Hi everyone so I am back with part two of my pc build! It s time to go water-cooling!
So as you might know from my previous post I built my first custom pc from scratch, but as my dad always told me:”If you do something, do it right!”.
This means I could not stop there, I had to push further and watercooling and overclocking was the next natural step.
Finally last weekend I received the second batch of stuff:
Right there we got the second gtx 960, green fans (you will see the result later) , water cooling kit, green colour for the fluid and LED strips.
The first think I did was put in the second card and start seeing as it performed. (PS if you get a flashing green screen in SLI mode, just swap the direction of the SLI bridge).
As soon as I got started with the watercooling kit problems showed up, the instruction manual said there was the need for an oring between the pump and the reservoir, of course that o-ring was missing.
As you might understand being the first time I was building a watercooling kit I did not want to take any chances to flood all that precious hardware. I had to contact the retailer, the kit manufacturer and they all gave me everytime different answers, in the end I found out they upgraded they watercooling kit and that oring is now integrated in the pump and colored
With that out of the way let the fun begins!
The process was fairly straight forward even though I was freaking scared of leaks! ( that’s also the reason why there is toilet paper everywhere).
I let the system run for quite a while (4~ hours running and a whole day standing). In the kit there was an handy plug to jump start the PSU so I could just run the pump without need of anything else running.
After all that was done time for final touches and that means light!
That was it for the build, it took me quite a bit of trial and error but it was an amazing experience and I learned so much!
Here you can see a video of the lighting effect:
Finally here just a slide shows of picture with music of the whole building process!
That’s it guys! I did not talk about temperatures yet because I want to keep that for next post where overclocking will come ! Trust me when I say that little pentium holds some serious horse power!