CPU @ 5.1ghz 1.340v Delidded with liquid metal, lapped die & IHS Thermal compound Kyronaut Ambient 22c Idle 25c Load 72c
GPU +175mhz core +1425mhz mem custom bios Thermal compound Kyronaut Ambient 22c Idle 24c Load 46c
System is 100% stable, stress tested with Aida64, Firestrike Extreme, Heaven, Prime95, Superposition, Timespy Extreme, Valley.
Soft tubing was used as I upgrade my gpu & cpu on a yearly basis. Considering I'm on my third 2080 ti after having to RMA two so far (1st one had horrific coil whine, 2nd showed a black screen and was dead) it was a smart choice. Much easier to pull components out and change them.
This was my first liquid cooled pc and after buying various parts and changing the tubing runs multiple times I think I'm finally happy with it. I couldn't find many people building a liquid cooled system in the Corsair Air 740 so I took it upon myself. Overall I was very surprised to see how well two 280 45mm thick rads fit in the case along with a pump. It's a tight fit but the build turned out very clean in the end.
I had this posted before but since upgrading the cpu I wanted to repost and add to it. I wanted to show the process of delidding the 9900k & lapping the IHS & die. Temps dropped significantly.
I am now in the process of nickel plating a solid copper IHS from Rockit Cool to further drop temperatures. For people wondering why I'm nickel plating it instead of just installing it, it's due to electron migration when using liquid metal. Liquid metal will transfer atoms to bare copper over time and cause staining & etching. Not as bad as the pitting you see with aluminum but I want to insure the liquid metal will not degrade over time.
Copper IHS was nickel plated & polished and is now being used in place of the stock IHS