Water Cooling the RTX 3090 is... More Complicated

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We want to build some water cooled PCs with the RTX 3090, but just how small of a radiator can we use and still have reasonable temps?
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  1. Jif Pom

    Jif Pom14 hours ago

    i jumped when linus started talking again

  2. Nastyboii 92

    Nastyboii 92Day ago

    this was the best sponsor segway intro LOL

  3. Martin Rapavý

    Martin RapavýDay ago

    Still, if you can go for 14cm fans and corresponding radiators, it will be a better choice than 12cm fans and corresponding radiators.

  4. DigiVore

    DigiVore2 days ago

    yo the watch code has the word AIO in it lol

  5. Bence Kis

    Bence Kis2 days ago

    3:44 which music?


    НАФТАЛИН C10H83 days ago

    Just rigged one last night to a 120 slim with 2 fans push pull gaming 2k ultra 60 @ degrees

  7. Anthony Huhn

    Anthony Huhn4 days ago

    @1:51 You forgot the dad stare after, "you want best case scenario."

  8. John Smith

    John Smith5 days ago

    Not very practical. Show me a video where they can actually fit that in a case because it appears impossible for him to put the side panel on with that installed.

  9. Daniel G

    Daniel G6 days ago

    "we returned from lunch to find our machine blackscreened and unresponsive" 😬

  10. Quikplay FN

    Quikplay FN6 days ago

    4:02 oooo god have mercy, I can’t even get my card and you guys are destroying one😭😭

  11. Samuel Ruiz

    Samuel Ruiz6 days ago

    Its complicated because all content creators have all 30 cards that Nvidia made

  12. Titan Vindi

    Titan Vindi6 days ago

    And I will take what ever it takes to skip that sponsor

  13. drino zhao

    drino zhao6 days ago

    Linus:"Watercooling is basically useless" Also Linus trys to watercools 3090

  14. Pastafazool

    Pastafazool6 days ago

    My 10850k and 3090 vector trinity run fine on 1 ek pe 360mm

  15. Andrew Murphy

    Andrew Murphy7 days ago

    What case is that?

  16. Colin Dyckes

    Colin Dyckes7 days ago

    OK. You've found the obvious 🙂. Now we need to know what would be needed for a heavily OC 10900k (275W) plus a shunt modded OC Strix 3090. I haven't got my Strix 3090 yet, but have a 360mm plus a 140mm thick radiator with 'server' fans on my OC 2080ti at the moment. Any suggestions on whether this will handle potentially up to 1000W?

  17. Recycle Bin

    Recycle Bin7 days ago

    hey linus, finished water cooling your brain yet?

  18. Icecreambobcat

    Icecreambobcat7 days ago

    Literally i think Linus says puppy too much cause i got a puppy ad before this video

  19. Tanner Wright

    Tanner Wright7 days ago

    Where did the comparison to the shroud cooler on the ASUS 3090 go?

  20. Max246764

    Max2467648 days ago

    Am I the only one who does care about noise?

  21. Jan

    Jan8 days ago

    Linus:"Watercooling is basically useless" Also Linus trys to watercools 3090

  22. Logan Jay

    Logan Jay8 days ago

    I will ask... what case is that?? I love it’s look

  23. VNJ

    VNJ8 days ago

    Why not just measure water temperature?

  24. MrPelkman

    MrPelkman8 days ago

    Jake is now less cringe the Alex. Alex thinks he’s smart af but is really pretty incompetent.

  25. Alex

    Alex8 days ago

    Nice video thx for that info. Can i buy a 1,5mm thermal pad ? Or a 1mm pad?

  26. L0ckdawN

    L0ckdawN8 days ago

    Does anyone background music on their headset, but not on regular speakers? Or am i going crazy?

  27. pingu

    pingu8 days ago

    Noot noot

  28. Kcking1334 _

    Kcking1334 _8 days ago

    MICRO CENTER IS WHERE I BUILT MY FIRST PC!! It’s hands down my favorite pc store if you have one close to you I highly recommend going!! I bought a Radeon RX 590 there and I even got a FREE copy of my choice between Borderlands 3 or Ghost Recon Wildlands.

  29. Isaac Worley

    Isaac Worley8 days ago

    It sounds like the video is underwater, low pitched hum in the backround

  30. Sultan Singh

    Sultan Singh9 days ago

    He went full " Verge " on this card !

  31. Matt

    Matt9 days ago

    I'll never own a 3090 but I am planning on having a RXT 3070 summer of 2021 when they become available.

  32. Marco Lorenzo Castro

    Marco Lorenzo Castro9 days ago

    This for Christmas please 😭😭

  33. A VentusRise

    A VentusRise9 days ago

    This Guy Reminds me Of Choco Taco

  34. Jolly Swift

    Jolly Swift9 days ago

    1:22 "You just say bingo." "Bingo! Oooohhhoooo how funnnnn"

  35. Fast Hands

    Fast Hands9 days ago

    4:03 literally fell out of my chair because i thought that was the pcb not the block lmao

  36. snekjuice

    snekjuice9 days ago

    You had the side fans backwards.. They're supposed to be exhaust.

