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Celeritas= Speed in Latin

Most of these parts were slowly used to replace parts in my original build. Now the only thing left over are my 500gb wd blue, and the 8gb of corsair vengeance ram as well as some miscellaneous lighting pieces. Most of what I will be talking about down in that abyss is the water cooling stuff rather than the individual parts. So I you have questions please leave a comment.

     This is not my first time building a pc but is definitely my first time water cooling. I will tell you this, if you enjoy building pc's you will definitely get a thrill out of water cooling. Honestly I was less scared doing this project than I was when I built my first PC simply because I didn't expect everything to go 100% smoothly. I did have a leak where I did a very tight bend from the pump/res up to the top rad. But I anticipated this when building so it didn't shock me to much. Fortunately for me I live relatively close to a micro center where I was able to get a 45 degree swivel fitting that did the trick. The pump technical did not fit properly in the drive bay because the front panel but the front panel also prevented it from falling out the front and the tubes did the same for the back, so it is currently sitting in there with no screws and I am completely fine with this. If one wanted to though, custom holes could be drilled to fit the pump. In regards to the pump, it was a real challenge. If you don't get all the air out from the impeller then it is extremely loud. But after properly bleeding it from air, it quiets down a bit. certainly not silent but maybe less loud than some of its reviews say.
         My aspirations for this build are to either add another gpu to this system and run a higher resolution, or add my current gpu to the loop and run a higher resolution. No matter what I want to run a higher resolution. I do have a spare 120mm radiator laying around that I could try to integrate but I would have to do a few modifications to my case, and I really don't want to go through that until I require more heat dissipation.

Tips for water cooling in this case. I know the 410 is not built for great water cooling support, but that is what made this build interesting. I certainty didn't have a favorable amount of room to add more radiator space, or a tube reservoir which I would have loved to have. But I didn't have to spend another 150$ to up-size, and I am much more familiar with running tight tubing routs. So here are a few things I have learned and wish to share with anyone wishing to maximize this cases potential.

  • As far as top mounted radiator support you are limited to a <30mm thick rad because nzxt only intended for the use off thin 240mm AIO's. I do recommend the Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS Ultra Stealth, because it is build extremely well (I have very limited knowledge about radiators but the quality compared to the 120mm that came in the xspc kit was on another level). You can probably find a way to mount a 120 mm in the back if you do a little bit of work to it by grinding away some of the rivets that interfere . I have also seen large scale modding done to the fixed drive bay in the front to allow for a large 240mm rad.

-If you do a pump/res in the 5.25 bays you will run into the situation that I did but it did not hinder the completion of the build. Also a 45 degree fitting is required if you want to reach a radiator directly above it. I was able to get the best bends and tightest fit with the xspc tubing that was sent with the kit. It just all around seemed to work better than any of the other tubing I tried.

-The x20 750 v4 pump was a real pain in the *** to work with. It was hard to bleed air from and it was very loud. But to get it to hush up a little you need to tilt your case while bleeding to an 45+ degree angle to get air out. Don't be scared to shake the case around allot. It is still certainly the loudest thing in my computer, but the 410 is definitely not known for being quite. Honestly if you have some more cash laying around somewhere do not hesitate to get a better pumps.

+3 brownie points if you read this whole thing. If you have questions about parts choice, please ask in the comments because I wont be disguising those due to the fact that I have already talked allot about the cooler. Call me a moron for spending more on cooling than I did on my cpu but it was a purely enthusiast decision, and it was well worth the experience. Not to mention extremely cool temps.

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  • 64 months ago
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nice rig, and also nice htc one m8

  • 64 months ago
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Thanks, the htc is actually the m7.

  • 64 months ago
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This is quite sexy. Amazing job. +1 :)

  • 64 months ago
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so, what RAM are you running with? I'm assuming the Kingston? I just noticed you had 2 different sets of RAM.

Will you be routing the loop to the GPU, or leaving the Gigabyte cooler on it as is?

There's also a block you could hook up to the card and plug in an h50 or h60 up to it with a fan blowing on the side. Not even sure it would look good or perform as well as the Gigabyte cooling solution.

(On second though, do the NZXT G10 blocks fit 9xx's? Can anyone confirm this?)

Great build. I love the block on the XSPC. Very pretty.

  • 64 months ago
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It should fit the 9xxx's. I was looking into the possibility of picking up a G10 recently to put on a 970 and below is what I was able to find.

From NZXT's product page for the G10:

Nvidia : GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, 780, 770, 760, Titan, 680, 670, 660Ti, 660, 580, 570, 560Ti, 560, 560SE AMD : R9 290X, 290, 280X, 280, 270X, 270 HD7970, 7950, 7870, 7850, 6970, 6950, 6870, 6850, 6790, 6770, 5870, 5850, 5830 The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout, screw spacing and die height only. Please check the height restriction before purchase. * Some variation in die thickness and height may cause issues with screws being too short to install on some AMD 290-based cards. * Do NOT force the G10 to fit if your card is too thick, contact support for a revised screw set. ** Some variations in AMD die height may require the use of a shim.

  • 64 months ago
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For example my card does not use a reference PCB so it probobaly wont be compatible with the g10.

  • 64 months ago
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Hey thanks for the info i appreciate it!

  • 64 months ago
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IDK how the Kingston ram got there but I have removed it. Any plans I have for the gpu are to ether integrate the gpu into the loop using the new EK water block that was just released specifically for the g1 gaming, or just get another for SLI. I will not be using a AIO for the graphics card because I can more easily add it to the loop, and that would look more attractive/ give better temps.

  • 64 months ago
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Great, thanks for for sharing your insight. I appreciate it.

  • 64 months ago
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I'm going to be completely honest here. I saw the first 5 letters of the name and thought instantly of a Celeron series processor and was ready to face palm tbh. +1

  • 64 months ago
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Lol, i have never thought of that.

  • 64 months ago
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I have a weird mind.

  • 64 months ago
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very nice build man, that CPU water block is damn sexy and i love the blacked out heat sinks on the mobo. i know it wont do anything but i cringed a bit when i saw that windforce lying on its fans lol!

  • 64 months ago
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lol. The fans don't actually touch anything because the front plate is bent outwards a little. Its hard to explain. But I appreciate the compliments about the water block.

  • 61 months ago
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i like the water cooler. might give me an idea on my future pc

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  • 64 months ago
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I will once I have overclocked this.

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