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CWB Block

To make a long story short, this was the first time I builded a custom water loop. This project took me about 6 months in a way that it was difficult to find the some parts here in Canada. If you search for the best places to buy water cooling parts here in Canada, I got an excellent service with the DazMode guys. They almost have all of the parts for this build.

The goal of this build was to stay mainly with EKWB parts, I like their products and the build quality is amazing. The radiator does not have too much flux compared to some other radiator brands. I flushed it with distilled water using my pump and a home water filter system. Then I flushed it again with 70 degrees celsius distilled vinegar, this technique got all the flux out and then I did a final flush with distilled water.

For the motherboard, the first I received was defective. Got an RMA and a good one was shipped by the week. I tested everything and started to black out every parts of it starting by removing aluminium pieces on the heat spreaders. After I painted the bios battery cable (I know you perfectionist!) and wrapped the sound card with black vinyl.

I started to overclock it, but I need some time to perfect the clocking and voltage. I do not have so much radiator length, so I need to be careful because I can build heat like hell in this tiny case with only a 240 radiator.

Now talk about the piping... If you think it was easy, not so! Thanks to PETG tubing, for a first time build, it was the best choice and easy to bend. The learning curve was rough, I spend so many hours and throw out so many bends. But I'm pretty happy with the result.

Even if it's old, it's my daily build !

Thanks for the good comments guys and keep up the good work, your builds are amazing!


Color(s): Black Blue
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX

Hardware

Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i7-6700K
Cores: 4
Socket: LGA 1151
Motherboard ASUS - Maximus VIII Impact
Memory Support: DDR4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Samsung - 850 PRO
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage Samsung - 850 PRO
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Graphics EVGA - SC+
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU Corsair - AX760
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case Corsair - Obsidian 250D
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Solid
Type: Mini-Tower
Case Fans be quiet! - SILENT WINGS 2 80mm PWM
Size: 80 mm
Case Fans be quiet! - SILENT WINGS 2 80mm PWM
Size: 80 mm
Case Fans Corsair - Air Series™ SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure
Size: 120 mm
Case Fans Corsair - Air Series™ SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure
Size: 120 mm
Cooling EKWB - CoolStream SE
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel
Compatibilty: LGA 1151, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 2066
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling EKWB - EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Cooling EKWB - GPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
CableMod CableMod - Memory Modding Kit
Color: Black
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