Finally got my waterblock
from the customs, which means final assembly (part one: installing and testing the waterblock)!
This waterblock is intended to be used use with Gigabyte X570I AORUS motherboard, but I tried to use it with Gigabyte B550I first. Those boards are very similar, but, unfortunately, the VRMs on the B550I are a bit higher, so the block can't fit properly. After changing the board the installation went mostly smooth.
You have to remove all the extra stuff attached to the motherboard (CPU+M2 heatsink, VRM heatsink, plastic shroud cover) first.
I've leak-tested the block separately before installing (using my Barrow "DDC" pump).
The most overkill AIO cooler ever!
All assembled, forgot to take a photo with M.2 cover installed.
The M.2 cover is visible near the riser here.
First the PC haven't posted
. As it turns out, I have shifted the CPU in the socket while installing the block, very scary. Of course, when I lifted the block to fix that, the CPU became glued to the block. Fortunately, haven't bent any pins. After re-install all works like a charm. Got absolute maximum of 86° CPU temp while running TimeSpy (on CCD1 only), under 70° when running Prime 95, 4.25 all core boost (but that was before changing the power limit to 200W, and I think I need to tweak more limits to overclock with PBO2). Single core boosts up to 4.95 (not pictured here). Overall pretty happy with this waterblock. VRM temps are in check, chipset stays under 40°.