I’m in the middle of a computer upgrade and I have an idea for a post-upgrade for cooling in the following months.
My RX 480 is a very hot card. Unacceptably hot, I would argue. Granted, this is summer and 70 to 80C constants are to be expected. Still, I like things nice and cool (I used to run a GTX 760 4GB at 45C under 100% load thanks to water). And the Ryzen 2700x I’m upgrading to might have a great out of the box cooler… but I would like to get both the GPU and CPU’s temps down considerably.
Enter DIY custom loops: I want to make a single loop, GPU+CPU system with 2 different radiators and 2 different pumps… because reasons. The new case I will be getting will be perfect because I can use my old 5.25" external bay water pump + resovoir combo as well as some rads I already have laying around.
There’s just one problem: I can’t seem to find a CPU water block with built in pump. There are tons of such options with AOI/prebuilt water cooling systems… but I need one that’s DIY. I need JUST the CPU water block/pump. Is anyone even making such things? Oh, and… it needs to be RGB. Because of course.
Here’s a wonder rendition of my plan that Picasso would be jelly of.