Description

This system was built for my son 6 months ago or so. We already had the main components, but when I finished my S8S he really liked the green coolant and he asked if we could do yellow in his. So, here we are. There is a GTX 760 in there now and an overclocked G3258. It runs anything he plays (World of Tanks) just fine at 1080p. I seriously considered getting a GTX 970, but didn't see the point now. So, I bought the EK block for the EVGA ACX version 970's, which fits this GTX 760. I'll pick up a GTX 970 down the road and throw it in there to replace the GTX 760. It seemed like the most logical thing to do. Anyways, a pretty simple build, that runs very quietly! I hope you all enjoy.

Ok. ok. ok

So, since some of don't like my Pentium G3258 choice, I must remind you that I had this CPU already. Why should I upgrade it. It's clocked to 4.5GHz and runs WOT just fine. All he does is surf the internet, us MS Office and play WOT. I'm not sure why everybody thinks this is a "waste of money". All I have to do if throw a 4690k in there later if I want. Nothing else needs to change. But again, why would I do that if this runs everything just fine? The cost of water cooling is the cost of water cooling. :)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 38 points

Can you be my Dad?

  • 53 months ago
  • 6 points

Everybody's thoughts exactly.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes plz

  • 53 months ago
  • 14 points

I simply cannot stand your builds. They are too dang pretty and I am often speechless...

  • 53 months ago
  • 6 points

Thank you all for the kind words!

  • 53 months ago
  • 5 points

You and your case labs builds! Look amazing man grats on featured!

Only thing I would've done different is the gpu backplate... it would've looked so clean

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. The 970 EK backplate doesn't fit unfortunately. Since I'm upgrading to a 970 later, I didn't want to modify my current 760 backplate. But yes, I would have liked to get one.

  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

Looks cool! Kinda funny seeing it on a g3258, but it's neat nonetheless.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this build, it is well rounded, powerful and looks awesome! I love the Pentium, it is a powerful chip that once overclocked, makes those i5's and i7's wet their pants :D

Such a nice build, +1 for a G3258

Just wondering, how is that GPU?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Think of it a bit less capable then the GTX 960 :) About 5-12 FPS

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Could you somehow make a tutorial of how you bend tubes? Seriously these bends look awesome!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the color, +1 for the case, +1 for the custom loop, +1 for the mini itx, +1 for my jealousy love it, giving me more hopes of soon having a mini itx build too....

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Incredibly fit system

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Now this is what I call beautiful. +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Saw this on Instagram first! WOOP! Haha. NIIIICE!

Anyone else think of Jayztwocents or Skunkworks?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the JTS Ref

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Just another thought... high-end watercooling on low-end parts? WTH?

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, don't let the G3258 haters get to you. I bought a G3258 to pair with my GTX 960 when I did my system build and I have nothing bad to say about it. I would honestly argue that it's probably the best dual core CPU you can currently buy. Especially for around 60 bucks. It is basically half of a 4690k. I now have a 4690k and even overclocked, it scores roughly twice as much as the G3258 which means they have basically the same cores. It's a fantastic little CPU and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yea the 760 is bit under powered for watercooling, ascetically though its still pretty cool. also you may want to upgrade that dual core sometime soon just for the multitasking potential

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Bright build! would love to see some yellow case fans, but very cool.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I almost did that actually, but I already had these laying around. :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving this build - just goes to prove that not every build needs a i7 overclocked to the balls and a 3-way sli 980ti to be considered a masterpiece - this is amazingly amazing!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this overclocked to ?!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayum that looks noicee. Surprised to see the dual core though :o

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

3 words: very ****** nice

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks stunning. Have you been able to get any higher on the CPU overclock? I got mine to 4.4 on the stock cooler, thought with this totally overkill loop you'd be up near 5 or have you hit the chips limit? Does Seem a little like cracking a walnut with a sledgehammer, but hey custom loops have never been about cost effective cooling, just coolness :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I've been to 4.8 with an air cooler. I haven't cranked it up anymore. I will play around with it when I get some free time here. My 4790k goes to 5.1, so this should. Lol

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

4790k at 5.1? That is awesome.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, only for benchmarks though

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

love your build was gonna make mine with the exact same watercooling. is ek a good choice for custom? thanks

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, yes I prefer EK. They have great customer service and all they make just about any part you will need so it will all match.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is.........SO BEUTIFUL

