Mistral Part 5

Time for a smaller update on this project. Our EVGA X299 Micro is now in place and the DG-77 is really now starting to take shape. We have our hard-line runs in mind for the CPU loop given that we are sticking with an air-cooled, vertical GPU.

We know a vertical air-cooled GPU is not ideal and we would have gone with an Alphacool block if we could have got one here for a comprehensive loop. However, this is an EVGA project and although, given what is going on is preventing us from going all out on this, its kind of nice to show off the 2070 as stock so people can see what they are getting with this GPU.

As far as progress goes, we have mounted an Alphacool XT30, 360mm radiator to the front of the case along with 6 BitFenix Spectre 120mm RGB fans. We have used these fans on a few other projects and we love them, they will be run with their controller and RGB strips to give the case some more lighting.

For our pump res combo, we have the Alphacool Ice Cream Cup D5, another recycled part, this time coming from our Ghostbusters build. Its a stand out piece of kit and as always top noth build quality from Alphacool. Our original idea incorporated twin tube reserviors run along the top and front of the case with coolant to match the original theme. Given the change and what we have to hand, its not going to be quite what we imagined but it will still be a damn good build.

Fittings are again, all Alphacool and we were still playing with types and how to run the loop when we took these pictures so some aspects are still going to change.

One of the Seagate IronWolf Pro 10 TB drives is now also in place, we are using the other for something else at the moment but I am sure that 10 TB will be more than enough 🙂

Its starting to take shape then, still a bit to do but we are more than happy so far given what we had to work with.