Description

Use for gaming and school work.

Really good build, high performance. OC'ed CPU using base clock method at 1.3V. Had leaky CPU block but all fine now, dead silent apart from the hard drives haha. Photos don't do it justice.

Installation was tricky in a case like this, I believe my build is the only one online that still has hard drive cages and vertical reservoir/pump! Required pump mount and case nodding to mount and motherboard slots in gap in the pump! Never water cooled before and bedding was easier than YouTube makes it out to be. Highly recommend!

Please enjoy.

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

WoW! Those phanteks water blocks look amazing!

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes cpu block leaked everywhere and got it replaced but gpu one is very nice and replacement one is good

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic overclock on the i5 6400. Great job.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

lol it is kind of odd to go to all the trouble of a custom water loop on a locked cpu (even got the z170 mobo to overclock)

Regardless, looks great man!

EDIT: Wait am I stupid? did he actually overclock a locked i5??? What is this sorcery?!!?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

It's the GOOD 'OLE BCLK OC method. Instead of moving the multiplier you play around with the baseclock in the BIOS. Ah, classic out-of-date bioses on z170 boards.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes siree. They "accidentally" allowed overclocking on those locked cpus for a while. Some folks ended up with sweet overclocking without paying the extra for K model.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah yes, a crummy bios at most and high power consumption but I’m all for value for money if even using some questionable workarounds!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

clean AF!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish there was a better write-up. I really love your loop, it looks really unique and clean! +1 from me.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

one of the cleaner loops i've seen by far but i would recommend some cable combs

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Am getting some soon, thanks for the comment!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

That bend from the pump to the gpu takes this to another level. Idk why but I love that bend. Awesome build +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

That is mesmerizing!! +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

graet build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, Alex. Love what you did with the water cooling. I had a tech question for you: I understand the common storage config of SSD for fast bootup and 1TB HDDs for actual storage, but could you elaborate on the choice of mid-size hybrid drive and what its purpose is in your build please.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i took it out of an old laptop for an internal backup drive

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build wish i had your money to spend on the water cooling :D

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! I got the same case and am wondering how did you mount the reservoir there?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Drilled holes in the back around the rubber grommet which had to be removed, and one went through a drive tray. Then cut out slot for motherboard to slot into in the pump mount and you have to mount up against radiator. Not easy job but can be done

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

usually i'm not a fan of green coolant, but this thing somehow pulls it off. looks awesome.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

what coolant liquid are you using? I love the look of that green coolant

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

mayhems pastel green