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Limecat86

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    Limecat86 got a reaction from SlimyPython in Ryzen 3000 to get a soldered IHS   
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    Limecat86 reacted to Mira Yurizaki in Many Firefox browser addons just suddenly stopped working due to the expiration of a signing certificate   
    There's a temporary workaround:
    In the address bar, type in about:debugging Press the "Load Temporary Add On..." button Windows: Go to %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile]\extensions %APPDATA% points to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming [profile] points to whatever profile you're using in Firefox. If you haven't set up any profiles, there should only be one folder in there Linux/macOS: I'd imagine it's somewhere in ~/.mozilla/Firefox Load up all of the .xpi files in that folder  
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    Limecat86 reacted to SolarNova in Im Going In For water cooling build but im still new to it   
    Metals:
    Either Aluminium OR Copper, never both.
    As for Nickle, if you prefer the 'look' of nickel on blocks that have a plexi top, then u can use them, but make sure to use a anti corrosion coolant or coolant additive as Nickle plating tends to fail over time and will corrode/peel off. Alternatively just avoid Nickle all together and get pure Copper blocks.
    Rads will always be either Copper with Aluminium fins, or very cheap ones with be all Aluminium.
    Some fittings can be Nickle plated, some can even be Silver plated.
    If u have silver in the loop, try to avoid Nickle, or at the very least make damn sure u have corrosion inhibitor in the coolant.
     
     
    Tubing:
     
    Clear Soft tubing : Will cloud up quickest over time, and stains easiest with colored coolants. But its the easiest to work with and least likely to leak with compression fittings.
    Opaque Soft tubing: Same as above but you wont notice the clouding or staining.
     
    Acrylic Hard Tubing: Most people have moved on from Acrylic as its harder to work with than PETG, its brittle, cracks and shatters easily, but its clearer, takes longer to stain, and works with pritty much any coolant unlike PETG.
     
    PETG hard Tubing: Easier to work with and it doesn't crack shatter like Acrylic, instead it squashes and bends somewhat. However its slightly less clear than Acrylic and cannot be used with coolants that contain glycol (thats what the 'G' stands for).
     
    Glass: The clearest and arguable best tubing type, near impossible to stain or cloud due to its hard smooth nature, looks very nice. However its more difficult to work with and more expensive. Bending is almost always out of the question, you can buy pre bent 90 degrees or straight runs, and will have to use fittings for other bends, which adds to the overall cost.
     
    Coolants:
    Straight Distilled water is fine, though do make sure to add Biocide + Corrosion Inhibitor, it will very much help. A 'clean' and well prepared system running straight distilled and additives can last for years without a flush.
     
    Pre mix coolants: If they are not colored these are also good choices, though they tend to have a stated 'life', usually a year.
     
    Colored coolants: Make damn sure ur system is well cleaned and prepared when using colored coolants, they can react badly otherwise. Be sure to drain, clean, and refill the loop at least once a year.
     
    Aurora/Vue: Short term display use, you will end up draining, cleaning, and refilling ur loop multiple times a year, and these coolants can be VERY sensitive to contaminants in the system so you have to be very sure a loop is clean before using them.
     
    Pump / Res: Combo units remove 2 fittings from the loop, but the pump is then connected to the res, and the res to the case, making it more difficult to isolate the pump from the case to reduce noise/vibrations.  I personally use a XSPC D5 Vario Photon 270 pump/res combo. Its a Glass res, its huge, and does require some isolation to reduce noise but otherwise its great, not cheap though.
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    Limecat86 reacted to CrackinX in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My new baby, 9900k with EK velocity, 32gb gskill ddr4 3200, Aorus rtx 2080 extreme wb, asus maximus xi hero mb, EK 120 rad between gpu and cpu, EK 280 rad after cpu, corsair hx1000i psu. 

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    Limecat86 reacted to GMart84 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Showing off my 8 year old’s build.  It may not be much but she is extremely proud of it as I am of her for taking the time to do this.
     
    Next she wants to cutout the front of the case so it can breath with the look intact.
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    Limecat86 reacted to GMart84 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    So after some hiccups she got it figured out and running right.
     
