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Old 28-02-20, 08:00 PM
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hmmblah's Ryzen build

I built a new system a number of months back, everything but proper cooling anyway. I had planned on reusing my Corsair H105 before I saved enough for custom watercooling, but while stripping out my old system I found a slow leak in the H105. Wraith cooler it is!

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact DTX motherboard
EVGA RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming
Crucial Ballistix Elite 3600 DDR4 16GB
GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 1TB
CaseLabs Mercury S3
Corsair HX750i

Here's the messy state the system has been in the past few months












The residue from the leak left a sticky mess in the bottom of the case. Somehow it didn't end up on any of the old components.

Here's the case stripped down and cleaned off.




The stock Wraith cooler and stock GPU fan are fine for light duty, but once you do anything with them like folding or gaming they are loud!


The watercooling:

EK-Velocity CPU block
EK-Quantum Vector RTX RE GPU block
EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 200 D5 PWM Pump-Reservoir Combo
2 EK-CoolStream PE 240 radiators
EK black ZMT
4x Scythe GT 1850rpm fans
Misc Bitspower fittings I already had plus a few more I grabbed
EK CryoFuel Clear Premix


Here are a few of the build pics

CPU/Motherboard








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Front rad/res/pump




While filling the loop the premix was really foamy and generally not clear. Overnight though it cleared up and there are no bubbles left






The bitspower fittings with the EK tubing were a tight fit. I managed to make them work, but my thumb was dead afterward.




There was not enough clearance for the GT fans between the res and the top rad so I ordered 2 Noctua NF-A12x15 Chromax fans. I also needed a way to control everything.










I'm extremely happy with how the tubing turned out. Temps are so much better too. Running Cinebench R20 the 3900X would hit as high as 81-82C. Now it's not getting higher than 55C. It's boosting higher as well. Best of all though is the noise. Even with my fans and pump at full speed, the computer is quieter than the stock fans I was using.

My wiring is a nightmare so I'm going to make some shorter sleeved cables. I have red, white, gray and black sleeving. I was going to use a strand or two of red in there, but I think I might just go all black now. What do you guys think on sleeving color?

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Old 29-02-20, 11:14 AM
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Hell yeah. I love that tubing. I tried so hard to get that in the size I need but Tygon don't make it any more.

Loving this dude.
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Old 29-02-20, 07:28 PM
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Nice build, how you finding the EK Loop Connect ? Do you need to leave the software open in the taskbar or can you set and forget?
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Old 01-03-20, 06:18 PM
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Hell yeah. I love that tubing. I tried so hard to get that in the size I need but Tygon don't make it any more.

Loving this dude.
I don't know what it is about the black tube, but I like it better than hard line tubing.

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Nice build, how you finding the EK Loop Connect ? Do you need to leave the software open in the taskbar or can you set and forget?
I don't believe you can, but I haven't even hooked it up yet. Finally have time this afternoon so shutting my rig down after I type this and swapping the fans, installing the ek-connect and working on some sleeving.
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Old 01-03-20, 08:27 PM
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Seeing builds like this just reminds me how sad it is Caselabs are gone. Lovely bit of kit mate!
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Oh yeah.. Dude I had no issues doing up my BP fittings. I think it's a combination of the grippy tubing you are using and the thickness. That's why I gave up on 19mm hose it really, really made me angry.

That said grippy = good seal. It's just not so great for your thumbs lmao.

I also found that tubing varies wildly. Like, that XPSC green and black stuff I used was a hooer, whilst the Mayhem white stuff I used in someone else's build was ever so slightly smaller and very very easy to do up the fittings.
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So I’m assuming by your post, that the EVGA 2080 Super Black Gaming GPU isn’t all that great?... As I’m considering it or the Gigabyte 2080 Windforce III. Only thing is that the EVGA one us like $10 more expensive, yet faster. But it doesn’t have a backplate, which is weird and bugs me. But since you wrote that for light duty it’s fine, but once gaming it’s loud.
Makes me lean more towards the Gigabyte one... Yet I noticed that yours is almost right next to a solid glas panel? How would it be right next to a fullt ventilated side panel, such as in the Dan Case A4 SFX case, which is the case I’m considering switching to. Although my current 1080 Ti Strix is to thick for that case at 2.5 slot.

Your thoughts and experience with your card would be much appreciated
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Old 02-03-20, 12:54 AM
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Seeing builds like this just reminds me how sad it is Caselabs are gone. Lovely bit of kit mate!
Yeah, it really sucks that they are gone.

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Oh yeah.. Dude I had no issues doing up my BP fittings. I think it's a combination of the grippy tubing you are using and the thickness. That's why I gave up on 19mm hose it really, really made me angry.

That said grippy = good seal. It's just not so great for your thumbs lmao.

I also found that tubing varies wildly. Like, that XPSC green and black stuff I used was a hooer, whilst the Mayhem white stuff I used in someone else's build was ever so slightly smaller and very very easy to do up the fittings.
I tried pulling them apart, there was no way they were coming off. If the tube didn't tear first I'm pretty sure the connection could hold my weight.

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So I’m assuming by your post, that the EVGA 2080 Super Black Gaming GPU isn’t all that great?... As I’m considering it or the Gigabyte 2080 Windforce III. Only thing is that the EVGA one us like $10 more expensive, yet faster. But it doesn’t have a backplate, which is weird and bugs me. But since you wrote that for light duty it’s fine, but once gaming it’s loud.
Makes me lean more towards the Gigabyte one... Yet I noticed that yours is almost right next to a solid glas panel? How would it be right next to a fullt ventilated side panel, such as in the Dan Case A4 SFX case, which is the case I’m considering switching to. Although my current 1080 Ti Strix is to thick for that case at 2.5 slot.

Your thoughts and experience with your card would be much appreciated
The card is great, but during folding it got loud. It was most definitely starved for air though in my case having a window next to it instead of vents. That said, the GTX 1080 I had was much quieter even at full load during folding. It was a FTW version, those have better cooling than the base model EVGA cards.

I wasn't too concerned about not having a backplate as the PCB is black and half of it is covered by the SODIMM.2 card on my board.
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Hmmblah, I just posted on EKWB Reddit with regards to the EK Loop Connect, the software crashes for me after an hour or two: https://www.reddit.com/r/EKWB/commen..._loop_connect/

Can you let me know if the software is stable for you ?
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Hmmblah, I just posted on EKWB Reddit with regards to the EK Loop Connect, the software crashes for me after an hour or two: https://www.reddit.com/r/EKWB/commen..._loop_connect/

Can you let me know if the software is stable for you ?
Are you using it for RGB lighting too? Perhaps try without the RGB if not already done.
I noticed iCue for me works well. But, the moment I try to have Division 2 configure the lighting to override iCue, i get FPS hangs and sometimes pc locks up
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