Description

If you're thinking a unicorn broke into my home and puked into my computer then you wouldn't be wrong..... I present to you what my hopes and dreams are made of. Years of patience, careful planning, and the largest hole burned into my wallet that I never had intended to spend though here I am.

The Custom Cowboy Bebop Backplate was purchased from JMMods.com I'm one satisfied customer! Please consider him for future custom plating needs. Please bear in mind he is also a 1 man show and it may take a month or so though he is able to provide updates for possible completion dates via his Facebook page. Big thanks to him for providing such a beautiful work of art!

All EK Fittings, Valves, Connectors, Tubings, Waterblocks were purchased from Performance-pcs.com. It is always a pleasure ordering material from them and they are more than happy to assist in any way. I went with the Bitspower Shinning Silver Brass tubing well because of how slick they look. They fit perfectly with all EK 16mm Rigid Tube Connectors. It was an adventure alone measuring and cutting and then re-measuring and re-cutting and brainstorming, planning, and executing ideas for how everything was going to flow. Unfortunately I was unable to find a good place to install the EK Ball Valve for bleeding the system and will become a hassle in the future. For now I'm happy.

Part Reviews

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is a powerhouse of a CPU. Ever since AMD announced their Zen 1 lineup my excitement was rekindled in the CPU market. I'm currently running 4.325Ghz @ 1.45v idling around 40-45c depending on ambient temperatures. https://valid.x86.fr/cggcv0

Motherboard

Asus ROG C7H is a interesting motherboard to say the least. I've overcome several hurdles overclocking and troubleshooting a wide verity of errors and q-codes with this board. Asus seems to be trailing behind at times when it comes to their bios updates, mostly their stability and optimization updates for this board. I hope they continue to support this board especially with AMD's announcement of Zen 2 this year. This board is quoted to be "overkill" for the 2700X and should support 16 Cores no problem. For now I'm happy with this board.

Memory

Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB 3466 Ram kit was also a little trouble maker at first. Utilizing all 4 sticks of ram I'm only able to achieve 3000MHz speeds running at 1.5v. In the beginning I was able to kill a ram stick which baffled me though I'm sure it was just due to poor overclocking on my part. Corsair Support was able to accept RMA and provided a new kit in a timely manner. Very happy with their service.

Video Card

EVGA GTX 1080 Hybrids in SLI are also a winning pair. I was fortunate enough to purchase these cards at very reasonable prices when everything came back down for a moment. These cards run at very low temperatures especially when paired with EK FC1080 FTW waterblocks. I'm able to achieve 2088MHz in SLI with Memory overclocked to 6003MHz stable and keep both cards around 40-50c. https://www.3dmark.com/spy/6248212

Case

Lian-Li O11 is an awesome case with plenty of space for your custom watercooling needs. Main selling point in my book was the 360 Radiator support. In my setup I have 2 x EK PE 360 Radiators packed into this case along with a large water reservoir and standalone pump. Unfortunately when opting for SLI I'm unable to mount the Radiator/Fan combo at the bottom of the case. There is not enough room for it to be beneficial in any way. Nonetheless an amazing case with tons of space.

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000i is plenty for everything I have in this case and will support anything else I decide to throw into this case in the future.

Case Fan

Corsair LL120RGB Fans will probably be replaced in the future due to the low amount of air they are able to move through my radiators. For now they keep things cool though I feel I can bring temperatures down further with something like Noctua fans.

Monitor

Samsung C32HG70 Monitor is awesome paired with the SLI 1080s and even better now with Nvidia supporting Freesync. Main selling point for me was 1440p, HDR, Freesync, and size. This thing is massive and with the slight curve helps emerge you into the action.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool build! How is the SLI performance?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Evening Stat.logic appreciate the comment. I'll run a few benchmarks and post them after work. Should have included more than just 3Dmark though below are a few more.

https://www.3dmark.com/spy/6248212 https://www.3dmark.com/spy/6223975

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Destiny Max settings at 3620x2036 DSR is around 70-90FPS, Rise of the Tomb Raider at 3620x2036 DSR at Max settings is also around 100 FPS. Added a few pictures of Benchmarks.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm hungry

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Taste the rainbow?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

wait did you eat all my skittles?

nice build anyway.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Unicorn did and blew chunks all on the inside of my rig. Added +5FPS on all games somehow..... Also thank you!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

rainbow cookies...

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Seen the Cowboy Bebop and Little Prince references, and decided you are a pretty cool dude. Really like the tubing on this build.

Great job man!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the compliment. Grew up with Toonami and Cowboy Bebop. It was a great foundation set for my future Anime endeavors. The Little Prince is also a personal favorite. Need a pick-me-up here and there and having it where it is helps.

Tubing is indeed amazing. Originally wanted to work with borosilicate glass tubing and then I saw these beauties at Performance-pcs and knew it would be a bit easier to work with. Wasn't keen on cutting glass. PETG isn't as shiny.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This is really cool to see great to see a build that's running brass tubes . i personally would be ok with just 1/4 of the unicorn barf but it compliments + 1 . That said i have to ask question , i'm running the same gpu as you and i was wondering were you found a good deal on your water blocks

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Morning Metropolis009, Sign up for Performance-pcs.com's newsletter and they'll have really good deals around the holidays. You just missed Valentine's Day though may find something for President's day. I really had my eyes on the Clear Acrylic waterblock though they sold out before the deal hit. I'm still satisfied with the straight black blocks and actually think they compliment the barf. The white case contrasts well with the motherboard, GPU's, and Radiators when they are outlined with the RGB components. I was really impressed with the EVGA Hybrid AIO Design and how well it dissipated heat from the GPU. EVGA Hybrid Stock AIO showed temps as high as 60c in SLI, with the waterblocks I'm steady in the low 50c. Also know that even if they do not have any deals, with EKWB parts you are qualified for free shipping.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks so much for responding with the detailed reply . I'm working on my first custom loop and i know i can't be cheap when it comes to selecting parts . Finding a good deal is key right now , so this really helps .

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No problemo, I never imagined that I would hit the $5k mark with this build. It just happened over time. Patience is key. A lot of what I have in this build was purchased during really good deals. Some not so much....

  • 10 months ago
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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Unicorn barf helped a lot. Main reason why I went with a white case was due to how it helps make certain areas pop and the lighting effects from the RGB components.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

JMMods.com may be able to help with a backplate for that GPU? Some space at the top for an AIO. Possibly something like the Corsair - H100i RGB Platinum? For me this took years just to plan and decide what would look best. I purchase the EK fittings before settling on the Copper Tubings. Patience pays off.

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