Description

I really needed a new PC as my iMac crashed. I've been an avid Apple user for almost 20 years now, but lately i have not been impressed with my friends in Cupertino. I switched my MacBook Pro for an Alienware 17" a couple of months ago and to be honest, couldn't be happier. Yes, Windows has it quirks, but no longer am I trapped within the Apple-ecosystem.

So I decided to build a new Windows system and switch (back). Then I discovered pcpartpicker.com and found the most awesomely modded PC's on this site. I needed one of those! I built a PC before with the NZXT Kraken for my son and wanted to step up my game!

I chose the color scheme first and then went hunting for materials. I needed quite a beefy PC as I use it for work as well, so it should be able to deal with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, MsSQL, Reporting services, Visual Studio and more. (oh yeah, and a couple of games).

The case was easy, I really wanted a Parvum system as I love those cases. I sent them the logo for a Kitchensystem which I created (www.annonceronline.com) which they carved right into the case.

I wanted an i7 over an i5 and decided on the 5820K because I could get a good deal on it. With it I matched the Kingston DDR4 ram. I chose one large SSD over a smaller one and an extra HDD mainly because I couldn't figure out where to fit the HDD (In hindsight a good choice). A good video card was a requirement and the GTX 980 Ti came out just weeks before. I decided on the EVGA reference model as it was one of the few models that I could find an EKWB waterblock for.

As for watercooling, I ordered most of it through EKWB. The CPU and GPU waterblocks, fittings, tubes and the GPU Backplate are EKWB suited for the respective hardware. The pump is a Laing DDC-1Plus MCP355 outfitted with a Bitspower DDC top upgrade and a Bitspower reservoir. The radiators are from Darkside, 1 3 x 120 and 1 2 x 120. Mounted on those some Thermaltake's Riing's.

The waterloop currently goes Pump > GPU > CPU > Rad > Rad> Res >Pump. I wanted to put a Rad between CPU and GPU, but couldn't figure out a routing without putting tubes everywhere. The tubes I bent using the primochill bending tool, which I'm not sure if I would recommend. I ordered 8 meter tubing figuring I would definitely have enough to learn this artform and make sure I would end up with some nice tubes. I had to order extra tubes.

Modding wise I painted the motherboard with Tamiya model paint, and the RAM as well. The cabling was finished off with black shrink tubes and wire covers. I painted the GPU backplate as well with the Tamiya spraycan.

Filled the loop, tested for 24 hours, no leaks. Added colouring and installed windows.

Couldn't be happier, it runs great and silent. Hope you guys like it.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 276 points

O_O

Damn... You got a lean, green mean machine! Also, congrats on slamming the door in apple's face!

+1

  • 49 months ago
  • 25 points

This comment should have way more points

slamming the door in apple's face!

  • 49 months ago
  • 5 points

:)

  • 37 months ago
  • 19 points

I used to like Apple Products... Then Tim Cook was appointed CEO.

Then the new MacBook happened. And then the new MacBook "Pro" happened.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

to be honest man it really is no that bad. Yes, i did have to order some additional things on top of the computer it self but I have had no issues with it at all.

I have the late 2016 15" model in silver with the i7-6720HQ processor and the radeon RX460 Pro GPU. dual boot windows on the thing and there are no issues with it.

USB-C is cumbersome right now so i did order a thunderbolt three doc for my laptop to use when i am at home. I only have to occupy one side of the laptop when i have it plugged into power and the dock making it easier to manage the cables the run from it.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Apple: Lots of money for what they call "performance" while they just through some trashy i3 or i5 in a piece of garbage and charge you $1700 all the while confining you from leaving. And you can't get a windows 10 bootable drive from a mac it won't work. I left Apple and will never turn back (with the exception of the iPhone).

