Description

KARMA - My first watercool build. It took me and my friend 48 hours to complete this project. It was a long and challenging process, and I'll tell you right now It does not worth the time and the risk. If you have no clue of what you are doing, DON'T DO IT. But if you really wanna build one yourself, just have a friend or someone that know how, to build one together with you. Do your studies and watch youtube videos you should be good.

To start off this build, I went with white, black, and red as my color theme. I've wrapped my Corsair 780T carbon white to give it a better and cleaner look. Since the original white on the case wasn't shiny as what I was hoping for. I transferred all my last build hardware to this Karma build and on the side, I purchased corsair sp120 fans for 240 radiator and 360 radiator that I also bought. Front of the case I bought three White Thermal take Riing 120 fans from amazon. EK GPU Strix, EK CPU, EK back plates EK blah blah blah, Monsoon fittings and also custom Monsoon 250mm Reservoir that I bought from performance PC.

One thing with this case, I realized the way they made their front mesh will block off the beauty of your LED fans when you put it on. That is why I cut the middle supports out of the mesh so that it will show the full LED Riing. This case does not come with any cover for the PSU. Which is a total bummer because it will show all the ugly cables in the case, but don't worry I got you guys "covered". I'll post the dimension of the custom cover that I made with picture. So you guys can have it made by someone, or maybe on your own. Keep in mind it is based out of Corsair AX1200i PSU I have, but I'm pretty sure it will also work with others.

CPU IDLE 19c~23c FULLLOAD 50c~55c GPU IDLE 25c~26c FULLLOAD 38c~41c

Well I hope you guys like it, cause sure I do. JK I DON'T. BUILDING THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE. DON'T BE A FOOL THINKING IT WAS EASY.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 8 points

Sweet kickass build man

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Why did it take 48hrs tho?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Main reason: Work, and college. Other reason: I purchased custom MMRS Monsoon Reservoir from Performance PC and it came in pre built. While assembling it, water leaked all over the place because I thought they probably did a good job putting it together. Later found out the o ring wasn't in place. Also figuring out where tubes should connect to since my original plan wasn't the best.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build. But you are a little.....eccentric is the word I will go with. Oh, and that's one hell of a hitchhikers thumb. +1 from me.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

You can't always be serious am I right? :) also Thanks!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

OCD at it's finest! LOL

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  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Didn't water cool RAM? No effort, -1 from me.

JK JK, I love computer **** as much as the next bloke

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You see I would but I don't see the point of it. LOL But Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Your lines........straight, sexy, and white. I loved it!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 40 months ago
  • -1 points

Cough Racist cough

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points
This is so beautiful with great parts. Despite how "nightmarish" it was, the results has paid off. Thanks for sharing this amazing build of yours. You have my one!
  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks so much! This means a lot! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points
You are most welcome. I truly meant it. :)
I literally said "YES!" and jumped when I saw your build FEATURED. I'm so happy, you deserve the spotlight and congrats!
  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I am truly honored :') Thanks again!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome setup +1 But which monitor is that ?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) The monitor is Pavillion 27xi HP. I'll be moving soon, so maybe will change to something bigger and better.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Highly recommend a new monitor. It's kind of sinful to hook that PC, which is amazing, up to that monitor.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll get a new monitor once I move to my new apartment :) will keep you updated for sure!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 I love this build and the loop itself. Is that soft tubing or hard? Please more info on the loop itself, not enough as of now lol.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :) I used soft tubing for this build and there are many reason why. I liked it better when the tubing its curvey especially for a big case like this, very Bulky and simply just means business. I found out that hardline tubing only looks great on mid-tower case or even mini ITX tower cause they are small and compact. Not just only for the look now, also 1/2" ID 3/4" OD PrimoFlex tubing transferred large amount of water to cool down the hardware in this build.

My current set up RES> F 240 RAD > 980ti > 980ti > CPU > T 360 RAD > MOBO > RES

One thing you need to remember while putting on the CPU waterblock. Always have make sure that you applied thermal paste evenly using a credit card, and also placed the waterblock firmly on to the CPU.

Let me know if you have any more questions, I will be glad to help you! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

A beautiful looking build!

Also, thanks for describing your loop layout- I'm thinking of trying a custom loop but I'm unsure how to configure the loop. :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

No, problem :)! This is why I posted my build, to show people that you can build a clean, and beautiful rig without using any hardline tubing. Save much more time and hassle!

