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CORSAIR Crystal Series 680X

Parts Used in this build:
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core & 32-thread Desktop Processor
PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6 Memory, Powered by AMD RDNA 2, HDMI 2.1
32GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28
Sabrent 1TB Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme Performance Solid State Drive (SB-RKT4P-1TB)
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX Motherboard
FormulaMod Sleeve Extension Power Supply Cable Kit 18AWG ATX 24P+ EPS 8-P+PCI-E8-P with Combs for PSU to Motherboard/GPU(Red Grey White)
FormulaMod Sleeve Extension Power Supply Cable Kit 18AWG ATX 24P+ EPS 8-P+PCI-E8-P with Combs for PSU to Motherboard/GPU(Red Grey White)
LINKUP – Ultra PCIe 4.0 X16 Riser Cable [RTX3090 RX6900XT x570 B550 Z590 Tested] Shielded Extreme High-Speed Vertical Mount Gaming PCI Express Gen4
50mm Diameter Tank G1/4 Thread Cylinder Reservoir Tank for PC Water Cooling
EZDIY-FAB Vertical PCIe 4.0 GPU Mount Bracket Graphic Card Holder, Video Card VGA Support Kit with PCIe 4.0 X16 Gen4 17cm/6.69in Riser Cable 90 Degree Right Angle
EKWB EK-Plug G1/4″ Plug Fitting, Plexi (Acrylic) with 5mm LED Slot
FreezeMod 360mm Aluminum Radiator White G1/4 Threads Water Cooling
BarrowCH Chameleon Fish Radiator, 120×2, Matt Silver
EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi with Nickel Back Plate
EKWB EK-Quantum Scalar Flow Indicator Bottom-To-Top, Digital RGB, Black
EKWB EK-Quantum Velocity 2 CPU Water Block D-RGB – 1700, Nickel/Plexi
EKWB EK-Vardar X3M 120ER PWM 120mm White & Black Fan
Barrow G1/4″ Metal Multi-Way Fitting Connector 3 Ways
Barrow G1/4″  Fitting For 14mm OD Rigid Tube
14mm OD Tube
EKWB EK-CryoFuel Premix PC Coolant, 1000mL, Blood Red
Thermalright TL-C12015W-S 120mm White Slim Fan
Water Cooling Pump, 800L/H PC Water Cooling Integrated Mute Water Pump Support PWM for CPU Cooling System
Corsair RM1000x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX 1000 Watt Power Supply

Building in the CORSAIR Crystal Series 680X was fun, but we decided to make some changes to this one after testing.

We were not satisfied with the way this one came out. Also, the 6900xt Red Devil ran too hot for my liking. It appeared to sit to close to the front glass panel so it must have been suffocated from lack of air flow.

The Barrowch LCD screen had an issue where it would not display correctly on first boot. And it looked cheap, so we removed it. Building a custom loop with soft tube didn’t look as good as we thought.

So we knew what we had to do. EKWB to the rescue!

Here is a view of the rear nickel back plate The back plate is important and is sold separately. It helps to provides added cooling for the vRAM and it looks clean.
Added another radiator for improved cooling located in the front
Added the EKWB CPU water block
Added a flow meter to the GPU
We found a mount that we could put a little angle on the GPU and replaced the two top fans with EK

The final product is stunning, and it runs cool and quiet.