with a Walnut finish. I could not find a Pseudotsuga menziessii (Douglas-fir) laminate/vinyl adhesive wrap, so I went with a walnut laminate. This build was inspired by my degree in forestry, and a desire to use a color palate that's not typically found in the PC world - for better or worse. Although the idea behind this build started on release day of the Shift X, I relied heavily on borrowed inspiration from these builds - thank you for being artistically gifted! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/P7GG3C - by ApocPony https://pcpartpicker.com/b/BKcYcf - by luka.volvec
This is my first go at a hard tubing, and working with a custom loop. Most of the core components came from my previous build, Sharkbait, with many of the upgrades going towards the loop and the new case/power supply. Eventually, I will upgrade the GPU/loop, but I have decided to wait for the 208x or 118x. When I do this I will add a drain loop. I actually ordered all of the values, but I forgot to get the fitting to connect everything to my T splitter fitting. Keep reading, and you will understand why I definitely regret building my system before ordering more parts.
Bleeding this system was the most painful thing I have every done in the computer realm. The first time I "completed" the bleed, I waited to plug the mobo cable in until after the 48 hour leak test. When I did, the tubing popped off my CPU and doused my GPU in a liter of coolant.. If I had a drain, I could have purged the system rather than have some funky pressure forcing all the coolant up and out the exposed fitting. By some miracle (and a powered off computer) everything still works! When I first picked up the GPU, it literally drained a cup of liquid onto my desk :/ Crossing my fingers that nothing rusts in the next few months. I went through 2 cans of air and let everything dry for 48 hours before I hooked everything back up, and so far we're good.
Over all I am really satisfied with this build. I promise all of the shades of green match the shade of green in cables. Apparently my college is lame and only rents out cameras for "school uses". Excuse me, I will be using this computer for homework! Anyways, the lighting does funky stuff with the fluid.
This device computes. It is now a generation old, but its running strong 1.5 years later.
Overall a decent ITX board. Beware, there is an orange light that let's you know it is operating correctly. -1 for this because it throws off most color schemes.
It's ram. It works.
Rule number one is looking good. CHECK. Rule number to is having fun. CHECK. Rule number three is working well. CHECK. A little pricey.
This case is really nice. Beware, if you think it's tall, add some taller to what you're imagining! It's easy to work with unless your are doing a custom loop with custom sleeving.
I was limited with options, but this works well in the Phanteks Shift X case.
"I didn't understand the crazy about Noctua fans until I go one. They are SILENT." -me