Thank you! Ive been enjoying it so far! My fiancee has been using it for gaming with no issues, and I use it for Blender and other 3D programs. I am happy with it!
Thank you very much! :D
The sleeving was both difficult and time consuming, but it was incredibly rewarding and fun! It felt great to look at the cables and know that I made them myself, even if they weren’t perfect. I also really enjoyed learning the process, trying it, and then developing my own techniques to combat the issues I ran into. For instance, with black heat shrink I found it hard to tell when to stop the heat. So I went to frys and managed to find transparent heatshrink, which meant that I could see when the sleeve was melting. I’m actually thinking of making a tutorial video on my experience.
While challenging, it was a great experience, and is worth doing if you have the time/patience and don’t mind spending more money to get all the supplies and tools.
Some people use small screens that use an hdmi connection, and build that into their PCs. This is a different type of device, as it is more than a screen. On the other side is molex power, four 4pin pwm headers, usb, “Aquabus” to the pump, led controls, and more.
I explained more in another response, but I bought the Cpu mid last year. I didn’t want to upgrade just yet
All the lights, fluid, and right side paint are purple. The fluid is Primochill UV purple, and for some reason it turns blue when lit, even without UVs
I am actually planning on insuring it! Along with my fiancee's engagement ring lol
That would be very fun! Thank you!
Its an Aquaero 6xt from Aquacomputers. Its a screen, but its main abilities are fan, pump, and other WC part controls. It has some software for creating all the fan/pump curves and stuff.
Thank you! I haven’t done much formal thermal testing, but temps have seemingly been good so far. The case ambient is usually about 26.5C, and I have yet to see the fluid temp rise about 30C. The Cpu fluctuates but I think the top temp I saw was about 42C. I don’t remember the GPU temps. I’ll be doing some more formal benchmarks soon
Thank you! Haha, I did indeed try hard!
I bought the processor mid last year, and didn’t feel the need to upgrade
It’s a semi custom mahogany desk that I originally bought at a random furniture overstock store in Sacramento CA. It originally had a hutch, but I eventually removed all but the top and used IKEA legs to make a monitor riser.
I added that LED strip in. The pictures are updated if you want to see
I wanted more cores/threads, since intel didn’t have a mainstream 8 core, plus the value was great.
In retrospect, I would have used a 1950X if I had known that the budget would become as big as it did.
The aliens didnt bring it! I AM the alien! lol
Thank you for the kind words :D
They are both leopard geckos. The 2 year old is Vega, and the 4 month old is named Lyra.
Thank you very much! Ive been following your build on LTT, and actually I just caught up on your thread minutes before I saw your comment haha
Thank you for the kind words
Thank you! It is top intake in a pull config, but temps have been great, and the dust hasnt been bad.
The software is really powerful, but it is not too well documented, and the UI offers no help for the users. Currently the screen is just cycling through the stats. The water in, water out, shroud ambient, and rear ambient are what Id want to display. I wasnt able to add a flow meter, so sadly thats the one stat I cant display
Youre absolutely right, and I actually have a darkside RGB strip on the way from PPCs! It arrives tomorrow, and itll definitely be going in that exact spot. I had tried to wire my own using the leftover 8inch strip from the front logo, but my soldering iron broke.
Thank you kindly :) The display is an Aquaero 6XT. It’s mounted in an acrylic shroud with a 3D printed bracket.
Ah you got lucky there! I was in the first preorder batch to ship. Unfortunately I don’t really have any evidence if it actually caught anything. It could very well be completely useless. My troubles with Vue were documented on the LTT forums, you can search my username or for Vue to see the whole month long process of cleaning out the loop. (Yikes)
I gathered the drives over several years. I retain all my working files for my art, so those can pile up quick. An average blend file is a few hundred mb. I have the 3x3tb drives in Raid 0, and the 2x2tb in raid 1 for backups of the OS and the art drive (the 2.5in ssd) I’ve found that using an SSD for my working files really speeds some things up.
Thank you! Yes, that’s very helpful. Tbh if I hadn’t cut a hole in the front of my case to add the filter, I’d probably remove it too. But I had it on hand from my attempts to undo the damage done by Primochill Vue, so I wanted to use it. Fortunately I haven’t noticed any flow issues.
Thank you for the info, and I’m glad you got the flow improved!
Thank you very much!
Thank you! I started this build almost a year ago, so the dynamic wasn’t anywhere near release. I really love the dynamic from the reviews, but it wouldn’t have worked because I needed the larger drive capacity of the PC-O9. I have 5 3.5in drives and a 2.5in ssd tucked away in the back. The ability to hide those drives is what convinced me to get the O9 originally
As xLikeke said, I got lucky with some Craigslist postings and managed to talk down the prices. I sold a second LG ultrawide to buy that Dell 4K, so it actually ended up being a net cost of about $40
Thank you :) I had watched Fate/Apocrypha around the time of the final rebuild, and the name really stuck with me. The build itself isn’t themed for the show, just borrowed the name
It’s an Aquaero 6XT, and it handles all the monitoring and fan controls for the system. I’m still setting up the software, but it’s a really neat device!
Thank you for your kind words! :D
Very clean build. It’s nice to see someone else use the Aquacomputer filter. Where did you get the LED plug for it? I couldn’t find the right fitting