AMD Ryzen / Radeon water cooled in a NZXT H210 using Optimus Signature v2

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AMD Ryzen / Radeon water cooled in a NZXT H210 using Optimus Signature v2

This is a water cool build within a ITX case featuring the NZXT H210 and Optimus Signature v2. This was my first water cool build ever. I didn't try to color match anything so it looks like a mess, but I'm okay with that. Emoji

What I learned from making this build:

  • Soft tubing will slowly rotate while you are rotating the compression fitting cap.
  • Soft tubing does not have great flexibility. The more of an angle you try to compress the tubing the more each end of the tubing exerts sideways pressure on its fitting. I intentionally kept many tubing pieces longer than would appear necessary specifically to keep pressure on the fittings as low as possible.
  • The cables that come with modular PSUs are way too short.
  • Water cooling is expensive! I had to replace parts I originally bought after discovering they wouldn't fit in this smaller case because the parts manufacturers don't provide all of the measurements I had needed.
  • The height of a pump and reservoir combo unit given by the manufacturer will be about 3 millimeters taller in real life if the pump cables come out the bottom of the pump.


Check out pictures three through five in the slideshow for thermal information.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

Filling the reservoir

Tubing, filling, and finishing

Tubing mapped out and PSU extensions installed

Adjusting the 240mm radiator placement

Reservoir and Pump Installation

Installing the 120mm radiator

CPU water block installation

Installing the 240mm radiator

Preparing the GPU for a water block

Hardware

CPU
$ 429.99
AMD - Ryzen 9 (3900X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 12
Motherboard
$ 239.99
ASRock - Phantom Gaming (ITX/TB3)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ITX
Memory
$ 117.99
Graphics
$ 419.99
XFX - Radeon RX
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 5700 XT
Storage
$ 179.99
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 184.99
EVGA - SuperNOVA 650 GM
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
NZXT - H210 (White)
Type: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 29.90
Noctua - NF-A12x25 FLX
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
Cooling
$ 33.99
EKWB - EK-CryoFuel (Clear)
Type: Coolant
Cooling
$ 51.00
EKWB - EK-RES X3 110
Type: Reservoir
Cooling
Cooling
$ 37.99
EKWB - EK-Tube ZMT
Type: Tubing
Cooling
$ 129.42
Cooling
$ 149.99
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Black Ice GTS
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
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