Spent about $200 for MONSOON fittings (Always buy one or two extra on each fittings 45D, 90D, and compression fittings) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Monsoon+fittings

$155 on XSPC Radiators 240/360 45mm in thickness. 240 http://www.performance-pcs.com/radiators/xspc-rx240-dual-fan-radiator-v3-white.html 360 http://www.performance-pcs.com/radiators/xspc-rx360-triple-fan-radiator-v3-white.html

MONSOON MMRS Reservoir custom (250mm(With EK D5 pump)-$210 can be custom made here http://www.performance-pcs.com/monsoon-mmrs-fully-assembled-and-customizable-reservoir-style-1.html

PrimoFlex Tubing (10ft) - $26 https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D12879431&field-keywords=primoflex&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A172456%2Cn%3A11548956011%2Cn%3A12879431%2Ck%3Aprimoflex

I highly recommend you to check out Monsoon res. :) For the price It's not that bad.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well executed loop and color scheme +1

  • 40 months ago
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Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that case and the tree front LED fans, also the custom loop looks really good with the thick tubing, I normally only like hard line tubing builds but yours looks super clean. +1

  • 40 months ago
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Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey how is that case?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is beautiful, there are pros and cons about this case.

Pros: Big Bulky Spacious Easy access latched side panels.

Cons: Front mesh support (In Description) No PSU Cover (In Description)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

If you had gone with a more simple build (I.E. not watercooled) you could've gotten some better peripherals and even a 5960X or just an X99 but then again I guess that's bit overkill, but I do see that you wanted to watercool and that's just my opinion and I am kind of an idiot lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

My first build is simple and I don't really like simple. lol but next build will definitely will be X99 with 1080.

  • 40 months ago
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Watercooling is never simple...lol.

  • 40 months ago
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A monster of a PC, and also pretty good looking too XD...good job dude

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

So sexy, i think want one now!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You should get one! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the feature...well deserved...saw the build when it had around 50 upvotes

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Karma...it'll stab you in the back

Congrats on the feature and the sick build you ended up with

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)!

  • 40 months ago
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Np

  • 40 months ago
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i guess you could say Puts on sunglasses Karma was a *****

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn right! 8)

  • 40 months ago
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GPU IDLE 25c~26c FULLLOAD 38c~41c

Lawd ;-;

+1 for a beautiful build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :>!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Karma? How many kittens do I need to save to get this? Lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe 100 kittens. lol Take your time saving because you might find something better.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow it looks really good.

Thumbs up.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks thanks :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for being watercooled next time maybe use Hardline tubing, also come on man 48 hours what did u do download windows 200 times on 1mbs internet hah, BTW Overkill u seriously have alot of money, again just gonna suggest hardline otherwise known as PETG or glass even, it will improve the look of ur build by alot and i cant tell but is that clear tubing cause it looks like white tubing and just a warning that does sometimes corrode with almost any fluid and dye ur coolant, watch J2Cents he has had problems with pastel fluids and non pastel ones . BTW just read the comment on the bottom no way this was a nightmare, try upgrading low end hardware and building a system with 15 year old hardware thats a nightmare

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep in mind :) Thanks! It took so long because I have a full time job plus college on the side which makes it harder for me to find time to do it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is what happens when you give the checkbook to a potato.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is a golden potato, nothing compares to an original potato. ;)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build. Noob question here but I am curious about water loops why have the loop go through the CPU then into the graphics card wont that decrease the effectiveness of cooling of the graphics cards? I see it a lot just wondering, or is the decrease not significant enough to warrant two closed loops?

  • 38 months ago
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Actually, in fluid dynamics it doesn't work like that. The temps are distributed evenly throughout the loop. Jayztwocents does a section on this explaining how that works. ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So the heat is evenly distributed against the entire cooling system as the "water" is very conductive and would allow easy heat transfer as the water is the heat sink in this situation. Still to have so much heat the CPU and GPU going into one loop would be pretty taxing no which would reduce its effectiveness against the system as a whole?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent question! It all depends on the heat output of your CPU and GPU(s) as well as the type of rad you have. Typically what you'll see is a D5 pump in most systems, which is a high flow pump. The other option would be a DDC pump, which is high pressure. So if you're planning on doing a single loop with, say, 1 CPU and 1 GPU, then the D5 pump would perform better cooling your system as opposed to the DDC pump. The DDC pump is meant for systems with a lot of turns and obstructions that the fluid has to get through. Like a single loop with 3-4 GPUs and harsher bends in the tubing. Although if you have something like that, I would recommend putting in a dual loop. Again, all this info can be found in Jayztwocents' video talking about Pumps and Reservoirs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It's okay to be a newbie, we all start off somewhere right? Well very good question. If you have a powerful pump to pump water in and out then it shouldn't decrease by much. BUT If you have a weak pump I recommend doing it your way which is GPU>RAD>CPU. Your way are mostly for people that overclocked their system but as for me, I kept everything stock so I can sell my hardware in the future without having to know that it has been stressed from overclocking.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks makes sense. Cheers and awesome build well done.

