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  • CPU
    Intel Core™ i7-7700K
  • Motherboard
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    Vengeance® LPX 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4
  • GPU
    ASUS TURBO-GTX1080-8G in 2-way SLI
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define C
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO x2 & Samsung 750 EVO x2
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x
  • Display(s)
    ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop

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    Got interested in building computers from using GPU machines at work. Casual gamer.
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  1. one last noob question for my first custom loop

    You have to consider pump speed, what you outline above would be true if the water spent a very long time in the radiator. However your average watercooled system operates at a flowrate of at least 1 gpm, or 4.4 L/min (with a D5 or DDC). Given that a standard water cooled PC loop is about 1~2 L in volume, it is easy to visualize that any segment of water will go around the whole system about 2~4 times per minute. And therefore the time that any segment of water stays in contact with the same area (say, radiator, for example) is so short that the whole system temperature equilibrates as a whole. In practice, the water in a water cooled PC heats up as a whole, and cools down as a whole for this reason. This is why component order does not matter and that the one radiator is not hotter than another, or the input is hotter than the output, etc. Unless you use something super viscous, or a very very slow pump speed, the difference is negligible. This is visualized fairly well in this time lapse of load + water. You will see that the water color uniformly turns warmer (Except for the color bleed of the VRMs, but that is explained).
  2. Watercooling in a Meshify C TG

    The Meshify C can hold 3x 2.5" drives behind the motherboard tray. So worst case scenario use that, otherwise M.2 are your options. But yes, if you use a 360, wave goodbye to the 3.5" drive cage. You can take a look at my Meshify C and Define C build for ideas. IF you're only putting in 1 graphics card then on top of the basement is a good place for the pump/res.
  3. High End Streaming Rig

    Any particular reason why you need an octa-core? Obviously for gaming 8700K is currently king of the hill, and still sports enough cores for streaming.
  4. High End Streaming Rig

    I have lots of opinions, but the far most important one is that my belief is that Kaby-Lake-X is incredibly poor value for money. Either get a 7900X (at least), or a Threadripper 1920/1950X.
  5. AIO upgrade??

    While this is true in large, there are no capacitors on the surface of the 8700K (and for all Kaby, Sky, and Coffee lake chips for that matter) so the risk is minimum if you use a delidding tool, where it is slightly dodgy is if you do the traditional razer/knife method and risk cutting into the PCB.
  6. Meshify C Transplant (1 year maintenance)

    Thanks for the feedback Yes Halos would look way better on white fans, but I already have the Noctua iPPCs so I wasn't going to swap them out I used to run front intake on the Rads, but due to the small size of the case and the heat coming from the SLI, the inside of the case heated up extensively. Having the rads on exhaust has dropped my water temperatures close to 10 degrees under heavy load. The big consideration was dust at the time, but since my loop performs so much better now, the fans do not spin very hard at all and so my one intake seems to be producing a balanced airflow so dust build up is very little. My waterblock requires to be installed with the backplate so not in my case, but also even with EKWB you need to remove a couple of screws, so you might manage, but it'll be difficult.
  7. Yes, RAM, Chipset, VRM Heatsinks, PSU, HDDs still all need cooling. If you had everything equipped with a waterblock, then maybe not.
  8. 8700k Delid

    i just used some uhu silicone. anytime is a good time for a delid
  9. 8700k Delid

    I've delidded a 7700K and a 8700K using the delid-die-mate-2, so far no deaths (1 year for 7700K) and the 8700K survived a plane flight in a system. Sky-Kaby-Coffee Lake are super easy to delid as they don't have any components on the PCB surface.
  10. 8700k Delid

    I used the Delid-Die-Mate 2, very easy. But as said above, 30 degrees is a bit too high of an expectation, 10~20 degrees is more typical, it was 15 for me using Realbench and a H100i v2 with "out of the box" settings on an Z370i ASUS board.
  11. 8700k Delid

    If you're comfortable with the idea of voiding your warranty, dealing with liquid metal, and potentially dropping your load temperatrues by ~15 degrees, then yes. Otherwise no.
  12. Problems with first time water cooling

    hes using bitspower angles fittings, but the actual tube fittings are monsoon
  13. Kraken x62 AIO in Meshify C

    Yes, I can confirm that only use 240 mm AIO on the meshify C, it will bash into your motherboard heatsink for sure, and probably your ram too if you used a 280 mm AIO.
  14. Problems with first time water cooling

    Except for Monsoon Fittings, that actually use silver for "anti-microbial" properties. Which is true, but unnecessary in this modern world with proper biocidal coolants. Silver should be phased out as it causes more problems than its worth in the presence of much superior alternatives like methylisothiazolinone.
  15. Primochill vue

    It's just dried up unicorn powder. In all seriousness, that is minimal change for the Vue and as long as it doesn't bother you, you can continue as is. Vue doesn't react well to stagnant air pockets and its just that in these regions there is so little flow so its precipitated out.