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Impossibilium! Custom fully watercooled itx build in the In-Win A1, mini link tube madness running at maximum overdrive.
After successfully completing Link Tube Madness which was basically a proof of concept on building a complete hardline loop using nothing but G1/4 tapped link tube I decided I would use the same method for a new mITX portable gaming rig. I made up my mind that this would be a zero compromise overclockable and quiet gaming rig. After deciding on and purchasing the In-Win A1 case my dreams soon fell to the harsh realities of the cases design. The In-Win A1 only officially supports a single 120 RAD at the back, simply not enough RAD capacity to cool a Zotac 1080ti mini and the 8700K overclocked to 5.0Ghz. I thought there HAS to be a way to get a 240 RAD in there somewhere. First attempt I tried to fit a black Ice GTS 240 RAD into the clear base with slim fans. No dice! Just as I was experimenting with my options and searching for parts XSPC comes to the rescue and releases their brand new TX ultra slim Rads on Performance PCS. These are the slimmest Rads on the market at 20.1mm thick!!! That's thinner that a regular 120 Fan(25mm) Amazing! Well the rest is history as you can see in the pics, I managed to fit a fully water cooled itx setup in a very small case. The biggest sacrifice I had to make was having to live without a proper reservoir. The downside to not having a res is it takes much longer to bleed the system of air. My solution was to fit a bitspower T-Block and have small link with Air Exhaust fitting on top. This helps with getting the air out and allows me to add fluid as necessary.
Looking forward to what everyone thinks in the comments, I'm glad to answer any questions. I have found a lot of inspiration on PCPartpicker happy to give back.
Impossibilim is a nod to the late great Gord Downy of the Tragically Hip!