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Fully water cooled Fractal Node 202, custom loop with Ryzen 2600X and RTX 2080

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System Name Auriga
Processor Intel i9 7960X @ 4.5GHz w/ EK nickel-plexi Supremacy EVO
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional i9 XE
Cooling D5 PWM pump. 2x Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS rads.
Memory 4x 8GB G.SKILL TridentZ 3800MHz 16-16-16-36 RGB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Windforce OC w/ Bykski nickel-plexi waterblock
Storage Samsung 1TB 960 EVO + 40TB NAS
Display(s) Alienware AW3418DW (3440x1440 @ 120Hz) and LG OLED65C8PUA (4k @120Hz)
Case Fractal Define R6 (it's not the size, it's how you use it!)
Power Supply Corsair AX1600i
Mouse Logitech G903 (play) + MX Master 2S (work)
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB
Software W10 X64 Pro
Benchmark Scores Time Spy: 15,208 GPU score https://www.3dmark.com/spy/5738256
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i know there were "water cooled" Node 202 PCs before, but they usually had small, low powered GPUs or no GPU water cooling at all. well, i one upped everyone and built a fully water cooled build with some real horse power. the CPU is a place holder until AMD releases gen 3 ryzen

pick attached. short video showing the build:

a build like this would not have been possible a few months ago. 3 new products recently released made it work:
1. alphacool's GPX waterblock that comes with an optional straight, low profile 2 port terminal (instead of the typical 4 port terminal that sticks out 1-2 inches)
2. XPC PC's TX240 21mm radiator. as crazy as it sounds, it performs just as good as 30mm and even some 45mm radiators, assuming typical fans at low to mid range RPM. a high density rad with powerful fans will obviously outperform it, but that's not something i would use.
3. Noctua NF-A12x15, 15mm fans. these things are pretty amazing considering their low profile. at 1200 RPM they are very quiet and move a suprising amount of air. i generally dislike noctua fans, but these blew me away (sorry for the horrible pun)

other notable mentions:
-this tiny Tecnofront res. http://www.performance-pcs.com/tecnofront-itrap-mountable-delrin-reservoir.html i was so impressed by it that i bought a second in case i want to buiuld something like this in the future. i had to saw off the mounting ears and use 3M sticky tape to mount it, and it worked out perfectly.
-Phobya DC12-220, small, quieter than the DDC pumps i tried, runs off a regular fan header and packs enough power to keep water moving smoothly regardless in what orientation I keep the case. doesn't matter how i put the case. on the side, on the back, on the front, this pump doesn't care, just keeps chugging along.


my first choice for CPU was a 9700K, but it was pretty much impossible to keep the temps under control.
i also thought about vega VII, but that's impossible for at least 10 reasons. the most obvious reasons are the crazy power draw/heat output and its' size. vega VII is more than 1" taller than a typical RTX/GTX card or any of the older vegas or furys. it's not going to fit in this box with any water block.


benches to follow. feedback and improvement suggestions welcomed.
 

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I made an account just to say fantastic work mate.
I've been looking all over to see if someone has already done this for an RTX build!

Are you able to list out your full PC specs, including all the parts you used for the water cooling?
 
Joined
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Messages
297 (0.15/day)
Likes
148
System Name Auriga
Processor Intel i9 7960X @ 4.5GHz w/ EK nickel-plexi Supremacy EVO
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional i9 XE
Cooling D5 PWM pump. 2x Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS rads.
Memory 4x 8GB G.SKILL TridentZ 3800MHz 16-16-16-36 RGB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Windforce OC w/ Bykski nickel-plexi waterblock
Storage Samsung 1TB 960 EVO + 40TB NAS
Display(s) Alienware AW3418DW (3440x1440 @ 120Hz) and LG OLED65C8PUA (4k @120Hz)
Case Fractal Define R6 (it's not the size, it's how you use it!)
Power Supply Corsair AX1600i
Mouse Logitech G903 (play) + MX Master 2S (work)
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB
Software W10 X64 Pro
Benchmark Scores Time Spy: 15,208 GPU score https://www.3dmark.com/spy/5738256
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I made an account just to say fantastic work mate.
I've been looking all over to see if someone has already done this for an RTX build!

Are you able to list out your full PC specs, including all the parts you used for the water cooling?
I went away for the long weekend. I’ll list everything when it get home tuesday.
 
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