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This PC has been on here before but it was previously orange and has been changed a lot since then. Go to my completed builds to see it there before I changed it to all this

The cpu is overclocked to 4.9ghz and hits about 81 degrees under load. I may delid in the future as I am using very low voltages to get 4.9 so I would hope to get at least 5.1. The ram is overclocked to 3100mhz The graphics card is overclocked and hits 49 degrees under maximum load.

Latest changes to this build are. The case has been painted MATT WHITE. I bought a gtx 1080. I water cooled the GPU. I added a second RAD. I added case feet to the bottom of the case to improve airflow for the fans underneath. I Changed the coolant colour and also the cabling colours. I changed the fans from ll120 to ML120s cause the LL120s wouldn't stop flickering

When I water-cooled the GPU I chose to mount the block differently to what EKWB tell you as I didn't want to buy the EK backplate as I thought looked terrible and wasn't worth the money extra so I mounted the screws for the main portion of the block the same but then at the other end they are in a different way so that I can use the original backplate, It works perfectly so I don't see the need for the EK backplate.

The order of the loop is Pump>GPU>CPU>RAD 1>RAD 2> PUMP

There is 2 normal sized fans underneath the case which is the reason I added the case feet so they can get airflow to the bottom radiator

I used the XSPC crossflow radiator so I could have pipes coming from more directions and not have them all bunched up on the same side of the case.

I know my monitor isn't great so I will be buying a new one next week. I will also be putting better ram in it. Just not sure which ram yet.

Any questions please ask

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly customs loops in smaller chassis are for sure my favourites

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build, though always thrown off by a rad below the card, and in this case having no fan to offload heat... I get it in this particular case because of size, but have you ever considered a really slim rad with really slim fans, eg. Nemesis GTS + Silverstone Professional Slim(s)?

You may be able to bring down temps overall and increase airflow throughout! :)

EDIT: +1 because it's a really clean build regardless.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For the bottom rad I was just thinking the very same thing. I know for a rad just being there without any fans it does still dissipate heat but I think a think rad with slim fans would dissipate more even if the fans were at a lower RPM for noise.

Looks like he has a drain port to help drain the loop for regular maintenance but I am wondering how difficult it is to fill the loop. Pastel fluids tends to need more maintenance so they don't gum up your water blocks which I had to help a friend with on his build. Sucked to have to tear down the blocks and open them up to clean them with a toothbrush because all the micro channels were packed with junk.

As for the order of the loop that only really matters in much higher temperature gradients such as in automotive but in PCs the largest temp difference between hottest to coolest is usually like 1-2c . Because of that there is no real need to worry about the order aside from the reservoir to the pump so you can fill the loop without running the pump dry.

Great build though, good job.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

There is 2 fans under the bottom rad. That’s why there is big case feet under the case. Your right about the Mayhems pastel. I have had to tear the cpu block down a few months ago to clean the micro channels as flow was really bad.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I highly don't recommend the Silverstone Slims, I've seen them on countless builds but they were one of the worst performing fans I've used to date. With little clearance and already low power, they're more trouble than the $10 they sell for.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on use case imo. I've used them primarily as auxiliary fans and they've seemed performant enough, meaning moved enough air for their purpose.

The Noctua 120mm slim offering is my performance preference by not everybody loves beige.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

There is 2 fans under the bottom rad. Thats why the case has big case feet under it

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok great :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Mitx + Custom loop = true sexiness

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I smell a feature coming on +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

A custom loop in a small case makes for a sweet build, +1!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

An impressive showcase! Have you given it a proper name?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope couldn’t think of one. Can you suggest any?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't even been able to name my own computer, truthfully. What do you like/what do you do with the computer?

The more I look at it, the more I admire that shade of blue. Just perfect.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build... Wanting to do something similar. I have a few questions about the case though: Do the feet come with the case? I am thinking of having the top and bottom rad as intake and two 80mm fans as outtake, as an owner of this case do you think that will result in negative air pressure? Would a GTX 1080 strix OC with a waterblock fit in this? Thankyou and really no pressure to answer. Hope to see some more awesome builds from you. Thanks

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment. The case doesn’t come with the feet but you can buy the feet from overclockers UK and only require you to drill one tiny hole for them so it it really quick and easy and then you can have fans under the case that are a normal size. In my opinion i wouldn’t have the fans like you suggested as Hot Air rises which means you will be blowing hot air downwards for it just to rise again. I would have bottom rad as intake and top rad as outtake. Not sure the 80mm are needed with it setup like that. I haven’t needed the extra fans. Not sure if the strix OC will fit as my water block just touches the glass window. So if you waterblock is bigger than mine it won’t fit width ways. My waterblock is the ekwb gigabyte 1080 block if you want to search measurements and compare. Hope this helps. I highly recommend the case it looks stunning

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow! Thankyou so much. This is amazing and really helpful. Having the top thicker rad as outtake wont affect the cooling capabilities of it? Thanks again.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

you can have the rad on the top a little bit thicker than mine but you may run into clearance issues with the motherboard and more importantly the resovoir as if you look at mine there is only a small gap below the reservoir between the graphics card and a bit bigger gap above the res so if you had a thicker rad it might cause issues their. As for cooling it will improve cooling as their is more water capacity to disperse the heat, in my opinion 2 rads of 25mm thickness will cool your components easily with 2 fans on each with the one on bottom blowing inwards and the one on top blowing outwards.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't seem like you can buy the case anymore :(

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you can. Case king and also overclockers UK sell it

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case with a ekwb on a 1080ti and recently redid the loop. I think you are using the wrong in Port on the gpu. The left one is the in on pascal ekwb

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

On the 1080 g1 it says in the instructions you can use either port as inlet

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That's convenient! with the reference block I was forced to use the left as in and it added to the challenge. Good work

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the are 2 fans under the case. I added case feet so I could put 2 normal sized fans there instead of slim ones

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