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N8cpu
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Silver Bullet

Full custom water cooling loop in a small form factor Louqe Ghost S1 case.

This is my second water cooling computer i built. I built this in mid 2018 and updated the tubing, fittings, SSD size, and cabling in mid 2020

Literally every single mm of this case was used and i couldnt think of any other way to fit all this. It was super fun to build in but also a huge pain. when it was 14mm tubing and fittings the sides were bowing out. Ive seen a few water cooling builds in this case and i feel they all used a comprimise like haveing an external power supply or pump. I didnt want to make those comprimises.

12mm Carbon Fiber tubing
Full custom Cabling from CableMod

Minor case mods needed to fit all components
- Drilled new holes for the PSU to lower to the exact hight to fit cables above and pump below
- Had to cut a bit of the radiator mount to fit the fittings because the radiator is not centered
- SSD enclosure was cut down to 1/3 size ( pretty much the size of the actual PCB inside)
Color(s): Silver
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

Downsized 14mm to 12mm tubing and fittings. lowered PSU to fit cables. Cut SSD down to size

Hardware

CPU
$ 275.00
Intel - Core i5-8600K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 476.86
ASUS - ROG Strix (Z370-I)
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 89.98
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3000MHz) (Black) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 919.00
EVGA - XC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2070
Storage
$ 152.13
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 219.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 119.26
Corsair - SF600
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 272.05
Louqe - Ghost S1 Mk.II
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fan
$ 27.80
Noctua - NF-P12 redux-1700 (2x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 88.33
Alphacool - NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper X-Flow
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
Cooling
EKWB - EK-Vector Strix RTX 2070 RGB
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
$ 149.99
EKWB - EK-XTOP DDC 3.2 PWM Elite
Type: Water Cooling
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