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Luke and James will be here for the premiere to chat with you all- yes the boss is forcing them to sit through the final 3 hour edit.

Luke needs a new test system for his CPU launches. So our modding and system building expert James Dawson decided to set aside a day to help him build one - using mostly EKWB hardware.

Luke is a qualified engineer who handles many CPU and motherboard launches for KitGuru, he used to work in the aeronautics industry but he has never built a watercooled system before. We decided to film it all on multiple cameras, sparing no bloopers, mistakes, and everything. No sparing of any egos in this video! We edited it down from 10 hours to around 3 hours - so consider it a full length movie - and hopefully its useful in some way as a guide to help you build your own watercooled system at some stage. If you last three hours, you are officially a kitguru hero.

00:00 Video Start
00:53 Introduction
01:40 The Project / hardware
06:21 Starting the baseline build - Gigabyte motherboard focus with CPU and M.2 SSDs
19:05 Corsair Memory - Dominator Platinum RGB
24:10 Noctua D15 for baseline testing
31:16 Thermal paste and cooler install - the debate continues!
34:34 The Phanteks P500A Case - install
43:40 The Anti SAG GPU bracket Install
46:27 Seasonic Prime TX1000 Power Supply Install
50:00 R9 295X2 Flashbacks and discussion on power demands
56:46 Luke messes up - fixing it!
58:50 Fan headers discussion and GPU install
1:01:20 Cable combs and basic routing
1:10:17 EKWB build starts ! hardware discussion and install
1:24:53 Big 24 pin connector - due an upgrade?
1:29:09 Taking the block apart to look inside
1:31:26 Thermal Paste
1:31:45 Flushing out the radiator / installing cpu block and radiator
1:37:21 EKWB Furious Vadar Fans discussion and further installation
1:41:31 Discussion on the setup configuration - QUICK DISCONNECT and fittings install
1:57:43 Outlet on block to inlet of radiator
2:00:33 Tube cutting guidance
2:05:27 Radiator to Reservoir tubing work and discussion
2:09:29 Why is the inlet and outlet important?
2:10:26 Luke fails to open a child proof bottle and ‘it smells!’
2:13:11 To cycle the pump - filling the loop - and micro bubbubbubbles
2:18:00 What would happen if I disconnected it now ?
2:18:45 Lets leave it for now
2:19:37 Its sheered!
2:20:00 ‘An idiots guide to watercooling’
2:20:15 Rocking it back and forth baby
2:20:38 Bubbles in the loop ?
2:23:27 left overnight - connecting fans and test - GELID solutions adapter
2:25:41 Wiring it up and new blocks and some random tech talk
2:32:45 More liquid and filling other CPU blocks
2:40:14 Concerns about leaks
2:42:40 System is built - oh dear - it hasnt gone too well!
2:43:37 The first board isn’t dead, we swear
2:44:03 First (honest) boot! (TRX40 Aorus Master this time)
2:46:10 Stress test results
2:47:53 We are done !

System specification:

CPU - Ryzen 9 3950X
Motherboard - Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme
Memory - Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB White 32GB 3600MHz
Graphics Card - Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme
SSD - WD_Black SN750 + Aorus Gen 4 2TB
PSU - Seasonic Prime TX-1000
Chassis - Phanteks P500A
Braided Cables - Silverstone Braided Cables
And then when the X570 board broke, we switched to...
CPU - Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Motherboard - Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Master
EK Custom Loop parts:

1 x EK-Velocity RGB Intel Full Nickel CPU block
1 x EK-Velocity RGB AMD Full Nickel CPU block
1 x EK-Velocity sTR4 RGB Full Nickel CPU block
1 x EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 200 D5 PWM D-RGB Acetal Pump/Res combo
1 x EK-CoolStream Classic PE 360 45mm thick radiator
Numerous EK-QDC 10mm Black quick disconnect fittings
EK-STC Classic 10/13 Nickel straight fittings
EK-AF Classic Angled 45° Nickel fittings
EK-AF Classic Angled 90° - Nickel fittings
EK-DuraClear 9,5/12,7mm 3M flexible soft tubing
3 x EK-Furious Vardar EVO 120 BB (750 - 3000rpm) 120mm Fans
EK-CryoFuel Clear (Premix 1000mL) coolant liquid
EK Filling Bottle (1000mL)

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