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This is my first loop I have created, I really wanted to create a PC with an open case specically one of the Thermaltake Core P series. I did have some issues with the P3, its actually way too small to run the 2080 TI I chose, in the pics you can see on the Pacific C360 custom pump set I chose I could actually only run 2 of the 3 total fans. Luckily even with an OC of around 4.5 ghz idle for the core it still runs at around 39C which is plenty cool. I'm very happy with the results. I would of liked to run hard lines rather than soft but for my first loop it runs very well.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Not sure if it would fit but could you run the third fan with the top left corner chopped off? Might look janky but would run cooler

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! 4.5ghz is pretty modest for the 8700K. You still have lots of overhead to play with. My delidded 8700K can do between 5.1 and 5.2 on all cores.

I wanted to point a few thing out. I think you should check which PCIe x16 slot your card is on. If I remember correctly, only the top-most slot gives you the full x16 bandwidth. All the other slots are either partial bandwidth, or PCIe 2.0.

In regards to your controller, could you relocated that to inside of the back panel? That way, you could totally run the third fan. If all your SSD bays are taken up, what about using some velcro or double-sided tape to mount it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually been contemplating moving my card to the first PCI and then splitting the fans (one top and one bottom leaving space in between for fans) however at the moment I'm being super lazy, but I do believe you're correct there is a slight drop off if its in the last PCI.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

There's also mounting the GPU vertically. I think some of the Thermaltake supplied x16 ribbon cables are bad, but a solid (third-party) one can be easily sourced off of Amazon.