Description

I haven't built a system since 2011, so I really wanted to get some bang for my buck.

I decided on the Ryzen 5 2600 and found an RX Vega 64 on Ebay. (since I was going to void the warranty anyway)

The Meshify C Mini is easy to build in, but a custom loop (my first one) is tricky because of lack of room. (and the fact I didn't have any angled fittings)

Since it was my first adventure with watercooling, I decided to go with EK Fluidgaming's A240R kit, which is very cheap compared to other solutions, and also very light weight being full aluminium. The instructions were very clear and straightforward, and I would recommend it to anyone starting out with soft tubing, however, do yourself a favor and buy some angled fittings. This would have made my runs a lot easier, and possibly prettier if you pick a nice colour.

I would like to try my hand at hard tubing next, maybe next year when some new cards come out (Navi), however I will have to wait for EK Fluidgaming, or another manufacturer to make an aluminium water block for these new cards first, which could be a long time.. This is the trade-off for getting it so cheap I guess, since I can't use any parts that aren't aluminium.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

How has your experience been with the monitor? For the price it looks too good to be true considering its an IPS. Any serious ghosting or flickering while running at 144hz? Are the colors and contrast good? I've seen a lot of mixed reports on this one and 300$ is still a lot of cash for me.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

The monitor works great, the only caveat is that HDR and FreeSync can't be enabled at the same time.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! makes me want to water cool my system...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

A 2600 hardly needs liquid cooling, but I bet the Vega likes it! Nice.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the single 240 hold up to a full loop?

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Great, temps never exceed 65°C on the GPU during load