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

$1700 - The price of a new i7-8700k and 1080 System. That's performance! Oh, 4K Monitor included. Nice try iMac, not getting a 34in any time soon are you?!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 30 points

Well, Mate, I think you're an awesome dad :D never too old to be custom building computers thats for sure. I really think you nailed it, here. You have perhaps gave me the perseverance to attempt my own custom water loop. Ive built many systems in my time but never had the balls to attempt such beauty. What makes your build stand out is, it's not a mainstream h100i build with a 4790k. No. It has identity. It looks like you carved a beautiful piece of creation that enlightens your passion. I can just imagine every morning you wake up from bed and stare at that PC thinking i did a bloody good job, and you did mate. I always tell others that for me and i presume for many others that, building a PC isn't just placing parts together. It's like building a dream house or building a relationship. You make sure that it stands out, you make sure that theres an identity not inconsistency. You make sure you're unique and this is what you have done. There's always a better build out there I'm afraid but you have set the bench mark right here with beauty, sophistication and great order. You made everything in that build stand out and for that, i wish i can give you a + 100000000 because you deserve it. Once again, congratulations to a great father and great builder. You have made us all witness what true custom PC **** really looks and feels like.

A big and almighty +1 for you, Friend!!!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 12 points

Thanks mate, really good to see my time and effort is received like this. The biggest compliment someone can make is to say that it inspires them to try it as well!

  • 43 months ago
  • 8 points

You have truly ascended into the Ranks of PCMR

+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, for the past few months I've been researching and learning how to build a PC and I'll have the opportunity to do so in a few months (my first build). I was originally gonna go with an AIO because I'm lazy / mostly not confident with my abilities to make a safe custom loop. But I've seen the benefits and aesthetics of custom loops and I really want to try it. Have any tips for me?

  • 41 months ago
  • 4 points

Yep, make sure you order more than enough tubing if you've never bent tubes before! I had to re-order as a lot of my tubes didn't end up the way I wanted. Also, make sure you have a drain in your system.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, in what order do I organize the parts, what's best for cooling? The case I'm going to build in is probably the Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass which has room for 280mm rads in the front and top and a 140mm rad in the back.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

To be honest, I'm really no expert. It probably depends on what you can do within reason. I had planned the following: Reservoir\Pump > GPU > Rad > CPU > Rad >Reservoir\pump.

However, when I received my case I couldn't mount my 360 rad the way I wanted to. So in the end, my loop goes : Res > GPU > CPU > Rad > Rad.

Is this ideal? I don't think so. Does it work well enough for me, yes it does. Maybe If I really want to push my CPU to the edge a different loop would have been better, but this is just fine for me.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

A drain?

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Yep, a drain, so you can easily drain out your cooling liquid. You can see in my pictures that I didn't build one in. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal and was already building so I skipped it. In hindsight, I should have built one in so I would advise you to do so.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, in what order do I organize the parts, what's best for cooling? The case I'm going to build in is probably the Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass which has room for 280mm rads in the front and top and a 140mm rad in the back.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice water cooling

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You're awesome

  • 49 months ago
  • 14 points

Looks great! I hope it get's featured!

  • 49 months ago
  • 6 points

I this is not going to be featured, i'll put a curse on pcp! A horrible, horrible curse!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

what?....

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

"If" and "pcpp". ; ) But i'm gonna do it…!

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

It's featured right now. :P

  • 49 months ago
  • 7 points

Guess they got scared! : P

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  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

you're

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

will this make THE LIST though?

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

****

I did not actually curse, I just put 4 *

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too, I don't think I've ever turned off the filter.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Hahaha...roflolz! =D

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  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Ha ha, been on this site for more than a year now, never new there was a 'list'.....

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I sure hope so as well.... ;-)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish granted my friends! I'm a genie. XD

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! Congrats! :)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 5 points

And this ladies and gentlemen is what you can have if you dont buy a Mac, great build I like the pics of the stages of painting you went through as well

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I work in a college where I see PCs and macs everyday, we have a PC team and a Mac team. Do I need to explain what happens and what side I am on....

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

definitely the mac team

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  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

How does this not have more upvotes this is hot

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe because this build isn't even half a day old?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops lol

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the stuff dreams are made out of...

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

How did you get so good with building PCs when you're a mac user for 20 years????

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Tru dat

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I decided to go the easy route by using hardline tubing with bends.

