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Impossibilium

by HiResJunky

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Date Published

Oct. 24, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

If you like this build please vote for me here https://builds.gg/builds/impossibilium-6289

Impossibilium! Custom fully watercooled itx build in the In-Win A1, mini link tube madness running at maximum overdrive.

After successfully completing Link Tube Madness which was basically a proof of concept on building a complete hardline loop using nothing but G1/4 tapped link tube I decided I would use the same method for a new mITX portable gaming rig. I made up my mind that this would be a zero compromise overclockable and quiet gaming rig. After deciding on and purchasing the In-Win A1 case my dreams soon fell to the harsh realities of the cases design. The In-Win A1 only officially supports a single 120 RAD at the back, simply not enough RAD capacity to cool a Zotac 1080ti mini and the 8700K overclocked to 5.0Ghz. I thought there HAS to be a way to get a 240 RAD in there somewhere. First attempt I tried to fit a black Ice GTS 240 RAD into the clear base with slim fans. No dice! Just as I was experimenting with my options and searching for parts XSPC comes to the rescue and releases their brand new TX ultra slim Rads on Performance PCS. These are the slimmest Rads on the market at 20.1mm thick!!! That's thinner that a regular 120 Fan(25mm) Amazing! Well the rest is history as you can see in the pics, I managed to fit a fully water cooled itx setup in a very small case. The biggest sacrifice I had to make was having to live without a proper reservoir. The downside to not having a res is it takes much longer to bleed the system of air. My solution was to fit a bitspower T-Block and have small link with Air Exhaust fitting on top. This helps with getting the air out and allows me to add fluid as necessary.

Looking forward to what everyone thinks in the comments, I'm glad to answer any questions. I have found a lot of inspiration on PCPartpicker happy to give back.

Impossibilim is a nod to the late great Gord Downy of the Tragically Hip!

PCMR!!

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Ploof1012 21 points 6 months ago

Oh my

raw_beef 21 points 6 months ago

Jesus Christ its Jason Bourne

Radium5532 8 points 6 months ago

(Backflips)

1+

aud10_fr3ak 7 points 6 months ago

i call a feature on this one.

aud10_fr3ak 4 points 5 months ago

and now i am right. congrats to hiresjunky!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks :)

axelpanic 4 points 5 months ago

Jason Bourne! It's Jesus Christ!!

Nerdatron_of_Pi 3 points 5 months ago

"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain" (Exodus 20:7) ✝️

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

amen

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 4 points 5 months ago

LOL!

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 10 points 6 months ago

No disrespect to the current feature, but I think this deserves the spot more. This is a new level of impressive.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 10 points 6 months ago

I'm giving you Thumbs up...even though they still hurt from twisting fittings :)

I swear the cops couldn't get a legit finger print off me just now!

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 10 points 6 months ago

Perfect time to commit a crime! ;)

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 4 points 6 months ago

But then again, this is recently posted so hopefully it does eventually make its way to the featured spot.

Terramax451 1 point 5 months ago

It's featured now :)

customgtp 24 Builds 7 points 6 months ago

This is absolutely amazing. Ive built a system in the A1 and its a tight case. I used just an aio cooler. Didnt think a loop was possible and you throw 2 rads in there!! Much props

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 5 points 6 months ago

Oh yes, I looked at your Zombie Hunter build before I started, love it! Actually helped me choose the A1.

iLLmATIC-_- 4 points 6 months ago

Wow, amazing build! Love the hard tubing for liquid cooling. +1

sergiur 4 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

Great job!! It's nice when people are showing a bit of creativity, not limited to putting things together...

kevbui 4 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

That looks sick! And same with the other build. Bonkers! Makes me regret not building in the PC-O11 Dynamic.

CSB0518 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Really cool build dude. :)

D.Roc 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Great part choices...GO Res Free!

Tranquil_Havox 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

This is one beautiful machine ya got going on here! How long have you been doing custom water cooled machines?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I put together my first custom water cooled system in 2008 (Silverstone TJ10 soft tubing on a Striker 2 extreme MB). That system was upgraded with different motherboards and processors over 10 years but the cooling setup remained unchanged until this year when I moved into the PC-011 dynamic and build Link tube madness. Essentially Impossibium is my 3rd water cooled build.

