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Black and Red Fractal Formula

by Arallu

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32 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

889MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

Description

Finally got it all put together. This is my new gaming / dev pc. It will run SQL 2012 & Visual Studio 2012 and a couple VMs. I had the Samsung 830 from a year ago and the WD isnt in the pictures yet since its in my old i7-860 PC. The keyboard was a birthday gift from my wife! All in all it wasnt bad, only problem was getting air in the H220, it would not power up so I left it for a few hours and shook everything around and it started working. In the meantime I used the stock cpu cooler to load up Windows and check out the BIOS. The RAM is working fine at 1866mhz.

Added some darker red and put the WD in.

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18hockey 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Why pink?

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

Why not?

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

What is the point of the res?

Arallu submitter 1 Build 4 points 22 months ago

Just to do something different. I figured it was an easy way to fill later on and I was replacing the tubing anyway =).

aludka 1 Build 6 points 22 months ago

Over all a very nice build. It may have been a good idea to add the reservoir to the H220. I was on the fence about getting one and have read a lot of posts about people unable to truly purge all the air out of the Swiftech radiator, even when it came filled from the factory, unless they added a small reservoir to the loop.

Arallu submitter 1 Build 6 points 22 months ago

Thanks! I read the same & decided to add one in.

ExcaliburVII 1 point 22 months ago

Btw, how did you mount it? It looks like it's suspended in mid-air.

Arallu submitter 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

I screwed the reservoir bracket to the top mount of the mid-bay cage I took out.

BASSIC_RZ 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

hold more water, ans easier refilling

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Does it effect temperatures?

Bones 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

nice lazy way of making a custom loop.

Why not run it through the chipset on the motherboard as well?

Arallu submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Being my first foray into watercooling I figured I just try this out first.

Bones 4 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

Yea, that's understandable. At the very least you are able to add onto that loop in the future.

IBIubbleTea 1 point 22 months ago

Remember the VRM thing is aluminium coated, Look into that before doing it if your planning.

TheRealCheekyGit 1 point 22 months ago

Grape Red? Looks pink to me. ("It's not pink, it's lightish red!")

Excellent build. +1

Arallu submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Haha ya, I'm going to get more dark red dye for it =)

Zequill 1 point 22 months ago

Nice reference :)

SumanIV 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Give me dat pc naow :l

IBIubbleTea 1 point 22 months ago

What do you think of the Formula? I'm planning on getting this board too for my build. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1EWJZ

Have you tried overclocking to 4.5? I heard you kinda can't because it doesnt let you do it. It only lets you do. 4.4 4.6 Something like that.

Arallu submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

So far so good! Going to look at overclocking later this week though.

Kbur215 1 point 22 months ago

Nice build. I'd get a monitor with 120hz refresh rate personally, to maximize that 780.

Mattkx4 1 point 22 months ago

Epic sexy and awesome looking beastly thing of besting beast.

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Awesome build +1

Highwlaker 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Nice build. You should add the motherboard into your loop. :-)

veystass 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Why not incorporate the chipset block next to the CPU into the watercooling chain? The little caps on the ends come off for water cooling :)

Bag681 1 point 21 months ago
soy_milk 1 point 18 months ago

Do you think that there is room for a sound card (ASUS Xonar Essence STX) on the top PCI slot? Great build BTW!

BASSIC_RZ 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

hey man nice build but you should use color tube instead of color water because the dye in the water can get stuck inside your pump and radiator, and it is hard to clean it out

TheInfamousR 3 Builds 0 points 22 months ago

Never use dyes >.>

PickItApart 0 points 22 months ago

Why the Arc Midi R2 instead of R4? btw, love this build.

Arallu submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I read TweakTown's review of it back in May with the Maximus V Gene in it and was hooked from there =).

PickItApart 0 points 22 months ago

It's a great case. The more I looked into it it seems the one you chose is better for rads n watercooling.

I see you took out the bottom fan. Gonna put it back? Or maybe you got enough cooling for GPU it isn't needed.