How is this easy exactly? :p

Love the part choice and looks of this. Great job!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha ha, you're right. I meant to put the word 'easy' within quotes. I new it was going to be hard, but I really loved the look of hardline tubing. It was still harder than I thought though.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

So you had to measure out the lengths and fuse the pipes together? That doesn't seem to hard. Tries it and leaks fluid into system

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! Do you think you would have room to add another GPU in SLI under water in that chassis?

EDIT: You already answered:

I think it should be possible, but there really isn't that much room. I would have to puzzle with the tubing. Would be awesome though, if my wallet could support it....

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Really Love the build +1. since I know people are going to be curious about the loop (including me!) you should add which rads and fittings you used. as well as the direction of your loop so say Pump>GPU>CPU>RAD>RAD. Cant really tell which directions your loop is going in since I have no previous experience in liquid cooled past AIO's. Also maybe where you got your cables from :P. Another thing is I cant tell if you are using Vardar Fans or not, could you tell me which ones? That being said, really fantastic example of liquid cooling! Also, might I recommend some LED's for your case? I find it can really make it pop!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Good point. The fans are from Thermaltake and have LED's in them. You probably can't see it well from the close up shot, but in the shot with the monitor you can see it. I'll add the rest of the info in the description a bit later.

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Great update on your description :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

ah I know those fans lol. Could not recognize them becuase I have never seen any turned off XD.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build! One Question: How did you prepare the surfaces of the Ram and the mobo-heatsinks before painting? Hope you have fun with this beauty!

  • 49 months ago
  • 6 points

I didn't really. I used painter tape to cover everything I didn't want paint on, then used good quality Tamiya model paint in a spraycan to paint it. I sprayed lightly and let it dry, covering it in about 6 to 8 layers. The RAM really was an experiment which turned out better than expected. Was I happy when the PC booted the first time and the Mobo and RAM seemed to work...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. So I've got to try that by myself :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

most people might have messed that ram up... looks like you did it well though. I like that you left the X paint free also.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I decided on the EVGA reference model as it was one of the few models that I could find an EKWB waterblock for.

EVGA has a "Hydro Copper Gaming" 980ti that is basically a 980ti with a waterblock preinstalled.

https://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-4999-KR

What specific CPU waterblock are you using?

Good job with modding BTW!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't know that. Pretty good to know.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome! I will remember that card for my next build. I'm using the EKWB supremacy block.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

That is gorgeous. I wish I could hit the "UP" button a whole lot more.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

O wow, i think i am just going to leave a lame comment, upvote this build and go to the next

Freaken outstanding job on this.

Well a few other things, First that monitor, that is just impressive. The custom painting is great to

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great man!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

He has the approval of the mighty AION-MC!!!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a glorious build! worthy of a +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Titanfall!

The build is pretty ok too. :D

j/k, great job.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

No wonder you have 2 radiators, this pc is HOT

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

lets get this **** to 1000 upvotes

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! I love the case! I would have tried liquid cooling if I had more space...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

where do you get your watercooling parts sorry for being a noob im learning custom water cool

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! I'm really enthusiastic about this, so ask me anything. I ordered everything from EKWB and Highflow.nl.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That is gorgeous, not surprising you would go with a DX racer Lemon colored chair to go with that setup now would you?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

does spray paining parts void warranty?

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

I would think so. However, I was surprised to find out that EVGA still accepted the video card under warranty, even though I removed the stock cooler and bolted on the waterblock. (The card crashed on day two so I they sent me a new one).

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

EVGA is the bomdiggity for warranties

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

FEATURE

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I predicted it!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wow, man. I REALLY LOVE black and green themed PC. (droll) To the featured build where you belong!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does this one not get featured yet?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

dont worry, it did

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

-sniffles- this is beautiful.... That black and green is stunning!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks so awesome in that case! Beautiful build +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its nice but I'd recommend not using Razer Aienware and Dell as they're very low end compared to other brands

I hope this gets featured

Also try PerformancePCs and Frozen CPU as they have some of the largest warehouses filled with your watercooling needs

Also why use a Dell curved over LG's and how does the curve work when it comes to editing coding etc.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Which kind of paint did you use? Does it affect the mobo temps?

