Description

I feel like I've got a robust system as it more than fills the roll of my ascendance into the PC master race (Lord Gaben be praised). It was also motivated in part by VR and a healthy tax return.

While pricey this was a pretty run of the mill build for a high end gaming PC. I thought I'd add custom water cooling to add a little challenge and so far it's paid off. I will say it is absolutely essential to test your loop with an external power supply before plugging things in. I used cheaper fittings that took a little tweaking to get them to seal just right, but after about a month now I've had no water problems.

There are no pictures of my cable management and the like for this is my dark secret. While The NZXT Phantom case made it super easy to route everything anywhere I needed, I was overwhelmed by excitement and did a horrendous mess of cable management. Everything's tied down, but it's crissin' and crossin' all over the backside of the mobo. Maybe I'll fix it someday when I can pull myself out of my exalted vidya.

Future upgrades may include a second 980ti and bigger SSDs as I want to go for triple 1440p monitor setup. One thing I do need to rectify is the cheap radiator I am using. While I have heard aluminium is better at transferring heat to air, I have also come to understand it does not play well with copper. I need to switch it out at some point to avoid particulates building up in my loop.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 7 points

For the love of pete get that thing off of your carpet.

+1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, good, I hadn't noticed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build, it doesnt deserve to be put on the carpet

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Question: Is it a possibility to get the liquid black CARPET

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it just me, or does that desk seem incredibly tiny?......

 P.S. : Nice build btw
 P.S.S. : Take it off the carpet
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

P.S.S.S. That water cooling looks cool

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, yes it is. I kinda broke the bank on the PC so I resorted to D.I. (Mormon Thrift Store) to get the desk and chair. I only spent $50 for both. The monitor is 27" so it might make it look a little smaller than it is. Not to mention the case is pretty big as well.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build + 1 always got a + 1 custom loops.

Yeah you generally do not want to mix aluminium and copper. Things like nickel, copper and brass in the same loop are fine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Not to scare you, but get ready to say good bye to your computer. You need to get that thing THE **** OFF THE DAMN CARPET!!!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

He inverted the PSU fan....

Still though, using some sort of elevation is good.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Endless carpet comments incoming.

Nice build though, +1!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build +1.

How's the mobo, run into any problems with it?

Looking to get the same one.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It installed easily and hasn't had any problems. The BIOS is very friendly to overclockers as it has a pretty GUI with tons tweakable fields. It came with an Asus support CD which had some nice stuff like the AI mobo manager and others, but It also had some bloatware on it so look through the CD's content for what you actually want.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You do have one fine looking machine there. good job with that loop (mainly because i am clueless when it comes to custom loops).

Plus i like the clean simple look you have going on there.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

In regards to all the carpet comments, choking the PSU is not the only concern when placing a PC on carpet. Dust is another reason why you should at least raise it up a bit. You can reduce the dust intake by 40% just by raising it 6 inches off the ground in general, not just the carpet.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of skimmed over this quickly, but really cool looking.

Also we have the same monitor! +1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for noticing. I sometimes get things right.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Is it hard for you to believe that someone is capable of doing a lot of research prior to taking action? Is it also hard for you to believe that someone would have enough confidence in themselves in order to take on rewarding experience like this during their first try? I bet you also believe first time custom loops using PETG are also a lie since no one should every try anything other than soft tube on their first attempt.

Just look at your logic. You are basically stating that if a first time build does not, (a. Look crappy and/or (b. is watercooled, that it must be fake and the poster is lying. I'm not sure if your own confidence is lacking or if you consider your PC building experience unique and unobtainable without learning the way you have. Regardless of which it may be, your troll build is insulting and negative towards people who have achieved what you disbelieve.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you missed the point so let me rephrase; nothing is impossible. Why is it so hard for you to believe in the fact that someone would have the time and skills to build a really nice looking PC with appropriate parts on their first try? This is especially true when there is no deadline involved and the user has all the time in the world to research, assemble and make it look good. In fact, this site helps new users do just that. We no longer need to physically consult with anyone so the people you speak with are a different breed than the users on this website. News flash, PC building, including watercooling, is not that hard. In fact, it's quite the opposite. It's common knowledge and anyone can do it.

If that doesn't resonate, let me provide an alternative question. Why do you care so much if it is or is not a lie? You don't pay taxes every time someone posts a new build with "My First Build" in the title and the last I checked, you still have your freedom to completely ignore them.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You are incorrigible.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I loved your build. A little satire every now and then is refreshing. Though I've swapped a hard drive or two in my day, this is the first complete build I've ever done. I'm a EE major so computers arn't exactly new to me, but apart from some breadboarding and the occasional pi project I've not assembled a full PC.

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