Description

Hello all!

This is an update to a previous build I had (Welcome to Jamrock).

So, this was THE most challenging build I ever encountered. A lot of sweat and frustration went into this build but it all worked out for the best!

Issues I've encountered

-I can't even tell you the amount of tubing I personally went through. I almost have a plastic bag full of wasted petg tubing.

-Pump res combo placement was a very hard decision. I still not a fan of it's current placement (because I like to see the res filled up) but that was the only way I could everything in the case.

-The most frustrating part was when I was filling the res with distilled water with a funnel and the funnel wasn't seated correctly and overflowed a little and spilled on my mobo and both ram sticks.

-Some photos show different sleeved cables because the black, yellow and green 24 pin extension cable didn't fit on my psu 24 pin cable for some reason.

Color Scheme

Based off the Jamaican flag. I really do consider pc building as art. What sticks out most to me (and really changes the dynamic of this build) is the EK coolant. I really can't stop staring at it!

Use

This build is mainly for portable gaming and also using it as a WDS server. I've wanted a WDS for a while now since I seem to reimage my family's laptop a lot.

Motherboard

Seems to be working well so far. It seems like I have a rare mobo since it sold out on newegg within an hour. However, once ASUS comes out with a mini itx board for AMD, I'll be switching over to that.

Overclocking and Temps

I'm planning on overclocking as soon as I finish setting up the server and can functionally dual boot windows 10 and windows server 2012. as far as temps go, Idle: GPU 26 Degrees, CPU 50 Degrees. Full Load: GPU 40 Degrees, CPU 74 Degrees. Keep in mind that there is a 20 degree delta for the cpu because in the bios, the cpu sits around 25 to 30 degrees.

All in all, after 3 watercooled builds, I feel that this my best and most proudest build.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Part Reviews

CPU

No issues so far. I haven't overclocked yet but will do in the future.

Storage

Very very fast. According to my bios, the temps runs around 44 degrees C.

Video Card

Not a bad card at all, especially when you have a free sync monitor.

Case

Very nice and roomy case in person. Really wish they had a matx version though.

Power Supply

10 year manufacturer warranty. 'Nuff said.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Very clean. Where did you get the sleeved cables. Did you buy them or do it yourself?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Actually the cables are from Primochill Primochill sleeved cables.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. They look great. When ever i upgrade to a new case i will probably get some sleeved cables. But that probably won't be for at least a year. Good job on the build overall.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, don't really see any Mini-ITX AM4 loop builds around here. Great work crookz_n_castlez, definitely a +1 there. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

While I understand the color scheme you were going for that yellow fittings and green tubing is something only the maker (or a mother) could love

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Y u gotta hate lemon lime?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That was a perfect mix of unexpected and relatable. Solid kek 10/10, 12/10 with rice

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

While I would have to disagree, I do respect your opinion. I'm sure not everyone will like it, but I do know some people will.

It looks a lot better in person than it does in the pictures.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a couple of things here.

  1. Every time I see that board, I get a little closer to buying it instead of waiting for more to come to market. +1 for mITX AM4. I want an mITX Ryzen system very badly.

  2. That color scheme is pretty damn amazing, your tubing is slick, and your placement is perfect inside that tiny space. Well thought out, impressive implementation, great look all around.

Keep up the great work, your system is a beautify! +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I tried to take my time with this build to make sure that I was satisfied with the tube runs.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice custom build, and judging by these comments, I'm the only one who likes the color scheme. Very cool looking.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I want to just do something different from the rest of the color schemes and I think it turned out great! I think the fluid is was really makes the build sticks out.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful color scheme. I'm not usually a fan of high budget builds or water cooled builds but this is really a work of art.

+1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That's what I consider pc building, art!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome green, nice job on using the R5

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Job as said on Twitter! Looks sweet as! fair play on the tiny WC on that

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

1+! WOW!

this build is amazing! looks very very very nice! i love it!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Love that custom water loop

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Were you on Pimp my setup??

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes that was me!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I remember you!

Your setup was so dank!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! Is that UV fluid or tubing - if not that would look amazing! How did you fill that, the port looks like it is right up against the front of the Manta. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the fluid. Good question! I have to remove the top fan to fill it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done dude. As small as that case is, you nailed it. Hows the 480 complimenting the 1600x for you?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much! I honestly think it's a perfect match. It's working great!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly - this is one of my favourite builds I've seen. Great job!

Love the fun colour scheme - and the waterblock. It's a bit silly because you can't see it, but I have such a case of envy with that little water block. More manufacturers need to include an option to mount the block on a riser so you can see the acrylic side. And the mobo looks amazing too..

MUCH ENVY...

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your kind words!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, for all the things in this system, including a closed loop, its actually a good deal

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have done alot better with a ryzen 7 1700. But nice build overall

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

i ve seen one of your build in setup war

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Great to see the rest of the build pics. This is terrific and makes perfect sense on the color scheme and name now. Congrats on some tight tube work, in such a cramped area. Damn fine work!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but im still struggling to find out why you spent more on your ram than your cpu or graphics card. What speed did you get it to run at? Im looking to purchase one of the cheaper versions for a ryzen build i already made, but the ram i salvaged from my old build wont go past 2133.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The price is incorrect. I bought the ram sticks for $180 and the speed is 3000mhz. DDR4 ram prices are very high right now so It's up to you if you want to wait til the prices start drop.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

What screwdriver did you use for the m.2 drive?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure. I have a iFix-it kit with the most common bits.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you actually able to get this RAM to run at 4266?? Just curious, thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope I haven't overclocked the ram. I don't really trust the mobo too much.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks good and I like your pick in parts however, that CPU temp. Oof, that's a little high for water-cooled.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooled by Mountain Dew :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I know its been a while since you posted this, but how is your Ryzen holding up? Is it doing good? I'm curious to see a user perspective on the new AMD cpu.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

It's doing great!It does run a little hot (around 32 degrees compared to my 6800k 26 - 28 degrees idle). I'll probably upgrade the mobo to that new asus mitx that's coming out but other than that, it's running very well. I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have anymore questions!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, thanks for the response! Thats good to know, I've been thinking about doing a Ryzen build, and breaking out of my Intel shell. Now I just need to find a reason that I need a new PC.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I justified it by saying that this is my 'hobby'.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, nice build!!!

Second off, I noticed you have some DDR4-4266 RAM, but a motherboard that's only compatible with ram up to DDR4-3200. How does that work?

Thanks.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not?

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I really didn't care about being cost effective when I was doing this build. Purely a hobby for me.

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