custom loop

Forum discussion tagged with custom loop.
  1. GSF2021

    Question Case Fan Amount for Water Cooled Tower 900?

    Fairly self explanatory, but I've got a Thermaltake Tower 900 as a case, and even with both radiators, it still has room for fans on the top, rear, and even for the HDDS (pages 13-14). My question was: how many are needed, exactly? The case is huge so I'd imagine even with something as large...
  2. D

    Question 12900KS high temperatures?

    Hi guys, I've been struggling with my 12900ks so I wanted some input from people who will know better than I do. Specs: i9-12900KS @ stock settings Asus Maximus Z690 Hero ( with/ Thermalright LGA 1700 Contact Frame) Custom loop (360mm rad, corsair xc7 water block, xd5 pump/res) 32GB T-Force...
  3. Iver Hicarte

    Question Custom Loop vs. AIO, is there a real world difference?

    To people who had experiences with custom loops and using AIO's...is a custom loop worth it? Does it make a big difference compared to AIO's? Care to share some of your experiences and thoughts about this subject...I really would like to know if it gives a big benefit in the real world...
  4. Isokolon

    [SOLVED] Phanteks 719 vs. Fracal Meshify 2 XL vs. something entirely different?

    Hello! I've got to switch to a new case and would kindly ask for some advice. my build currently: AMD 3700X Gigabyte Aorus X570 Pro GTX 1070 (to be replaced probably next year if prices return to reasonable levels) 3 3.5" HDDs 3 2.5" SSDs 420mm radiator (45mm thick) & a 1 D5-pump with a 150mm...
  5. gogowe

    [SOLVED] SF750 for R9 and 3080

    Hello, I am right on the way to upgrading my Workstation/Gaming PC. And somehow I fell in love with smaller compact builds. I already got all the stuff: MSI RTX 3080 Suprim X Ryzen 9 5900X Asus ROG Strix B550-E 2x SATA SSDs 1x NVMe AIO (Full Custom Loop planed) 16 GB Ram (32 GB upgrade...
  6. J

    Question An Overkill Radiator Choice

    Hey Guys, I'm looking for a [redacted] Fat Radiator 360 mm which is not exactly what i need but what i want. I will be pairing it with a RTX 3080 and 3700X. So as per my googling i have found some rad's that i "can buy" and delivery is possible at my location[Alphcool is N/A :( ] Price =...
  7. L

    [SOLVED] Fulfilling an age old dream. New build, first custom loop. This is my journey.

    Hello folks, this is going to be a build log of a mid-to-high-end productivity and light gaming PC. I'd love to discuss and share some choices, parts, aesthetics, and so on. And of course, I'm going to post some pictures of my progress. First some words about why and how. Feel free to skip...
  8. Z

    [SOLVED] Looking into build a custom liquid cooled loop for GPU and CPU

    To begin with, I sort of just want to do this for the aesthetic side of things, as stupid as that sounds. I'm thinking of rebuilding my PC to do this and so far the parts I've liked so far are: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATM AM4 Memory: Corsair vengeance RGB...
  9. [SOLVED] Temperature spikes on Ryzen Custom Loop

    Hey Guys!! I have recently completed by custom loop with Ryzen 3700X. I have done some stress testing on AIDA x64 Extreme I'm, seeing wired momentarily spikes in temps in intervals of 3-4 mins. I know ryzen is quite bursty CPU in nature but still with custom loop this behavior is wonky...
  10. Question Making Own Coolant for Water cooling? or Buy?

    I need help choosing the right and budget friendly coolant for my loop. I have all parts ready to build a loop. I can build with both soft and hard line tubing. My loop is entirely with copper and brass components. The only stone in my path is coolant. As per config estimated volume of water...
  11. M

    [SOLVED] Custom loop drain

    I bought a year ago my first custom water loop kit (EK-Waterblocks EK-KIT P360) and it's time the change the liquid but it has no drain port. I was wondering if I could turn the PC upside down and drain it from the top of the reservoir+pump combo? If I just put a fitting in the top + a piece of...
  12. richiestang_78

    Question Copper Pipe Tubing?

    I know people have done copper pipe tubing and it can be a pain to bend the pipes. I know you can buy softer copper that is more malleable but even then it seems like more trouble then its worth. My question is could you solder on fittings for bends and such, or would the solder used cause...
  13. J

    [SOLVED] Affordable DIY Water cooling parts in India Possible ?

