Powder Custom-Loop-All-In-One

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April 27th 2020
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Key Features:
High Rated AMD CPU NVIDIA Graphics Scratch Build Custom Paint Job Small Form Factor Water-cooled
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System Specs:
  • CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3800X @ 4.4Ghz
  • RAM G.SKILL Flare X 3200Mhz CL 14 (B-die)
  • GPU NVIDIA Palit RTX 2080ti ProGaming OC @ 2100Mhz
  • MOBO ASUS B450-I Strix Gaming
  • M2 Samsung 960 EVO 500Gb x2
  • SSD Samsung 850 EVO 256Gb
  • PSU CORSAIR SF600
  • Cables CableMods Sleeved Black/White Pro
  • Waterblock CPU Thermaltake Pacific W5
  • Waterblock GPU EK Vector RTX TI Copper
  • Radiators EK Coolstream PE 240mm x2
  • Reservoar Phobya Nickel 150mm
  • Fittings Bykskis 12mm
  • LED ASUS Terminal and LED-strips
  • Monitor Acer Predator X34P
Performed Mods:
Remodded the VESA mounting on the stand and monitor. Sawed, polished, brushed and bent a 5mm Aluminum plate Built a VESA mount Grinded down the paint to free the metal on the stand and polished and brushed it. Repainted the bezel, backplate and monitor stand. Added an acrylic base to the PSU Repainted the RAM-heatsinks to white. Grinded down the VRM Heatsink on the motherboard to free the metal and brushed it Fastened the GPU so that it could use the entire 5mm thick aluminium backplate as a cooling backplate.
Special Tools Used:
  • Hand tools... Save for the bending, had to go to a shop that used a big ass tool to bend it...
Time Spent:
~280 hours
Sponsors:
  • Trigono AB - Supplied Cables from Cablemod and thermalpaste and thermal pads from Thermal Grizzly. Other than that, self-financed.
This is a custom-loop-all-in-one gaming PC. I got the idea when my wife wanted an iMac. Ofc she didn't get one... But I built this! It's my first scratch-build and my first custom-loop! Second mod ever! The clearance behind the radiators to the screen is 70mm, so the airflow is good. Feel free to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter as I post updates on coming projects there.
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14 Comments on Powder Custom-Loop-All-In-One

#1
HERMAN59000
I really appreciated your work. :clap:

- Space saving
- Cable management
- RGB light
- Power button
- Choice of materials aluminum plate, metal tubing

I remove 2 points for the following reasons :

- Hot air propelled towards the screen by the fans.
- Absence of drain tap from below
- Fixing the power supply
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#2
Deriveh
HERMAN59000
I really appreciated your work. :clap:

- Space saving
- Cable management
- RGB light
- Power button
- Choice of materials aluminum plate, metal tubing

I remove 2 points for the following reasons :

- Hot air propelled towards the screen by the fans.
- Absence of drain tap from below
- Fixing the power supply
Thank you for that awesome feedback! :)

Yeah, the fans do blow hot air towards the monitor. But there's a 70mm gap between the radiators and the monitor. Not even under load is the air coming through that hot really. (I could switch the fans to a pull configuration, but the little positive effect it has wasn't worth it show the prettier Corsair logo on the fans. :D Hahaha Looks = performance, no? ;) )
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#3
basco
wow just wow !!

full points from me. awesome work.

and i like the power supply copper holders very much.
and yes maybe the fans in other direction but that's just a small detail and only relevant if temps are bad for the monitor.
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#5
Caring1
HERMAN59000
Personally, I will have made the changes in red, see photo.
The little extra would be to see the temperature and the flow in real time from your screen or through the smartphone / software.
I'd prefer the use of clear tubing and a Thermochromic fluid to see real time flow and temps.
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#6
Cranky5150
Wow !!!! super sick work and mods Dude ! Well done !
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#7
ERazer
Amazing! :respect:

Question the monitor doesn't tilt down? or the plate is supported directly thru the stand?
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#8
Deriveh
HERMAN59000
Personally, I will have made the changes in red, see photo.
The little extra would be to see the temperature and the flow in real time from your screen or through the smartphone / software.

Thermaltake Pacific TF2 Temperature and Flow Indicator
I can see the flow in real-time with software directly from the pump who has a built in temp-sensor for the water. But yeah, smartphone assistance would be nice. :) The flowindicator I have is just because I thought it looked good, never see it really. (Well, atm I do since I'm reviewing a monitor. So my build is standing with the back towards me atm)
Caring1
I'd prefer the use of clear tubing and a Thermochromic fluid to see real time flow and temps.
Thermochromic would've been cool! Never thought of that! Clear tubing is something I considered, but I wanted the clean industrial look of the chromed pipes. :) Thanks though!
Cranky5150
Wow !!!! super sick work and mods Dude ! Well done !
Thanks alot! :D
ERazer
Amazing! :respect:

Thank you!

Question the monitor doesn't tilt down? or the plate is supported directly thru the stand?
Thank you!

The monitor just "hangs" on the original VESA mount that I integrated to the entire plate that sits on the stand (Have 4 screws attached too in it's original mountingplate).
So I can use the entire build without a monitor if I want and use the stand just as that, a stand.
Originally the build would make the stand push down to it's lowest point, so I had to put in two screws in the internal slide of the mount to stop it from going too low. The weight of the chassi and monitor makes it "tilt" to it's most forward position but it suits my placement at my desk fine combined with the height I've locked it in.
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#9
HERMAN59000
Caring1
I'd prefer the use of clear tubing and a Thermochromic fluid to see real time flow and temps.
I prefer a fluid without additives to avoid clogging the components of the loop, otherwise it's a good idea.
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#10
ST.o.CH
Only needs a mesh cover on back to protect the elements against the dust.
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#11
Caring1
I voted 4/10 because:

Fair.
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#12
Deriveh
Caring1
I voted 4/10 because:

Fair.
Fair? I'd love to know what your thoughts are a bit more specifik?
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#13
Caring1
Deriveh
Fair? I'd love to know what your thoughts are a bit more specifik?
If it was a general out of ten score, I would have rated higher, but as the decriptors are given with the scoring number I only rate based on those.
Anyone giving a 7 or 8 out of ten may be reasonably expected to do so normally, but assigning superlatives such as "excellent" for a basic 6 is ludicrous.
I'll vote higher when they remove the ridiculous adjectives as I literally can't assign a "superb, incredible. or Nobel prize" to any cases deserving a higher numerical score.
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#14
Deriveh
Caring1
If it was a general out of ten score, I would have rated higher, but as the decriptors are given with the scoring number I only rate based on those.
Anyone giving a 7 or 8 out of ten may be reasonably expected to do so normally, but assigning superlatives such as "excellent" for a basic 6 is ludicrous.
I'll vote higher when they remove the ridiculous adjectives as I literally can't assign a "superb, incredible. or Nobel prize" to any cases deserving a higher numerical score.
Well, interesting chain of thoughts...
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