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Tamiya. I just went to the model-shop and bought two spraycans of candy green ;-). Can't really tell whether or not it impacts the temp as I never ran this mobo without.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Mods :o

Especially the RAM!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Gobsmacked!! Featured build coming up!! How many tims did you wipe that window with window cleaner and paper towel?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

****. Absolutely beautiful.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You got to send your setup and PC to Tech Source to get featured in both setup wars and PC wars, you are sure going to make it to an episode. Awesome job!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice setup! Good work

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's amazing! I enjoy just looking at it, can't imagine playing on it

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a beautiful green apple. Yummy... An amazing piece of art, no words can describe its magnificence.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually i dont leave comments but this is a very nice build and should be featured just for the cost of it!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Colour Scheme. What I am noticing is that, the top 120mm fans are in push correct? (Pushing air through the rad as exhaust out of the top of the case).

The Front 120mm Fans attached to the 240mm Rad are in pull. Only pulling hot air from the Radiator into the case.

Where is the fresh air? The Rear 80mm x 2 slots are not being used.

TCO

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point, you saw correctly. Too be honest, this kinda made sense to me. Would you advise a different configuration?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to do anything, I would Buy a couple filters for the rear fan mounts and purchase two 80mm fans as intake.

TCO

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

+1!

I personally don´t like green but you done a good job!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I now name this system "The Hulk" !!

HULK SMASH !!

Love the Custom Paint on the Ram Modules..

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Really like the computer, and the website you linked is pretty slick too :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on featured! Beautiful build, great components too.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is savage

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would post a longer post, but I'm too busy looking at the awesome computer you have.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

YES DESTROY APPLE. PC MASTER RACE

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN(INSERT DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNN GIF) this is one amazing build and i love the arts or craftsmanship or however you call it when it came to the painting and such

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Parvum case totally custom made or is it that 3-fan for the top addon thing?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is the standard S2 case from parvum, but with the extended option to fit 3 x 120 radiator and our Annoncer logo cut out.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasn't Windows traumatic after 20 years of Mac's?

I recently built a Windows machine just for gaming while my OSX system stays in place, developed a panic attack in the process

Putting your work on a Windows machine is like living with a bomb, it could fail at any moment and take everything with it (Tho I guess their backup solution should be working by now, but can't beat the Time Machine + agile restore's)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Not at all. Don't get me wrong, my wife still uses a Macbook and I love my AppleTV, but OS X Mavericks was buggy as hell for me. I sync my files with box.com so I know everything is safe (and synced to my laptop so i always have a copy). But windows has improved and I'm really liking win 10.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yeah! Apple is the new Microsoft

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

GREEN MACHINE <3

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

THE HULK!!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build ! Congrats on the feat :) What are the speakers you are using ? What's the square thing a bit up your mousepad ?

PS : Annoncer's website looks amazing

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

The speakers are Scandyna Micropods. teh square thingis the charger for the mouse, a razer mamba

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought it was the charger yeah, thank you for your answer regarding the speakers, another question though, are you satisfied with them ? I'm in the market for some.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

They look nice and clean and the quality is good. They definitely need a subwoofer or something though, bass is lacking. I use the Minipods for my homecinema and they are a lot better in the mid's and low's.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for this detailed answer :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build ! Congrats on the feat :) What are the speakers you are using ? What's the square thing a bit up your mousepad ?

PS : Annoncer's website looks amazing

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice to see a green build after so long +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome, really blown away by the quality of this build! :o

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Mint pc ;)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is beautiful. Any chance you'll do custom work in the future?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope to do one more for my son, and maybe build one for at the office. I really enjoyed this, so if i can het it funded somehow i would love to build more

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. Love the color scheme and the layout! Awesome build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat RAM tho...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What're your thoughts on that monitor? Im thinking of getting the same and can't find any reviews!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. Wouldn't know about the LG, but the size and resolution and awesome. It works so much nicer than 2 monitors. The curve is not really noticeable. There is some bleeding at the top, but I'm not bothered with it. Maybe some more USB ports, but I'm really nitpicking then.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I never really got into the curved style. Makes no difference in my eyes.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a look at the 34UC97 but the stand seems much worse and it looks a bit tackier imo, colour performance is apparently quite similar :)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

this thing looks amazing...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job, looks awesome. I am terrified to try liquid cooling, so kudos to you!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i wonder how much hard work needed to do THIS! come on man he painted even RAM sticks.. Salute mate..

