My watercooling setup refresh

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by Chai, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Chai

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  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a photo of the Barrow AM4 waterblock with 5V RGB Light. This block is really affordable, but the quality is still top notch.

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  3. Chai

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    But RGB lighting is not my kind of thing, so I took it out.

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  4. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    This is a shot of the old Swiftech radiator, if you look closely, you can see there's a lot of corrosion on the first row.


    Here's a comparison shot of the new Bykski 28mm thick 360mm radiator. It's slimmer than the old Swiftech, which is perfect for me since I have limited room. I added a 45deg fitting on the outlet to fit my case better.

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  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a few shots of the Ryzen 1800X + GTX 1070 setup before switching to watercooling again. I was doing water leak test before actually mounting onto the system.

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    Here's some shots of the GTX lighting, it looks pretty good, but that has to go too.

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    Here's a few shots of naked GTX 1070 with GP104 chip.

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    Finally, I installed the old Swiftech MCW60 on the GTX 1070. Now the load temperature has dropped from 83C to just 50C at load. It was thermal throttling at stock speed. The stock cooler is really poor. I added some Siwftech HydrX which is basically radiator coolant (anti-freeze).

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