Wasmachineman's Water Cooling Adventures

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Wittgenstein the Supercomputer FTW!
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In other news, I received the Bykski blocks for my KPEs. 2080 Ti doesn't go above 50C in Time Spy Extreme, very nice!
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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Delidding is AWESOME:

i7-6700T in my seedbox delidded by means of the der8auer Delid-die-mate 2 and some Galinstan I bought from a Isareli on eBay years ago. I use the same stuff in my M6500 Covet and M4400 and it holds up exceptionally well.
 
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Aaaand my RX480 Nitro finally died :( memory failure, it's artifacting when you install drivers.

RIP December 2016 - June 2023
 
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I have a big ****ing hardware hoarding issue. 480 Nitro died, day later I bought a used RX 590 Nitro+ SE in as-new condition, and earlier tonight I bought a New Old Stock 780 Ti Classified HydroCopper.
 

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Hell yeah, the Arctic P14 Slim fans are back in stock once more. Bought a few of them since I needed one of them for the HAF XB anyways.
 
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I just committed a cardinal sin: selling my 1080 Ti Kingpin. Oh well, money > cards that stay on the shelf anyway. And I got my money's worth of fun overclocking (or rather, it not overclocking because Nvidia) out of it.

I also have sold the 780 Ti HC because why the hell do I need a card like that in the first place?
 
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Just casually playing some Shadow of Chernobyl on the Retro Rig, now with a water cooled 3850!
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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Pisses me off TitanRig has such insane shipping rates for small stuff like fittings, oh well just bought the last two Black Nickel EK Quantum T-fittings, since I have a idea: external rad setup for benching on the VR rig.

I also bought a Alphacool Core 1 CPU block for the bench rig. Well, CrossFire bench rig that is, @RageBone sold me a ASUS C8E and when I receive it I can run dual RX480s in CF :D

The C8E definitely is better for CF benching since there's quad slot spacing between PCIe X16_1 and _2.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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Performance-PCs clearance FTW, I just scored a lightly used 420 GTS XFlow for $69 (nice)

Now to find a sanely priced non-XFlow rad.
 

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And since I had the genius idea of asking dad for a SS plate since my external WC is jank AF, I bought a 3rd 480 GTS rad. Will have it side by side with the 480 GTX in the center.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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I emailed Liquid Extasy for a quote on a HD 3850 AGP waterblock and he quoted me €120-150. Not gonna lie, i'm quite tempted to get one made. It would be significantly less jank than the Aliexpress core only block.