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About alyen

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 3900X
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450 Pro4
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    Asus Dual RTX 2060 Super OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Storage
    Kingston A2000, AData
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750X
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Castle 360 RGB

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  1. The Dark Rock Pro 4 should provide enough cooling for your CPU, but the case you are using is not the best suited for it. I'm not sure if adding 2 intake fans on the top front would help, but maybe try that before buying a liquid cooler. A 360 AIO may work better pulling in fresh air from the top and another alternative is to just get another case.
  2. Your motherboard does have the 12V RGB and it looks like the fan pack does include a RGB cable to connect to the motherboard. One of the fan's RGB cable is connected to the motherboard RGB cable and the other fans RGB cable is daisy chained to the another fan. You use Gigabyte RGB Fusion software to adjust the colors. That is how I'm interpreting it from reading the Amazon description and Gigabyte website. The motherboard can probably handle all 5 RGB fans on one RGB header, but you should still check your manuals specifications.
  3. I've seen water cooling stuff that says UV light, but it doesn't say its used to prevent/reduce organic growth in the loop. Are there such products for use in a computer build?
  4. It's a interesting design, but not something for me. I rather have a spot on the bottom of the case to mount a radiator/fans and have the top for fans only and prefer to have dust cover and mesh in front of the intake fans. I'm not sure if the fans on the back side of motherboard do anything other serve a aesthetic purpose.
  5. That seems to be a common problem with people using 4 sticks for that Ryzen generation and/or with B450 motherboards. Have you tried using different memory profiles or lowering the timings?
  6. If the radiator and fan are both mounted on the inside of the main part the case it can still pull in some air from the side intake of the case. It will just be very restricted air take compared to directly pulling from a front mesh style. Check what temperatures you get while doing your regular activities and stressing the system before you decide if you need to make any changes.
  7. I actually think the side panel fans has always been a excellent idea, but never been done in a good way. So what if part of the side panel had a mesh? Some people would rather not even have a window at all. Upper half of the side panel being a window really isn't too bad. There isn't much to look at many case with long shroud covering the power supply to the front of the case down below anyways. This is how I think it can be done with: Make the case wide enough too accommodate the typical graphics card so it can be mounted normally in the PCI slot. The case should also be wi
  8. I have the feature on my ASRock and ASUS motherboard. By default the motherboard has them on when I shutoff the computer. I don't know what it was called in the bios, but is a feature relating to power state. Might have been S5 or S6 stat for AMD CPU.
  9. The RGB motherboards I have already have the option to leave RGB lights on in certain power states when the system is off. I wouldn't know how to make this, but I have noticed the mouse and keyboard lights plugged in the USB ports can stay on depending on the settings in BIOS.
  10. I actually will be mixing metals and was intended to be a experiment for me to compare a open loop with similar parts to a AIO was better than a closed loop AIO. I picked a pump stronger than the typical AIO and some extra fittings to make things look a little more nicer to my liking so it did cost more than AIO, but still much less than going for loop with mixing metals and getting better quality branded parts. I know it will be risky, but have wanted to try a open loop system for quite some time.
  11. I got I will test it the case first. I don't really need a tester, but wanted to see I could build one with less than $25 of parts. I already went kind of cheap as I could go n my water loop and am a worried ordering from AliExpress and pump from Amazon. This is also intended to be kind of a fun project for me I hope.
  12. I was going to get the leak tester, but it was out stock when I ordered. I did find something on the forums about making one, but the BSPP thread wasn't very common enough to find in North America. I might have a look around to see if I can make something using a bicycle pump if I can find the right thread to work with a G1/4 fitting.
  13. This will be my first time building a custom water loop. I order some water cooling parts from a various suppliers. Some items are already here and arriving in the next few days. I know its good to flush the radiator to make sure there are no left over manufacturing debris, but there are some other items I wasn't sure. 1) Fitting look good so far. Do I still need wash/flush them? 2) For something like the water block should I be putting some parts together with it to check if there is a leak, and also take it apart to make sure its in good inside? 3) When the loop is assembled i
  14. I don't if you have a window on the case, but you can also try hiding the cables on the back of the case so they are not so visible from the other side. You don't have grommets or covers over the cable cut outs. Rear exhaust could be rotated so the cable is less visible.
  15. It probably won't be zero maintenance, but maybe you only need to flush the loop every 2 years. I am planning to use automotive coolant for my first custom loop. The videos I saw people said the 50/50 premix was a little thick so I'll be diluting it. I've got some stuff on order so maybe I'll create a build log when I get everything in. The black soft tubing I wanted from Dazmode was out of stock so I'm going to use clear tubing. I'm not too sure about how some plastics from my reservoir will react, but I think it will get cloudy over time from the coolant.