Baby's First Water Cooling Loop

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BaronBumbleB
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Baby's First Water Cooling Loop

Title says it all. I have built dozens of PCs, but this is my first shot at a complete loop.
Goals for this build were....

  • Minimize empty space in the case.
  • Get at least somewhat better thermals than my air cooled components.
  • Not break my GPU while putting a water block on it.

Overall pleased with the finished product. Originally the system only had one thick 360mm radiator, but I felt uncomfortable with everything being on one rad so I added the additional 120mm rad that I had from another project.

Idle Temps: CPU (33) GPU (30)
3DMark Stress Test: CPU (64) GPU (44)
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 277.97
AMD - Ryzen 9 (5900x)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 12
Motherboard
$ 569.00
NZXT - N7 (White)
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 89.99
Graphics
AMD - Radeon
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 6800 XT
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 119.99
Western Digital - WD Black SN850
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 195.11
Seasonic - Focus PX
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Fractal Design - Torrent
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 209.06
EKWB - CoolStream PE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 75.34
EKWB - CoolStream PE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Cooling
$ 240.57
Cooling
$ 89.99
EKWB - EK-Velocity - AMD Copper + Acetal
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 73.99
EKWB - RAM Monarch
Type: Custom Loop
CableMod
CableMod - Full Cable Kit
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: Black, Red, Silver
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