Suparida 3 points 6 months ago

Very nice build. Curious, which 120 rad did you use? Did you mount the 120mm fans directly to the 240 rad?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

XSPC TX120. This is the slimmest RAD on the market at 20.1 mm. It is mounted to the case from the back fan then mounted to the RAD.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I misread your question when I first responded. The 240 rad is actually not secured to the floor of the case, you need a little flexibility and movement to get everything in there. Once all the fittings are tight it's secure. The fans underneath are screwed to the clear case base and blow through the cut out(not visible) in the floor.

plexabit 1 point 5 months ago

So the fans aren't pushed up against the rad, right? And there's some grilles in the way. Do you think this has any meaningful effect on performance? Looking at mine, it doesn't look like air can bleed out around the base so it might not be too bad. Could you potentially drill some holes and mount the fans to the rad through the bottom instead of using the clear base holes, and maybe rip out the hexagonal grill down there too?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Correct fans are not screwed into the 240 rad. There was no way to even fit ultra thin fans into the clear plastic base with the rad in there. I would say no meaningful difference in cooling, the temp are great on both counts and gpu when gaming. You could Dremel out the hexagon floor if you really want to attach fans to the rad but I'd say try it without first. Good luck, let me know how you make out ... post pics.

Chadchops 3 points 5 months ago

Awesome SFF build my man! I need the loop parts list =)

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

XSPC TX 120 Rad: XSPC TX 240 Rad: EK Supremacy EVO Nickel CPU Block: Barrow 1080ti Mini GPU Waterblock: Barrow g1/4 threaded acrylic tube: Barrowch Inline Digital Water temp display: Heat Killer D5 Vario Pump: EKWB Revo D5 RGB Pump top: Various Bitspower/Darkside matte black fittings: Corsair HD120 Fans:

Chadchops 1 point 5 months ago

Nice! Thanks!

Raedyn 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

That is highly impressive. I'm not typically a fan of that disco basement on the Inwin case, but the build looks amazing! Great job!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I hear you there, The basement LED strip is RGB but I do not have an RGB splitter to hook it up. Default color is blue. I think If I can get it white it might look good. Or just turn it off and let the HD120 fans do their thing.

xucolite 3 points 5 months ago

These hard-line water cooling builds are so clean, I wish you could do this for me!! +1

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

It's really not very hard, I'm no "pro" builder. Just need a lot of fittings and some patience. Trial and error works good too.

LIVE_AMMO 3 points 5 months ago

Just when you think you've seen it all, it just gets "bigger" in "SMALLER" packages. You smashed it mate!!

I know i've been sold on a build when i'm spending more than 3 seconds per image - time well spent!

+1

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! I'm pretty sure no one has tried to fit 360 with of RADS in the A1 :)

Adrew24 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

Hi-res does it again... +1

Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Hey, what's your address?

Asking for a friend.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Lol! 370i Maple Syrup Street Canaduh!

minikold 2 points 6 months ago

Love it! I'd love to see some more photos showing the loop path. I see CPU to left-hand side of the rad, through the temperature gauge, but that path behind out of that rad to the bottom rad interests me. :)

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

The loop order is: Pump out > 240 Rad In> 240 Rad out > T-block with drain port > Temp sensor >120 in > 120 Out > CPU > GPU > T-Block > Ultra mini res on top of T :) > back to pump in.

It's really tough to take good pics with itx builds, there just isn't any room to see what's going on.

Just added one more pic(see last)...you should be able to see the 2nd T block in the back that allows for the drain.

treantbiz 2 points 6 months ago

what is that LED badge that shows temps? is that a watercooling exclusive thing or could I slap one in my rig ?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Barrowch in line water temp sensor. Has G1/4 fittings so it's designed to go in a loop, not for air cooling.

gpupdate 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

very nice +1!!

TheGamingBible 2 points 5 months ago

edgy name +1

WANGERDINGER 2 points 5 months ago

**** this is good

Clocksoicy084 2 points 5 months ago

Is that a ball valve right above the gpu power connectors? My man

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Yep...drain Port.

ZFGeek 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Wow. This is amazing! The loop looks so well planned, especially to be able to fit in a itx case. Great job!

+1

gorkti200 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

This is awesome and beautiful. Job well done! But fyi you misspelled the name, either in the title itself, or in the first word of your description (Impossibilium vs Impossibilim).

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Good eye thx!

JudahRoars 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Inconceivable!

JCMsergox 4 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

This is just, well, ****** crazy. A full water loop in a case about the same size as a shoebox. This is about my favorite build on the site.

yilinchoi 2 points 5 months ago

DAMN bro I want to get into watercooling but after seeing this I have unrealistically high standards and I already know i'm going to put money, sweat, and tears into my build and its not going to be anything close.

