Description

This build was initially going to be a VR development machine, but it quickly grew out of hand when I discovered the Thermaltake Core-P5 case and decided to give custom watercooling a go. I decided to make a rig which was cooled to the point that I could really have fun with overclocking without worrying about temperatures or noise, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. I also wanted to leave myself room to expand into an GTX 1080 SLI configuration in the future.

As this was my first watercooling build, there were a few hiccups along the way. Make sure that when you order your fittings, they match the kind of tubing you are using! I bought compression fittings which did not match the rigid PETG tubing I was using, both in size and type. Make sure you use rigid acrylic fittings for rigid acrylic (duh).

When I bought my case, black was the only available colour and so I painted the case white to match the aesthetic I wanted. However, you can now buy a Snow white variation of the Core-P5 which saves you quite a bit of effort if you want a white theme. My chosen motherboard was also partially picked for aesthetic purposes (it matched).

The rig is currently running at 4.8ghz @ 1.38v and the GPU is running at 2100mhz clock/5500mhz memory but I'm still refining and tweaking my overclocking settings. I'd love to hit 5ghz stable for fun, but I'd be happy with 4.7-4.8ghz for daily use.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

You have my +1 - beautiful. For your first wc rig, your bends look awesome...great work.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Bonermachine +1 !

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

wow. i love this! 1+! wish i could give more upvotes! wow!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Featured. I know. Featured.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

FEATURE +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent looking build. Very impressive all round. I do like these new Thermaltake Core P5's though I'm a bit unsure on if I like the Graphics card mounts on them, I get that it makes watercooling more visible on them but I think it's a bit far to go just for aesthetics.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

minute maid would like to acquire your rig for 5000$ +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

What fans are you using with this PC? Great build +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe ekvardars

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

what water do u use? ek ekoolant or just distilled water

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I used distilled water mixed with a full bottle of EK-Ekoolant Pastel Orange, I linked the store I bought it from in the parts list but the manufacturers link is here - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-pastel-orange-concentrate-250ml

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you buy distilled water ? (First time watercooling)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I picked mine up from an auto store. You can also ask at a local garage.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint the case? Or you can oder it white?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I painted the case myself. You can now purchase white Core P5s in a Snow variation.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you paint the case? Ive searched at google how to paint a case, it just shows random things

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PROPPA

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, initially I thought you got the Snow variation of the case, great job! The only thing I would pick on is the PSU, it needs some white or orange... maybe if you paint the fan grill portion white it would resemble the radiator fans, other than that, awesome stuffs!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I initially left some room up the top to give the bubbles a place to collect but I might top off the reservoir higher now that it's run for a few days. Also I have condensation gathering at the top which I'd like to remove.