Custom loop for Nouvolo steck


Caliper Novice
Original poster
Mar 30, 2019
Hi everyone! This is my third itx custom loop build. I got Ncase at first and then PC-Q37.

I really enjoy assembling pc, and this time I want to try a sandwich style itx case custom loop.

I finally got nouvolo steck for my build, I will share some pros and cons of steck and ghost S1.

This is my partlist, most of them are used parts.

CPU: AMD 2400G
GPU: AMD RX 480 8G
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB
SSD: Plextor M9Pe 512 GB
PSU: corsair SF450 platinum

Watercooling parts
CPU : Custom AM4 waterblock
GPU : Bykski RX480
PUMP: Alphacool DDC310
RAD : Alphacool NexXxoS V.2 ST30 240mm

Because of this custom cpu waterblock, I don't need extra space for the pump. I got it from taobao.

I chose Alphacool NexXxoS V.2 ST30 240mm so that I can easily fill in the water.

Here, I gonna share some pros and cons of the case.

Less expensive than ghost s1.
Glass side panel.
Because of tophat style, larger rooms for GPU width.(You can choose thinner radiator or fan)
More solutions for 2.5-inch SSD.

Harder for hard-tube build because of tophat style.
Worse ventilation than s1.

I used both soft and hard tube in this build, maybe I will try all hard-tube in the future.


SFF Lingo Aficionado
SFFn Staff
Silver Supporter
Jun 19, 2019
That pump/block combo is a nice find. Seems like a viable alternative to the LT Solo (suitably low-profile, but potentially underpowered) and the Apogee Drive II (powerful enough, but too tall once fittings are installed for the Ghost + Steck.

Nice builds! ?