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While I finish saving up for some next gen hardware, I wanted to swap all of my current hardware into another case one last time. I used the Fractal Nano S for a long long time and loved it but had a lot of fun building my brother's computer in the Core V1. I wanted to test some ideas too for future projects, the biggest being -- could I run a full custom loop off of just a 140mm radiator. I love itx systems and have cycled through a half dozen cases. I had seen some similar builds either using a Phobya 200mm rad or extensive modding for a 240mm. I didn't want to hack up this case so I ordered an EK 140 CE. So far it has worked great!

Obviously it will run warmer than most loops dedicating 240-360mm's of rad per component but at full load and hours of gameplay, the max recorded temperature was 66C on the cpu and 63C on the gpu. Both of which are overclocked, the i5 6600k to 4.0ghz @ 1.245V, and the 980ti with +120MHz to the core clock, +500MHz to the memory and +15mV to the voltage.

Some changes I plan on making would be to upgrade both fans. I am using the stock Thermaltake 200mm intake fan and some old 140mm Fractal fan on the radiator -- these work as a make shift push/pull while allowing some airflow to enter the case from the 200mm fan. I plan on finding some Noctua's or something with a bit more static pressure. To finish off, this computer still feels very capable for 1080p/144hz and looks gorgeous, I'd recommend building in it for sure!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

yes

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

yes

  • 10 months ago
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yes

  • 10 months ago
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yes

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  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

yes

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have made a Core V1 build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Gs7WGX. Mine is air cooled because I was on a tight budget and I didn't think I could fit a liquid cooler inside of it. But I was wrong! You fit a custom liquid cooling loop in yours so... good job!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you thought about putting a rad outside of the case to add extra cooling? Cuz for the build, at minimum I would have done 240mm rad.

Nice to see someone else still rocking their 980ti.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You know what I am calling that coolant??

EKWB CRYOFUEL SOLID - MOUNTAIN DEW

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Facts

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

what?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is a work of art. I need more pictures of the inside! Well done sir

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

was it actually 472 dollars

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously not, PCPP didn't input the prices for cpu and mobo and I don't care to input myself.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably the yummiest thing I've seen in awhile.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What if I used Mountain Dew as a coolant...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What is actually giving off the white glow on the inside? building this myself and don't want to waste money on RGB liquid cooling components if it's not necessary

  • 7 months ago
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I'm running uv led lights around the top perimeter of the case. The green cryofuel isn't exactly UV reactive but it does brighten it a lot. The case and liquid alone, won't light up the case very well. Since posting the build, I've switched to a Noctua 140mm fan on the radiator and temps are even better than before. Message if you have any questions.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

PM'd!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m thinking of doing a custom loop with this case also, but I don’t want to much tubing, what is the length you went with?

  • 7 months ago
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No idea of the individual lengths, I believe the tubing size though is 3/8 ID, 1/2 OD Primochill.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks I can just try cutting the tubing I guess