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, actually, painting the RAM was the easiest part. Those tubes drove me crazy now and then though....

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! I love that monitor too, does it work well with windows? Are the icons too small? I heard that was an issue with huge wide screen monitors.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

It does, it works great toegther with the split screen app feature in windows.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY ****! GREEN! I LOVE GREEN! And now I know, you can actually repaint parts of motherboard and ram! Thank you very much. I've always scared to do it and people said you shouldn't but. Alright I will follow your step sir :) !Amazing build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Radical.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's beautiful. :O

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! I have tons of tamiya model paint laying around for RC, didn't even consider using it for PC parts until seeing this post.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run crisis? Just kidding, amazing build by the way. The amount of time you put into this build is astonishing. What really was an eye catcher for me thought was the ram. How did you paint it so perfectly?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point
  • It's the bad and mean, GREEN MACHINE
  • Fearsome PC from the P-C-PP
  • Don't try 'n' stop this PC in GREEN
  • Because it'll HIT YA...HIT YA...HIT YA
  • And you'll see GREEN
  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering i painted my 230t case neon green, seeing this was astounding. Everything is clean, compact, and awesome looking. Stuff like this really makes me appreciate the PC enthusiast community we have today. Great work semitia! :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty amazing build, good job on your first loop turning out this great.

One recommendation in terms of the loop order, if you can flip your upper radiator around by modifying the upper chassis holes, you can then add tubing for it to go Pump > GPU > Rad > CPU > Rad > Res, and maintain clean, simple tubing without a big congested mess. Worth a shot.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Was tube bending hard, I want to build a custom loop like you did but I'm worried that hardline tubing will be way too hard for me.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually easy to get the basic shape but hard to get it close to perfection. The process of bending is easy but there's no easy way to actually "measure" and exactly angle how your tube will look. It's more of a guess and check thing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes... make sure you order enough tube. I wasted meters before I had pieces I was happy with.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely gorgeous! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I LOVE IT! super slick and awesome. how's the monitor treating you? i have always loved dell monitors, i feel that they superseded on quality.

i didn't know a titan block would work on a 780Ti, that's pretty clever

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is awesome. I love it!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet! i have a U2415 and i really like it myself

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn... Is she married? Cause if not, I'm single. Just sayin'!

Very lovely wonderful build my friend!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome job! Love how you did the RAM. It looks great. Overall great part choices for what you wanted to do.

One question: What fittings did you use for your loop? Eventually want to build my own loop and been trying to figure out this whole fitting thing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the HD-push in fittings from EKWB. When I first received them it felt kinda weird as there are only two o-rings that prevent leakage, but they work perfectly.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Will have to look into it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you do for a drain port? Also, would you keep the Dell, or trade it for the new Acer Predator?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really have a drainport. Major mistake on my side. This is my first watercooling build and I realised it once I was building but figured it wouldn't be a big deal. I regret this now, having had to drain it when my GPU broke. It's still manageable, but a drainport would have made my life a lot easier....

And for now I'll keep the dell.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't normally comment on the pimped-up to the hilt PCs, but this is exceptional - and also beautiful. You've put in a hell of a lot of effort and created something wondrous. Seriously, well done.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, this is a thing of beauty. Everything is top notch. Aesthetically, one of my favorite builds here on PCPP. The ONLY small detail I noticed was that on Gigabyte mobo decal, it seems to need another coat of the wonderful green to give full coverage. But at a normal viewing distance (which isn't 6" away, lol) I'm sure it's not noticeable, also it could totally only be looking like that over the computer screen and not in person.

tldr; A++, would view again.

  • 49 months ago
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Wow. I would love to see what overclocks you could get with that loop, and then the temperatures! I really love this build. +1 million

  • 49 months ago
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i wish i had the nerve to do all the stuff you did this is so much like the build i want to do but with awesome liquid cooling that i dont even know where to begin

  • 49 months ago
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Love the build!