    NZXT H200i
    ASrock H270M-itx ac
    Core i3-6100
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB 2666
    XFX RX580 8GB (1505 on Core, 2250 on Memory)
    EK Coolstream 240 PE
    White Corsair LL Fans
    No Name Amazon CPU Block
    EK Thermosphere GPU Block
     
    CPU after 1 Hour of Aida 64 - 42C
    GPU after 1 hour of Heaven - 40C
     

     
    She still needs to modify the front panel to allow the air in but she was ready to pose with her work today.
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    Limecat86 reacted to joe1988 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My first attempt at a custom loop.  One sleepless night and lots of failed bends, I learned quickly why i see so many setups using fittings for tricky spots.  
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    Limecat86 reacted to SaviorSelf_666 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Here is my soft tube update!
     

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    Limecat86 reacted to InsufficientSleep in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Updated my loop.  I had clear petg in my first loop and a single cpu water block and radiator
     
    Current parts : 
    Case : Thermaltake VIEW 71 TG.
    Motherboard : ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme. 
    CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.
    GPU : ASUS RX Vega64 STRIX  OC 8GB.
    RAM : 64GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 2666MHz.
    Fan's : 3 x Corsair ML140 PRO rgb and 3x Corsair ML120 PRO rgb
    Storage : 1 x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD and 1 x 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    PSU : Corsair HX850i  with cablemod cables.
     
    Custom water cooling with hard tubing.
    Ek monoblock and GPU block.
    XSPC fittings and radiators.
    Bitspower tubes.
     
     
     
    Orange because of Ryzen  ?
     

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    Limecat86 got a reaction from Blackyk in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My Asus X99-A motherboard died a week ago and is replaced with an Asus X99 Sabertooth. Not really much has changed on the loop except that I had to go back using my EK Supremacy EVO CPU block. Had to mount it with the logo upside down so I wouldn't have to switch the tubings going in the GPU on the bottomside. 
    Also, replaced the Thermatake Riing fans for Corsair's LL120 and a new color mixed from Mayhem's UV ice blue and a little bit of laser green.


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    Limecat86 reacted to wnd in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My new and second custom loop, since last time in early 2000:
    9700k @ 5.0GHz 1.330V Asus Z390-E Gaming EK D5 pump & res EK 360 fat radiator Heatkiller 4 Arrow fittings A ball valve for draining Old GTX980 Also some videos:
     
    Photos are first of how the tubes and fittings get together, then everything assembled and final liquid in, and finally with RGB somewhat set up with Aura:
     




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    Limecat86 reacted to Alphabear1978 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Hey everyone, almost finished my build, last part that needs to put in is a vertical PCIe bracket and switch out the pump and water reservoir for a smaller version (GPU is too big to keep the current one in).  This update will probably happen somewhere in the summer.
    Little bit of background about the build, this is my 2nd attempt, first attempt is shown in first pics.  Specs are pretty much the same, only the graphics card got an upgrade from a GTX 1070 Strix air cooled to a GTX 1070 water cooled to an RTX 2080 water cooled, and the case went from a Thermaltake P3 to a Corsair 570x RGB
    Specs of current build:
     
    Corsair 570x RGB black (included 3 RGB fans)
    Asus Maximus X Formula
    Intel Core i7 8700k (overclocked to 5.0 Ghz. on all cores)
    4 x 8Gb Corsair Vengance RGB 3600 Mhz.
    GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 8G
    EK-Supremacy EVO RGB CPU water block
    EK-CoolStream PE 360 radiator
    EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM water reservoir + pump
    Thermaltake Riing plus 12 RGB fans
    Corsair RM 1000i
    Samsung 970 EVO (500Gb) NVMe
    Samsung 860 EVO (1Tb) SSD
     
    Feel free to comment, am very much open for critique so I can learn from mistakes or just improve my skills.  Although I'm pretty excited how the last build came out.
     
     




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    Limecat86 reacted to Daniel644 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Well the final pieces of my loop arrived today (res tube, coolant concentrate and Vertical bracket) from EK, so I just spent the whole night tearing down half the computer, installed my new RAM (Trident Z RGB Royal) but can't get the stupid G. Skill software to see it so I can turn off the rainbow puke (computer is Pre-Aura Sync so can't use that like I did on my other machine)
     
    Specs:
    Case: Corsair 570x
    CPU: 6700k @ 4.5Ghz
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) 3200 Mhz CL14 Trident Z RGB Royal Silver
    GPU: Star Wars Galactic Empire Titan Xp
    Storage: 256 GB 950 Pro M.2 and 2 WD White Label 10TB shucked from the 10 TB Easystore Externals
    PSU: RM750x with CableMod Pro ModMesh Blood Red
    Water Cooling: EK A240G, EK Fluid Gaming 360 Expansion Pack, 204mm Res Tube, EK Fan Mount Vertical Pump Bracket, EK Cryofuel Blood Red Concetrate
     
    Future Plans (and reason for the flashy RAM) Ryzen 3000 Desktop and New Mobo, provided they do a 12 core or more CPU capable of running at 4.5 Ghz or higher). Case Mods are Next, looking to swap the "rear" side panel with a 1/8" Plasma cut raw Steel panel and maybe something similar with some of the other panels, still mulling over the aesthetic and add some case lighting, it got super dark with the rad behind the front fans.
     
