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About PPCs-Matt

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  • CPU
    i7 6700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero VIII
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX (4x4GB)
  • GPU
    Asus Strix 1070 OC
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv TG
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 Pro 256GB, Crucial MX300 525GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Custom loop (EK blocks, HW Labs rads, etc)
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    AKG K240 MKII
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  • Location
    Minnesota, USA
  • Interests
    PC Modding, PC Watercooling, PC Building, Disc Golf, Fly Fishing, Deer Hunting.
  • Biography
    I've been building and modding PC's since early 2016 and have developed quite the passion for it. I have built anything from a basic air cooled rig, to a complete custom hardline loop. I really enjoy helping others get into the PC community and help whenever possible.
  • Occupation
    Social Network Specialist

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  1. I'm always here to help with anyone looking into PPCs! Feel free to ask me any questions you may have
  2. Strix 1080 ti

  3. Strix 1080 ti

    Phanteks has confirmed with me that their 1080ti Strix block works with all the PCB designs Asus has used
  4. How do you clean your loop?

    Vinegar is only safe with copper/brass. So if you have any nickel in your loop you'll want to either just use distilled water, or I'd highly recommend a cleaning solution like Mayhems Blitz Part 2.
  5. First time custom loop! Help pls <3

    I would highly recommend Hardware Labs radiators over EK's, especially if you are going with slim rads.
  6. I want to get liquid cooling

    If the guy wants to watercool his PC...let him watercool it. This isnt your build, this isnt your money, it's his. If all you have to say is "your hardware isnt good enough for watercooling", then you should just keep scrolling past this thread. With that being said @TooMuchMoneyz, were you wanting to go the AIO, or custom loop route?
  7. cheap cpu block

    This is the cheapest block I can recommend from personal experience.

    Here's our entire selection of both vario and PWM D5's. Feel free to take a look And let me know if you need any additional recommendations!
  9. We actually offer quite a few hardline watercooling kits. You can find them all here.
  10. Help me - Looking for EK Coolstream CE 560

    We can get you one from EK on special order here. Probably take ~1 week to get to us, provided EK has stock. http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-coolstream-ce-560-quad.html
  11. Feel free to check us out at Performance-PCs.com! Were always happy to help any newcomer to watercooling start getting their feet wet!
  12. And just to reiterate some of the math that is behind serial and parallel configurations, to help you understand the "numbers" behind it all. Total Resistance for serial configurations = Rt = R1+R2+R3... Total Resistance for parallel configurations = Rt = 1/R1+1/R2+1/R3
  13. Here's a quick copy/pasta from a blog article I wrote awhile back. Maybe this will help shed some light on reasons to either use parallel or serial loop configs. Parallel and Serial Loops The main concept that is often misconstrued is that loop order really isn’t what gives the differences in performance, it’s the flow rate. When you are considering the differences between parallel and serial configurations, you need to examine the differences in resistance each configuration has in your loop. Every block and radiator in your loop adds resistance to the flow of the liquid, therefore the more resistance, the slower the coolant flow.The ideal coolant flow rate in a liquid cooling loop, regardless of components and configuration, is 1gpm (Gallon/Minute) or more. At 1 gpm it takes 250 watts of heat to raise the water in your loop 1C. DDC and D5 pumps can achieve 1 gpm of flow through most standard loops, such as a CPU, GPU and two radiators. Which is why you often see serial loops in a lot of standard water loops. It’s only when you get to more complex loops like SLI and Crossfire GPU configurations that you see parallel and dual loops being used. A parallel GPU configuration alone, is helpful because the resistance in the loop dramatically decreases when the blocks are put in parallel instead of series. The reason behind this is because when you put resistive components into your loop in series, the resistance is additive, however when they are in parallel, the total resistance is less than the smallest amount of resistance in any one of the components. The one key to having a parallel GPU configuration is making sure each GPU block is identical in resistance, or else the flow rates between each block will vary which will result in inconsistent cooling performance. This can be avoided by simply purchasing identical blocks for your cards. If you plan on putting your CPU in parallel with the other blocks in your loop you will want to do some research, or just plain old testing, to see if the difference in resistance to the other blocks is too great to achieve acceptable performance.
  14. question about delidding

    Here's an example of taping off the die in a video I made. Hope that helps!
  15. question about delidding

    Use scotch tape to "tape off" the die itself while you apply the Liquid Metal, this will ensure that any spills wont get on the substrate. You can use silicon glue or a dab of super glue on each corner of the IHS to reattach it if you wish, however it is not mandatory.