  • 49 months ago
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I absolutely love this.

  • 49 months ago
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What kind of temps do you get with a system like that ?

  • 49 months ago
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Haven't overclockerd yet, but it's running around 26 C with normal use.

  • 49 months ago
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Ok, did some overclocking today, results are:

4.3 GHz normal use is 28 - 30 degrees C, running LinX pushing the CPU it reaches 60 - 65 degrees C

  • 49 months ago
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How are you finding the dyes in your loop, any issues?

  • 49 months ago
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just fine, no problem.

  • 49 months ago
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wow, that this is just amazing, i will have to remember that. also, what is the mouse and keyboard that you are using for this build?

  • 49 months ago
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Razer Mamba wireless mouse and a Razer Blackwidow mechanical keyboard

  • 49 months ago
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alright, what is the third razer thing over there?

  • 49 months ago
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Not sure what you're referring to. It's either the razed mousepad or the mamba charging station.

  • 49 months ago
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Probably the charging station

  • 49 months ago
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Dat Android mobile master race tho...

Very nice, is that case a 250D?

  • 49 months ago
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No, it's a Parvum s2

  • 49 months ago
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Okay, thanks! : )

  • 49 months ago
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Cables link?

  • 49 months ago
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  • 49 months ago
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I love the shade of green, nice job painting that

  • 49 months ago
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This is too good! +1 for parvum!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad A** dude love the color scheme

  • 49 months ago
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Awesome build and love the color scheme!

  • 49 months ago
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doesn't the water coloring gunk up the tubing and stuff that the water runs through

  • 49 months ago
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@Semitia You did an amazing job! If you have not made a tutorial on how to do custom painting, you should consider it. I've seen a lot of content which is poor quality or completely improper. The system is beautiful.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That is incredibly pretty.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice build!

  • 49 months ago
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.... 2 fans in, 3 fans out Have fun cleaning the pressured build, the build itself looks good and the part list is pretty good as well

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sick

  • 49 months ago
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980 Ti with a Titan X backplate... You seem to be a bit of a troll... Can we be best friends?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome built !! Great paint work on the components !! The only thing missing is the price and the parts of the cooling system. If you make another build make sure to post it because this one is really really great.

  • 48 months ago
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Love the build, I have a black h440 with two 980tis in it that I just water cooled and was wanting Green Water to go with it. What dye did you use?

  • 48 months ago
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EKWB's Pastel Green

  • 48 months ago
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On picture 16/21, the waterblock for your gpu says "titan x" on it. Did you get a titan x for your pc, and made a mistake on the part list, or is the waterbock for a titan x, but your using it for a 980ti

  • 48 months ago
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This is honestly amazing.

  • 48 months ago
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your temps would be better if you went cpu to rad than gpu

  • 48 months ago
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Amazing! You have really inspired me to do something like this looking into parvum cases.

  • 48 months ago
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I saw that Parvum Cases ship flat pack how was assembling the case.

  • 48 months ago
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Quite easy actually.

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks

  • 48 months ago
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so awesome! How did you paint it :O

  • 47 months ago
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I'd love to do something similar to this, but with an R9 390 and different storage (750 400GB PCIe and 2TB SSHD from Seagate)

Also, how long and how much money did you spend with all the watercooling parts?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend the mobo because its cheap and I need a small form factor build but I don't like asrock's itx board

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

heavy breathing

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Asum build m8

  • 47 months ago
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Um...yeah can you just make a donation to my need a pimped bad a-- pc and FedEx this rig to me.... EPIC build man and the custom work is awesome!

  • 47 months ago
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intense clapping

  • 47 months ago
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Looks amazing! Question: How is your Parvum case so long? All of the other builds I have seen seem so much shorter length wise. I thought they only fit a 240mm radiator on top... Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
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I ordered an extended version from their website. It's one of the customization options they offer, specifically so you can fit a 360 rad

  • 47 months ago
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Thanks! :D

  • 47 months ago
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Wow beautiful build. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

apple being AWESOME is a thing of PAST so nice job leaving them on a street corner and making on of the best looking and performing machines

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build! Beautifully made, and great attention to detail. The custom logo was a nice touch :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Fancy!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

my friends in Cupertino

Let Mountain View take the credit for something. Or better yet, Los Altos.

