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Older players to the upgrade games here on the Corsair forums might have seen my previous build where I threw a Plex server in my 1000d.


So after living with the changes for a few months, I noticed that having the Plex server inside my 1000d running all the time drove the temps in my GPU loop up 3+ degrees. While it wasn't too much of a change for the 1000d. That 3+ degrees push the ITX loop to 33->36c at load. I don't like running my liquid loops that hot, especially coming into the summer months. Additionally, I also didn't have a GPU on the Plex loop, and while the iGPU on the Ryzen 3 2200g is ok, a dedicated GPU would give the Plex transcoding a little more grunt.


My solution to the problem was build a dedicated Plex box, reusing as many of the components I had sitting around on shelves as possible, but creating a system I feel comfortable leaving on 24x7x365.


The Build:

Gigabyte Aorus x470 Gaming WiFi 5

Ryzen 3 2200g

Zotec RX-480 8 GB (I know it's old, but it's what I had....)

EKWB RX-480 Waterblock (Also old, but an eBay steal when I found it NIB)

2xXR5 280mm Radiators

XD3 Pump-Reservoir Combination

16 GB Corsair 3200 Dominator RAM

Corsair HX850i PSU

Crucial P1 500 GB M.2

3xLL120 Fans

5xLL140 Fans

Commander Pro

2xRGB Hubs

1 Silverstone 8 PWM Hub

Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB SSD

7 GB worth of assorted HD

Drobo 16TD Array


Fergus Approval of the New Case



RX-480 with the new Waterblock



Stripped out Ready for Building



Radiators in




PSU Installed



Major Pieces Installed



Loop Complete - Pressure Testing



Final Result



Final Result Part II



Final Result with Glass


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