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    Got interested in building computers from using GPU machines at work. Casual gamer.
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  • CPU
    Intel Core™ i7-7700K
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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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  1. Where do i put the drain points

    Usually at the lowest point in the loop is the most sensible place.
  2. Info on a new PC build Z390 + watercooled

    460X, 570X. Meshify C, Define R6. Would be my recommendations for example, really depends on what kind of look you want.
  3. Info on a new PC build Z390 + watercooled

    Don't want to be that guy, but I think using the 1000D for just a single card system will be destined to look very empty. Even my quad graphics card system in the 900D looks like there's enough to rent out a room for a few hundred euros a month. To answer your other questions at least for the academic interest: - A series pump is better in all aspects than parallel pump (in performance and also redundancy) - A single loop is better in most case scenarios except for if you anticipate frequent swaps of either the CPU/GPU (unlikely) - Thick radiators from EK and HWlabs are my recommendation, for silence oriented, consider alphacool - A normal powered PWM splitter will work just fine, unless you need iCue integration for some reason
  4. AMD 2990WX for gaming?

    I really think if you are unsure about whether you need a HEDT part, you most probably do not need it. I would recommend only buying a 16+ core CPU if you have a very clear idea about what application in particular are going to benefit from the thread count. Also as others have mentioned, if gaming is your concern, focus on core frequency and a powerful graphics card, not a multicore oriented CPU
  5. Ultimately, it is up to you, but the pump and res being separate is a negative for me unless if I cannot physically fit a pump/res combo. If I were you, I'd put the pump & res under the graphics card for a much cleaner look. Since you're adding a GPU to the "kit" you'll have to buy extra fittings as a bare minimum, so in my opinion you should just cart it out and check with us if everything is complete (hell, my cart on the left is pretty much all you need except for the fluid).
  6. Given that your S340 has limited radiator mounting options, I think going for the XE radiators is indeed not a bad idea. However I just carted out some parts and realized that you can don't really save by getting the X240 kit. By carting out the individual components you come in pretty close to the kit but have a greater choice of looks (and rgb,if thats your thing) and also fluid color for example (which I forgot to add to the cart). I personally prefer the D5 over the DDC, and also think a drainage system is somewhat of a must, so these have been carted as well.
  7. P-series would be my recommendation.
  8. Planning a watercooling

    The reason why it'll save you money is because the Vue will precipitate and clog your blocks after a few days if you're unlucky and a few months if you're lucky. Then you will have to dissassemble everything and the clean all your components and then spend more money on a more sensible coolant.
  9. Planning a watercooling

    If you want to save a buck, don't risk it with Vue. I think you would benefit from drawing out some bend plans because getting the core components are easy, but its in the fittings and bends where the subtleties of hardline cooling come in.
  10. Need help with A240G

    For example: But basically just take the screws out and wash the insides.
  11. Need help with A240G

    you need to drain the fluid, then open all the blocks, and clean them with hot water and a sponge, flush the radiator really really well with hot water too. Then do a few rinses with distilled water, and only when that is done, reassemble the loop and add in the CryoFuel.
  12. Need help with A240G

    That would be the reason. The C1000 precipitates and clogs even without being in contact with Aluminium, one can only imagine how badly it is clogged inside the blocks. I would urge you to drain the fluid, do a complete tear down, a deep clean of the blocks, new tubing, and a proper coolant like the EK-CryoFuel that should have come with the kit.
  13. Need help with A240G

    What fluid is this? Pastels and aluminium blocks are a guarantee clog mixture.
  14. First time water cooler - CPU temp too high

    When did you do the test with the AIO? and did you use OCCT then too?
  15. First time water cooler - CPU temp too high

    But are these "stock voltages", auto voltages from any motherboard is not great at keeping the temps in check. On my chip I can easily go to 5 GHz with 1.36 V. I would heavily recommend you dial in your VCore manually in the bios.