  • 46 months ago
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Amazing! Desk setup is very clean as well! I want to use the same color scheme for my next build and go with acrylic tubing. Congrats and good luck with it!

  • 46 months ago
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one of the most beautiful things i've seen in my life. good job sir

  • 46 months ago
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Noice

  • 46 months ago
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Absolutely beautiful build, but one question. Why not a straight run with a single 90 bend from cpu>top rad?

  • 46 months ago
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Purely esthetical, I tried both and liked this one better personally.

  • 46 months ago
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Thread vamping a little here but just ran across this build and couldn't leave before up-voting and dropping a comment. Beautiful build. Freaking unbelievably beautiful build. One day, I am going to take the time and effort to do something similar but it will never have this level of design, I'm not much on an artist type :) Main question I have is how did you get such clean cabling despite so many rads, fans, and the pump? Is there a controller tucked behind the mobo? Forgive me if this is a total noob question, I have never done anything remotely like customer liquid cooling.

  • 46 months ago
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Thanks man! Actually, I just spent a lot of time wrapping all my cables in black material and routing them directly behind my mobo so you can hardly see them. No controller. If you look well at the pictures you can see most cables at the bottom of the mobo going behind it.

  • 45 months ago
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Loving the build just wondering how long in mm is the case inside b/c I'm planning on making a build in a parvum with a custom loop so I need to know what length would be great! Big +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like an ingenious Riddler puzzle box lying around the streets of Gotham for Batman to discover. :-)

Arkham reference aside, awesome build mate! Really beautiful work.

  • 45 months ago
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I don't need it... I don't need it..... I don't need it......I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 45 months ago
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It's such a beautifully simple mod! A little spray paint changes the whole look.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

Personally, I don't really care about my PC looking fancy, as long as it runs what I want it to, I don't care what it looks like, but still, nice job.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the color scheme great work. Just curious does the heat ever cause the paint to heat up and make it smell?

  • 44 months ago
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nope

  • 44 months ago
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From the pictures the top and front radiator is acting as a in-take(going into the case) and there's no exhaust? +1 for the awesome machine!

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks. The top radiator is pushing out, the front is pulling in.

  • 44 months ago
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I had to ask since i saw this which makes the top as intake

  • 44 months ago
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If a genie popped out of my magic teapot and gave me 3 wishes it'd be to have this one computer. And for to have somehow 40x more powerful EVERYTHING. And for it to have 0.1% power consumption.

  • 44 months ago
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I was wondering where you got the version with the ability to have a 360 rad on top. If i could have a link it would really help thanks

  • 44 months ago
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It was a customization option on their website. I don't see it there anymore. However, I'm sure if you email them they can tell you the extra cost. They are really great about that.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thank you

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the dankest rigs I've seen. Great work!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it. I'm gonna steal it (the design that is).

  • 41 months ago
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You know what PCPP should really include custom liquid cooling We need more builds like this Well done

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

New reference for building a custom loop

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta Admit... Its bloody brilliant!!! I need a new PC at the moment and I think you just gave it to me. Pretty great dad to be building PC's but that thing is amazing! I think I might take your general idea and beef it up a bit so then it is lets just say slightly more powerful :D.

No Seriously Grate build!!!

It deserves the spotlight!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I recently purchased this monitor and have it with my 970 and I get above the 60 fps mark with my games switched from ultra to high. I was wondering what fps you are getting with that current config and what types of games!?

Thanks and once again your build looks mint!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is why we build computers. Who needs Dell anyway?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess this is my alltime favourite ! Green Beast Machine. Congrats Bro!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice PC looks! Amazing green theme and nice parts but I think you could get better RAM for that price like the Corsair Dominator Platinum for example. Still a great build though!

  • 37 months ago
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There are so many comments on this build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

nice stuff man thanks for the advice, especially the water tubing! Will be sure to order extra when i start my own.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like the color green Semitia?

