I already have a custom built PC and am not ready water cool the entire thing yet (budget). I recently acquired an ASUS EKWB 3070 and currently have a 2070 super. I have an NZXT H510 case, along with a Ryzen 7 3700X and an ASUS TUF b450-Pro motherboard. I couldn't find anything on the web, and since this new gpu needs to be water cooled I need help in knowing which parts I need to get to make this work within my setup. I tend to run the cards with graphic intensive games, and I plan on mining crypto with the GPU when not gaming. I want to make sure this setup will keep the GPU cool enough to do these things. Could anyone provide a parts list or point me in the right direction for my specific situation? I don't want to have to change really anything inside my build except adding on the necessary components if possible. I also would like to keep it as budget friendly as possible. Thanks!
Greetings. Is this the card you have? https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards-Components/Graphics-Cards/ASUS/RTX3070-8G-EK/
Wow, I tried so long to get one of those and eventually gave up!
To go with it you need:
1) A pump or preferably a pump-reservoir combo unit such as a Corsair XD3 (depends on your case what will fit, this is a small one that fits in a lot of cases): Corsair Hydro X Series XD3 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo - Micro Center
2) A radiator. Depends on your case what will fit, a 3070 is perfectly fine with a 240mm one such as: Corsair Hydro XR5 Dual 280mm Water-Cooling Radiator - Micro Center
3) You need to decide on hard or soft tubing. Honestly hard tubing is difficult but looks great. Soft tubing is easy and forgiving to the beginner. Then fittings to match. Corsair Hydro XT 3/8" (10 mm) x 1/2" (13 mm) Softline Tubing 3 ft. - Clear - Micro Center and Bitspower G 1/4" Straight Compression Fitting - Black Sparkle - Micro Center
4) A jug of purified water from the grocery store to test that there are no leaks. Then dump that out and use proper coolant: Corsair Hydro X Series XL8 Performance Coolant 1L - Clear - Micro Center
First thing to note: The above examples are Corsair branded but everything in water cooling is standardized on a format called G 1/4. So your Asus brand card's water block will work with whatever brand. The only things that need to be careful matching are in item 3 above, the fittings inner/outer diameters MUST match the selected tubing inner/outer diameters.
Second thing to note: The above is absolute minimum. Really you should also have a T junction fitting and a drain valve to make it easy to get the fluid out.
PS - Some fans to go on the radiator but you might already have some so I didnt list them.
Thank you so much! And sorry you couldn't get your hands on one :(
I got a great card and put a water block on it myself, so it ended up OK. I just had wanted one of those ASUS EK because they look great and are single slot.
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