Description

My first water cooled system. System location - Bangkok, Thailand. Idle temps - CPU 28c, GPU 31c

3D Mark Benchmark Result http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8873679

My goal for this system was for the looks, the VR hype, with minimal maintenance and to be as quiet as possible when running at full tilt. I am not a fan of OC the cpu so I didnt chose a K cpu. And keeping in mind I want a quiet system so a K cpu may give too much heat. TDP on i7 6700 - 91W for K cpu, 65W for non K.. so the non K is cooler.

Noise wise, 500w fanless psu is perfect for this setup; now with only two low speed fans and D5 pump running.

D5 is pretty much silent when running at low to medium speed, and the noiseblockers are also near silent at low to medium speed. All you could hear is slight tone at full tilt when you put your ears next to the system, mostly from the GPU card making hisses and hums.

Stress Test Result (Tests were run one after the other, not at the same time; case glass cover closed)

Both fans connected - Fans maxed 1000 rpm and Pumps maxed 2200 rpm = running at approx. 50% PWM (can still be tuned to go lower)

CPU - Prime95 30mins - Intel i7 6700 = Temp. Sustained 58c, Max 67c

GPU - Furmark 30mins - GTX 1080 @ 2Ghz/5300Mhz/120% = Temp. 50c

Battlefield 4 in Ultra HD 30mins - CPU sustained 40c, GPU sustained 42c

One fan connected - Fan maxed 1400rpm, seems to make more sound than when two fans running lower rpm.

CPU - Prime95 30mins - Intel i7 6700 = Temp. Sustained 70c, Max 73c

GPU - Furmark 30mins - GTX 1080 @ 2Ghz/5300Mhz/120% = Temp. 59c

Battlefield 4 in Ultra HD 30mins - CPU sustained c, GPU sustained c

No fans connected - Although completely silent, the test ended prematurely due to high water temp, fittings were getting too hot to hold, pump reached 4000rpm.

CPU - Prime95 22mins - Intel i7 6700 = Temp. Sustained 80c, Max 85c

GPU - Furmark N/A mins - GTX 1080 @ 2Ghz/5300Mhz/120% = Temp. N/A

Battlefield 4 in Ultra HD N/A mins - CPU sustained N/A, GPU sustained N/A

Looking for black rubber feet for the D-Frame Mini to replace my red ones. Anyone know where I can get a set please let me know!

Note Compatibility problem with EKWB Supreme EVO water block and Asus Z170i Pro Gaming Motherboard. Modification on waterblock copper plate needed to clear the capacitors on next to CPU socket, solid spacer (not the included rubber) needed at the backplate to clear mosfets behind the motherboard.

Please note Asus Z170i Pro Gaming is not certified in EKWB compatibility chart.

Check out my Build #002 http://pcpartpicker.com/b/wQTH99

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

It's such a nice build but why the 6700? WHY NOT 6700k?!?

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

I didnt plan on OC the cpu. Too much fiddling for me.

Also I didnt choose K cpu because I wanted to see how much heat the fans and radiator can handle at full tilt.

Right now its pretty much silent when full tilt, with fans and pump running less than 50% PWM.

I think a K cpu would be fine (noise wise) with this setup

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I did the same with my build. Got a Z170 board with a non-k 6700 cpu. Maybe one day I will upgrade to the 6700k. But I don't see the need for it, other than to say I reached 4.5 Ghz.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL I just noticed that. That is funny though to see a 6700 in a build designed for what seems to be overclocking.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and great work on some of those tubing runs. Nice little powerhouse you got there +1

Could you not mod the red feet to black. Am sure some paint would have no issue turning them black? Or possibly contact In Win, they have been pretty great to me in terms of support prior, may be able to help.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment. I have contacted In Win and they are willing to help me out for late July delivery.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice work. Looks really clean and has some nice loop work. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment. I still need to work on my tube bending. I wanted to fix some bends but I ran out of tubes.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point
Oh my, so yummy... You have my one.
  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for your comment :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Build #001

That's ambitious.

Nice clean build you got there. Is there any liquid in any of the pics? I can't tell for sure.

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment.

No liquid in system in the picture. I have filled the system with clear distilled water. I will post updated pictures soon.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow man, heavy design +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet you could impress some people at LAN parties with this beast.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had some LAN parties to go to! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's crazy for a furmark score! great build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe a bit of leds here and there? Idk

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

yeaaa.. I couldnt find any nice 3 way fitting.. so had no slot for any led in the water loop. The fans on the market atm that had RGB leds couldnt go below 600rpm so I had to settle for non led fan. Hopefully in the future they make silent RGB led fans I will upgrade for lighting and effect purposes

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Insane build. Would love to see some pictures of the filled up loop and system running. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment. I will post updated pictures soon.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

And you're welcome. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the interests!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you provide a link or description to the tubing that you are using? Thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

They are EKWB PETG 10/12mm pipes.. you can get them from EKWB website.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this case so much that I actually bought it and building in it +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building another d frame mini . This time more extensive mod to fit mATX board for sli capability. And hopefully still staying pretty silent.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have actually thought of that before it seems possible enough

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you guys get the operating system?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

eBay

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so beautiful...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!.. check out my other build. I think it looks better than this one.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comment. Yea the super flower was a bit expensive compared to other psu, but this was one of the very few fanless ones with 500w.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

On the PSU I just wanted to minimise the fan count. Yes I have two low speed fans at the bottom of the radiator.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu is actually a fanless platinum efficiency

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As stated in the description the submitter is trying to keep noise to a minimum. So having no fan on psu eliminates that source of noise and having lower tdp components like the 6700 means less heat output so fans can run slower.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I updated the description so some of your earlier comments may have been misled.

With PWM fans and pumps, when CPU temp is above 70c the motherboard forces the PWM to send 100% signal to fans so they run at max speed.

After testing this setup on non K cpu and reaching 67c on Prime95, a K cpu may have hit 70c+ triggering max fan speed..not saying I'm right to choose non K for this setup but the results are pointing that way atm.. too close to call..

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not the change in frequency it's the increase in tdp 65(?)W for the locked 95(?)W for the unlocked. Don't know how much difference that will make but every little helps I guess...

Also, the description was updated after my comment.

Ah ok that's fair enough!!!