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This is my first full custom loop!

Having been an avid gamer for over half my life and now having been in college for a couple of years, I felt myself succumbing to an explicable urge to go for a full custom loop. After only having built my first system for myself less than two years ago, I would be satisfied no longer with aircooled systems and high temperatures.

A roadblock came in the form of few people doing waterblocks for Zotac GPUs- my first pick would have been EK, but they do not support them. I personally dislike Alphacool's designs and so I resorted to Ebay as a last resort where I was pleasantly surprised to find Bykski making them. A little skeptical at first, but once the block came there was no denying it- its high quality (not to mention excellent RGB lighting inside the block!).

The namesake comes from the goliathan undead frost wyrm, Sindragosa, from World of Warcraft, a game I am particularly fond of (main wallpaper of my PC is her!). Thought a light blue build would suit the icy realm of Northrend from which she ruled.

Despite being a soft-tubing build, I sought to make it at least resemble a hard line build with copious amounts of fittings and tactical flow reservoir placings to fill empty space. Through the forums I also made sure to keep the build practical, such as placing my drain port at the very bottom of the case to make fluid drains and changes much easier.

In the end, I am extremely happy with the way it turned out and I hope you enjoy! :)

Part Reviews

Case

An amazing case. Comes with superb watercooling support with a removable top bracket for easy installation of rads. Plenty of clearance for radiators and the motherboard, and the modular front area makes for great custom loops. The sound dampening material included does make a nice difference, filtering out the high-end sounds, and the chassis itself is of such a high quality. You can really tell by handling the case, side panels etc. Loads of cable management room too!

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Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

It looks like a hard tubing build, good job!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Slick build. You should try OCing with that loop. A bit of RGB would be cool, but it still looks sweet 9/10

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

All the LEDs are RGB so I can if I wanted to, but blue is by far my favourite colour lol.

Might overclock soon, have no need to at the moment.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

hows the new R6 case?really thinking of buying one and this makes me feel it'll be a great case for a nice loop that i need to move from my corsair 540...great job on this build bro,got the 1+ from me on this beauty??

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s a fantastic case. So much space, compatibility, build quality is through the roof- you won’t regret it. Watch the hardwarecanucks video on it if you want more info!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

nice,im gonna order it tomorrow i think.i got the EK Xres with a 240 res, and didnt know if i was gonna have to drill to mount it to the wall inside or use a bracket off the rad,does it have mount holes on the wall,i couldn't tell.its awesome they have a drain port,mine was a pain in the arse to drill with a step bit lol.thx for the info and awesome build bro!!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, let me know when you complete the build and post it here!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Best looking soft line loop ive seen in a long while! Nice job.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah That water block for the card does appear to be quality. I think many of us who have RGB systems lock them to a solid color. The soft tubing looks great. I have always wanted to do a full custom loop but never liked how soft tubing looked until now.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I used more fittings than needed- I could have just used the basics, but the 90 degree fittings really, really helped with keeping things neat.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

And yeah, I made sure to look up reviews for Bykski products before I ordered it- the guy who sells them on ebay also has a stellar rating so that helps! I was initially surprised by how heavy it was- I've never had a GPU waterblock before so I didn't know what to expect, but its hefty- definitely copper and nickel plated for sure!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

******* this thing is sexy. I see a feature incoming. *crosses fingers*

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I hope so, never had a feature before. There are loads of other builds which are far better than mine though!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Totally overkill for World of Warcraft build! Now you can fully appreciate your Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher!lol

Nice build and I am a bit partial to Fractal Design cases. I hope you play more than WoW so you can actually take advantage of that CPU and GPU. My HTPC rocking a RX 470 with a G4600 dominates wow performance and that is just a meer ant vers this beast. With 32gb of ram that will work really well if you want to get into producing your own media content.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher is actually my default mount for my toons, I try to mog all of them to fit it when I can!

This is my first Fractal Design case and I am very impressed. The 32GB of RAM does indeed prove useful when making YouTube videos!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Third and last picture - the best. Awesome build.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a loop pretty identical to mine, looks really nice +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

this guy grazy

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