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

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Guest-16, 7 Feb 2018.

  1. Guest-16

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    What riser are you using? I had big problems with mine (admittedly it was thermaltake, so I probably deserved it).
     
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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.
     
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    Do you recommend them? Might replace mine.
     
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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?
     
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    Highlighted the issue for you.
     
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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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  14. CAF PCs

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    I too have one of those eBay $50 risers. I talked with them before about what I was trying to do and they sent me photos of different possibilities and were extremely helpful. And of course yes it works great. Definitely recommend them even if they might be double the price of a perfectly capable (wider though) one from Amazon
     
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    Nice display
     
  16. CAF PCs

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    @BU5H W00K1E The Waterblock gets drowned out by the brightness on the top part of the build since there are no lights to match the bottom part
     
  17. BU5H W00K1E

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    ya sadly where the psu cover is it blocks the lights. but imma be doing a rebuild of this system in the late summer
     
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  19. CAF PCs

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    Li-Heat isn't as aesthetically pleasing IMO compared to say Thermaltake's. Theirs looks higher quality and finished where (at least the one I received) looks like more of a prototype. The black covering the cable wasn't perfectly uniform and has a slight wave to it so it doesn't lay completely flat
     
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    How you finding the byskyi block? Did you get it from aliexpress?
     

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