H500P radiator monster

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Dartmaul15
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H500P radiator monster

Just because you can doesn't mean you should!
  • Build time: Very early 2018.

  • History behind the build: When i first saw the H500P i had one idea. 200x400mm radiators! Then Cooler master said it wouldn't fit. Well screw cooler master, i just took it as a Challenge. So i MADE a 200x400mm radiator fit. This is the result. It replaced my earlier Amber drop V2", but i'd argue it represents a significant downgrade in visual quality. All it does better is having more/bigger radiators.

  • What kind of custom work went into it: The case was extensively modified to make room for the radiator obviously. Beyond that i also messed up the PSU shroud to adapt it for the radiator. Quite invasive modifications if you ask me. The components are (obviously) watercooled, and the CPU got delidded.

  • What i'd like to improve if it were today: EVERYTHING! The idea of fitting a 200x400mm radiator in that case is inherently flawed from what i can tell. And if you can't fit that rad, why even bother with that case? So quite simply i wouldn't build it again! And that's before considering the attrocious work on the PSU shroud and the reservoir mounting!

The build was replaced by a Lian Li O11D build titled Project Golden ice late in the third quarter of 2018
Color(s): Black Gold
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: 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
$ 399.99
EVGA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 490.59
Corsair - Force GS
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
Storage
Corsair - Force LE 200
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
PSU
$ 199.98
EVGA - SuperNOVA 750 G3
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 210.57
Cooler Master - H500P Mesh (Grey)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 26.99
Case Fan
$ 59.92
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Black Ice GTS
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 280 mm (2 x 140 mm)
Cooling
$ 44.99
Phanteks - Glacier (C350I)
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
Phanteks - Glacier (G1080)
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 103.85
Phobya - Xtreme 400 (V2)
Type: Radiator
575
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