     




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    Limecat86 reacted to Capnspace in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Just added another 1080 ti to the build known as "The Copper Creamery". Waiting for more LEDs to come in for the blocks and for the case but aside from that it is pretty much done. I would like to make a white acrylic mobo tray so that it looks even cleaner but havent had the time to disassemble everything to put a custom tray in. Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated. 
    Thanks!






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    Limecat86 got a reaction from For Science! in Thermaltake C1000 Opaque liquid   
    Well, it's not only the liquid that is bad. That kit involves (if i'm correct) a Copper CPU block with an Aluminum radiator. Copper and Aluminum in the same loop will cause some serious galvanic corrosion if your liquid doesn't have the required corrosion inhibitors. So keep that in mind when you're searching for new coolant.
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    Limecat86 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Here's my mini build for giants. Will order a tempered glass window and a 3rd ThermalTake Riing RGB tripple pack for the front intake. ATX and PCI cables are custom made and sleeved by me.
     
     
     
    The Riing RGB Controller on the bottom is bridged with another controller tucked away on the backside. That way I can control all 6 fans with one controller.
    The bridge cable which I also made custom to my needs allows me to bridge up to 3 controllers.
     
     
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    Limecat86 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Made video of my rig which I recorded with my phone. It's a bit shakey and get out of focus now and then, sorry about that.
     
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    Limecat86 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I installed a mono block couple of days ago and went back to a serial loop. I re-sleeved some wires of my power cables to let it match a bit with the coolant color.
     
    Specs: 
    CPU: i7-5820k
    Mobo: Asus X99-A
    RAM: 32GB (4x8) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400Mhz
    GPU: MSI GTX 1080 FE
    PSU: Seasonic X-850
    Storage:
    - 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD (OS & Programs)
    - 500GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD (Games & Media)
    - 3TB WD My Book external drive
    Case: Thermaltake Core X71 (standard one with tempered glass window upgrade)
    Screen: LG-29UM58-P (I'm saving up for something better. I would like a 3440x1440 100Hz screen)
    Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB
    Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB
    Headphones: Bose QC-25
    Speakers: Logitech Z4 2.1 set
     

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    Limecat86 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Did some cleaning up and put up a shelf above my desk. Pretty happy with the result so far although the cable management could use some work...
    Sadly enough the wall outlet is on the other end of the room...
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    Limecat86 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Installed my other setup again... PCB's are on order and being fabricated. I should have them by mail before the end of this month...

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    Limecat86 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    So I've updated my loop with a new color and switched the in and outlet of the GPU around so the liquid can flow in it's intended direction again.
    Because after adding the mono block a while ago I reversed the flow by switching the tubes on the bay reservoir. The in and outlet ports on the mono block are switched compared to a regular Supremacy CPU block. For some reason I was too lazy to redo the loop on and below the GPU. That's fixed now.
     
    I have a drain/flush system set up like this on the bottom radiator:

    The flush valve is there so I can prevent that the water I'm flushing with is flowing from the bay res straight to the drain port into a bucket. Instead of that it has to go through the whole loop. I usually give it a good flush first with 20L of tap water, then with 5L of distilled water to get the tap water out.
     
    As you can probably see this drain/flush config only works when the liquid is flowing in one particular direction. So the reversed flow direction I made for the mono block wasn't really working for me because maintenance became a big hassle.
     
    Further I managed an UV orangish color by mixing Mayhems UV Pink with UV Laser Green.


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    Limecat86 got a reaction from Mattias Edeslatt in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My Asus X99-A motherboard died a week ago and is replaced with an Asus X99 Sabertooth. Not really much has changed on the loop except that I had to go back using my EK Supremacy EVO CPU block. Had to mount it with the logo upside down so I wouldn't have to switch the tubings going in the GPU on the bottomside. 
    Also, replaced the Thermatake Riing fans for Corsair's LL120 and a new color mixed from Mayhem's UV ice blue and a little bit of laser green.


