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MyPC - Liquid Time

05 January 2018 - 06:25 AM

Finally after a few years I decided to get me a custom loop and hopefully a good looking computer.

It's not a build from scratch, since it's my first time and I don't want to mess with some new hardware, but rather an upgrade to my current system, going from a noctua nh-d14 to a custom loop.
Update 2018: after the first cpu loop I decided to upgrade the entire system, making a complete new build and loop


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Here's the plan:
  • Hard tubing custom loop for cpu [done]
  • Lot of rgb [done]
  • Upgrade the graphic card and add it to the loop [done]
  • Inverted layout [done]
  • Build a psu shroud
  • Other (still planning)
The loop components are:
  • EK SE360
  • EK PE360
  • EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM
  • EK-RES X3 150
  • EK-Supremacy EVO
The case is a BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900

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Time to start working.
First I installed the front radiator.
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Then the other radiator, the reservoir and the pump
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Here's the first disappointment. I went for a 360 rad on the front instead of a 420 in order to mount two fans in push-pull configuration, but looking at the parts installed probably it's the other way around.

Anyway I decided to redo the tube to the pump and route it differently.
The result with almost all the tubing is this one
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Time to add some rgb
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I still managed to install two fans on push-pull but I had to change the pump position, therefore all the tubing must be redone.

After a lot of work all the tubes are ready and in place. I'm not completely satisfied with the shape but for the moment it will do, because i started to grow tired of having the pc disassembled and failing the bends. When I'll add the gpu I'm gonna fix also the tubes. I also have to add the temperature sensor because it arrived to late.
Time to leak testing.
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And finally power back on the pc.
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The uv cathodes weren't a good purchased though, I managed to install only one behind the reservoir because the other one, which I planned to install on the top behind the radiator, wouldn't fit. The problem it's not the space but that one end or the other always goes on the holes for the fans. I'm still figuring this out and maybe I'll get the shorter ones, even though I've to admit the glowing effect is really nice only if they're placed right near the tubes. For now when I want a soft lighting I only turn on some led strips on blue light at minimum brightness.

After removing the last pieces of paper here's the result
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Short video
https://youtu.be/EMw9detyBTA

And a time lapse
https://youtu.be/w_dqpm5o88Y