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Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you! And good luck with your build!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Model 0 is cool, but I've had Razer mice for over 10 years and I love them -- gotta stay loyal! :)

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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This case, because it's so huge, is probably going to be one of the easiest cases to build a loop in. To start, I would use EKWB's Custom Cooling Configurator (https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/). That'll give you a sense of what parts you need. From there, you can do research on each component (e.g., hard vs soft tubing, different types of fittings, all the different coolant options, etc.). You can also research other brands besides EKWB, I just liked using the configurator because it gives you an idea of what you need.

Also, here are some other resources I used:

Hope that helps!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Hahaha! This is everything.

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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I really liked the ease of the EK configurator, especially for my first build. I know there are some way cooler blocks and if I ever do this again, I'll definitely do more research!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Brutal... I know :(

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thanks!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Lol! Thank you! That's what I was saying the first time I fired it up, hoping it wouldn't leak... except probably in a different tone.

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you so much! I'm honored. :)

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Haha! Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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You can do it. It wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. If you are a generally handy person, you should have no issue. Do a lot of research, watch a lot of YouTube videos. That's what I did.

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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My bad! At the time I posted this, I hadn't actually fired her up yet. Here are some temps:

  • CPU 25C at idle, maxed at 57C when running 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
  • GPU 26C at idle, maxed at 37C - when running 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, Playing Gears 5 completely maxed out and the GPU is at 43C
  • Flow rate is between 210-215 L/H with coolant temps around 25C

I haven't done extensive temp testing yet. I've been swamped at work. :(

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thanks!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thanks! I mentioned in a comment above that I saved for this PC for literally 8 years. Just put a little away at a time. It's doable!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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I've only had it running for a couple of weeks now and it's stayed pretty clean. I also did end up putting the glass panels on it, so I imagine that'll help with dust (https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0).

I REALLY wanted to wall mount it, but my gf vetoed that idea real quick :(

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Haha! I wish! Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thanks!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thanks! The flow indicator is the Thermaltake Pacific TF1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KR8VQQL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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I think the water loop ended up costing close to $1k. Way over budget. I didn't realize how much the fittings, elbows, pipe end up costing. I also went through three different pump/reservoirs. At first, I had a pump/res combo, but it looked lost in this massive case. Then I went with the EK-RES X3 400 reservoir (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-400) and that was too big. I finally landed on the EK-RES X3 250 (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-250). So, I'm not sure if that was a mistake or more guidance to be ready for some trial and error. Also, when buying from any retailer that's not Amazon, be prepared to eat the return shipping cost and budget for that. If you can, try to see the components in person before you buy them.

One other mistake I made was I bought a coolant based on how it looked. I originally went with the Primchill Vue, but after doing more research, I found that it's an incredibly high maintenance coolant (has to be changed every 6 months, requires deep cleaning of the blocks when changing). Thankfully, I found this out before I put it in the system and ordered some Koolance UV Blue coolant, which apparently has a life of up to three years -- I'll still probably change it more frequently than that though. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WSBQTU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I definitely think it was worth it. There's a lot of pride in building your own loop. The problem is you're never satisfied (or maybe that's just me). When I come on this site, I see so many other cool loops and it makes me want to switch it up!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you! I did end up putting the glass on it. It still looks pretty sick with it. Here are some pics: https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0 (it's hard to get good pics due to the glare and lights).

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you!

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thank you! I ended up putting the glass on the case. It looks great with the glass, too. Kinda like something that would be displayed in a museum. Here are some pics: https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0

Comment reply on bah_sic's Completed Build: 2020 Rig - First Custom Loop

  • 4 months ago
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Thanks! I honestly saved for years. This is my third rig. The only way I could afford the first two was to finance through Newegg's Preferred Financing (now the Newegg Card, I think). I built the last rig in 2011 and knew I wanted to go big "next time". I just put a little away each month and when my old rig was no longer able to run the current games up to my standards, I upgraded! You can do it too!

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