Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

'Custom' loop on a budget

 Share

I wan't to get better thermals so i can get a good overclock on my 2700x, it doesn't instantly lock at 4.2 1.35V but on the stock cooler it runs around 87C, I was looking at some of the swiftech solutions, like the h220, and the EK stuff, but it is so expensive.

 

I don't mind my thermals on my GPU, it runs at 100% around 76C on my current profile.

 

Or should i just get something like a H110i and call it a day? 

 

If i did get the swiftech h220 would it be powerful enough to go through another 120mm rad and a GPU block? 

 

Also air cooling is still a possibility, I just want my computer to be as Aesthetic as possible.

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 2700x
  • Motherboard
    ASrock x470 fatal1ty k4
  • RAM
    16GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 gaming
  • Case
    Corsair 570x
  • Storage
    480gb SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Smart M 650W 80+ Bronze

Current Build

Spoiler
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • GPU
  • Case
  • Storage
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
  • Operating System

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd get something like the H110i/Kraken X62 and call it a day. Custom watercooling loops are tricky, take some practice and need maintenance every few months.

Additionally, if you prefer an air cooler, something like the Dark Rock Pro 4 or Noctua NH-D15 (both absolutely massive, check your case).

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don't plan to watercool your GPU in the future, you're better off saving the money and go with an AIO.

PC: Screw day theme users, I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

CPU: R9 3900X @ 4.375GHz All Core MoBo: ASRock X470 Taichi RAM: 4×8GB HyperX Fury @ 3200MHz 16-18-18-35 GPU: 2x GTX 1080TI FE @ 2088MHz Cooling: Single 60x360mm rad, dual 45x540mm external rad, Nickel Plexi EKWB blocks, Scythe Kaze Flex 140, Alphacool VPP755V3 + Watercool Heatkiller Tube 250, Aquacomputer Quadro Case: Inter-Tech 4U 4129-N PSU: Corsair RM1000x Storage: 250GB 970Evo, 1TB Seagate Barracuda  Q1 SSD Network: Mellanox ConnectX-3 10G

 

NAS:

CPU:  i7 6850K MoBo: MSI X99A SLI Plus RAM: 2×8GB GSkill Aegis @ 2666MHz GPU: GT730 Cooling: 4xNoiseblocker NB-BlackSilentFan 80mm, Supermicro 2U Passive Cooler with a 60mm Noctua fan stuck on Case: Rackmax RM-2108-660-HT 8 Bay PSU: be quiet! TFX Power 2 300W Storage: 4x2TB Seagate Ironwolf + 2x120GB SSD Network: Mellanox ConnectX-3 10G

 

VM_Host:

CPU:  i5 10600K MoBo: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus RAM: 2×16GB Mushkin Redline @ 3200MHz 16-18-18-38 GPU: - Cooling: Single 30x360mm rad, Nickel Plexi EKWB CPU Block, Corsair ML120, Alphacool VPP755V3 + Watercool Heatkiller Tube 250, Aquacomputer Aquaero 5LT Case: Inter-Tech 3U 30255 PSU: Seasonic M12-II Evo 850W Storage: 512GB Patriot P300 Network: Intel Quad 1G

Laptop: Acer Travelmate B117 (absolutely low power, but 12h battery life :D)

Phone: Oneplus 2 64GB

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34UC79G + 27GL63T Keyboard: Corsair K63 Wireless Mouse: Logitech G603 Mousepad: Cheap-ass GMB Mouspad Headphones: AKG K7XX  Other stuff: Novation Launchpad MK2, Aune T1 USB DAC/Amp, Behringer UMC202HD + Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Mic

Cameras:

DSLR: Canon EOS 600D (Magic Lantern OS) Action Cam: GoPro Hero 3 Silver

Mountainbike:

Frame: Banshee Legend MKIII Fork: Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Titanium Rear shock: Rock Shox Vivid Air/Coil (switched depending on how I feel) Wheels: Spank Spike Race 33 Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR2/DHF Brakes: Magura MT5 Calipers with Shimano XT Levers Deraileur: Shimano Zee, Casette reduced to 6 Speed Crankset: Truvativ Descendant + 38T FSA Chainring Wheight: 16.4kg w/o pedals

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, fabafaba said:

If you don't plan to watercool your GPU in the future, you're better off saving the money and go with an AIO.

Yeah, if anything i might watercool my card when the next affordable cards come out, i'm not paying $1000 for a 30% +/-  increase from a 1080, if i did decide to watercool the GPU in the future do you think the h220 would be good enough?

 

Current Build

Spoiler
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • GPU
  • Case
  • Storage
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
  • Operating System

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think I'd trust these tiny pumps for an extended loop. You might want to look into the Alphacool Eisbaer and Eiswolf line, they have a pump in both the CPU and GPU blocks and can be extended with simple quick connect fiitings.

