This build is an overhaul of the original build. I switched to Threadripper and decided to go for hard tubing for the first time.
- Preserve the "6" shape formed by the tubes of the old build.
- Great performance in Micro ATX. (Threadripper + SLI)
- Great cooling in Micro ATX. (240 thick + 360 slim)
- Fewer bends for a cleaner look. (Currently 6. Considering 4 by using the top inlet of the reservoir, with the help of "aqua pipes" etc)
- Easy fan and temperature control. (3 inline sensors + Corsair Commander Mini)
- Hidden yet functional fill and drain ports.
HardwareLabs Nemesis 360 GTS turns out too wide (133mm) for this case. The case has a shifted top radiator mount that allows the radiator to clear the top part of MB, but makes the GTS collide with the left side panel. I then got XSPC TX360, which fits well (125mm).
I can't get any memory working properly in slot B or C (according to the manual it's either slot AB or CD), and I'm too lazy to disassemble everything to fix it. Fortunately, slot AD works well with dual channel and XMP. (It's a good idea to test components before going liquid if you can. However I don't have any sTR4 cooler and skipped testing)
Pump -> Front EKWB XE 240 -> XSPC RayStorm Neo -> Top Bitspower "Q" Fitting ->
Temperature Sensor | Fill Valve | Top XSPC TX360 -> Top Bitspower "T" Fitting ->
Temperature Sensor | EKWB Terminal -> Bottom Bitspower "Q" Fitting ->
Temperature Sensor | EKWB 2x45 -> Drain Valve | Pump
I set a fan curve (based on pump water temperature) of 800rpm @ 30C, 1200rpm @ 40C, 1800rpm @ 50C. GPUs haven't been re-pasted for 2 years, which might be why they are a bit hot.
Battlefield 1 3DMark FS Ultra Stress Idle Room 25C 25C 25C Fans 1300rpm 1350rpm 800rpm Water 41.7C 42.4C 28C CPU 57C 55C 30C GPU 57C / 51C 63C / 53C 34C / 32C