Beautiful

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hard to do this is not...expensive well unfortunately YES. Think and plan as much as you can ahead of time but you just have to come to terms with the fact that you cannot predict everything you'll need in advance unless you do an exact copy of another build. I have a bunch of parts I ordered and didn't end up using, just have to live with or try and sell on Kijiji. Good luck!

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

:O +1 Q: How much pc could a pc builder build if a pc builder went totally overkill with this and made the most insane compact and stylish pc's of the century. A: This.

Jhoangvan 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

OMG sickest A1 build ever. I look at my A1 as if I'm a disappointed parent.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Lol... That's funny! Thanks

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I smell a possible feature... Let me help.

+1

aud10_fr3ak 2 points 5 months ago

your nose is correct now.

neo_explorer84 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That looks like some kind of futuristic weapon.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Yep a heat destroying FPS blaster.

esojsounds 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I love this! Would this work out with a regular, dual fan 1080 GPU?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

There are 3 things that you simply must have or this this build is impossible. Zotac 1080 ti mini (length 8.3 inches) It is dual fan stock BTW Barrow GPU water block(makes the GPU thin enough to slide the Rad under) XSPC TX240 Rad at 20.1mm thick.

You could probably add a 4th..Link tube. It would be super hard to get some of those bends and bigger fittings in such a small space.

Chucklesyt 1 point 5 months ago

i love this build. i really love the fittings and its just a very well built considering the compactness.

off topic: also i noticed there was another build in the pc O-11 dynamic and i was wondering what fan configuration did you use for that because i'm planning on building in the same case.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Not sure what you mean exactly re fan configuration. Bottom 3 are intake top and back exhaust presently.

islandg@m3r 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build!!! TAKE MY +1!!!!

Rogeboi 1 point 5 months ago

Congrats on the feature

ivangamingftw 1 point 5 months ago

when it is a 3000 dollar pc but still an itx -_-

ivangamingftw 1 point 5 months ago

My church friends friend is the manager of inwin in california.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

I bet the case designer didn't expect 240 & 120 in his case.

ivangamingftw 1 point 5 months ago

yeah I k r

BetrayedPredator 1 point 5 months ago

How are the temperatures with the slim radiator and a 120mm?

The 8700k gets hot and it compounds with the 1080ti on it.

Other than that, looks great and the slim radiators are interesting. I might copy a little and front mount a 280 / 360 in a Meshify C with a longer GPU.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Temps are great. the Zotac 1080 ti mini would hit 80c while gaming fans running full out on stock air cooler. Haven't seen it above 57c on water. The 8700k is max 75c prime 95 1 hour. Just upped a pic of my Aida64 panel.

Upgrade 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Amazing! Need more fittings

xconnor 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

you must have lots of patience. this definitely deserves the feature.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

+1 for Banu Merchantman

nice build I guess
Nerdatron_of_Pi 1 point 5 months ago

Clicks NOICE

HaoleBoy 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice looking build

anonymousdingo2320 1 point 5 months ago

Wow oh wow oh wow! Insane job! Woooooooooooooooow.

Fuzzydrake 1 point 5 months ago

Damn, that is an epic build. Great work!

PcMaster4k 1 point 5 months ago

where is ur reservoir?? u have any in there?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's ultra small, on top of the T-block in front, has an air exhaust fitting.

xolot1 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

That thing is tight!

Pun intended!

C3156 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Love these mini-ITX builds, definitely a challenge. I'm working on my M1 and those link tubes are interesting. Could you share how you are threading the tubing?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

You can't DIY thread the acrylic tube available for bending it's not thick enough.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/barrow-g1-4-tapped-acrylic-tube

C3156 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I never noticed those, thanks

04vkrivor 1 point 5 months ago

I wonder if there's a PC asmr video where the person sticks a microphone inside a pc case and all you can hear is the fans at a low rpm and even the buzzing of capacitors. that would be really weird. now that it's water-cooled, you can even hear the fluid going through the piping and pump. why did i just say that?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The pump has a mild hum when running. You cannot hear fluid moving through the system once all the air is out.

04vkrivor 1 point 5 months ago

oh ok

ooferino 1 point 5 months ago

hahaha took me a minute to find the GPU. Very nice build!!

Tamercloud 1 point 5 months ago

Wow that is impressive... but can it run minecraft?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Yes but you have to disable 5 cores and drop the single core clock to 800mhz!

Cahey 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Nice job! Congratz! Looks sweet!

nenja487 1 point 5 months ago

This build is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm awaiting my Louqe Ghost S1 and am building a parts list in the meantime. I intended to either use the Zotac 1080 Ti Mini or their ArcticStorm version (waterblock built-in), but the latter is difficult to find.

