Amber drop V2

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Dartmaul15
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Amber drop V2

My first venture into custom loop cooling
  • Build time: sometime in early 2017 i believe, right when the 1080ti FE released.

  • History behind the build: This build is my first time doing custom loop cooling. It represents a downsizing from my earlier Amber drop V1 due to moving to a smaller place, as well as a GPU upgrade to the 1080ti. It took a lot of planning and some work getting all the parts, but overall i were happy about it then and still is.

  • What kind of custom work went into it: Obviously everything is cooled by a custom waterloop based on EKWB parts with hwlabs GTS radiators. Furthermore the power LED button is modded to color match the orange theme i went with, and the bottom of the front got modded (really, i just hacked a giant hole in the bottom) to fit a 360mm radiator in the front. Beyond that it's pretty stock.

  • What i'd like to improve if it were today: Honestly, apart from moving to hardline and change some runs a little i wouldn't do much. All i'd do is get some aftermarket heat spreaders for that bare pcb ram (because the ram was too tall), throw out the HDD cage to get the pump under the PSU shroud (would perhaps need a DDC for that), and get a bigger reservoir so it looks more natural under the GPU. Maybe i'd also get one of the newer meshify C mini cases for that sweet tempered glass and mesh front.

The build was replaced by a H500P project with the goal of fitting a 200x400mm radiator in 2018, that in many ways failed and represents a significant visual downgrade
Color(s): Black Orange
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Color
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7 4790K
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 4
Motherboard
ASUS - Maximus VII GENE
Chipset: Z97
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: Micro-ATX
Graphics
$ 639.99
EVGA - GeForce Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 986.59
Corsair - Force GS
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
Storage
Corsair - Force LE 200
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
Storage
$ 62.79
Western Digital - Blue 5400RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 199.98
EVGA - SuperNOVA 750 G3
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Fractal Design - Define C Mini , Black
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC Titan X Pascal - Nickel
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
EKWB - EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 PWM
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Black Ice GTS
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Black Ice GTS Xflow
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
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