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Lets get this straight: I KNOW THIS COOLING IS COMPLETE OVERKILL FOR THE PARTS I HAVE. It is used for silence while gaming and editing and also I will be adding to this system. Also look at the temps and remember that I am running the fans at 30%.

Now that that's out of the way, I use this for gaming, editing and a lot of overnight or longer renders. I have been working is some 3D programs for a while and for the classes I'm in they sometimes take 72 hour renders. That is the reasoning behind the 6-cores. Now for the fun part: Explaining my mindset behind all the parts. (Note, a good majority of the parts were recycled from a previous build of mine, check my profile for that)

CPU: I got this because I knew I would be rendering a lot, I also got it 2 years ago at only $450, so don't criticize its age. It is still seriously fast and especially with that overclock (that I can push even further when I am willing to bear a little noise.

Mobo: It looks nice and it is very stable. Also, I got it at a discount, I wish it had some fan cure profile in the BIOS but nope, oh well.

Memory: This stuff is black, cheap, and fast. I tightened the timings and brought it down to 1866 instead of 2133.

Storage: The Kingston is purely a boot drive. The Samsung is for programs and games that I really like to play and for temp files. The 1tb is for my main storage and the 2tb is for footage and exported projects.

GPU: Why else would I get, at the time of purchase it was the fastest GPU on the market and it runs nice and cool. It's also a great overclocker. (Update, I think I should have gotten the r9 295x2. That would definitely be powerful enough for me for years to come without upgrade. Regrets)

Case: This is where things get less certain. I would have rather gone with the 900D. This case advertises that it holds a 480mm Radiator on the bottom. While I was able to squeeze one in there, I had to practically take apart the case to do so, I consider it false advertising. Other than that I consider it a great case for the money.

PSU: Powerful, silent. Seasonic.

I would go into detail about my peripherals but I'm lazy, ask me questions in the comments and I'll be happy to answer.

Here's a list of the watercooling parts I used in this build:

EK-FC980

EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (480)(x2) - These things are huge, like, bigger than just the 120x4. They are wider, which caused a fair amount of problems when installing the bottom rad. Either way they are extremely effective, and I like the EK logo. Also they have a relatively low FPI so I can run my fans at 29% in speedfan and still get enough airflow to cool everything.

Bitspower G1/4 Silver Shiny Dual Rotary 90-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8" - V2(x5)

Bitspower Premium G1/4" Shiny Silver High Flow 3/8" (5/8") Compression Fitting(x5)

Bitspower G1/4 Silver Shiny Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8"(x2)

EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel (Original CSQ) Nickel/Plexi

EK-BAY RES D5 Vario (incl. pump) - This pump works fantastically and quietly. It gives me a fairly good flow at it's lowest speed and it has no issues with the pastel coolant that I use.

PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD - Crystal Clear (can't recommend this actually. It didn't fit in the Bitfenix fittings, the OD was too large. I ended up buying some XSPC UV tubing, and yes, I will be adding some uv lighting. )

Overall, watercooling was a fun experience and now I do everything in near-silence. My old PC was extremely loud and obnoxious, I can't say the same about this.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy milk!

You should call it milk.

Then again, I'm very drunk...

+1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol milk is a name that could be considered, but I wanted something less....dairy related :P

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Very clean.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, just wondering where u got the black/white sleeved cables from?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the off of performance-pcs.com. They are the Bitfenix brand, they're pretty nice, and I don't have much experience with custom cables, but they seem to be very difficult to lay them how you want. I would recommend going with whatever cables JayzTwoCents uses in his build, just for the little cable managment thing they come with.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thx dude! Yeah, Jay is a great pc builder and youtuber, I was thinking about corsair cables...have any idea how good they are?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry but no :/, but Corsair themselves are pretty good so it wouldn't be a bad choice.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think the cooling is overkill and i love the looks of that case, great choice!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of mic do you have?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Samson C01U, I don't really recommend it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Samson C01U, I don't really recommend it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

if you like razer why didnt you make the case the razer edition of the h440

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I only like the mouse, the keyboard is kinda bad. Also I wanted the massive radiator support of the Primo.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i was thinking of buying the keyboard whats wrong with it

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally hate the way the Razer switchers feel. The layout is fine, the software works well, the keys just feel...mushy, compared to Cherry MX.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

When I first wanted to watercool I did want to do the H440 though lol.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

good i like that case

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It is my favorite mid tower case

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

pls tell what kind of desk that is i have to pick that up its amazing

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to disappoint but I got it off craigslist :(. Great deal though, it came with a bookshelf and mini table of the same metal-and-glass variety.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

oh sad face panda ;(

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

aw dang

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build!! If you don't mind, could you give us a breakdown of your water cooling parts? Especially the radiators/reservoir used?

Thanks! Pranav

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh geez, sure. I could do that.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll put it in the description.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the kind words. About the fitting I have since fixed that lol, I noticed it too. And about the valley scores they are actually above average compared to reference 980's, the 970 is just insanely fast for the price.