Hoping you can answer a couple questions for me. Where did you purchase the Barrow water block? What is the total height (second largest measurement). I have 143mm to work with, which I think the card and block combined will exceed, so I'm trying to determine if I need to buy another TopHat (extender) for the case.

Thanks in advance and for the inspiration for some parts I have been looking for.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I ordered my Barrow block from Aliexpress. Horrible experience, didn't ship for 3-4 weeks yet the retailer showed stock. Good news is PerformancePCS is selling Barrow now so I would recommend ordering from them.

The card and block height above the pcie slot is 5.5 inches(139.7mm).

Looking forward to seeing pics of your build in the Ghost..will be epic if you can get everything in there.

nenja487 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you for the info! Sadly, it doesn't look like PPCS has the waterblock for the mini. This card is going to be the death of me. :D

I'll keep you updated. I'm actually in the process of designing a desk that will act as a housing for my PC, so the Ghost may go to my wife. :D We'll see.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I would send them an e-mail requesting it...they posted a new products video on YouTube and said to let them know what your want from Barrow as they have a really large catalog of parts and they aren't sure what the market wants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV-4ZRrreoE

nibblez123 1 point 5 months ago

Does the gpu and pump have rgb? if so how are they connected when the board has only 1 rgb connector and also how did you power your pump if the case only has sata connectors?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The board doesn't even have one 4 pin rgb only 1 addressable 3 pin which is useless. I'm using the controller that comes with the barrow GPU block and linked the pump rgb into it. Not ideal at all, need to order a 4 port RGB controller to do it properly.

nibblez123 1 point 5 months ago

how are you powering your pump?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sata

Jacktraven 1 point 5 months ago

Can I get an i9 9900 cpu, 64gb RAM, and 2080Ti in here with your cooling specs?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Short answer...heck no!

The new ASUS Z390i max mem is 32GB and no manufacturer has shrunk a 2080 series card to "mini" yet.

Jacktraven 1 point 5 months ago

Ok but can I at least put the top end i9 in here?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

For sure the Z390I and even the Z370I with bios update support the I9 cpu's

Jacktraven 1 point 5 months ago

thank you! What are the odds the 2080 gets shrunk to a mini?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

No idea..if it can be shrunk it would likely take a while.

Bozosword 1 point 5 months ago

How you fit all that in there i have no idea, good job mate.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Determination :)

Bozosword 1 point 5 months ago

Was there maybe a little some banging your head against a wall in that determination?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Absolutely!

What you see in the pics is actually attempt #3. First layout I actually had a 50mm res mounted to the 120 fan, it was crazy tight to get the runs in and out of the res. I made it work but I didn't like the look, it wasn't clean enough. That's the nice thing about using threaded link tube...you can easily reconfigure the loop and try something else, no waste.

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MisterCloudz 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

1: How are the temps with the 240mm rad on the bottom via passively? 2: any thermal bottlenecks to the gpu since the red directly below that is passive? 3: Fans in the base?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The bottom rad is not passive there are 2 x 120 mm fans below it in the case's base. No issue with gpu getting warm as it's in the loop. All in all for how small the case is the cool in works better than I expected. Both the 120 Rad fan and the rear case fan are exhausting the warm air pushed in through the 240. The water temp is approximately 8-10c warmer than my PC 011 dynamic build that has 2 360 rads.

MisterCloudz 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Not bad then. I plan on doing this if I get the zotac 1080 ti mini and amd 3700x with a different motherboard. Once that’s in next year, I plan to custom loop in the a1 :)

Hopefully a complete set doesn’t cost too much.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Aewsome, remember to msg me when you post it so I can have a look.

ViktorVaughn 1 point 3 months ago

you think a msi 1080ti gaming x would fit in this casea with stock cooler?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yes it should fit fine

amaclean9292 1 point 3 months ago

That's amazing! I'm planning on getting this case but the lacking compatibility for the 240mm rad has been holding me back as I plan on doing a custom loop to cool an overclocked i7 and a 1080 ti. Thanks for proof that possible!

Qnyx 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Very nice build mate and I got a question: did you use the original power supply or did you change it ?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I'm using the original power supply that comes with the A1.