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    Limecat86 got a reaction from CaSsE in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My Asus X99-A motherboard died a week ago and is replaced with an Asus X99 Sabertooth. Not really much has changed on the loop except that I had to go back using my EK Supremacy EVO CPU block. Had to mount it with the logo upside down so I wouldn't have to switch the tubings going in the GPU on the bottomside. 
    Also, replaced the Thermatake Riing fans for Corsair's LL120 and a new color mixed from Mayhem's UV ice blue and a little bit of laser green.


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    Limecat86 got a reaction from SortOfGrim in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    My Asus X99-A motherboard died a week ago and is replaced with an Asus X99 Sabertooth. Not really much has changed on the loop except that I had to go back using my EK Supremacy EVO CPU block. Had to mount it with the logo upside down so I wouldn't have to switch the tubings going in the GPU on the bottomside. 
    Also, replaced the Thermatake Riing fans for Corsair's LL120 and a new color mixed from Mayhem's UV ice blue and a little bit of laser green.


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    Limecat86 reacted to ChristopherPenn1000 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    This is my first watercooled build in the NZXT H700 (full parts list at bottom). Indeed it is my first pc build, if you discount the ones I helped with in 1995 when I was 4. 
    I crammed a 60mm x 360mm radiator in the front in push-pull, and a regular 30mm x 360mm in the top, also in push-pull.
    Frustratingly, push-pull clearance is not supported for any top rad unless you have clearance to have fans hanging down over your ram. The gSkill Trident-Z RGB's are 45mm tall, which may clear the fans here, but why even buy RGB ram if you can't see the damn thing. Your aesthetics go right out the window! In this build, the pull side of the fans on the top rad, outside of the case, protrude above the resting elevation of the top cover by 15mm (so the top cover is a no-go).
    This was an after-the-fact addition. I'm sure the rad would have performed just fine with just nf-f12's in push, however the airflow in the case suffered and thus the performance suffered on the monster 360 in the front, and thus the performance of the whole loop suffered, and it makes for a cranky first-time builder. That's why I added Arctic F12's in pull on top.
    The full-cover GPU blocks were bought at different times, and one was half-off, I assume because it was part of the last-gen phoenix modular-series thing that EK does (phoeniz MLC). I'm not buying a matching one for the nicer one!
     
    Performance note: I was able to overclock my delidded 8700k to 5400MHz on four cores and 5300MHz on the remaining two. AVX offset -3.
    Under non-avx Prime95, peak CPU core temps saturate to 75 C.
    Under avx Prime95, peak CPU core temps saturate to 86 C. P sweet.
    1080's dont get very hot under gaming loads, however I am a computer science student and I do quite a bit of long-run machine learning stuff. Under extended loads I will not see over 45 C on these cards.
    PC Parts:
    MOBO: Asus Z370-E
    CPU: i7-8700K
    DDR4: 2x16GB GSkill 3200 and 2x16GB Teamgroup 3200
    GPU: 2x GTX 1080 reference pcb (one is an msi aero oc, the other a founder's)
    DISK: Samsung 970 Pro 500GB (and 32GB optane, seen in pics, I'm not using it though I'm gonna take it out)
    DISK: Toshiba 1TB NVMe (the one that comes in a dell xps. Dunno the part number)
    PSU: Corsair HX1200i
    CASE: NZXT H700
    Watercooling Parts:
    PUMP: 2x alphacool laing d5 rebrand (VPP655) in a EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 Serial
    CPU/VRM: EK Asus Z370 Strix monoblock
    RADS: EK CoolStream XE 360; EK CoolStream SE 360
    GPU: EK-FC Geforce GTX 1080 FE (Acetal); EK-FC Pheonix 1080 full-cover (Acetal) that used to ship with EK'sPhoenix thing, I don't think this one is the MLC version,I think this is last-gen
    RES: Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 25 LT (250mm)
    TUBING: Mayhems
    FLUID: Mayhems pastel solid white
    FANS:
    6x Noctua nf-f12's in push-pull on CoolStream XE
    3x Noctua nf-f12's in push on CoolStream SE; 3x Arctic F12 PWM in pull on same
    1x Noctua nf-a14 for exhaust
    FITTINGS: Alphacool; mixture of expensive Eiszapfen and regular-old cheap ones



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