Description

The build is in commemoration of my beloved cat, PIPI, who passed away on New Years Day this year. He was a black / white coloured cat (like a dairy cow), hence the name of the build. The logo on the case is also designed in his memory.

This is my second hardline build - and I gotta admit, hardline builds are really fun. I've been planning and buying parts for this build for about two months. The build itself took two weeks, with on and off. I had some minor case mods done, added some decor. I also did the custom cable cable extensions - these took a long time. I chose chrome fittings: some chrome, some black chrome.

I'm happy with how it turned out, but I'm also planning to make a few more mods to system including: light to the system to brighten up the fluid inside the reservoir, some etching on the glass, and full-length front PSU cover. I'm also hoping to upgrade to the new Coffee Lake 8700k and the Formula X.

Anywho, hope everyone enjoys this build.

Some detailed parts:

Case:

  • Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE

CPU Block:

  • Phanteks C350i

GPU Block:

  • EKWB 1080ti reference block
  • EKWB Nickle backplate

Reservoir:

  • Monsoon MMRS 150mm reservoir

Pump:

  • EKWB D5 PWM version

Radiators:

  • Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTS Xflow Ultra Stealth 280mm
  • Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTS Ultra Stealth 360mm

Fans:

  • 3x Noctua F12 3000RPM
  • 2x Noctua A14 2000RPM

Fittings:

  • Monsoon MMRS Black Chrome
  • EKWB 90 Degree fittings
  • EKWB Q Fitting
  • Bitspower Dual 45 rotary fittings
  • Bitspower Premium plugs
  • Bitspower Passthrough fitting
  • Bitspower Valve fitting

Lighting:

  • Phanteks RGB LEDS 2M
  • 2x Phanteks 140mm Halos (came with case)

Fluid:

  • Primochill True Opaque Sky white

    I apologize ahead of time for the crappy formatting, I'm not good at this :(

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Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

nice cat bro

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bro, he was the best

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely stellar build, love the custom loop.

I believe this is your case.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And yup, that's the case.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Flawless +1, what kind of OC did you get on that 6700k?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I just did a lowly 4.5. it runs at mid50s to low 60s at max load - but is really quiet though. I have the fans set to lowest rpm. Since the rig sits on my desk, I'm trying to prioritize noise.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I was just thinking I've NEVER seen the MMRS in a finished build online and then this appears three days after mine arrives. o.O

I just hope mine turns out half as good. +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

:) My wife's rig is also running MMRS res and fittings, gonna clean it up and take photos one of these days

Let me know if you have questions, Monsoon has made some good quality stuff :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If you found an easier way to mount it to a radiator then I did it's be nice to know. :p (sawed the 25mm extensions down to 4mm and grinded a mm off the MMRS clamp part)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you checked out monsoon's reservoir radiator-mount bracket?

I'd say that's your best bet if you're looking to mount it to the radiator.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I have those but the way monsoon does it it adds anywhere from 30-45mm of extra space and I don't have that on my case :P

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Which case do you have? And tbh, I tihnk mounting to radiators isn't the MMRS' strong suite =/

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Someone already said it but this made my day too. Absolutely stellar build. I just lost my cat not long ago too. He was like my best friend so I know how much it sucks, but it was really cool how you honored him with this build. Much love my man. Hope you enjoy this phenomenal build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank bud! May our feline buddies be in a better place, Gotta say man, I was so depressed when he just passed I couldn't get out of bed, didn't have motivation to do anything...but planning and working on these builds really helped me move pass the pain.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem buddy, and I'm sure they are in a better place. I hope this build brings you good memories of Pipi every time you look at it. I can tell you put a lot of planning and hard work into this build. In my humble opinion, I believe this deserves to be featured. The attention to detail is immaculate. Just all around awesome conception and build. Best wishes bro!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

My condolences about your loved one. Our pets are part of our families. Never fun! Fantastic work all around! Elegant and clean! +109

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Love The Name, also

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

That cuz you're a crazycatman too, isn't it? lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool build. Like the way you run the loops. Love the photos. Good job!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This made my day! +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I can help :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes...! The quality in your shots is quite outstanding!

I love the build and interesting name you made for your glorious build.

What would that even look like anyways?

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks, the name is very special to me :) ! I really took my time with these photos. Photography is my passion :)

I think a lot of great builds here on PCPP lack quality photos, Proper photos could really make a build 'pop'.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any audio equipment?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a game one headset...not really got into audio

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for inspirational cat!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that desk the Ikea Gerton? and what desk leg are you using for it?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's the Gerton. The desk frame is an Autonomous sit/stand desk.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Gah this is gorgeous. Why isn't this featured? I don't even like cats but I want this build lol. Well done.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the material and decal of the cat and the (plastic?) board it's on? Where can I make/buy something like this? What are the dimensions of the one covering the PSU?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The material of the decal is vinyl. The plastic is 4mm thick cast acrylic sheet; I got the colour using spray paint.

For decal, you can check out ETSY.com or your local custom sticker store. The cast acrylic is available on Amazon.

I don't have the measurements on hand, I just measured it according to the opening of the PSU.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to cut the shroud to fit the front rad? And with the 280 in the front, do you have any room for hard drives left at the bottom?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for PIPI +1! I love the detail you have put into this build, I hope I can throw even more detail into my next custom pc that I do. I just finished with my custom pc, but haven't uploaded the build as of yet, soon though. What size of MMRS Res are you using?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build and awesome cat dude. Love the case was looking at getting one as well. Can you tell me where you got your water cooling parts?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive build dude, Love it!

I have the same mobo and I’d like to know if you have had any compatibility or, most of all, temperature issue with the Samsung 960 (most of all seeing that you keep the cover on). I’m thinking about buying one and I’ve seen some temperature issues resulting in HD throttling... thanks in advance and congrats for ur piece of beauty!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome looking build man, congrats!1 question:

Can you get those 3200 mhz for the RAM through XMP with the motherboard last firmware?

Thanks in advance!

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The potential issue is that the site doesn't have the cooler I'm using on its list of parts as it's a fairly new cpu block.