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RecyclopsReveng3

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from documnt in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Finally got my loop completed today. Now...when I upgrade to a better case (still haven't decided which one) I'll be going for hard lines. 




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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from DailyProcrastinator in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Update #3? Today I installed my 360mm radiator at the top. Tubing is a complete mess but I'm cutting and running all new tubing at the end of the week when my vertical pump mount comes in and my 104mm reservoir tube. I've also got liquid metal coming in so I can finally get this 7700K's temperature's under control. All in all, I think it's coming along nicely. I MIGHT just run pull on the front radiator to get a little extra clearance for the reservoir but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Thatgod123 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Done. For now. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Thatgod123 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I'm making some changes later in the week, I have an EK A240G kit coming in. I will also be adding a second rad in the next couple months. I'm also replacing all of my case fans this week as well. I'm basically doing a complete overhaul of my cable management this week as well as installed an open loop. I also custom painted the interior of this case when I got it. When the side panel is on it looks really good. I just don't have a picture of it since it's across the room and I'm lazy. The green paint reflects a lot of light and the side panel is tinted so it ends up looking really good. Anyway, hardware isn't too impressive these days but it works very well:
    CPU: Intel i7 7700K @ 4.9GHz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum (swapping out for EK A240G)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB)
    GPU: EVGA GeForce 1080Ti Founders Edition (Overclock +160 Core, +300 Memory, hopefully higher on liquid)
    Mobo: ASUS Hero Maximus IX
    PSU: Corsair CX750
    Case: Rosewill Cullinan 
    Storage 1 (Boot Drive): Samsung Evo 970 Plus 1TB
    Storage 2: Samsung Evo 850 1TB
    Monitor 1: Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz
    Monitor 2: Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz
    Keyboard: Corsair K70
    Mouse: Corsair Ironclaw
     

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Flying Sausages in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Done. For now. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from MEC-777 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Done. For now. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from soldier_ph in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Done. For now. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from itsdeonLOL in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Update #3? Today I installed my 360mm radiator at the top. Tubing is a complete mess but I'm cutting and running all new tubing at the end of the week when my vertical pump mount comes in and my 104mm reservoir tube. I've also got liquid metal coming in so I can finally get this 7700K's temperature's under control. All in all, I think it's coming along nicely. I MIGHT just run pull on the front radiator to get a little extra clearance for the reservoir but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Nichols2724 in The upgrader   
    If you need any help man feel free to ask. I'm pretty decent at wire tucking 
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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Jumballi in How much cooling does $350 get you?   
    I guess I could move it up to Antartica and just use a mireless keyboard and mouse?
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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Jumballi in How much cooling does $350 get you?   
    So I recently embarked on a journey. The hardware in my PC isn't really worth upgrading yet, but I wanted to treat myself to some stuff for Christmas. So I decided to run a loop through my rig. I'd been swapping back and forth between air coolers and AIO's on my CPU for a while, however my GPU's haven't been on liquid in probably...6 or 7 years.
    My CPU on air with a mid-grade cooler like a Hyper 212 Evo I was seeing minimum temp's of around ~35C and under full load I would sit anywhere from ~68C to ~85C depending on the load. However, as soon as I started applying any type of overclock my temps would go up at high as 95C. Running a Noctua D15 seemed to be damn near identical to the temps I was getting on any of the 240/280mm AIO's I've owned. At idle, I'd see temps areound 23C and at load with a 4.9GHz (i7 7700K) overclock, I'd cap out at around 81C.
    Now as far as my video card is concerned, it's a 1080Ti Founders Edition and I'll be honest, the blower cooler on this GPU performed a lot better than I thought it would. With a +160 core and +350 memory overclock on this card, I would idle at around 35C and under the heaviest load I would cap out at around 82C with a pretty extreme fan curve. 
    I didn't NEED to throw a loop in the rig, but I wanted to have the ability to expand down the road. So I started my trip down liquid road. That $350 budget includes an A250G kit from EK, a 360mm expansion radiator from EK, a delidding kit from Rockit and a tube or Conductonaut from Thermal Grizzly. Installation day was a bit of a pain in the butt. I had to modify my case a bit (really need to upgrade soon) and a lot of the installation was a VERY tight fit. For example, mounting the tubing on the top radiator was real tricky. However, it went pretty smooth. I'll be honest, EK's directions could absolutely be more detailed. I didn't need them really as I have experience with liquid but I skimmed through them and the bleeding process wasn't really covered at all which was disappointing as it's a pretty important step. 
    Delidding the CPU was much easier than I expected as well. The 7700K is also a very easy chip to delid as there's really nothing on the top side of the chip you need to worry about shorting out. The Rockit tool is manufactured pretty damn well for the price point and it does it's job as intended. I took off the stock IHS, cleaned it, removed the silicone, applied the liquid metal and added an extremely thin layer of RTV to the IHS to keep it in place. The next time I go to take this IHS off it should pop right off without any force at all. I added just enough sealant to keep the IHS in place during installation. 
    All in all, I spent around 4 hours installing everything and getting the PC back together. The biggest change obviously was on the GPU's end. My idle temps dropped to around 23C and at the heaviest load the highest temp I've seen is 53C. CPU temps also dropped a little bit, with all of the credit going to the delidding and liquid metal application. Liquid cooling is liquid cooling. Unless you're buying an absolutely trash AIO, you won't notice a difference between an AIO and an open loop. However, with the delidding I did see a drop of about 10C at load sitting at a cool ~60C and at idle around 23C. 
    Was it worth it? Well, here's how I see it. You can buy a CPU AIO and as long as you keep the mounting hardware it should last you for quite a while, especially since most companies offer upgrade kits for newer sockets. Now whether or not the cold plate will fit the CPU properly is another story (looking at you Threadripper). Being able to drop GPU temps substantially is nice though. Is that worth $350? No, not really. However, for me, the biggest thing is convenience. If my AIO craps out, I have to tear out the entire thing and send it in for RMA or buy a replacement. With an open loop, you just have to replace whatever part went bad. If you can swing it, go for an open loop. If you're on a tight budget, just stick to air/AIO's. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Ben17 in The upgrader   
    Looking good man good job! However, I'm going to be "that guy" and I'm going to say you need to get those wires under control. But you did a good job duder!
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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from RollinLower in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Update #3? Today I installed my 360mm radiator at the top. Tubing is a complete mess but I'm cutting and running all new tubing at the end of the week when my vertical pump mount comes in and my 104mm reservoir tube. I've also got liquid metal coming in so I can finally get this 7700K's temperature's under control. All in all, I think it's coming along nicely. I MIGHT just run pull on the front radiator to get a little extra clearance for the reservoir but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from NotSoEpicMods in The upgrader   
    Looking good man good job! However, I'm going to be "that guy" and I'm going to say you need to get those wires under control. But you did a good job duder!
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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from Gegger in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Update #3? Today I installed my 360mm radiator at the top. Tubing is a complete mess but I'm cutting and running all new tubing at the end of the week when my vertical pump mount comes in and my 104mm reservoir tube. I've also got liquid metal coming in so I can finally get this 7700K's temperature's under control. All in all, I think it's coming along nicely. I MIGHT just run pull on the front radiator to get a little extra clearance for the reservoir but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from soldier_ph in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Update #3? Today I installed my 360mm radiator at the top. Tubing is a complete mess but I'm cutting and running all new tubing at the end of the week when my vertical pump mount comes in and my 104mm reservoir tube. I've also got liquid metal coming in so I can finally get this 7700K's temperature's under control. All in all, I think it's coming along nicely. I MIGHT just run pull on the front radiator to get a little extra clearance for the reservoir but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from GreatnessRD in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Updated, threw in some new parts today, and more pics coming Monday/Tuesday. Throwing in a 360mm rad in the top. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from amdorintel in As I get older, I get worse at games....   
    I guess I'll go join the military 
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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from soldier_ph in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Updated, threw in some new parts today, and more pics coming Monday/Tuesday. Throwing in a 360mm rad in the top. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from mb67 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Updated, threw in some new parts today, and more pics coming Monday/Tuesday. Throwing in a 360mm rad in the top. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from MS Eierfeile in Upgrade 1 of 2 done....   
    Finally got my EK A240G kit installed. Currently test running it. Will be tearing it all out again on Tuesday to install a 360mm radiator to the top of the case as well as installing a vertical mount for the pump/res. Did a little wire management. Also swapped out my Corsair 750W Bronze for an EVGA 1000W Gold. I'll be routing the tubing a little bit better when I add the other rad. 
    Intel i7 7700k@4.9GHz
    32GB Corsair Vengeance PXL 
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti@2100MHz
    ASUS Maximus Hero IX
    Samsung 970 Plus 1TB
    Samsung Evo 850 1TB 
    EVGA 1000W G
    Rosewill Cullinan 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from MEC-777 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Updated, threw in some new parts today, and more pics coming Monday/Tuesday. Throwing in a 360mm rad in the top. 

