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Where to begin? 67C on the Processor reflects gaming, running applications, etc. Stress testing (100% LOAD Realbench 2.2 after 30min using 16gb of ram at 4.5ghz with 1.275coreV, Cache ratio/ Voltage set to Auto = 78c MAX)

This build was almost totally redone in order to incorporate and accomidate a custom loop. The goal was to surpass the results of an H100i. I have an H60, and an H100i sitting in their original boxes at the moment. I was not afraid of spending money in order to learn what and how things work. I will admit that.

Enclosed are the pictures from the first case swap (Nzxt Phantom, listed as one of my builds next to my name, to the 750D) Next case that I will build in will be the 900D. I did not want to spend 300+ alone on a case and found that the 750D met all my needs for a full watercooling endeavor.

The Build started around August?? I have forgotten now after I have spent so much time tweaking, removing, re-installing, draining, filling, researching, re-thinking... Etc. I have asked numerous questions around the web, belong to multiple forums and desire relevant results of the best nature.

I have waited to publish this.

Most of the components in this build are re-used. I bought all the parts back before the summer. The GPU was almost sold or put into my dad's build because I wanted dearly to put a full waterblock on it, but It remains due to the results that it has produced in my favor.

The monitors that I am using are listed in the build, I have given my previous IPS Asus 21.5" 1080p to my little brother and bought the Qnix 27" 2560x1440p Korean Panel. It was ordered as the "Pixel Perfect" Version and I couldn't have agreed more. I love it and spend 1/3 of what the ROG Panel is going for right now. Qnix is overclocked out of the box (by me) at 100hz. I don't want to go over that due to the components not being completely reliable past a certain Hz: 110: (due to quality control issues)

GPU: EVGA 780 FTW. In No way will I say I have been nice to this GPU. I have though of replacing it for: 780Ti, 970, 980 And yet it remains with me to endure cool temps (now). MIddle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (or however you spell it) Was pushing {55FPS LOWEST, 85-90 During Light scenes} (2560x 1440p ultra) at 80c After Install of EK Thermosphere: 48c.

Learning how to fill, drain, maintaining a custom loop was more than I ever though I would get into but I wanted something that I created from the ground up. I did not want to use the H100i and think that I would be at a temp limit due to its Radiator size. So I did my research and Learned how to build one. Compression fittings, acrylic tubing, whatever I wanted. (Money isn't free, but I am not shy)

Processor during stress test before De-Lid = 89C Processor after De-lid during stress test = 78C

The Picture reflect all stages of Building and Adding. The Ones with the tubing Split by the GPU are final Results.

The Cautious One

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Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build sir and well documented. I use that case in my personal build. I love it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't Ya?? I needed all the space for my Rads. Its a great looker. I just wish the holes for the screws holding the side panels in place were industrial. I have a couple stripped out from taking the panels off so much lmao.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to hear that. Yeah I love it. It has a classic good look to it. Very room to work in and I got it for an amazing price. In fact, for what I have in there, it might be TOO big. lol

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Just checked out your new build then found this - I was really surprised that you took of the processor shield to paste it up. Now I'm wondering, did you compare temperatures before and after that step, and did you see improvement? I love to see unique things like that, so +1.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely did. I saw a drastic improvement over the stock thermal paste from intel. The Temp drop was around 10c.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

It was quite the escapade taking a razor to a processor that was in perfect working order. Insanity.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the first time I've ever seen that. I would not have had the guts to attempt something like that. I was holding my breath just seating my processor in its socket. +1s all around.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Not my favorite of your builds as the cooler hoses dont follow the beautiful lines your recent pcs. Still a +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton. This was a my first Complete Loop.

TCO

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

did you use the coollabs thermal compound in the pictures or the artic silver in the parts list ? OR BOTH ? whats the dealeo?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the Coolabratory Liquid under the "lid". I Used gelid/artic 5 (either or) inbetween the cooler and top of the processor.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

did you buy the backplate separately or did the Gpu come with it?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

BOught the Backplate from amazon. FTW Doesn't come with it

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay it seems that you bought the GTX 780 without knowing the 900 series cards were coming out or you were really impatient. I'd say this is a pretty nice build. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you didn't read the description, he's thinking of replacing it with a Ti or 980. It's obviously from an earlier build.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't read the entire thing you are right. I only read the headers and the part that was talking about the graphics card. After rereading it, it makes more sense. Still was a little bit not clear.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought all these parts a long time ago. Matter of fact the new gpu's that were going to come out were the 800 series then. They skipped to the 900 series.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok thanks for the clear up on that. My bad.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No need to apologize.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the pictures, and the story!

Wow... patience... I can see that.

Congrats on the build.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I bow my head in thanks. It took a looong time to make the vision come true

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow went die hard on the cooling, and what i am refering to is the cpu shield removal i am guessing you put your own thermal paste on it for better heat exchange?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I can only Describe it as such: Lid removal= Coolab Ultra Liquid: On top of the lid inbetween the ek water block = Thermal Paste. Using Gelid Extreme that came with Ek Supremacy Block.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Sniff Fantastic build, good description, Potato Camera.. Sniff

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You Sir!! I actually Bought a Sony Camera during the build to document and supply good quality pictures for yall

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Good sir. This is a beautiful build. i really wish i could put custom liquid cooling in my computer, but it's just so expensive....

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Over time, and a little off of your checks here and there amount to your dreams. Research research research. Looks at your options.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i may try to do some more of the researching. please message me if you think there's anything helpful for a noob such as myself. i know parts, I've just never assembled a computer.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Well... My advice to start would be to get a picture of your computer case and Imagine what you really what to do! Do you want multiple radiators.. what size? How big of a Reservior? What entails a full loop? Get an idea of how to make a simple water loop using distilled water and biocides (no algae!!) The loop in mine started with just 1 x 360 Rad that I made for the computer processor and then I wanted to add my GPU to the loop! So check it out and make sure you can add the items you want and that things will fit!! It is amazing when you assemble and see your temps decrease as a successfull result.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks so much for that link! you have no idea how helpful that this is going to be.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It was never a problem!! I learn and have learned a lot from that community as well!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely love the look of the big tank of coolant you have there. +1 Beautiful~

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why Thank you kind sir!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Hey!! I appreciate that so much! It's still a work in progress. For a computer is never completed. I've added another 2T Seagate already lol.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Monitor as I'm thinking of getting the same one nice build! +1

Asus VG248QE 24.0"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh Geez I love it. I have the Qnix 27" 1440p monitor and the Colours on the Asus blow it out of the water. I love how it moves to. I can twist it any angle I want or totally flip it for portrait. Games Look G status too ;) No Lag whatsoever on the Monitor. Thanks for Looking!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thank you +1