think h80 rads with 25mm thick fan will fits in a L top hat since the height of a Large hat is 57mm, the thickest rads you can put in there with a 25mm fan is about 32mm, but you can try using 15mm slim fan that might just works i used NF-A12X15 on my gpu with h70 it works fine.

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thought you could stack top hats? So to large ones stack should work with a h80 and h75 in push pull?

BlueTrooper2544 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Just something about the ghost S1 case, I'm not sure you'll be able to fit the gpu block in there... With a 90 degree adapter and a compression fitting, JayzTwoCents could not get the side panel to close...

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 days ago

You are right 2080ti block from EK with fittings wont fit there

onejackgold 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

why do you have 3 m.2 drives? also what happens if you remove the m.2 that's in-front of the io?

smallyun6868 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 days ago

I have no room for other kinds of hard drive, and I needed those storage, remove front m.2 wont effect anything.