  37. daniel hardy

    daniel hardy9 days ago

    Why Don't you use double sided fan cooling if you trying to get the best performance?

  38. umop apisdn

    umop apisdn9 days ago

    I am usually looking forward to the sponsors in case it might be some of use 😂😂😂

  39. bcc 2

    bcc 29 days ago

    so should we......

  40. Chris Bowe

    Chris Bowe9 days ago

    6 fans, go 2 triple, top and front, or bottom and front. Do it

  41. Danny Miller

    Danny Miller9 days ago

    Try it with a blowie-matron

  42. Spencer P.

    Spencer P.9 days ago

    Is ridge wallet actually worth it?

  43. Ben Bravis

    Ben Bravis9 days ago

    I thought they were filing the 3090 at first😬

  44. PennyAfNorberg

    PennyAfNorberg9 days ago

    I use 5 units for a I5 6600k and a 1070, keeping it cold.

  45. Gamen4Bros

    Gamen4Bros9 days ago

    "best case scenario" lol get it

  46. Tomoqx

    Tomoqx9 days ago

    What case is that

  47. Mark Vicars Jr

    Mark Vicars Jr9 days ago

    Boys you need to learn about race cars... Rookie move on the ticker radiator that was denser. More expensive doesn't mean cooler..

  48. Dem0nflare

    Dem0nflare9 days ago

    2:46 Shake that Alex. Something Linus could not confidently do without dropping. Great Video Alex!

  49. Kyler Moser

    Kyler Moser9 days ago

    2:48 Looks like you’re pretty experience at that

  50. John

    John9 days ago

    Typical EK block - crap

  51. DickDastardly

    DickDastardly9 days ago

    “Should we...” Linus: “yes.” Immediately cuts to Riley manhandling it

  52. Duke Skibbington

    Duke Skibbington9 days ago

    That was Alex

  53. Calvin Bottoms

    Calvin Bottoms9 days ago

    My Alphacool st30 x-flow 360 rad is essentially silent with my fans, asus rog cpu/m.2 monoblock, and an alphacool cape Cora passive radiator so I don’t even need fans. And I only use 3 of the 6 cape Cora pipes, making it about the width of a regular radiator. I’m sure I could add my Gpu to the loop with no change in temps but I don’t have to, the whole system stays at room temp even with a blower style card. Open air case ftw.

  54. FvckYoutube'sCensorshipAndTheirAdBuyers UseAdblock

    FvckYoutube'sCensorshipAndTheirAdBuyers UseAdblock9 days ago

    Just get a 560 Monsta and call it a day (what I did). That cools just about anything possibly made even with just 800 rpm LL140's. Better to be overkill than underkill.

  55. kamikazemelon787

    kamikazemelon7879 days ago

    ok a massive fucking FILE being used on a 3090 PCB...big balls time Linus crew, damn

  56. IF3lliX W4P

    IF3lliX W4P9 days ago

    can somebody tell me pls what case was used here?

  57. Pyrox _

    Pyrox _10 days ago

    At firt I thought he was making clearance for the cooler on the 3090 and I almost had a heart attack 4:01

  58. Oussama Mansour

    Oussama Mansour10 days ago

    Alex: so should we... Linus: YES.

  59. Tacticool Millenial

    Tacticool Millenial10 days ago

    Premium members shouldnt have to listen to sponsor bits.

  60. AtotehZ

    AtotehZ10 days ago

    Had this running in the background and genuinely got confused about what he was talking about. Was half listening to it, could hear it was Alex, but he was talking about 'curd'. Why?

  61. Matthew Talisay

    Matthew Talisay10 days ago

    1:54 talking about fans in the case best /case/ scenario XD nice.

  62. Tripp Johnson

    Tripp Johnson11 days ago

    7:35 When you lose your 3090. smooth

  63. Dream's Twin Brother

    Dream's Twin Brother11 days ago

    Try using your 11k rpm fans

  64. Aditya Madhi

    Aditya Madhi12 days ago

    Which case is that is it Lian li or neo qube?

  65. GamerGoblini

    GamerGoblini12 days ago

    Have u thought of watercooling a 3D printer

  66. Time Lord

    Time Lord12 days ago

    Hey linus, what happens when u have both nvidia and amd graphic card in the same pc? Pls reply

  67. Casey Perleberg

    Casey Perleberg12 days ago

    Does the side glass fit with that card?

  68. Johannes Beranek

    Johannes Beranek13 days ago

    Maybe it's time to submerge your PC in oil again!

  69. Elegystudios

    Elegystudios13 days ago

    And I’ll just uhh...take one of those of ur hands..ur welcome and thank you for the card

  70. Awesome Toodles

    Awesome Toodles13 days ago

    Microcenter has 25 locations in the us? So that's why there are none near me xD

  71. Fabian

    Fabian14 days ago

    What's that case btw? Would be great if ya guys could put stuff like that in the description :)

  72. Anton Maroto

    Anton Maroto14 days ago

    anyone know what case is in that system?

