Bare Metal Basics

September 2nd 2017
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Excellent (5.8)
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Key Features:
AMD CPU AMD Graphics Scratch Build Water-cooled
System Specs:
  • CPU AMD R5 1600 @3.725GHz +0.082v
  • GPU Sapphire RX480 Nitro OC+
  • Motherboard Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming K5
  • RAM G.Skill (F4-2800c16d-16gvg) 2×8GB @ 2800cl14-14-14
  • Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SSD, Seagate 1TB, Western Digital 1TB
  • Case CoolerMaster XB Evo (Rev2)
Performed Mods:
Painted top grill snow camo; Replaced GPU cooler with GPU-220, and added an aluminum plate I made with some copper sinks to the GPU's VRMs; Made a mounting plate for the ncase res to mount on the 120mm fan position in the rear of the case; Replaced CPU VRM sink with Heatkiller waterblock
Special Tools Used:
  • Hacksaw (for aluminum)
  • Metal File
  • Drill
  • Metal tube bending tool
  • Tube cutter
Time Spent:
1 week
A budget build, by watercooling standards at least, consisting of: #EKWB Supremacy Evo AM4 block. #Koolance GPU-220 block Heatkiller VRM block #AlphaCool NexXxoS XT45 +2x140mm Rosewill fans #FrozenQ ncase res #Liang D5s with EK X-Revo top #Soft Copper Tube, 10ft, from Lowe's #Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings, 1/2" OD, x10 #XSPC rotary fittings, 2x90°, 5x45° #Koolance Low profile 90° swivel fitting, x1
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3 Comments on Bare Metal Basics

This is what happens when kids have too much money or adults have no 3d vision. It looks like there was no tubing management. Its just as bad leaving cables without routing them behind motherboard. Please redo it. Its awful. get a pattern, a general concept and stick with it. To me it looks like all tubes were random or you changed the idea of your pc every bend.
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Luv the copper tubing. Rig looks great. Good effort.
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I voted 10/10 because:

Because there are a bunch of haters. Great job man!
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