    So this is what i know and please don't slam me for this: I don't believe DIY custom loop thing is only meant for uber high end server junkies / vfx engineers which can or have to spend thousands of dollars on just cooling their components. It's also an enthusiast thing and anyone can do it...
  14. N

    Question Running watercooling loop for the first time (new parts)

    Hello Everyone, As the title says, I have my hardware all setup, rigid tubes are all bent and connected to the fittings. I cleaned out my radiators with distilled water just to get the big gunks out. Now I am ready to leak test and flush the system before I fill the loop with the coolant I got...
  15. C

    [SOLVED] Expected Temps for I9-9900ks

    Have a custom cooled loop (360 rad) for an intel i9-9900ks and can't find much info as what to expect for temps. I Idle around 23-25C and at full load for Cinebench hit around 72C with all cores running 5Ghz (some spike to 73-74C briefly) and 1.34, 1.35v on the CPU and ~200W power. Is this...
  16. W

    Question Do I have to upgrade my psu?

    Hey there, I'm going to make custom loop in my pc and I'm worring, can I run everything without problems. I have a be quiet straight power 11 650w 80+ gold PSU Ryzen 3600 @3,75GHz (probably going to OC a lot more) B450 A-Pro max 2x Hyperx Pedator 8gb 3000mhz ram 2x 5400 1,5TB HDD drives 860 evo...
  17. Z

    Question PASSIVE WATER COOLING

    Hi. i am thinking about passive water cooling for CPU+GPU ( i7-9700k + RTX 2080 ti ) estimate overclocked heat load around 600 watt. I thought about getting a big (40 liter) water tank. The idea is, that the large amount of water will be able to absorb the heat from my CPU and GPU and the...
  18. Baldridge

    Question Corsair 1000D...To cut or not to cut. That is the question

    Hi All, First time posting in the forums so if this is in the wrong place let me know! I'd like to make a build log for my new custom loop in this Corsair 1000D monster. Anyone experienced with modding this case would be a welcome help to me! I'm outfitting with 2 Singularity Computers 300mm...
  19. N

    Question is this custom cooler good enough for 1080ti?

    Hi, I'm very much new and interested in watercooling and I need guidance. I found this somewhere in the internet...
  20. S

    Question Should I use a aquarium chiller water custom loop to cool my RTX 2080 Ti?

    Hello all, I recently installed my RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte Gaming OC Edition. The temps at max load were 80'C+ and ran hotter than my old RTX 2080 8GB at max load. I have heard people using aquarium chillers to cool their RTX 2080 Ti to around 20'C (way below room temperature). Is this a good...
  21. ElementCZ

    Question Water loop GTX 1080Ti + i5 9600k

    Hello guys, I was thinking about finally jumping on the water cooling train. I would like to cool both gpu and cpu However, I would need some advice. Problem n.1 is definitely space. Because I would like to have 280mm front rad (as a start, maybe expand it with some 120m back rad or 240m top...
  22. F

    Question Mini ITX Custom Loop XFlow vs Dual Passthrough Radiator

    So i’m planning a new build that will be my first time doing a full custom loop and I’ve been pondering going with a crossflow radiator for some time now during the planning process but wasn’t sure. The build would be in a Fractal Design Node 304 (yes I know Fractal says that you can only do a...
  23. aphoticstarfield

    Question Computer frequently freezes (sort of) randomly, boots to blinking underscore

    Hi all, First time on Tom's Hardware, made this account after browsing the forums for a solution to my issue, unfortunately to no avail. I am at my wits end, and would appreciate any help that anybody can offer. I keep my computer on just about 24/7, and I am experiencing this frustrating...
  24. K

    BIOS issues Dell Optiplex 790

    I have recently noticed my PC slowing down, so I updated the BIOS to the newest version A21. I was looking at the boot sequence in this BIOS and I selected uefi, and restarted my computer to see if that would make the boot faster and now it says "no boot device found". If I go back in the BIOS...
  25. G

    Monster pc but running slow...?

    So let me start with my computer specs: Mobo: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K Running at 4.5-4.7ghz CPU Water Cooler: Thermaltake WATER 3.0 Triple Riing Memory: Corsair Vengeance 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3200Mhz GPU: 2? ASUS Strix 1080 Ti 11GB Soundcard: ASUS STRIX RAID PRO PSU...
  26. M

    Mechanical key not registering

    Hello guys, So my brother has finally decided to build his own pc, I have some spare parts I'm going to give him, I also have my old mechanical keyboard I would like to gift him if there is a way to fix it. So the problem is that the 'w' key is not working properly, you can understand it...
  27. D

    Drive Setup for Editing Workstation

    Hi Guys, I'm getting a parts list together for a workstation build for lightroom/photoshop and premier pro as well as some music production. I've decided on the main components but I'm a bit stuck with hard drive choice. I was thinking: 500GB SSD boot drive for windows and programs (Samsung...
  28. K

    Buying a new processor. Need help!