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from itsdeonLOL in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I'm making some changes later in the week, I have an EK A240G kit coming in. I will also be adding a second rad in the next couple months. I'm also replacing all of my case fans this week as well. I'm basically doing a complete overhaul of my cable management this week as well as installed an open loop. I also custom painted the interior of this case when I got it. When the side panel is on it looks really good. I just don't have a picture of it since it's across the room and I'm lazy. The green paint reflects a lot of light and the side panel is tinted so it ends up looking really good. Anyway, hardware isn't too impressive these days but it works very well:
    CPU: Intel i7 7700K @ 4.9GHz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum (swapping out for EK A240G)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB)
    GPU: EVGA GeForce 1080Ti Founders Edition (Overclock +160 Core, +300 Memory, hopefully higher on liquid)
    Mobo: ASUS Hero Maximus IX
    PSU: Corsair CX750
    Case: Rosewill Cullinan 
    Storage 1 (Boot Drive): Samsung Evo 970 Plus 1TB
    Storage 2: Samsung Evo 850 1TB
    Monitor 1: Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz
    Monitor 2: Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz
    Keyboard: Corsair K70
    Mouse: Corsair Ironclaw
     

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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from BTGbullseye in CS:go fps issues   
    Hit the ~ key, type fps_max 0 and hit "enter". If hitting the ~ key does nothing, go into your setting and enable Developers Console. If your frames don't change you can try right-clicking on the game in steam > properties > launch options > type "+fps_max 0" without the quotations and try that. 
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    RecyclopsReveng3 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Upgrade 1 of 2 done....   
    Finally got my EK A240G kit installed. Currently test running it. Will be tearing it all out again on Tuesday to install a 360mm radiator to the top of the case as well as installing a vertical mount for the pump/res. Did a little wire management. Also swapped out my Corsair 750W Bronze for an EVGA 1000W Gold. I'll be routing the tubing a little bit better when I add the other rad. 
    Intel i7 7700k@4.9GHz
    32GB Corsair Vengeance PXL 
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti@2100MHz
    ASUS Maximus Hero IX
    Samsung 970 Plus 1TB
    Samsung Evo 850 1TB 
    EVGA 1000W G
    Rosewill Cullinan 

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