Nice! I would love to compare notes with you! Are you running 2x 360mm radiators? Delidded and Liquid Metal for the CPU?
Nice! Did you OC the 8700K? Curious to see where you ended up at.
How does one format like this?
Your formatting is hot! Lol. I am jelly.
Sometimes, the best way to learn is learning by the hard way. Lol.
Needs more RGB! Lol.
Looking forward to seeing what the system looks like when it is on! Good so far!
Build looks awesome! Little different than how I would do it, but... still looks awesome!
Yeah. I can't complain for a $30ish cooler. Looks like we can agree that it is best for light overclocking.
How do you like the Arctic Freezer 33 cooler? Have you had good luck with overclocking with it? What type of temperature difference are you seeing between stock and overclocked?
I had it on my i5-9600K and it was at 80 C at 4.6ghz on all 6 cores.
That's awesome. 79C isn't bad. You still have tons of headroom before thermal throttling. 100C I think.
Nice! Any overclock on the i7-9700K??
$800?! You had me fooled. Looks great!
Whether or not you'll be able to run an AIO or not is dependent on your GPU card. I wish I measured my card so I can tell you the exact dimensions. I think it is 270mm is the max. Check out my H200i build and you can see how little clearance I have between (just the) fan and the GPU card.
I know the feeling! Any tips on getting everything to fit??
Wowza. That's awesome!
I just did a Mini-ITX build and yeah... not a lot of space to work with. Kudos for making it work!
You might have hit the Silicon Lottery. If you can do 5.1/5.2 stable, that's pretty good. My 8700K will go as high as 5.1ghz, and it is delidded and everything.
Yeah. I guess I am spoiled with my 8700K on a custom loop. Got to come back down to earth and realize that the space of a Mini-ITX has its challenges.
5.1 ghz is impressive. Did you delid and liquid metal? I am not having much luck with my 9600K, but I think the aircooler on mine is a limiting factor.
Yes. The Asus Z370-i is a mini-ITX board. Yeah... the x2 bandwidth is kind of weird. It's not like there are a ton of PCIe slots or other devices on the board or anything.
My mid-tower (also Z370, but ATX form factor) has a similar configuration (one M.2 SATA, one M.2 NVMe) and I see the full x4.
When I disable the front M.2 port, I'll see the full x4 bandwidth. My question is if that's normal or not. If I choose to go 2x M.2 NVME, will both be x4 or will both be x2? Trying to figure out the best way to go about this.
I certainly can go the adapter route, but that would kind of negate the whole reason for buying an M.2 form factor. Even in x2, it is still much faster than SATA. And... the computer is mostly to play games. I don't think I'll notice a huge difference over running the M.2 NVMe in x4. Maybe a hair slower.
Thanks! It worked! I started out with that tube on the little longer end. After looking at it, decided to cut it little by little until it fit perfectly. Hard tubing looks really cool, but I think with soft tubing, you can totally do something unique if you are creative.
That's impressive! The H200 is not a big case. Kudos to you!
Nice! I am in the middle of building a Mini-ITX build as well. Your build looks super clean!
Pictures are incredibly helpful especially for people who are trying to do the same as you.
Considering adding more details to your description as well. It'll be super helpful to those who are trying to do a similar build.
Cool. Thanks. Looking to do a Mini-ITX build in the H200 and trying to figure out which coolers will fit.
It's a little hard to tell, but did your H7 cooler/fan get in the way of the memory sticks? Would you have problems if you had extra tall memory sticks?
Super clean!!!! I did a custom loop in my build, but went with soft tubing. I'll have to give this hard tubing thing a try sometime.
Just curious, how did you have to mod the case in order to support the vertical GPU mount?
Nice build! I built my rig in the H700 also!
Pretty cool. Not for me... but definitely cool.
45 degree or some of the other angled fittings will definitely help the soft tube make the turn. I didn't use angled fittings in my build, but I kind of wish I did. If you are messing with the loop anyways, you might want to take a look and do everything at one time. Like a drain valve, etc.
Nice!!! Good stuff! Always great to see another custom loop build!
Hmmm. Google Q code 55 for some ideas.
We know the stick works. I would check these things:
No bent CPU pins on the board.
The DIMM slot is free of debris/dust.
Then underside/contact patch of the CPU. Maybe use some IPA to clean the bottom of the CPU.
Totally. This site really helps with that type of stuff. You can totally filter the results by the case and see how other people built in their case. Definitely better than going into the build blind!
Yeah... seriously. Something was always being upgraded or stuff was migrated to a new system...
I didn't have any problems with the ASUS graphic cards. I did run across issues with their overclocking software. Like... that was glitchy. But a switch to MSI Afterburner was a quick and easy fix. The GTX1070 eventually moved over to my i7-8700K build. Took off the aircooler and installed a waterblock on that and yeah...
This system actually does have 32GB of memory. There's 4x 8GB sticks. Memory was actually cheap at the time. I think it was like $180 total ($90/kit).
What a beast of a build!
Yup. I started with the Slim 360 kit and added on a GPU waterblock, a drain valve thingy, a radiator, and two fans. I think the kits are a great place to start. Gets you most of stuff, and it feels like you are getting a price break also.
Some things I bought second hand on eBay. Like the waterblock. Someone bought the GPU waterblock but ended up upgrading to something better which the block wasn't compatible. Made an offer on it and got a good deal.
Was there something specific? Some stuff I bought new from eBay. Some things I bought new, but second hand, and others parts I bought new on Amazon or similar.
The EKWB Slim 360 Kit was about $270 or 280 on Newegg, and that pretty much includes everything you'll need. Most of the cost is actually the pump. When it come down to it, the D5 and DDC pump are expensive. The slim kits use an SPC pump. It is similar sized to the DDC pump, but less pricey.
I double checked my list and I think most things are about retail price.
Just let me know what questions you have and I'll try my best to help you.
Nice! I did my first custom loop a few months back. That was a lot of fun. I think a single 360 radiator might have been able to adequately cool both the 1900X and the GTX 1070. The extra 120mm doesn't hurt though. Adds another 33% more radiator space for cooling.
Feel free to swing by my build and compare notes. I think the hardest thing about custom loop kits is that you have to really think ahead with watercooling and the case.
You might want to check your motherboard manual on the recommended memory population. I think for two sticks of memory, you want to populate slots labeled A2 and B2. So... take the memory in B1 and move that to A2 and see if that helps.
From the CPU going right, the slots should be... CPU. A1. A2. B1. B2. PSU 24-pin connector.
This build is gorgeous!
Guilty. Time to consolidate.
I had this 240GB hard drive from my college days and was recently deleting unused files and consolidating the rest on a newer external. And I was like... WTF is going on?! How come it is only transferring at like 20MB/sec. This is going to take FOREVER... Then I remembered that this drive is the first generation SATA with a link speed of 150mbit/sec transfer...
Lesson of the story... if you have old drives, consolidate them sooner than later. :P
Nice! What type of temperatures are you getting on the GTX 1080Ti with the AIO cooler?
I wouldn't say it was a huge mistake. Functionality is important. If you have to cut corners somewhere, it might as well have been the RGB. That's what the RGB light strips are for.
This build is crazy! I am jealous!!!
That looks sick! And same with the other build. Bonkers! Makes me regret not building in the PC-O11 Dynamic.
The Lian-Li is a beautiful case also. I thought about going that direction for my own build, but ended up with the NZXT H700i.
Gorgeous build! This makes me jealous!