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Project Poseidon

by jswiney07

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30 Comments

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Date Published

Jan. 15, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 2, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

15 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

My first run at hard-line custom watercooling. I've wanted to try it ever since i built my first pc and 2019 was the year i finally gave it a try! Hope you like it!

It's a true animal for gaming. I definitely see some bottleneck with the R7 1700, but that was expected. I was going to buy a R7 2700x, but with the leaks of the 12-core 5.1GHz 3700x to come later this year, i figured I would roll my 1700 from my last build into this one and update it when the 3700x comes out.

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simberdavid 2 points 2 months ago

i'm lovin it +1

iKoniKModz 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

looks awesome!!!

CuyMasterGaming 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

+1. Feature?

P1T1 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Feature

Peepyopi 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

excuse me while i change my pants.

PotatoPCwithi9 1 point 2 months ago

Great build, hard tubing looks great! +1

Newbgaming 1 point 2 months ago

Looks great

sixpoundsofcheez 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

did you machine that monoblock?

Shastarocks 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Are you talking about the distributor reservoir that is mounted next to the motherboard?

MichealJoeden 1 point 2 months ago

It is called a Distribution block and it is available from multiple companies, however Der8auer made his own for his personal pc; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVv-XybzHF8&t=1s

jswiney07 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I got it from aliexpress, it's from Barrow. They make several of them for different PC's.

feios 1 point 2 months ago

Looks inspiring! I really want to do my first custom water cooled setup. We'll see.

I have a question though. I also have a r7 1700 (3.9ghz) with an Asus 2080ti (stock) but I have only a Seasonic 650W power supply (80+ gold). I tried overclocking the graphics card a bit but I always end up with a bit of an unstable experience. Which always makes me wonder if my power supply can't handle all of the power being drawn.

Do you have similar issues with a 750W power supply? I was planning to upgrade to a 1000W instead actually.

Engi1729 2 points 2 months ago

It depends on what you mean by unstable, if you are getting ingame stutters then it's quite possibly a cpu bottleneck

jswiney07 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I actually was worried about that so I bought an outlet power meter to see what I was drawing. Under full load (without an OC on the graphics) I was running max like 420W. So an 80+ gold from seasonic at 650 should be fine. Doesn't hurt to get a 1000 I guess, but the 750 works fine for me.

TGND 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Wow! Love the color. Great build!

andyshinn 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I sure hope EK releases the distribution plate for the front glass.

hardstyle83 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

they said that one was made for powerspec alone. even if they end up releasing one it will not look the same :(

Kryztie 1 point 2 months ago

Now That's What I'm Talking About!!! Great Build!!! +1

hardstyle83 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

why didn't you rotated the CPU block and used the port on the reservoir below the one you are using? it looks better that way

jswiney07 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Trust me, I wanted to do that. Unfortunately, Ryzen waterblocks are different from Intel blocks. Intel's mounts are all square from each other so you can do that, but ryzen's are rectangular. You can only rotate it 180deg at a time.

hardstyle83 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

i thought you could take the block apart and rotate just the block without rotating the rectangular frame

7ha7as1an 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Amazing build! Looking forward to using this same case for one!

leprechaun_ca 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Looks amazing wondering what kind of fans you are using

jswiney07 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

These are asiahorse RGB 120mm fans. Just a cheap set I found on Amazon. They've worked well though, no complaints!

leprechaun_ca 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks for the response fantastic build

Tobz_au 1 point 1 month ago

Hey!

Awesome build. How well does the EVGA you water lock fit in the case? Is it hard up against the glass? Did you need to make any mods? Or was it all good?

jswiney07 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hi, sorry I just saw your question. Fun fact: this water block doesn't fit. It could be okay if the outer facing side didn't have plugs, but the plugs add even more depth. Right now I just keep the side panel off, but as time progresses I will likely 3D Print an extension to the side panel.

Cake-baker 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

can you put the side glass panel on? in every picture you have posted the side glass panel is missing.is that because of the evga ftw3 waterblock? I am thinking of getting one myself but would love the make sure it will fit.

hardstyle83 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

most likelly bcuz the side panel is tempered glass and would reflect alot of light

SilentHitch 1 point 27 days ago

I am looking at hard tubing my build and I am wondering what kind of pump you are using and where do you fill/drain your loop? Awesome btw. Looks great.

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