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This is my 3rd redo build! But technically it would be considered my second ever build.

I use PC mainly for gaming. I know it's massively overkill but I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. My first ever build was with an i7 960 with a Big Bang Xpower Motherboard which was to be honest still pretty good till today with a 7970, but I was getting bottlenecked and wasn't like it at all!

So why I say this is a redo for the 3rd time is because the build I decided to go with after my first build was an Mini ITX build. I loved the idea of the smaller size gaming PC, but I wasn't pleased with it. I've taken that build down from my completed build since. It was an i7 6700k, Asus Maximus VIII Impact with a Gigabyte 980. So I decided to redo that build because I happen to get a couple of MSI 980 TI's for cheap which then brought me to my next redo with my first SLI Config. The last picture was that redo. (Asus Maximus VIII Hero, i7 6700k)

THEN again I wasn't pleased with the SLI Config in the games I was playing lol. Eventually I end up getting a waterblocked Titan X thus lead me to my last redo and this time I bought the Asus Maximus VIII Gene(yes, I bought all 3 size boards..)

So since I've been building I have been looking at alot of pictures and I thought why not just build a watercooled PC with just one card that can do everything I need haha.

Now this is my first time watercooling so don't mind if its not up to par with the cooler looking ones. It was frustrating redoing because I ended up selling, refunding and buying parts needed but I did get close to what I paid on everything, so yea that's my story.

Since I went watercooling I OC'ed my CPU to 4.7Ghz and it's running with low temps stable. Unfortunately my Titan wasn't as forgiving to overclock, i'm thinking exchanging for a different one and try to get a higher clock speed.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have always wanted to see someone do a watercooling build in that case because it looks awasome. Shame about that reservoir that hides some of your pc. Is there some way you could get a smaller on and put it on the bottom beside your psu? Other than that it is beautiful.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Originally my plan was to put the reservoir inbetween the psu and the front radiator but it's too tall! It was hitting the video card so I tried to exchange it but shipping was not worth it so I had to somehow make it work. I wanted to put a fan in the spot of the reservoir right now haha it would of been nicer for sure. Maybe in the short future I'll get a smaller one

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah or you may be able to put it on top or back on the outside of the case because I think there are watercooling wholes out the back.

  • 48 months ago
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AH, that's what you meant. I just didn't want to put it outside the case. I did just put an order in for a micro reservoir lol so I'll be modding it again soon. Thank you though!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Soo much power in such a small case

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful reservoir placement

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you plan on draining the loop? Also, was there not a way to mount the combo unit to the left hand side vertically? By the way, nice black and white build.

  • 48 months ago
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I tried every way possible for reservoir and pump combo lol the case just wasn't having it. I'm planning to just drain the loop from top of the reservoir with another compression fitting with a tube on it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you not like the 980 TI's SLI config?

Coolant colour: http://easyquestion.net/thinkagain/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/got_milk.jpg

  • 48 months ago
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I was getting 57-65 FPS in the division AS SLI(ultra everything) which was so disappointing considering that it beats one titan NP. But considering that's the only game I play pretty much plus CSGO, it's pretty much useless to me. I get right now 80-90 FPS with one Titan with everything ultra. Planning to sell those two 980 tis and maybe grab a pascal in the near future

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not hating on the 980 ti, I'm really sure it can beat a Titan in every other game with fps

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, makes sense. I didn't realize the division was so taxing. How many bags of russet potato's would you trade for one of the 980's? :P

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an interesting water cooling loop, looks cool.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Aww man, that case is awesome

  • 48 months ago
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Did great on the water cooling from what I could tell.

Awesome build :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks Awesome. Love the case and everything white. A vanilla milkshake please!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha that's what everyone's saying. Kinda wanna put some pink going through those tubes now lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, then it would be a strawberry milk shake.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

why the titan x though

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Because it can run over 60fps np on full ultra, no change in settings.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

but you were complaining about division while my 960 runs the division maxed out at 85fps

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is beautiful! I love the purple with the white coolant! You should definitely do hard lines though! +89

  • 48 months ago
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Yea I want to one day haha might as well venture into that territory!

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Knowing what you've learned with water cooling, what would you have done differently for your build? And have you got any advice for us?

(I've never set up watercooling system before, but I'm thinking about it).

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. It's fun as hell to set up watercooling system, if you got the funds for it definitely do it! Just make sure you bleed the system and do leak test. One mistake I did was put a tube into the top right part of the gpu block, and right underneath it I looped another tube out to the radiator. My GPU was heating up like crazy because no water was being spread throughout the card, if you look at some of my pictures the one with no coolant in it I had it looped wrong from the GPU block. And nearing the finished build you can see I moved the bottom tube to the left bottom socket of the GPU block and no more heat from GPU. The pump moves the water so fast that it didn't let the water spread.
  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my bad, and plan your route

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I see what you mean about the GPU ordeal. Haha! Just noticed your 'water-proofing' measures. Just in case you've got a minor leak while testing it?

(Holy ****! That's a big fan! (pic #14). Looked at it three times to make sure I'm not seeing things. Did you buy it for the lulz, or is it really worth it?)

Good job overall, looks real good.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That was another build I was working on for my daughter, lol.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, cool. Thanks.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Saw a air bubble in the tubes becarful i;ve been doing research on watercoolong i would like to add it to my own pc but i've heard to let the pc run and stop to make sure no bubbles get in the tubing i believe it may of been cause by the way you've positioned the reservoir but i'm in love with your pc great cable management

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