Question Help converting current build into a custom loop PC


Feb 23, 2016
Budget (including currency): $1000
Country: US
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mining / Gaming
Other details:

My Current Rig is as follows.

PCPartPicker Part List:
CPU: Intel Core i7-10700F 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($263.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ Adorama)
Motherboard: ASRock B560 Steel Legend ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Pilot-E 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.95 @ Walmart)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($3499.99 @ Monoprice)
Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Asus ROG STRIX G 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $4187.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I was thinking of upgrading to the Lian Li 011D case as I heard that that was a good case for watercooling. I want to go with soft tubing as well since this would be my first time building a custom loop and would think it would make the whole process a lot easier. I want to watercool my gpu as well as my CPU. I’m hoping EKWB releases the active cooling backplate soon for my model gpu but I think in the mean time I’d be more than fine to just go with their front plate and then upgrade to the active cooling backplate down the line. I would really appreciate any help getting a list of parts together to convert my rig to water cooling thanks!


The case you currently have can accommodate a custom loop, only thing is that you will need to be choosy in what parts to pick and drop into the case. The S340 can have a single 120mm rad at the rear, then have a 240mm radiator(or a 280, if you have the revised S340 design) to give you a 360mm loadout. You will also need to read through the watercooling sticky(in my sig space) first since the loop will have to be setup and maintained by you.

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