Qnyx 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Two more questions :P

  1. What are the temps with (both?) cpu and vga overclocked ?

  2. Why did you choose that fans ? You could use better static fans like Noctua F12 or A12 or EK Vardar, or perhaps a better illuminated ones like Corsair LL or Thermaltake RIING.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Water temp will reach just over 40c while gaming. CPU between anywhere between 60-70c while gaming. GPU usually stays below 60c. I did some prime95 stability testing for the OC and CPU peaked at 85c. This setup isn't about getting the lowest temps possible, I was more interested in water cooling the A1 to see if I could and having a quite ITX that could compete with it's big brother in gaming. Temps definitely higher than my other build in the PC-011. The slim rads are amazing to fit in tight spaces but it comes at a cooling capacity cost.

This isn't my main show piece system, it's a second PC I use at the cottage the fans are reused from an build to save a bit of $$.

JimmyJimmy 1 point 3 months ago

Wheres the resevoir???

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

No room for a traditional res. On the Q block in front, the small piece of tube on top is where the air bubbles can collect. it's fitted with a bitspower air exhaust fitting.

JimmyJimmy 1 point 3 months ago

OK, I see it, you probably couldve fit a small pump/resevoir combo where the pump is now, but that works too :)

Majekdor 1 point 2 months ago

Amazing freaking build. Honestly one of the best that I've seen on this website. How do you control the light strip on the bottom of the A1? I have same mobo and case and I can't plug it into the header because the header is a 3 pin. Do you use the controller with the HD120s?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah unfortunately you can't use the motherboard header as it's for addressable RGB. I'm using the controller that came Barrow GPU block. It's an inline button style, cheap and available as a stand alone purchase.

https://m.newegg.ca/products/1W8-00PS-00002

Majekdor 1 point 2 months ago

Oh cool. I'll have to pick one of those up. Thanks!

bunyamins 1 point 2 months ago

This just looks awesome.. congratz on this amazing build!

This will be my first custom water cooled system. I have some questions, would appreciate it if u help me out.

Since I don't want to make it too complicated. I just want to water cool my CPU. as an GPU I have the RTX 2070 Gig. Gaming OC (280,4 mm lenght)

I was thinking of EK-CoolStream SE 120 (Slim Single) - on the exhaust with In Win Polaris aluminum fan. EK-XTOP SPC-60 PWM - Plexi (incl. pump) - mounted on the side fan with brackets from EK.

Combined with some sort of QUOTE "On the Q block in front, the small piece of tube on top is where the air bubbles can collect. it's fitted with a bitspower air exhaust fitting." instead of a reservoir.

But still I don't think it wil fit with the loops, maybe you have other suggestions.

Also I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCmdCO2FMRs 01:00 but it is yet to be released.

Link to my build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/D299Hh hope to post it here afther its finished!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The gfx card you are using will make it very challenging. I used all the space I saved by going with the super short 1080ti mini to get my pump in there. Only thing I can say is you just have to do trial and error.

bunyamins 1 point 2 months ago

It wil definitely be trail and error :) hope the mm's will be with me :) Thanks for the response!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I look forward to seeing pics, let me know when you post completed build.

lazy868 1 point 1 month ago

Now this, this is what I call sexy.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks lazy!

VeteranRyan 1 point 1 month ago

This PC legit brought a tear to my eye, beautiful +1

Steven_Gu 1 point 16 days ago

I have reached the pinnicle of my life

I saw a reservoir smaller than a pump

Steven_Gu 1 point 16 days ago

srsly tho its really good

vyper883 1 point 11 days ago

Kudos to you Man! I've built a system with the A1. I'd love to do what you did here, unfortunately my graphics card is a gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080ti extreme. It barely fits height-wise as it is/bit of an interference fit on the floor of the case- Of course with a water block and the card air cooler and shroud gone, I could make up room for the 240mm rad at the bottom, however the card is also long- unlikely to fit any kind of reservoir/pump at the front of the case.

Truly a thing of beauty what you've done here!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, and yes no way you could do something similar with a full size card.

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HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

I was lucky enough to have met a long time water cooler who was getting out of the hobby. He supplied me with an enormous amount of fittings. This was the genesis of the idea to try building with link tubes. The obvious down side is the required number of fittings. It certainly allows for tubing in super tight spaces.

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HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Link tube madness was my first attempt at hard line water-cooling. Getting complex bends measured and made takes alot of time and practice imo. You can see plenty of beginner builds that highlight how easy it is to make lousy looking bends. In short yes I think it's beginner friendly. There are a few things to learn but nothing overwhelming.

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HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

There is a bit of room back there, guesstimating I'd sap 25-30mm.

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HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I can't say I looked at that alphacoo prior but I really wanted what I know is dead nuts reliable pump in the D5, highly important to me. I just looked at the Eisstation now doesn't "look" that great imo. Would fit in there and do the trick I'd say.

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HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Intake to bottom Rad.

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