  • 40 months ago
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No problem! Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

So this is custom closed loop water cooling?

  • 40 months ago
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Yes that's correct. There are two thick radiators so I won't be adding another one. Plus easy to maintain. :)

  • 40 months ago
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Cool I rarely see something like this.

  • 40 months ago
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Thanks! :)

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  • 40 months ago
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Nice build and fully understand the nightmare these builds can be .. I didnt name mine tempered tantrum for no reason. Really like the custom PSU cover and would like to lknow more about how it was done. Personally I would have gone for hard tube but that is a personal choice, I used 16mm in mine. Good work. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) I've posted pictures of the PSU covers with dimensions of it (Picture Updated) I'll build hardline tubing for my next project!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

cheers.. did you bend that your self, heatgun?

  • 40 months ago
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I had it done at a plastic facility, which only cost me $25 to make one. :) worth it

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Build looks great! I really dig the clean look of it, the milk white with the darker red accents and the loop is done really well too. In my opinion with such results it's definitely worth the time ( and risk ).

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Bitchin build. Inspiring. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. I appreciate the time to make sure the cables are perfectly straight with your cable combs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) I did my best I could to make it as straight as possible.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Great build and I really dig your color scheme. Beast of a machine. I have a question though, how did you get that PSU shroud made and what is it made of?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean the cover? It is made with 1/8 acrylic sheets. I've also posted a picture with dimensions on it. Should go check it out! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

The Build:

The first thing that comes to my mind when I look at this build is clean. Clean clean clean. From the black and white colour scheme, and the subtle and not overdone red accents. I'm, personally quite finicky with colour schemes like this, but man you've pulled it off so well and I bet so many people agree with it as well. What I'm most impressed by is the project took 48 hours only. 48 HOURS. That's modding competition level of quick!

For the part selection, I see nothing wrong here, and actually like it for the unusual part selection. The TridentZ RAM, and the watercooling parts that only don't consist of EKWB, I gotta say just great job. I love PC's that not only have unusual or rare colour schemes, but have the unusual part selection to go along with it. Just makes the PC a more one of a kind ;)

Also nice job not using the 1080's, not that great for the price saying how the 980 Ti's have been plummeting

Description & Backstory

Short and sweet, nothing wrong with that. You get down what you want, and that's all. Makes it easy on my eyes and brain to have a smaller description rather than having to read a wall of text. And well, if you're like me, you know I'm quite good at English masonry :P

Regardless, I love how you have plans, which shows that the PC is never truly over being built, like any proper project. This as well as warning people that watercooling is difficult (which it really is) and shows that even something that's regarded as easy with "soft tubing" it's still difficult. Makes me appreciate the work that people put into their PC's to make them art pieces, rather than just performance minded freaks. Something I appreciate, along with others for sure

Presentation & Final Thoughts:

Just going to go through this quickly. The PC looks stellar, and the photography work is pretty great. No "fingers in the shot" or blurry, rushed photos. No "just some random shots that make little to no sense" or anything like that. The photos were taken with an artistic touch, and in general, look quite nice. The camera, and skills are definitely there, which makes me all happy inside saying I'm a shutterbug myself.

In general, this is a great looking PC that should absolutely crush games at 4K or 1440P Ultrawide. It's unique in a good way, to the part selection, colour choice, and even the mods. I'm surprised by most that this project was completed in 48 hours, and gives me inspiration to get done with my projects quicker instead of putting them of. In general, I'm quite happy that this build was featured, as it shows how to make a great looking PC that's going to stand out.

Very well deserved, 1+

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow very detailed! Thanks! This is truly amazing! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

The way your mouse, keyboard and desk are set up make my arms hurt just looking at it. Sick though

  • 40 months ago
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Yeah, true. It's temporary because I'm moving to a new apartment soon. Will set up an epic battle station! >:)

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  • 40 months ago
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Nice dude, Gongrats on the EPIC PC!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
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Thanks man! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, this is a sick build!! I also have done a 780T water cooled build. I went with Black and Red colour theme. I agree, water cooled builds are tricky, however I really enjoyed building mine! Nice work, looks awesome!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) I kinda don't enjoy as much as you think I am, since I keep running into problems but the final product sure looks fantastic. lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Extremely good , the hard works really paid of , one of the best looking builds I have seen in while , those two Asus 980TI's make it even better ( I have one) . Can imagine watercooling to be very demanding , I hope you have good times with the build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It sure does paid off :) Thanks! You should get 2nd one. Highly recommended!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Well... I don't know how to start...! This is an amazing build I need a new PC as my old one got a virus on it (luckily) I fixed it but now all I can do is type on word or it lags out! (and yes everyone will yell at me I've tried to reinstall windows). And anyway the PC is coming up to its 7th Birthday so I need to upgrade and this looks perfect! Is there an option for changing all the LED's to orange and wrapping the exterior in a matte Dark Grey? Also congratz on the spotlight because this (in my opinion) is one of those PC's that's AMAZING!!!! but its not pricey like those $15 grand overpowered builds with ram that spews out of its ears.