PC: Screw day theme users, I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

CPU: R9 3900X @ 4.375GHz All Core MoBo: ASRock X470 Taichi RAM: 4×8GB HyperX Fury @ 3200MHz 16-18-18-35 GPU: 2x GTX 1080TI FE @ 2088MHz Cooling: Single 60x360mm rad, dual 45x540mm external rad, Nickel Plexi EKWB blocks, Scythe Kaze Flex 140, Alphacool VPP755V3 + Watercool Heatkiller Tube 250, Aquacomputer Quadro Case: Inter-Tech 4U 4129-N PSU: Corsair RM1000x Storage: 250GB 970Evo, 1TB Seagate Barracuda  Q1 SSD Network: Mellanox ConnectX-3 10G

 

NAS:

CPU:  i7 6850K MoBo: MSI X99A SLI Plus RAM: 2×8GB GSkill Aegis @ 2666MHz GPU: GT730 Cooling: 4xNoiseblocker NB-BlackSilentFan 80mm, Supermicro 2U Passive Cooler with a 60mm Noctua fan stuck on Case: Rackmax RM-2108-660-HT 8 Bay PSU: be quiet! TFX Power 2 300W Storage: 4x2TB Seagate Ironwolf + 2x120GB SSD Network: Mellanox ConnectX-3 10G

 

VM_Host:

CPU:  i5 10600K MoBo: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus RAM: 2×16GB Mushkin Redline @ 3200MHz 16-18-18-38 GPU: - Cooling: Single 30x360mm rad, Nickel Plexi EKWB CPU Block, Corsair ML120, Alphacool VPP755V3 + Watercool Heatkiller Tube 250, Aquacomputer Aquaero 5LT Case: Inter-Tech 3U 30255 PSU: Seasonic M12-II Evo 850W Storage: 512GB Patriot P300 Network: Intel Quad 1G

Laptop: Acer Travelmate B117 (absolutely low power, but 12h battery life :D)

Phone: Oneplus 2 64GB

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34UC79G + 27GL63T Keyboard: Corsair K63 Wireless Mouse: Logitech G603 Mousepad: Cheap-ass GMB Mouspad Headphones: AKG K7XX  Other stuff: Novation Launchpad MK2, Aune T1 USB DAC/Amp, Behringer UMC202HD + Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Mic

Cameras:

DSLR: Canon EOS 600D (Magic Lantern OS) Action Cam: GoPro Hero 3 Silver

Mountainbike:

Frame: Banshee Legend MKIII Fork: Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Titanium Rear shock: Rock Shox Vivid Air/Coil (switched depending on how I feel) Wheels: Spank Spike Race 33 Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR2/DHF Brakes: Magura MT5 Calipers with Shimano XT Levers Deraileur: Shimano Zee, Casette reduced to 6 Speed Crankset: Truvativ Descendant + 38T FSA Chainring Wheight: 16.4kg w/o pedals

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Emanbaird said:

Yeah, if anything i might watercool my card when the next affordable cards come out, i'm not paying $1000 for a 30% +/-  increase from a 1080, if i did decide to watercool the GPU in the future do you think the h220 would be good enough?

 

I would go with the new H240x3 or H360x3 from swifttech for about $150. Then in the future if you decide to cool the gpu you could add another 240mm rad and a gpu block to it and be good to go. That expandable AIO is extremely hard to beat when it comes to value and performance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Custom loop and budget do not really mix well in my experience.

i9-9900k @ 5.1GHz || EVGA 3080 ti FTW3 EK Cooled || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 32gb 4000MHz C16

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Either get a 280mm or 360mm AIO .. OR a Top end Air cooler like a NH-D15 or Dark Rock Pro 4

 

Dont get a 240mm or below AIO.  Not worth it.

CPU: Intel i7 3930k w/OC & EK Supremacy EVO Block | Motherboard: Asus P9x79 Pro  | RAM: G.Skill 4x4 1866 CL9 | PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000w Corsair RM 750w Gold (2021)|

VDU: Panasonic 42" Plasma | GPU: Gigabyte 1080ti Gaming OC & Barrow Block | Sound: Asus Xonar D2X - Z5500 -FiiO X3K DAP/DAC - ATH-M50S | Case: Phantek Enthoo Primo White |

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD + WD Blue 1TB SSD | Cooling: XSPC D5 Photon 270 Res & Pump | 2x XSPC AX240 White Rads | NexXxos Monsta 80x240 Rad P/P | NF-A12x25 fans |

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

43 minutes ago, SolarNova said:

Either get a 280mm or 360mm AIO .. OR a Top end Air cooler like a NH-D15 or Dark Rock Pro 4

 

Dont get a 240mm or below AIO.  Not worth it.

I'd love a Dark Rock Pro 4, I just know for a fact it will have clearance issues with my Vengeance LED ram

Current Build

Spoiler
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • GPU
  • Case
  • Storage
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
  • Operating System

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Could just take the spreaders off the ram. As most say ram doesn’t produce enough heat. 

Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 32GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 

 

Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer GD235hz 1920x1080@120hz

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

Could just take the spreaders off the ram. As most say ram doesn’t produce enough heat. 

I don't know if that would even work, because of the led's i wouldn't want to risk breaking my ram 

Current Build

Spoiler
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • GPU
  • Case
  • Storage
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
  • Operating System

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, Emanbaird said:

I don't know if that would even work, because of the led's i wouldn't want to risk breaking my ram 

It went on, so it can come off. Breaking isn’t something that can be done easily. 

Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 32GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 

 

Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer GD235hz 1920x1080@120hz

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

It went on, so it can come off. Breaking isn’t something that can be done easily. 

I guess i am more worried about breaking the led's, i could probably de-solder it, but then i might as well get some Micron dimms

Current Build

Spoiler
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • GPU
  • Case
  • Storage
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
  • Operating System

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×