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Sled_Dog 03-17-2018 02:28 PM

Old Watercooler Returns to Custom Loops
Hey folks, LONGGGGGGGG time no post. I just referred someone to an article on the main page and it had me thinking, "I should post in the forum, just because."

So after a long break from running custom water I recently built a new custom loop. Far more advanced than any of my old configurations that is for sure.

So here is my current workstation setup I put together:

-Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.8Ghz for now
-Gigabyte AX370-Gaming-K5 mobo
-g.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB PC2800
-Nvidia GTX 980 (Used off Ebay cause screw pricing right now.)
-WD Black M.2SSD for scratch disk
-Samsung EVO 850 256GB SSD boot drive
-WD 1TB backup HDD
-Thermaltake Tower 900 Case

-Dual Loops (GPU / CPU)
-Alphacool 250mm Eisbacher VP755 Pump/Res combos
-EK Water Blocks Mono block for CPU and Mobo VRM
-Bitspower full coverage block on GTX 980
-EK Water Blocks SE360 thing 360mm radiators
-6x Cougar Gaming Vortex 120mm fans on Rads

This is a big step up from my old days of running a Danner mag pump, vinyl tubing, and a car heater core. However it made me nostalgic. I need to dig up old photos of my stuff, maybe I will see if anything hides in the corners of this forum.


And a video on YouTube while putting it together:

Ryzen 5 Watercooled Workstation

Up until this build I'd be running Air coolers or AIO coolers for a long time. It felt good (if not rather expensive) to get back into building a full custom loop.

Hope all is well, if anyone even sees this!

Joe 04-08-2018 10:32 PM

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Haha nice post! I just was browsing through and figured it had to be a spam bot :) But no! It is Sled_Dog! Nice to to see you still around and kicking!

Nice looking setup.

Marci 01-16-2019 08:03 AM

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if anyone even sees this!
Spotted the post date on the homepage and had to take a look...! *waves*

EDIT: I should update my sig...!

Puzzdre 02-16-2019 05:05 PM

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:) love the cat

nice rig though (no pics visible, but saw the video)

rhkcommander 03-25-2019 03:12 PM

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Looks like an awesome build, thermaltake has had some giant cases over the years, I have one nearly 3ft tall. I like the symmetry of the reservoirs too.

Everyone is on about rigid tubing right now, I keep complaining about the inability for easy maintenance/parts swapping, glad I'm not alone :laugh2:

Good job on the cat tax there Zelda!

Sled_Dog 04-16-2019 11:48 AM

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Thank you. I like the look of hard line tubing but this is a workstation. I've already replacwd the motherboard and CPU on it once. So flexible tubing has been absolutely ideal for me.

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