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Ryzen Upgrade & Rigid Tubing Conversion Complete!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Mighty fine thanks to several on these forums for tips and tricks to help get through my conversion from soft loop to a rigid loop, as well as some hardware weirdness I was troubleshooting.


I decided it was time for a change, so I retired my old Corsair 900D and Intel i7 5820K for some new hardware, keeping pretty much only my GPU and PSU from my old rig.


Motherboard: ASUS STRIX x570-E Gaming

CPU: Ryzen 3700x


RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Neo

SSD: 2x 1TB PCI 4.0 NVME M.2


I had some issues with the installation of the new EKWB Vector Strix back-plate on my card. I discovered through trial, error, and luck that the GPU plate was shorting out the card. I may have missed it in instructions somewhere, but putting plastic washers between the back-plate and the GPU solved the issue, and didn't impact contact with the GPU at all. Phew.


The rigid tubing was actually pretty painless.... just tedious really. I imagine the use of 90 fittings and using the distro plate made things a tad easier. I did get to try one 90 degree bend though where I couldn't fit both fittings on the tube because the distance was so small. Might revisit that one in the future to see if I can get a smaller fitting on there.


Overall I'm pretty pleased and thrilled with the way the rigid tubing came out. Had always wanted to do try it out and I could not be happier.







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Those are some sexy hard line runs.

More links in my profile! Builds: Project(Main Rig): Cosmos Sv2 -- 2nd PC: Old School AMD -- Project: HD4890 Revival,

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Specs Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓




Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ 5.1ghz
  • Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Turbo
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME, WD Black SN750 2TB NVMe, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, 150GB Toshiba 2.5"
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): Samsung LC32JG50QQNZA 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz, LG 29UM58-P 29.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz
  • Cooling: Custom Loop
  • Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum
  • Mouse: Corsair Dark Core
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and HyperX Headset
  • OS: Win 10 Pro
  • PC Part Picker URL: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/NotSoEpicMods/saved/LYysZL


Old School AMD:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950
  • Case: Cougar MX330-G Glass Window
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD 
  • PSU: Corsair 650W
  • Display(s): Samsung 32"
  • Cooling: Hyper 212+
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Logitech M100
  • Sound: HyperX Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
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