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I use my +1s sparingly, but you definitely earned 5 of them.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Looked at the pics first and expected a 4790K and a Titan. You pleasantly surprised me. Well done.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get your custom wire like sata cable is it custom sleeve ?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. I make my own. I make the cables and sleeve everything myself.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you would like, I can make you some. Send me an email at silentgamingpcs@gmail.com

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks but i think i have found a interesting website for that http://www.ensourced.net/

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. I know the guy there. He does nice work.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks about the tips and can you give me some advice about what i want to buy if its okay

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/FC74f7 there waht i think to buy for 4k gaming overclock

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

After seeing this build, you have inspired me to strongly consider the S3 for my next build. The only problem is I want it in white and I don't know where to find it since it's not on their site. Amazing build BTW, absolutely beautiful.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Give CaseLabs some time. I'm sure they will offer it again. They were so back logged that they had to stop the colored options. They will resume them, but probably not for several months. Keep checking their twitter page. I'm sure they will post news when they are going to resume manufacturing those colors.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

well you could always give it a make over and spray paint it

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Spray painting a CaseLabs case is like a sin lol. I found it on FrozenCPU with a bunch of customizable options. $20 extra for white :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, can you check out my build?

Here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/W38TwP/1050-nzxt-black-and-white-build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for making another comment but, wow those temperatures are low! Is it really possible that I could get similar temperatures with similar water cooling parts and an i5 4460 plus a 970? I've really been inspired to do a full loop for my second build and think I'm up for the challenge but I would love some input from people who build systems like this. Thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it is possible. You have to remember though the G3258 only has 2 cores, so half the heat already. This runs cooler than my 4790k. It's also the chip, but yes you can achieve very good temperatures water cooling. There are several factors involved though like the pump, fans, ambient temperature, size of the reservoir, etc.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Teach me how to watercool :0

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

World of Tanks hype!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Duuuude, this is awesome.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This guys builds are always stunning! One I build my WC table ill take you on :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful build, upgradeable components, nice

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

you can be my sugar daddy

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, Did you do the PSU sleeving yourself?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yes, I did.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been looking to get into the sleeving, but I am having a hard time finding a good source of the female ATX pins to shorten my cables. I found a good crimper, just need to find the pins. Do you happen to know a good source for those?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

what is WOT?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

World of Tanks

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh i love that game, i play on the NA server username is xHynixX

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use paracord for the sleeving?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For this one I used Teleios, my other builds I used paracord. I actually think I prefer paracord. It doesn't feel like cheap plastic. I like them both, but prefer paracord.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You really are a talented builder. I would love to get my hands on a caseLabs. They seem to take the majority of competition wins. All around well done, couldn't even find one thing wrong with it. +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of fittings are those? Compression? EK or Bitspower?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Primochill compression.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent looking system. Also loving the G3258 CPU choice especially with such a great overclock on it. Those temps! Overall awesome.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

what is that in the first picture?? and amazing build.. I might make mine like this

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 and i would call it bumblebee if i was you :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

bro i love that PC its just astounding its great bu the processer makes meh wanna vomit but its so sexy lmbo and tell him to add me on world of tanks im 16 so yay fun for us kids my screen name is EMINEM2541 im in a clan called 50cal.

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

I would upgrade the CPU first because based off experience I had so much hard stutters when I played CPU intensive games or very populated games. Games like Guild Wars 2, Rust, Planetside 2, and Battlefield 4 are the games I had hard stutters.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

its for his son, who only plays WOT. plus its OCd .

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

A Pentium... And a 760... In this...

It looks incredible and all, but is kind of a complete waste with these components.

  • 52 months ago
  • -1 points

looks pretty cool but that dual core probably doesn't need to be water cooled.

  • 53 months ago
  • -2 points

1000 bucks to watercool a dual core Pentium and a GTX 760? °_o
This is the PC equivalent of the blonde bimbo cliche: looking sexy, lacking inner values.
Anyways (or because): +1 for the beautiful full loop.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

When you get added to that list, you know you've done something good with your life.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

He already had the main components. Plus, liquid cooling with custom parts is VERY expensive.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

That's the Pentium anniversary chip. It's actually really sweet for overclocking.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea but its tdp is only 53w, you can get a pretty decent overclock on the reference cooler that it comes with so water cooling is kind of useless

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just the cost of the cooling bits, note the PC parts have a $0.00 cost.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The nice thing about the pentium is you can easily upgrade it at a later date to the best I7.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Its not always about performance - this is all about the passion of the build (say the word 'passion' with an Italian accent and it will make sense)