After a number of different setups I can say my computer is officially finished!
I started this build around the early summer time. I first started out with 2 980 Ti's in SLI. Jumped that ship and and went with 2 GTX 1080's Asus Strix in SLI. Had that setup for about 1.5 months and when the new Titan Pascal came out I decide to go a single GPU instead and i couldn't be happier. Yes, its not fast as 2 1080's, but i do find it more stable and less headachy than running SLI. All of the AAA games i play run between 50 to 80+ fps w/ no problems.
Temp wise, on the stock cooler the temperatures got too hot for my liking. I overclocked my Titan to 225/500 on stock voltage and was seeing temps around 85C. Yikes! Full custom water loop was my only option.
This was my first attempt and a custom water loop. I was definitely started out scared and intimidated to do this project. It took me about 1-2 months of research and waiting for part to finish this build, but it was well worth the patients. Overall, it was actually pretty easy. Took me about 2 days for the tube bending. I probably screwed up on a few tubes, but overall, I'm pretty satisfied the way my bends turned out. For those looking to do custom tubing, don't be intimidated. Its pretty easy! Just do your research, and be patient!
The temperatures after water cooling are much better. 57C on the GPU, and 71C on CPU. Seems like most people with WC systems get around 40C to 50C under load on the GPU. 58C on my GPU seems to be a little on the high side . I've reapplied the thermal paste on the GPU but still didn't make a difference in temps. Are my temps normal, or am I worried over nothing? If any of you people can help be out it would be much appreciated.