    My system right now has a Intel i5 4690k with a Bigwater 850 gts liquid cooler. I want to upgrade to a Intel i7 7800x. The biggest mount for my cooler is a LGA 2011 and the new processor is a LGA 2066 socket. Will my liguid cooler still work or should i get a new one, and if so want cooler? I...
  29. O

    Internet based question

    So I have a motherboard that has On-board LAN. I can't really get the Ethernet cable to reach (Different room altogether). So am I able to buy a "Wireless network adapter" and install it without the On-board LAN conflicting? Currently my Build is https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/7w2QvV (Not...
  30. abduABS

    Are these parts compatible with each other

    Are these parrts compatible with each other Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators Seasonic S12II 520 BRONZE, SS-520GB Power Supply Intel BX80677I57600 7th Gen Core Desktop Processors WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s...
  31. B

    Which GPU with this config?

    Good evening, recently my graphic card died. I need to buy a new one, unfortunately I have no clue about which one I should buy. I have an AMD Phenom 8650 Triple Core Processor(2.3GHz) 4 GB ram, and an ASUS m3n78 motherboard. I used to have a Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3. I do normally play...
  32. N

    Can I run windows 10 ?

    Hi, I have a laptop with system specification - CPU - Intel core 2 duo T6400 at 2 Ghz Ram - 3 GB Graphics - Mobile intel 4 series express card at 1341 MB Will I be able to run Windows 10 ?
  33. C

    System build help (parts picked)

    I need to know if these parts would work together and if they don't, other parts to use. I know this seems like a big ask, but this is going to be my first build and i don't want to stuff it up. But the main thing here is too tell me if the parts would work together. You don't have to make me an...
  34. D

    Is my PSU good enough for crossfire

    Hi, My specs are i7-3770k 16GB ram R9 280x oc wf3 750w seasonic ss-750js I want to buy the same card, but I don't know if my psu is good enough.
  35. B

    Help with upgrade from Phenom II 965

    I'm looking to upgrade my CPU from a phenom II 965 to another AM3+ CPU, and am trying to decide which is the best use of my money. I know the fx cpus underperform intel's processors in gaming applications, but I'm looking to spend around $150 dollars to get some extra life out of my current...
  36. Ivan96

    Which combo is better?

    Quick question,i'm buying cheap used parts for my sister pc and can not decide which of this two combo is better? 1.Asus M2N-E SLI -AMD Athlon 64X2 3800+ -4Gb DDR2 Ram 800Mhz or 2.Gigabyte ga-945GCM-S2L -Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 -2Gb DDR2 ram 667mhz She only uses pc for internet and for...
  37. petar

    JEDEC and XMP - I want real numbers, not overclocked XMP

    I am looking into Trident memory: G.Skill Trident Z silver/red DIMM kit 128GB, DDR4-3200, CL16-18-18-38 (F4-3200C16Q2-128GTZ) [ It is declared as follows: Type: DDR4 DIMM 288-Pin • Modules: 8x 16GB • JEDEC: PC4-25600U • Voltage: 1.35V • Special features: Intel XMP 2.0 (extreme Memory...
  38. K

    Connecting PC speakers to my tv

    So i have a pair of speakers from Creative that I want to connect to my tv for better sound, however once I connected them to the tv using this adapter: http://www.jula.se/globalassets/catalog/productimages/980841.jpg?width=1024&height=1024&scale=both&bgcolor=white I still only get sound...
  39. B

    6700k vs 5930k for Titan X sli

    Essentially my question boils down to whether the industry's future (next 4-5 years) software and drivers would benefit (for gaming) more from higher clock speeds or extra cores. I do not really understand what all dx12 is bringing to the table but it seems like it is going to be a pretty good...
  40. MickeyBG

    KINGSTON HYPERX PREDATOR 8 GB 2666 Mhz vs Crucial RAM DDR3 16GB Kit DIMM 1600MHz Ballistix Sport XT

    So, I'm buying new RAM and I am wondering which one of those kits is better for a gaming configuration (both are x2 sticks)? Both kits are the same price. But I'm not sure which will be better for my purpose (gaming) - more GB or more Mhz? Happy New Year, ya all!