  73. Sotoka

    Sotoka14 days ago

    I’d like to see 2 120 rads vs a 240 rad

  74. Duke Cox

    Duke Cox14 days ago

    has a Mill, "everything should be machined". Grabs a file.

  75. Kevin Connell

    Kevin Connell15 days ago

    I need to water-cool my RTX3090. It’s overheated 3 times on me during destiny on the highest settings. I’m running 3840x2160 resolution and it does fine until I start doing a strike or nightfall where there’s just a ton of stuff going down then it gets too hot

  76. Luka_AFK

    Luka_AFK15 days ago

    that's an idea water cooling something with dirty water

  77. John Wilson

    John Wilson15 days ago

    Every time he scrapes the 3090 uggh there goes 100$

  78. ToonNut1 ToonNut007

    ToonNut1 ToonNut00715 days ago


  79. Christian Strube

    Christian Strube17 days ago

    The Luck i already have 2x480 and 1x 420 Radiator in my Corsair 1000D Case :D

  80. Christian Waagaard

    Christian Waagaard18 days ago

    Did Linus wake up and then hijacked the video?

  81. circlehousePRO

    circlehousePRO18 days ago

    What pretty decent gpu r u getting for 175

  82. Addicted To Loli

    Addicted To Loli18 days ago

    OMG.... YOU MONSTERS!!!!

  83. Riley P

    Riley P18 days ago

    cant you just run the both cpu and 3090 in a double but push pull?

  84. jonki leshi

    jonki leshi18 days ago

    Are the Bills a legit threat to the Chiefs in the AFC?

  85. sausyyy

    sausyyy18 days ago

    I have a 9700k and a 5700 XT in an NZXT 200i (ITX mini), both water cooled. I have a 2 fan rad in the front, and a single in the back. Both are the EK slims. I have the 5700 XT core pegging 2050 all the time and 9700k at 5.0. The CPU will sometimes get up to 65 and the gpu stays around 55. There isn't a lot of air flow in the case, so I'm pretty happy with results.

  86. pt42sundevils

    pt42sundevils20 days ago

    "Some room to grow" I don't think you can grow much more from a 3090

  87. xe0nGD

    xe0nGD20 days ago

    Wow his hair looks nice

  88. Lagercat

    Lagercat20 days ago

    Can you guys take a pic or two of the new strips cards and old strip cards for size comparison trying to see if it will fit in my case

  89. Francis Drumm

    Francis Drumm20 days ago

    Should have closed the case fully for the water cooled portion. Hardly a direct comparison to stock cooling.

  90. pleappleappleap

    pleappleappleap20 days ago

    So... how much do you get for a quad?

  91. pleappleappleap

    pleappleappleap20 days ago

    Best CASE scenario, huh?

  92. Novella Moores

    Novella Moores21 day ago

    Linus, do a parody of Henry Cavill's pc building wearing a tank top.

  93. Victor Perez Muñoz

    Victor Perez Muñoz21 day ago

    You should compare noise between the 240 and 360

  94. AMIN CY

    AMIN CY21 day ago

    Nvidia sucks

  95. _GReeeN_CW

    _GReeeN_CW21 day ago

    when you have enough money to buy a 3090, i dont think $175 for a Waterblock really matters anymore

  96. Caleb Deitemeyer

    Caleb Deitemeyer21 day ago

    Linus looks good with beard.

  97. Thomas ross

    Thomas ross21 day ago

    Can we just appreciate that all of Linus’ sponsor bits are exactly the right length to double tap skip them

  98. AdeptN00B

    AdeptN00B49 minutes ago

    Shhhh the sponsors will demand they be longer if they find out lol.

  99. Chapzer

    Chapzer19 hours ago

    @Umang Malik add block

  100. svampebob007

    svampebob0074 days ago

    If you use Firefox there's an add-on called sponsor skip... it's literally made for USlikes like Linus (not really that bad), it skips hard coded sponsors, adds, "please subscribe", "thanks pateron". It's really neat because some USlikes have 25% of their video dedicated to sponsors, please subscribe, check out my merch/patreon/podcast, they are literally becoming like TV where you get 15minut adbreak per 1h of "content", for refrence LTT that has 12M subscribers has 9% of this video being sponsors, self promotion and "end credit". That's actually not that bad, but still it's nice to skip this useless shit automatically when I would have skipped it manually either-way.

  101. Richárd Molnár

    Richárd Molnár6 days ago

    @Flex4711 1 666 is is the first thing

  102. San Jacobs

    San Jacobs7 days ago

    Lol, y'all still don't have SponsorSkip?

  103. MrKZdemos

    MrKZdemos21 day ago

    EK is such garbage. They rush everything. Horrible quality too

  104. toaster_pilot

    toaster_pilot22 days ago

    Who else is now curious about sli water cooling?

  105. Gustav Nyden

    Gustav Nyden22 days ago

    stop lying to yourself ;) its gonna be radeon all the way throu :D

  106. FlorpIncarnate

    FlorpIncarnate22 days ago

    When he added 10x too much thermal paste, was it an inside-joke troll kind of thing or was that being serious?