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This PC is a gift to myself to celebrate my 20th anniversary as a Microsoft Software Engineer.

Update: Relocated the GPU to plug directly into the motherboard. The PCIe riser cable kept causing me problems.

Update: Added more photos

Update 2019: After nearly 3 years of running this system 24/7, I decided to rip it apart for a deep clean. Along the way I swapped out the original fans for the latest Thermaltake Riing Plus, changed the fluid to EK-CryoFuel and added a small LED strip to the bottom (added a couple new photos). This system has been flawless and all benchmarks are still the same as when it was new. I'm thinking about possibly upgrading it to a 2080 ti, but they are stupid expensive. Maybe I'll just swap the ram for something more over the top RGB.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 10 points

so you think 2 photos is enough

don't be cruel

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This guy is right I want to see more

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Done

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Did YOU delete my classic shell app last night?!? ; )

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

" Microsoft Software Engineer." Please ask Microsoft to update the awful retro-looking yellowish folder icons of Windows 10 then :D You know what I'm talkin' bout'.

Amazing build mate!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, and everything else. I don't like the squarish flat look of everything and also the dullness and lack of colour. That would be great :)

Love the build +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't work on the Windows team. Icons and colors are all decided by the design teams. Believe me, they have their reasons why everything looks like it does. Sure, you can't please everyone, but everything is done for a reason.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you get free OSs? Also please ask people to update icons

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I dont know, but in the part list the OS was bougth, not free bro

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

For personal computers, we don't get free software (including OS), but we can purchase them from the company store for very cheap.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You're missing some red,blue and yellow lol.

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about making it Microsoft colors, but I decided on green and black because it reminds me of the computers I used way back when (black screens with green text). All the LED's can change color so I can pull in other colors if I feel like a change.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey how the pump reservoir combo? I'm thinking of buying that for my loop, but I need someone's solid opinion before buying it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing build!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Get this featured! GO GO GO!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build! 1+! I love it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Please. More. Pictures. +1000

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you possibly tease me like this? Please upload more of this beauty.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible for me to up vote again? In all seriousness, great build. You did a fantastic job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think so, but I could be wrong. Thanks for the comment. I had a great time with this build and it has been a blast running such a fast PC.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build mate +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great gift :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! +1 MORE PICTURES!!!!!!! It should be illegal to only put 2 pics

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the clear water cooling, feel like clear isnt used often enough, even though it works really well with RGB lighting.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually EK EKoolant Green.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

need more pictures please!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

what fans did you use for this build?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermaltake Ring 14.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll work on getting more photos. Since the original photos were taken, I drained the loop, ditched the PCIe riser cable that was causing me all sorts of issues and relocated the GPU so that it plugs directly into the motherboard. I really liked to be able to show off the beautiful GPU, but I'm not willing to sacrifice performance and stability for it. Maybe some day I'll purchase one of those expensive PCIe cables that might actually work (I tried 2 different cables and they both failed). Better yet, I'd rather get a second 1080 and use SLI.

Still haven't purchased the ASUS Monitor. Waiting to see what's on the horizon.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the combo you used for the water cooled system? I recently got the case but I'm not sure about the water cool style to go with. I seriously like your build and I was curious what you used? It's my first time making a PC and I wanna go all in

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Pump/Res - Thermaltake Pacific PR22-D5 Fittings - Bitspower Radiator - EK-CoolStream CE 420 Fans - Thermaltake Ring 14 RGB Fans

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Its an awesome build, but I do have to ask...How badly does it attract dust?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wireless mouse

WIRED MOUSEPAD

what a future

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cablessss ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

wow.. awesome. What size mm are the neon green fans??

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

After nearly 3 years of running this system 24/7, I decided to rip it apart for a deep clean. Along the way I swapped out the original fans for the latest Thermaltake Riing Plus, changed the fluid to EK-CryoFuel and added a small LED strip to the bottom (added a couple new photos). This system has been flawless and all benchmarks are still the same as when it was new. I'm thinking about possibly upgrading it to a 2080 ti, but they are stupid expensive. Maybe I'll just swap the ram for something more over the top RGB.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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