And if you don't it's still a nice rig mate.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

how much did the watercooling cost?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the 5820k after so long?

  • 34 months ago
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Oh my god... This is.. Amazing, holy ****

  • 33 months ago
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What is your pc being held up on?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

An original and one of a kind Ikea Drawer block.. ;-)

  • 33 months ago
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Hey what company did you use for the water cooling parts?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

various, all ordered from Highflow

  • 33 months ago
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BEAUTIFUL liguid cooling!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 m8

I want that pc case

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bit late to the party, but on picture three what is that on the left side of your desk

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you mean the cradle for the wireless mouse?

  • 32 months ago
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O haha, what mouse is that?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sooooooooo greeeeeeeeeen

(Not making fun of ur build, I love green stuff)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

nice good job mate

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Best build I have ever seen _

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You gave me a ******* orgasm

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build! Love it!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm speechless, the custom water cooling loop in this build looks amazing. This is a true beauty, even to this day.

+1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

what's the thing on the desk beside the monitor in picture 3?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, It's beautiful

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Just saying... You can install OSX onto your PC! That'll probably help you a ton!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What cpu cool ain’t tank did you get

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

yeet

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What does annoncer mean? Or am I missing something?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Annoncer is a brand of Restaurant Software. I created it and my company is selling it. I just felt proud of it and wanted it to incorporate it in my new PC...

That's all.. ;-)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh thanks I guess I was missing something XD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Man. How much for you to build another. That is simply amazing work.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I did already... A large ATX one, looking really awesome and a lot better than this one. Haven't had time to take any decent pics yet though..

Thanks for the compliment!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this is what I want computer to look like some day

  • 8 months ago
  • -1 points

just when i thought everyone on here was the OCC of PC builds awesome machine

  • 6 months ago
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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought the cables from PrimoChill. They are Kobra cables and I would recommend using the on-line cable builder. Thanks for the tip about the website, I'll tell out marketing department!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

CableMod sell them. Here in Australia we have a few re sellers such as Pccasegear and Mwave (others i presume).

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  • 49 months ago
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Not really sure, it gives power well, so I guess a 5?

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  • 49 months ago
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I think it should be possible, but there really isn't that much room. I would have to puzzle with the tubing. Would be awesome though, if my wallet could support it....

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

It is. You would need to buy some right angle fittings. I tried to do the same thing you did the first time I did a hard line and only use straight fittings coming out of hardware. Using right angle fittings cleans up the tubing and makes it easier as far as having less complicated bends.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

He actually added an extension, from how it looks in the pictures. The original is actually quite tiny.

  • 49 months ago
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Indeed, Parvum has an extended case option which I added

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

From what the pics say, it's a titan X?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Boy, I wish. Not sure if they have it by now, but when I ordered the Waterblock from EKWB for the 980 Ti was actually the Titan X block.

  • 49 months ago
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EK didn't make any 980Ti blocks since the Titan blocks already fit the card. All the screws are in the same place.

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  • 49 months ago
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Not yet. Was planning to, but couldn't find the time yet. I know it generally runs about 32 C on the CPU and 28 C on the GPU. But that's just with everyday usage.

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  • 49 months ago
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Thanks for the support!

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  • 49 months ago
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  • 49 months ago
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One of my Boys really likes Green. Can't wait to show him this Build....

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  • 49 months ago
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Yes, a Tamiya spray can. I was nervous as well, especially with the mobo, but it worked out fine

  • 49 months ago
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Yes, a Tamiya spray can. I was nervous as well, especially with the mobo, but it worked out fine.

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  • 49 months ago
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The superwide monitor gives me exactly the amount of screenspace which is perfect for Photoshop and After effects.

As for painting, it was way easier than I thought. I didn't wear a mask, just did it in a well ventilated area and painted in thin layers, letting each layer dry well before putting over the next one.

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  • 49 months ago
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I love the monitor. There is some bleeding, but I'm not really bothered with it. The resolution and size just make it awesome. I have a 30" cinema display at work that I would happily trade in for this Dell monitor.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hard to say, I've always had Apple Cinema displays and those are really great, so never experienced 'bad' bleeding. Given that, I would say only a 2 or 3.

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