So long story not told at all, I am looking to get into my first custom loop, the problem is I am on a tight and fixed budget.
I run a system with an R5 2600X overclocked to 4.2ghz 24/7 and since I made a GPU change in the case, it is too hot to sustain it’s 65 degree average on Prime95 Small FFTs test.
Sure I could improve my airflow, but I am already at 7 case fans in a Thermaltake 71 TG. So on to what I am actually asking for.
I am looking for a pump and reservoir, everything else I have pretty much figured out, although nothing is ordered, so full kits are a possibility as long as they fall into my ~$200 USD budget.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to even click on this topic and read what I had to say.
I forgot to add a few details, due to the increase in temps from the GPU I get mid 80s on Small FFT.
I am also building this with a 3950X in mind as I will be getting one in August, I also wish to water cool my GPU as well on the same loop, just passing through 2 seperate radiators. I have 8 months, 7 of which I’ll have that budget and I am dead set on not building a 2nd rig to go with it.
The reason for the temperature increase is that I started running a minimal Manjaro install with a Windows VM, and I am passing through a Sapphire RX480 Nitro+ OC 8GB, and it is the cooler of the two GPUs.