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New to this forum! Not new to PC building/overclocking


DinoBull

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It's been about 25 years and perhaps 15 - 20 PC builds, 60% were my own. The rest built for friends & family. I'd say about half of those builds were overclocked in some way. This year I finally decided at long last I would dip my toe into the world of custom water cooling. I mean sure, I've had a couple of builds with AIO coolers, but never have I felt the need to do a completely custom job. I guess I always felt the returns were of little value compared to cost. I'm now in a position where I can afford the time and money o do it. If nothing else, for the satisfaction. And I now have the tools for the most part.

A few of my most recent builds:
2015: Mini-ITX Build (2015) by chrisjmartini - Intel Core i7-4790K, GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop - PCPartPicker
2019: The White Kraken (2019) by chrisjmartini - Intel Core i9-9900K, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower - PCPartPicker (This one will get a water cooled GPU this month!)
2023: Death Note (2023) by chrisjmartini - Intel Core i9-13900K, GeForce RTX 4090, Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB ATX Full Tower - PCPartPicker (This one will also need it's RTX 4090 liquid cooled. That GPU runs hot!)

Happy to meet like minded fellow builders! 

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Welcome!  I've only ever personally gone properly wet a couple of times, but there's plenty of guys here who do it on every build.  You're definitely in the right place. :thumbs_thumbup:

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CPU: Ryzen 5800x
GPU: MSI RX 6900XT Triple X
PSU: Cooler Master XG Plus 850w Platinum
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux
MOTHERBOARD: Asus ROG Strix B550-I Gaming
SSD/NVME: Solidigm P41 Plus 2TB Gen4 NVME
RAM: Mushkin Redline Black 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-4000
CASE: HAF700 Berserker
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CPU: AMD Opteron 180 @ 3.0GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Asus A8N SLI
RAM: 4x1GB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 2.5-3-3-6
PSU: eVGA 600BQ
GPU: Sapphire HD5870
SOUNDCARD: Asus Xonar DG
OPTICAL: DVDRW with Lightscribe
SSD/NVME: 64GB HP 2.5" SSD
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CPU: AMD Athlon 1100MHz
MOTHERBOARD: ECS K7S5A
RAM: 2x256MB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 133MHz / CAS2
PSU: Antec 350w
GPU: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
SOUNDCARD: Creative Live! 5.1
OPTICAL: LG 16x DVD-ROM
OPTICAL 2: IOMagic 48x16x48 CDRW
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Welcome! 

 

Custom liquid cooling never makes sense when looking at price to performance but it's a lot of fun. Just had a look at the builds you linked and you have some great platforms to work with. 

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CPU: 5900X + Optimus block
MOTHERBOARD: MSI X570 Ace
GPU: EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra + Optimus block
RAM: 32GB Oloy Blade 3600CL14
SSD/NVME: 1TB SN750 Black
SSD/NVME 2: 1TB SN750 Black
SSD/NVME 3: 2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus
CASE: LD PC-V7
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CPU: Delidded i9-10850k
MOTHERBOARD: z490i Aorus Ultra
RAM: T-Force Xtreem 3600cl14
GPU: MSI RTX 2080
CASE: InWin D-Frame Mini
WC RADIATOR: MO-RA3 with 4x180mm Silverstone fans
FAN CONTROLLER: Aquaero
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CPU: 7700X
MOTHERBOARD: Strix B650E-I
RAM: G.Skill Flare X5 6000
GPU: EVGA 1080ti
CASE: Sliger SM580
WC RESEVOIR: Phanteks R160C
WC RADIATOR: XSPC TX240 Ultrathin
FANS: Phanteks T30
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Welcome to EHW, Sorry, a little late to the party 🙂

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CPU: AMD 5950X (4.7Ghz CCD0 / 4.5Ghz CCD1)
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock X570 Aqua
RAM: TeamGroup T-FORCE XTREEM 4000Mhz 64GB (3800Mhz CL16)
GPU: EVGA 3090 FTW Ultra Gaming
SSD/NVME: Sabrent Rocket 4 Pro (2x 2TB, RAID 0)
PSU: EVGA Supernova T2 1600Watt
SOUNDCARD: Sound blaster Creative AE-9
CASE: be quiet Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2
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CPU: AMD RX-427BB
RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600MHZ DDR3L
SSD/NVME: WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA SSD
NETWORK: Intel I350 -T4
CASE: HP Thin Client T730
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CPU: 2 x Xeon|E5-2696-V4 (44C/88T)
RAM: 128GB|16 x 8GB - DDR4 2400MHz (2Rx8)
MOTHERBOARD: HP Z840|Intel C612 Chipset
GPU: Nvidia Quadro P2200
HDD: 4x 16TB Toshiba MG08ACA16TE Enterprise
SSD/NVME: Intel 512GB 670p NVMe
SSD/NVME 2: Samsung 1TB 980 NVMe
SSD/NVME 3: 2x Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSD's
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