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The White Knight
by istealunderwear
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Description

Custom liquid cooling build for a customer. He wanted a computer that was over the top and able to do whatever that pleases him, if that was 3 monitor gaming, HD video rendering and ofcourse he wanted a mean ultimate good looking gaming machine, and that's what I build for him. The build took some time, not really any modding needed to fit everything, no major setbacks or complications.

Question you might ask. Why not 4930k? It was build before that processor was released

Why not a larger SSD The Customer didn't need a larger SSD for his applications

Why so many different Hard drives? the samsung F4 was given to me so i could put it in his rig, it's probably just a lot of old files from a old pc. the WD black is for games and the Barracuda is for media

Why not 770 or 780? Simply because 7970 ghz gives the best price preformance ration and they're really reliable and i Haven't personally had a problem with the "amd stutter" and neither has he after he received the rig.

You're welcome to ask questions, and happy computing to everyone out there!

Details: cpu Vcore: 1.43 for 4.8ghz CPU is delidded max clock reached: 5.2ghz max stable clock 5ghz

Part List
Details
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.8GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle29.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load67.0° C
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate-
GPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load54.0° C
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JasonUK [9 Builds] 4 points 10 months ago

Very nice interior.

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 4 points 10 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
Broadsky 2 points 10 months ago

That "Monsta" Radiator must cool well. If they have a 480 Version I can only imagine the cooling performance. Good build Sir!

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

They actually have a 480 version of it, never tried it or worked with it, but i can imagine the cooling preformance is pretty good since it's a really thick rad.

But thanks for your comment much appreciated!

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I'd have to say I would be a very very happy customer!

This build is awesome, great job :)

I've seen many "client" builds lately and this definitely takes the cake compared to some of the ones I've seen. No complaints from me what so ever

You listened to the client, gave him what he wanted and did an amazing job in doing so

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks man, very much appreciated, he was one happy customer he said when he turned it on for the first time and couldn't hear a thing only the lights turning on. And he said that was all he ever hoped from a watercooled monster rig. I was also really satisfied with it, also why i posted it here.

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Definitely glad you posted this, I was getting a little upset about some of the client builds people had posted here...

Do you own a shop or is this something you do for people on the side?

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

I work for a PC building company and i can buy cheap hardware there, and if we get a custom PC order I'm one of the people that builds it. And I'm pretty happy that i have this job.

But this build was not an order to the company, but a special order to that someone sent specially to me. Since I'm the only one in the company that does watercooling.

Yeah some of the cilent builds here are very sloppy and not done to the MAX, as they should do especially when the cilent actually pay them to do it for them.

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

So how is it silent? Do the fans not need to run at all until there's load? I'm new to watercooling on this scale...

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

It's Noctua and Scythe fans they first of all made to be silent, and i run them all at low speeds since the high speed fans are not needed,

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Nice. Thanks for the info!

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Wow, very very impressive!

Was the rear radiator added after the early photos? Also, great choice using the Noctua fans but hiding them under the rad/case...haha

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Ye it was, because since i felt it was pointless for that one single bare fan to be there so i just added a rad.

Yeah the Noctua fans are amazing but they wouldn't reallllllllyy match the color theme

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Why 4x4 RAM and not 2x8 so he can can upgrade to more if he wants to?

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

Quad channel works better and faster with x79 chipset. Since it's meant for quad channel memory EDIT: he can still upgrade to 4x8gb ram and that's still 32 gb ram and i don't think he needs that much ram right now.

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

This guy knows his stuff, I like when people know what they do and enjoy their work while doing it. Good going!

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

That monsta rad got me thinking, I wonder if you could build a passively cooled watercooling rig using a couple of large monsta rads.

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

You probably could if you had 2 pumps and a lot of rads :p

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

I might just have to do this.

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Not gonna be cheap hehe, I think we're talking like 5-6 rads. Gonna be 1000-1500 worth of liquid cooling gear, but yeah i should probably test it when I'm at work if i can, and I'll post a comment here in a couple of days about it.

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

I used to run a stock 3570k passive on an h100. I think you could get away with using less radiators if you weren't overclocking but I guess I'll just have to keep experimenting around with it.

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

At what temps? And what case was used? Oh I just had nostalgia trip back in time to my first build when i used a passive cooled CPU cooler and how much trouble i had installing it hehe.

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

The temps were high for a non overclocked CPU, they were more like what you would expect from an overclocked CPU. I used a Corsair C70.

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

So like 70/80 under load?

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

I think it was 75 after 20 runs of IBT on high.

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

That's not too bad for passive cooled.

 
 
LookTopHats [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! _ I want oneee!

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

So do I! But thanks for the comment! was a real joy to work with and the look on his face was satisfaction enough for me

 
 
dele7er1 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks bro, much appreciated

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Very good job with the custom loop. Good placement of items an nice short runs. +1

 
 
ilian11 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Great job! Great rig and so pleasant to the eye. This thing belongs at a museum :P

 
 
dalethezombie [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

sick...

 
 
LegoPC [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Wow, what an aesthetically pleasing build you have here, kudos! I also really like your choice of coolant,the color seems so familiar but I can't put my finger on it.

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Very nice build, one of the cleanest on this website so far. +5 if I was able too, hope your customer enjoys his build!

 
 
Dave_6 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Okay, this is awesome! :O

 
 
ArrKayCee [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Great build, similar performance to the one im building in june but one question: If you were going for that sexy black/white look why not get a black motherboard like the AsRock Extreme 9 or the gigabyte up4?

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

It was for a customer and he wanted a black/white theme with red mixed in, But to be honest I would rather have went with more red and less black. Maybe do some modding or just a simple paint job of something to make it look even better.

I would also have sleeved Red/white/black cables.

But it's not my system, I only build it. :p

 
 
ArrKayCee [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

And damn do you do a good job, I guess the customer is always right. Good work, another question: What do you add to the price of the system for labor, time, etc.?

 
 
istealunderwear [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

When I do a Personal rig, I 10% So if the rig is 300 USD, Labor and all is 30 USD. Most companies work with 15%-20% labor So the Labor if this rig was 270 USD, But he payed me 200, because It only took a combined time of 5 hours to put it together. Did a lot of visuallisation though.

 
 
ArrKayCee [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Well all I can day is great job.

 
 
Sprocket30 [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

When I see 2500-3000$ built systems , this is what I expect to see !!! Thanks for posting this beauty . Also can you post the date ,I knows it's before the Hanswell cpu but a date would be ideal . Thanks !! +1

 
 
dawg054 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Very nice build!

 
 
Navyhm028 1 point 5 months ago

What kind of cooling fluid did you use?

 
 
Keralis [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Woah.

 
 
GamerAJ26 1 point 1 month ago

Pretty neat i mean just wow your interior is so neat and nice