Bykski Ice Dragon Kit in the test – what good is the cheap set for a do-it-yourself water cooling? The answer!
In the comments on reviews of high-end AiO water cooling systems, one reads again and again that a custom loop can be built for the money. And that’s exactly what we have here today as a practical ready-made set to check this statement:
Packaging and accessories
Usually the set is delivered with its own correct packaging, but the dealer EZModding is currently revising it and has therefore put something together manually in advance. Apart from that, my special package was well packed here and the contents were padded with a lot of bubble wrap.
To make it as easy as possible to set up your own water cooling system, a number of accessories are included, in addition to the scissors for cutting the soft tube, there is also a small squirt bottle and – to my surprise – a liter of DP Ultra coolant from aquacomputer.
We come to the remaining components in detail on the next page.
Assembly and installation
Depending on the system, the further procedure varies somewhat, of course, but some general statements can still be made. The CPU block in this kit is specially designed for AMD CPUs and is simply screwed into the Bykski backplate with four screws. This is optically almost identical to the backplate included with mainboards, but has slightly larger holes for the screws.
Funny that you don’t just use the right screws for the normal AM4 backplate and save the extra backplate. In my test system I chose the order of the components as follows: Pump -> CPU block -> Radiator -> Pump. There will be pictures later.