Description

This is my first water cooled build. I decided to go all out and make several parts custom!

Here is a video of my build: https://youtu.be/dNY15-ueIws

All parts I used should be in my pcpartpicker list for this computer build.

Here is a quick overview of the parts:

I used a Thermaltake Tower 900 case but 3D printed the stands for the reservoirs/pumps, box for the LCD touch screen, and the infinity mirror. I then wrapped the 3D printed parts in Vinyl.

This is a dual cooling loop system with 14MM acrylic tubing. It has Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 radiators and LFX Reservoir System from FrozenQ. The pumps are EKWB EK-XTOP Revo D5 RGB PWM Pumps. The fittings are Bitspower.

I custom made the infinity mirror by 3D printing the frame and cutting glass/mirror to fit the frame.

I have several RGB lights within the build and can change all the colors.

The custom color extension cables are from Mod-One.

I custom designed the display on the LCD screen using HWinfo (reads the temperatures, fan speed, and pump speeds) and Rainmeter (this program gets the data from HWinfo and displays it on the screen).

I have upgraded some parts to this system since I have made it. If you want to see my current system then go here:

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/zkpG3C

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Pretty awesome. Love the reservoirs especially +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, you have a lot of amazing builds. Do you build them for other people?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Congratulations on your feature. We'll deserved!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. The Zombie Hunter and the Red Bull Mini Fringe PC are my owned builds right now. The others are other versions of some of my builds and builds I've done for friends and family.

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

A bit overkill for a 1070? Love the reservoirs anyway +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, yeah an overkill. I am telling myself not to upgrade the video card until the generation 2 VR headsets come out :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks like a super advanced cryogenic storage cabinet for a top secret weapon.

Love those bends and the reservoirs.+1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Can't Upvote this enough. Extremely nice build. So much work went into this. I really like all the custom work. What software do you use for temp monitoring?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

HWinfo and Rainmeter for the skin. Custom made the skin myself. Thanks for the compliment!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This deserves a feature nice job.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

13 case fans.........

Wow its cool in here!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I smell a feature.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

You may have just won my favorite build on PCPP. Custom designed and themed builds are cool and all, but I like super clean and well built builds such as yours, the double reservoirs, the led screen, the tube layout with the colored liquid, just everything about this build is incredible. I am extremely jealous, but I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I really appreciate your comment! I was inspired by many builds on this site to do my own.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a BEAUTIFUL build! For it to be your FIRST water cooled build is TRULY impressive!! GREAT JOB!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

69 points currently, don't wanna be the one to screw it up but this build is beautiful.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wayyy too beautiful! Tone it down, holy feck!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Why water-cool a system with a 1070 and an 8700k? My 1070 maxed out overclocked doesn't get above 65 C on air.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Purely for aesthetics and for a cool project :)

I plan to upgrade when the second generation of VR headsets come out.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not? It will run even more cool and now he has bragging rights! :D

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Because even with the 1070 max overclocked with 120% power it still doesnt go above 65-70 C under full load

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This must get featured!!! Its pretty, custom, and overall looks amazing!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

If this was reddit, Id give you gold

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What software did you use for the screen? Its super neat

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

HWinfo and Rainmeter for the skin. Custom made the skin myself. Thanks for the compliment!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Calling a feature right now

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious to why you got the Maximus Code as opposed to the Formula if you were custom watercooling? Great build btw!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe didn’t feel like water cooling the motherboard?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to watercool the current computer I was using and that was the motherboard I had.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

tbh i dont like the looks at all, but still nice effort in building. 1 question tho... on the temp screen pic there was a fan at 5973 RPM...

u want that thing to fly ?!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that too, was going to ask why one of the fans was a turbine. My guess would be incorrect readout since the temps are so low.

I like the looks of the system. I wouldn't need that much for myself, but it's pretty to look at. And all the custom 3D printing and wrapping shows a lot of work went into it. I'm actually curious as to what this monster weighs in at.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't weighed it but it is really heavy. I probably wouldn't move it around myself.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if someone was going to see that.

I went through three different brands of fan splitters/hubs to get them working correctly. This was the second type I tried. They were SATA powered PWM fan hubs, four pin (bitspower) but for some reason I don't know why these hubs only had two wires going back to the motherboard. They controlled the fans well but every once in a while the fan speed readout would jump extremely high, even above 20,000 rpm sometimes. The fans themselves didn't change speed at all. Only the reading would jump for a second. I think this might be due to the speed signal being sent back and forth on the same pin.

I now have the XSPC SATA fan hubs and they have 3 wires going back to the motherboard and I haven't seen this problem so far. Probably because there is a dedicated pin to send speed to the fans and a separate pin to send the actual fans speed back to the motherboard.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

o7

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

fan speed = 5973 hahaha do you want this to fly man

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That picture was before I fixed the problem. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thank you for letting me know you didn't have your bill that large along with you didn't fly to space

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

that would be bad