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About buyobuyo

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  • Birthday Aug 01, 1981

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    Test Engineer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3600X
  • Motherboard
    ASROCK X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3
  • RAM
    Team T-FORCE Vulcan Z DDR4 3200 (2 x 16 GB)
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix RX 5700 XT
  • Case
    Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini
  • Storage
    Sabrent 500 GB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2
    Team Group GX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III SSD
    LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray Drive
  • PSU
    SilverStone SX800-LTI
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 40" 4k UHD 7 Series Smart LED TV
  • Cooling
    Bitspower BP-MBASRX570PGI Monoblock
    Watercool HeatKiller SB Rev 3.0
    EK-Quantum Vector Strix RX 5700 +XT D-RGB - Nickel + Acetal
    EK-Quantum Vector Strix RX 5700 +XT Backplate - Black
    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 X-flow 240mm Radiator
    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator
    Laing DDC-1T plus
    AquaComputer Aqualis Reservoir
    Alphacool & Barrow fittings
    Mayhems 10/16mm soft tube
    Mayhems XT1 Nuke - Clear
    4x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K350
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Sound
    Samsung HW-R650/ZA 3.1 Sound Bar
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. EVGA has 3090 and 3080 Hydro cards in there product announcement with a block for custom loop cooling.
  2. What about SilverStone's GD series?
  3. @MaximumBubbleMods What filament are you using for your 3d printed parts.
  4. You may want to look for a higher wattage power supply. PowerColor's minimum recommended wattage is 700W for the Red Devil.
  5. Rustoleum Bed Liner in the spray can matches powdercoat texture really well if you do light coats.
  6. All, I'm in need of some advice. I was cleaning the thermal compound off of my CPU, and I ended up with some pushed to the top edge of the CPU/socket. For some reason, I decided to pull the CPU out of the socket to clean it up. In the process, I got a little on a few pins. I got the majority of it cleaned up, but I'm trying to determine the best way to make sure that I have it all out from between the pins. I'm using small alcohol wipes for the cleaning, so I'm thinking of folding it over a razor blade and using the dull side to go between the pins. Anyone else have thoughts or ex
  7. I've seen dual GPUs run in parallel, but the CPU has always been in series with the GPUs. I've never seen a loop that runs the CPU and GPU in parallel. Granted, I'm new to watercooling, as well, so I haven't seen it all by any means.
  8. A dremel will work. It's just slower than the angle grinder. Pick up some reinforced cutting wheels for the dremel and go at it. Also you can flatten the sheet metal that you cut with the snips with a hammer. It won't be perfect, but it should be usable.
  9. Surprised no one else pointed out the weird cpu/gpu parallel loop route. Typical is routing is cpu/gpu in series, so into the gpu, the gpu out to the cpu in, and the cpu out to the radiators. Alternatively, you could run into the gpu, gpu out to 1st rad, the rad out to cpu in, and cpu out to 2nd rad.
  10. Build update time! I've been running the system and haven't been satisfied with the performance of the Silverstone cooler. My CPU temps at idle run 40-50 °C. Also, during the week-long F@H event, it sat at around 80 °C with the fan maxed out. Bitspower released a monoblock for my motherboard, so I decided to cram a custom water loop in my Fractal Design Core 500. I also decided to upgrade to an RX 5700 XT and watercool it. I'm waiting on delivery of the EKWB block. I also upgraded to an 800 watt SFX power supply to give a little more case space.
  11. Ah...I see. I didn't think about the height being an issue. I'm currently running a Gigabyte RX 5500 XT OC 8G, and you can definitely hear the fans when they ramp up while I'm running F@H. However, I don't consider it excessive. I am in the process of upgrading to an Asus ROG Strix RX 5700 XT. It was delivered today, and I'll be watercooling it. I may try throwing it in my system this week while I'm waiting for the final parts for my upgrade to arrive from the EU. However, it may not fit with the air cooler because I'm running a Fractal Core 500 case.
  12. I see. How much room was there between the Gigabyte card and the bottom of the case? The case literature I found says that it will take a 350mm long card, but doesn't mention width. The Gigabyte card was 279.85mm long by 49.5mm thick. The Red Devil is 300mm long by 53mm thick. The Pulse is 254mm by 46.5mm. The Nitro+ is 306mm by 49mm. The ROG Strix is 305mm by 54mm. So it looks to me that if the Gigabyte fit the case and wasn't sitting on the bottom then any of those should work. The Pulse is thinner than the GB card, and the Nitro+ is the same size. The RD and ROG are only 4-5 mm
  13. From everything I've seen, the general rule of thumb is 120mm of radiator per component, so, in theory, you need a minimum of a 240 radiator for a gpu/cpu loop.