Modding Vertical mounted GPU + Cooler Master WCing kit in Fractal R5

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  1. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    I am playing with ideas here. The hardware isn't high-end but I thought it would be interesting to do the vertical mount in an R5 with a GTX 960 mini, which to my knowledge no one else has done. I'll throw in a LiHeat PCIE extender between them. The mix of hard/soft tubing is because a lot of the Barrow hardline connectors and adapters I bought have gone 'bad' - visible rust in the gaps - and I wanted more flexibility to play rather than use up hard tubing. That Byskyi GPU block: $10USD!
    The CM watercooling kit - the pump/res combo is really nice and meaty, but the rest feels so-so. I will have to see if 350l/hr can actually push this loop or not. The idea is to splash it with some white LEDs later too, so the whole build will be roughly co-ordinated in black-white.
     

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  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Nice. What connector you using for gpu to monitor? The vertical slot in my arc is fairly thin and I had to trim the plastic off a dvi to get it to fit. Using a display port now though.
     
  3. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    DP. I'm only losing a DVI which I don't use :)
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    And with that small card and block you shouldn't get any droopage either.
     
  5. Ending Credits

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    What riser are you using? I had big problems with mine (admittedly it was thermaltake, so I probably deserved it).
     
  6. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    LiHeat 250mm http://www.ebay.com/itm/122951533417

    Local company (father/son iirc) here who sponsor several modders and make quality, shielded cables.
     
  7. Ending Credits

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    Do you recommend them? Might replace mine.
     
  8. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    I'll let you know in a ~week. The order just went through and they're posting it tomorrow
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I can recommend them. Mine works great. They test them before they ship too.
     
  10. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Might have to pick one of them up to replace my dodgy foil covered one. What's wrong with the thermaltake one's?
     
  11. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    Highlighted the issue for you.
     
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  12. Ending Credits

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    Well the 30cm I bought doesn't even work with PCI-E 3.0 on my mobo. Had to force it to 2.0.

    Thermaltake gives you nice looking (well, some of their stuff) products for cheap, but ultimately you pay with your sanity.
     
  13. BU5H W00K1E

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    I have my 1080ti with a waterblock vertical mounted it looks good
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