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Zero G

What would happen if a cooling solution was built upside down?

Zero G would happen.

This concept started with the desire to make something look and feel totally alien. With form in mind and function approaching, we molded the idea into what has become one of our most technical rigs to date. After modeling over 7 different possible cooling loop layouts, we finally concluded that our shop had the chops to design something backwards, upside down, and crazy performant all at once. Once we began assembly of the loop, how we were going to fill it was slowly revealed. We designed and fabricated a hinged wooden structure to fasten the PC to; where the PC tilts to a full inversion that allows both filling and bleeding both water loops safely and easily.

Integrated in the loop design are 5 separate custom designed aesthetic and structural 3D models. Starting with simple but effective fan and pump/res brackets, we were able to allow the top-most Eisball to hang upside-down off the back of the radiator without hindering airflow. Next we set our eyes on each flow meter bracket; designing the housing first, again for function, then moving onto an aesthetic trying to mirror the rest of the finish without looking invasive. Finally we designed the 8.8in sensor panel mount to be fully adjustable, hiding it away behind the massive screen and firmly securing it in place.

Build Story and Information:

>>> Aesthetic Choices The Waterloop: We opted for dual independent water loops powered by near silent Alphacool Eisball’s as the inverted design centerpoint. The top pump is fastened to a 360mm Radiator extended beyond the rear of the case. Each loop has a limited edition gold framed Barrowch flow meter with their own custom brackets and beautiful soft line elegant white tubing mixed with hard line vibes through the use of brackets and pass throughs.

>>> Performance Choices CPU: At the time of building the Ryzen 9 5950X was the king of CPUs. When the chip is cooled and powered properly, it is simply put, extremely difficult to overtake in raw performance.

> GPU: We chose the RTX 3090 EVGA FTW3 Ultra 24GB for this build. EVGA has excellent performance along with some of the best support in the business. This card is screaming fast and with the blackout EK cooler, it looks sleek and dangerous as well.

> RAM: Our RAM target here was lofty for the ASUS X570 Hero, we were hoping to be able to pull the full 4000mhz rock stable, but ended up tuning it down with a small 200mhz drop to 3800mhz to keep those precious incredibly low CL16 timings tight and with no hiccup in sight.

> Storage: The Sabret Rocket Plus 4TB NVMe is an absolute monolith in the storage space. There’s nothing cheap or chincy about it. This drive has flaming speeds, high reliability and an incredible amount of space all in one, why wouldn’t we want it?

>>> Performance Numbers
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Sci-Fi
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 799.99
AMD - Ryzen 9 (5950X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 16
Motherboard
$ 379.99
ASUS - ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 399.99
G.Skill - Trident Z Royal (4000MHz) (Silver/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,705.00
EVGA - GeForce FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3090
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 599.99
Sabrent - Rocket 4 Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 399.99
ASUS - ROG Thor II EVA
Wattage: 10000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 499.99
Jonsbo - MechWarrior Mod-5 (White)
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
RGB: Yes
Case Fan
$ 36.99
AsiaHorse - 5V ARGB
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 479.94
Lian Li - Uni Fan SL120 (6x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 85.82
Alphacool - Eisball (RGB)
Type: Reservoir
Cooling
$ 359.98
Cooling
$ 45.96
EKWB - EK-Torque Angled 45° (Black) (4x)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 39.99
Mayhems - Fluid
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 97.47
Cooling
$ 39.95
Cooling
Swiftech - G1/4 Plug
Type: Fittings
Cooling
$ 174.38
XSPC - TX Ultrathin (2x)
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
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