Rebuilt my Ryzen gaming PC to add the EK Waterblocks A240G kit. Swapped out the soft tubing for hard tubing. Had to use the Corsair Commander Pro to control the radiator fans individually and to set the back fan to use GPU temp sensor.
Those lines are elegant, some of the nicest bends I have ever seen! But where are the pics, I need MORE!
Thanks! I was rushing to upload all this before leaving for work. I'll try to get some more pics!
Why the Asus STRIX B350 over another motherboard? Any reason in particular? In particular why this over something like the Gigabyte Gaming 3?
I went with the Asus B350-F for the price (it was on sale) and overclocking ability. I know the X370 has better power phase control but I wasn't originally planning to oc too much. If and when I decide to change to either a Ryzen 7 1800x or a Ryzen 2000 series chip, I will be changing to a X370 or newer board.
Honestly I've never had any experience with a Gigabyte board but I do like a lot of the features they offer. I previously had the Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 for a FX-8370 and I loved it so I just stuck with Asus. I also chose the Asus board because of the colors on the board. I wanted something neutral so I wouldn't have to worry about different colored components clashing with the motherboard. The only other boards I have experience with are MSI but most of them have resulted in either being returned or RMA for a replacement. I'm looking into building a HTPC when GPU prices drop so maybe I'll look into a Gigabyte GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI Mini ITX.
Wow! Thanks for such a detailed reply! Honestly this helps a lot as I've been on the fence about EVERY part for 2 months now, and the MOBO has definitely had me hopping from one to the other. Thanks a ton man!
How much did it cost to watercool?
The EKWB Fluid Gaming A240G kit was $239.99 from EKWB. I had to purchase 5 EK-AC Multi-GPU connector kits to have enough HD adapters for the acrylic tubing. Each EK-AC kit was $19.99. Luckily the A240G comes with everything you'll need to get started. Other items you might need is heat gun which you can get for pretty cheap and a silicone insert to keep the tube from bending.
damn... was this your first custom loop? How long did it take? Asking because it's a project I want to do but not sure if I can justify the price right now
It took me about 3 hours. I watched a lot of YouTube videos from Paul’s Hardware, Bitwit, and Jayztwocents so I had some kind of idea how to go about the build. I also bought a few extra lines just in case I messed up (which I did).
Just price around and wait for sales. I bought everything over a 6 month period (cpu, gpu, water cooling, etc). Aluminum cooling is cheaper to start but the parts compatibility list is very small compared to copper and nickel. Good luck!
really elegant nice bends!
Thanks! Was a pain but well worth it!
for sure! looks great!
Your PC is so cute. Those hardlines, wow, i'm impressed about your work!
Thanks! It was my first time with hard lines!
That's a good beggining mate! :D
Where did you get the 1080..was it on the nvidia... what date do they sell and what time... I have been waiting to buy one for months and always check the website and it always says "out of stock" or "notify me" And of not what store did you buy from-what date and time...?
Sorry for the late reply! I bought the 1080 from Best Buy about a month before the price increases.