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Project Icebreaker


PCSarge
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Starting a build log here for the evolution of my sig rig Ocean Blue. The NZXT H210i, though a nice case, does not provide adequite radiator space for my build, thus resulting in ~70C ish CPU load temps while gaming or running multiple VMs

 

So far its been parts collection to move into the new case, and yes i know O11 dynamic in itself is becoming a meme case, but i couldnt resist a dynamic mini snow edition.

 

The List (all vendors in brackets for where parts are on order from):

 

Case : O11 Dynamic Mini Snow Edition

 

Watercooling:

 

CPU Block : Optimus Foundation AMD CPU block )Plexi/Ni Finish/White Bracket) (Arrived)

GPU Block : Heatkiller IV Nickel Plexi (Arrived)

Radiators : Alphacool Nexxos ST30 White Special Edition 280mm and 360mm (Arrived)

Reservoir : Heatkiller Tube 150 With Blue Accent Struts and DDC Pump Base  (Base On Hand, Waiting For Glass Tube And Struts)

Pump : Liang DDC 35X PWM (On Hand)

Various Fittings: 16mm Hardline Bitspower White (PPCs)

Primochill Loop Prep Kit (Arrived)

Primochill Vue Sky Blue SX(Arrived)

Fans : 7x Corsair LL120 RGB White, 4x Corsair SP140 RGB white (Arrived)

Light Blue Sleeved Cables (On Hand)

 

Components:

 

AMD R9 5950X

ASUS Rog Strix B550-I Gaming ITX (On Hand)

Kingston FuryX 64GB 3600MHZ (On Hand)

RX 5700XT Reference (On Hand)

Sabrent Rocket NVMe 500GB (Windows)

Sabrent Rocket 2TB (VMs/Schoolwork)

Crucial MX500 2TB (Games)

Crucial MX300 1TB (Software)

Corsair SF750 Platinum Power Supply (On Hand)

2x Corsair Commander Pro ( 1 Owned, Other Arrived)

1x Lighting Node Pro (On Hand)

1x Corsair RGB Strip Kit (Arrived)

 

BUILDERS NOTE:

 

This may take a week or two for everything to arrive, so it will most likely be a rather slow build

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Avacado said:

Subbed. Happy to know a part of me will live forever in your build. 

Donating organs again I see.

 

Definitely subbed. Looks like its going to be a sweet build.

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10 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Donating organs again I see.

 

Definitely subbed. Looks like its going to be a sweet build.

i mean, he has to donate something doesnt he?

 

11 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

Subbed.  I'll just get my water cooling fix from your posts. :lachen:

you cant afford it! we talked about this!

i'm in a debate with myself on tubing size again. stay 1/2 OD or go 5/8 OD, one requires the purchase of fittings the other doesnt (unless i decide to go white fittings which would fit the build)

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19 minutes ago, PCSarge said:

i mean, he has to donate something doesnt he?

 

you cant afford it! we talked about this!

i'm in a debate with myself on tubing size again. stay 1/2 OD or go 5/8 OD, one requires the purchase of fittings the other doesnt (unless i decide to go white fittings which would fit the build)

We talked about sizes. The choice to go large tubing and thus spending money is purely aesthetic and impacts flow/temp in no meaningful way. If your fan box was any larger I would send you a few 16mm fittings and tubing to play with the size difference. 

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1 hour ago, Avacado said:

We talked about sizes. The choice to go large tubing and thus spending money is purely aesthetic and impacts flow/temp in no meaningful way. If your fan box was any larger I would send you a few 16mm fittings and tubing to play with the size difference. 

i know its for looks and not performance, but in the case of this build i want the looks to matter as much as the function, my H210i is a butchered mess because i was experimenting.

 

the only reason i debate 5/8OD tubing so much, is white fittings to go with the theme, and as you've said before, the possibility of the tubing size looking better in the case

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3 hours ago, BWG said:

 

You should watercool your ETF GPU so you can lay the smackdown on all of the other 580's. Right @firedfly 😉

Let's see....you were replying to @pioneerisloud.  He's on my ETF team.  water cooling == moar PoINTS.  Yes.  @pioneerisloud should water cool!

 

Having said that, I'm not water cooling either.

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11 hours ago, BWG said:

 

You should watercool your ETF GPU so you can lay the smackdown on all of the other 580's. Right @firedfly 😉

 

8 hours ago, firedfly said:

Let's see....you were replying to @pioneerisloud.  He's on my ETF team.  water cooling == moar PoINTS.  Yes.  @pioneerisloud should water cool!

 

Having said that, I'm not water cooling either.

Nahhh, I'll water cool when I have a nice rig.  None of mine are nice enough. :lachen:

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