This is an amazing build and congratz for all the attention!

PS- If you wouldn't mind could you post some photos of the build if you have any because I'm gonna build this too (yes i have a friend who's a computer geek so I'm all good with the building :-D)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! your new computer sounds pretty sweet! I think I might know a perfect orange fan for your build. https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Pressure-Circular-Radiator-CL-F038-PL12OR-/dp/B0116JASNM/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466680202&sr=1-2&keywords=Orange+120+fans When you mean matte dark grey first thing in mind is "Gunmetal". I really want to now more about your build, as like what case and what specs. :)) I'm excited to know everything about it and maybe I could help! and thanks! :))

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds great I just need to get the full approval from my dad and yes, Gunmetal was the color I was thinking of! Also what cooling system do you have? Sorry I'm asking a lot but how VR Ready is your PC? How much does your computer weigh? (sorry about that if thats a bit hard but I kinda need to know because i have a weight limit on my desk). One Last question, How does the computer perform when you are playing any really high ram games (ie, Assesto Corsa, FSX, X-Plane, etc)? and please feel welcome to contact me owen.twyford@icloud.com

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It's okay to ask many questions! :) i am more than welcome to help you answer(if I know). I have XSPC 360 Rad and 240 Rad both 45mm in thickness. The thicker your radiators are the better cooling. I haven't really try VR yet, but it's more than it need to play VR games. The most games I played that requires high ram memories are probably Forza, and Skyrim, and both performance really well with G skill TridentZ 8GBx4 Ram sticks. How about your case? What case r u using for your build?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I will be needing almost the same specs as yours for performance wise really the only things I'll change are the colour and how much storage and some other personal touches. And also what sort of problems have you run into with the computer because if I build it I don't want it breaking down every week or whatever. Thanks for your help

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing really gave me any issue after the build. Keep it mind while assembling water cool components makes sure everything have O-ring installed properly and the fittings are very tight, because if you don't take the time to check everything. You might run into bigger issue (Water damage)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude this is ******* beautiful! Great job! this is a good example of what an excellent build looks like!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

F-Ukin

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build and grats on the feature!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

wow I just love every thing about your build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe time for your next build? ;) Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Build is sick af. I'm peanut butter and jealous. Question, does that flow meter rattle? Does it make noise as it spins? Just wondering.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The flow does not rattle what so ever. the whole build is super quiet(If you turn the fans speed down lol) and thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I have always wondered how difficult it would be to do a custom loop with no experience, and now I know it is really challenging :D

Thanks for taking the time and effort to make this magnificent machine, the PSU cover looks fantastic by the way and is a really nice addition +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for this kind message :)! +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool Build, though I thought Karma was a stripper's name? +1!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol Karma is not a stripper name, but thanks :)!

KARMA - (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. informal destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Computer **** at it's finest.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You must not pay a mortgage and bills pal i wish i had a month off bills id build this lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually do pay pay bills I'm working as full time supervisor in an automotive company. So I get payed fairly well :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply fantastic!!! +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Did cutting the plastic supports in the mesh have any negative effect at all? I want to cut the ones in mine as well, including the 2 vertical ones in the corners that you hadn't.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey random question Why did u name it Karma? xD

  • 40 months ago
  • -2 points

Why Skylake?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Because it happens to be just as much as Haswell (in some cases cheaper, since motherboards are easier to come by) and it allows him to be ready for another few generations of processors, since LGA1151 is the newest one.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

That's fair enough. But those pcie lanes tho :p

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

pascal only allows for 2 way sli anyways

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for explaining for me :) +1

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  • 40 months ago
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I'm pretty anal about perfection too Lolol. I get what you trying to say! I feel you

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  • 40 months ago
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Thanks for the support! :)

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Thanks man! :)

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  • 40 months ago
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:))

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  • 40 months ago
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It sure is pricey but the result is amazing. :) Thanks!

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  • 40 months ago
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I am surprised also. I've gotten those comments many times, but truly I don't care for extra performance as long as I can use 3D software for my college assignment and gaming purposes. I'll be very happy. :)

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  • 40 months ago
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Your comments saying about the 1080 are much more irritating then 1080 posts. These are 980ti's also

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Temp for both cpu and gpu sure worth the nightmarish process :)