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Hello PCPP Community,
Back in July 2017, I embarked on a challenge to do a custom water cooled loop inside the Fractal Node 202, dubbed Project BBIRD. There were a lot of parts of the build I knew I could do better, including panelling work, window and the water cooling loop itself.
More than 1 year later, DeeBee Xtreme aims to take the Node 202 build a step further. Featuring the following:
-Full custom loop with a 240mm radiator + a pair of 25mm thick corsair 120mm maglev fans cooling both a 6 core Ryzen CPU & A full fat GTX 980Ti using EKWB Supremacy EVO CPU/GPU blocks.
-Temperature Sensor for liquid temp build into the loop/motherboard.
-Full RGB lighting on both motherboard and case
-Dedicated fill and drain T-block ports (One at top of case and one at bottom)
-Hand cut and assembled hi-quality acrylic window with black bordering + green anodised thumbscrew mounting mechanism.
-Hand cut/stencilled vinyl artwork for outer shell of case.
Watercooling Loop Setup
The build was indeed challenging as there is limited space within the node 202. To make it all possible the loop consisted of:
-10/13mm soft tubing was along with plenty of EK 90 rotaries/10/13mm ACF fittings.
-EK SPC MX60 Pump
-Corsair 120mm Maglev fans
-XSPC 240mm Radiator
-EK Titan X GPU Block with 90 degree rotary terminals
-EK Supremacy EVO AM4 Acetal Block
The GPU compartment still has an extra 20-30mm to spare, which means the newer RTX 2080Ti and EK RTX 2080/Ti blocks with built in RGB can fit no problem for potential future upgrades.
The Mess Ups
When filling the loop, I did run into the misfortune of spilling the coolant all over the motherboard, this took me over 4 days to clean up using Electronic grade 99.997% Isopropyl Alcohol but alas the motherboard and components were still working.
Link to Build Log on EVGA Forums - https://forums.evga.com/DeeBee-Xtreme-Fractal-Node-202-Full-CPU-GPU-Watercooled-m2866191.aspx
Overall, I am very happy with the progress of successfully implementing a complete full watercooling loop inside the Node 202 case. This was a challenge well worth it.
Any questions or comments, feel free to post below and I will answer when I can.
Thanks for checking my build out!
Mack - DeeBee Custom