Description

This is my first custom loop build. I was super nervous, but had a ton of fun in the process. Originally, this was going to go in a CaseLabs Mercury S3, but they are currently having some serious backlog problems and I couldn't wait any longer so I happened to stumble upon the D-Frame Mini and picked that up instead. It took me a total of 6 days to build after coming home from a 9-5. I was extremely meticulous and wanted to go with an all black build and no RGB. That meant all black fittings, custom black sleeved cables, and many runs to HomeDepot to source black screws. I liked the green fluid as it reminds me of the Ooze from TMNT. I used acrylic as opposed to PETG. I actually thought it was easier to work with as I bought both to start. Acrylic takes a little more time to heat up and work with, but the clarity is better and the edges clean up much nicer and easier. If you have any questions let me know. Enjoy!

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I HATE NEEDLES!

But this needle, I like. Good job yo!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I really appreciate it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Great work. Mini D-Frame looks completely amazing.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Give us more pics! This deserves a Feature!

Also, how are temps when using only 1 radiator?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I will do that first thing when I get home today.

The temps are really good actually. I'm running a delidded 8700K OC'd to 5GHz and a 1080Ti SC2 with a slight OC.

After several non-stop hours of gaming on PUBG the CPU package seemed to max out around 78-79c and the GPU didn't get over 51c. I'm running a push/pull setup on the 240 radiator with 120mm Nocuta Chromax fans at a stock fan curve.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this lesion inspired? I love it btw.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you drain this? I'm looking to get watercooling parts for my d-frame mini, but I'm asking around to figure out if a drain valve is necessary. Great build btw.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Didymus,

It you look at the GPU on the left side I have a 90 coming off it with a drain port. (Picture 2 shows this the best) This gets everything out except what's left in the rad. I can tip it around from there and get most of it out. A couple of DI flushes and its clean.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I see it now in the second picture. That looks like a great idea. I might even use it my build! Thanks for sharing.