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I believe my PC has reached it's final form, at least for now that is. I started collecting the parts in the summer of 2017 first buying the motherboard, CPU and RAM, and because the 1700x doesn't have on-board video I was running a 650ti that I was borrowing from a friend. Eventually I saved enough money for the 1080ti which i bought around October. Then I added water cooling around mid winter.

I went with AMD because I was excited for their return to the mainstream market, and chose the 1700x because I heard that the 1700 was able to be overclocked to be on par with the 1800x. However, micro center was out of stock on 1700s and I wanted to start building that day so I got a 1700x. I'm not going to lie I was slightly disappointed with performance, as I had gotten higher frame rates on my older build.

I went with the motherboard because I knew I wanted a monoblock and I like Asus' products. The RAM looks amazing and perfectly went with the theme I had in mind, RGB.

The 850 EVOs are in raid zero so the computer boots in less than 20 seconds, so I have no complaints there, especially since I got them for $60 each.

I bought the FTW3 because it had an RGB back plate and because EVGA won't void my warranty because I removed the cooler (I think).

I chose the mastercase maker 5 because I saw potential for water cooling and because it had an available tempered glass side panel. The only problem I have is I cannot fit a hard drive anywhere due to the amount of cables and water cooling stuff crammed int the case.

The power supply was just something I kept from my last build and it seams to be working fine for the most part. I really like the effects that the HD120s offer and they perfectly fit the RGB theme.

Water cooling turned out to be easier than I thought it would, and I was able to get most of the bends on my first try. Watching videos from JayzTwoCents on youtube definitely helped with learning everything I needed to know about water cooling.

I sourced all of my water cooling parts from performance pcs and micro center and most of them are great. I chose the thermaltake RGB fittings for obvious reasons, but I cant recommend them. They are really hard to connect to the tubing and the RGB effect isn't very noticeable, at least in my case.

Finally the three 144Hz monitors are pretty cool especially for playing games using Nvidia surround. I picked up two on sale at micro center at $200 each, to go with the one I already had and wall mounted them to get a cleaner look.

I think that's everything. I look forward to reading the feedback and will try to answer any questions.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 29 points

(A tavern stirs something strange this night. From a dank, dark cave from parts unknown this legend comes. Tonight new ears to hear the tale...)

(The barmaids put out many candles save for a few.)

"...aye lads, tis be true. It was as if a galleon was made by the gods, fit for gods and no mere man could stand on the deck and say it were for man! It came with three screens and 650w PSU with a gold rating. The keyboard was a Corsair STRAFE, mouse a Logitech G502-one of the newer ones. The storage drives...two Samsung SSDs of the 850 EVO series with 250GB capacity. Each."

(Gasps and drunken man's spittake of disbelief filled the room. Flaggons were slammed on tables, plates were dropped and a woman fainted.)

"Aye. Tis not for the faint of heart, lasse. The motherboard was nothing to sneeze at either: Asus Crosshair VI Hero."

(Someone just had a heart attack.)

"The resolution of the monitors was interesting. Only 1080p...BUT 144HZ!!"

(Wails of HORROR!!!!)

"Calm down lads! I'm just getting to the good part! Aye, this seems godlike...but now the cpu...........RYZEN 1700X!!!!!11!1!"

(Instead of various noises, there was only the crapping of pants.)

"...anyways..."

(He scans the room, patrons listening aptly, eyeballs looking at him hanging on his every word.)

"...Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5."

(Suddenly an owl appears and screeches like an eagle.)

"The innards of this monster were the stuff of LEGENDS!" Tubs and multicolored fans within like shimmering mermaid's scales in a crystal cave! And the cooler was a complete custom job lads! And the reservoir was huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!"

(The storyteller holds his hands up to show the capacity and half the room has a heart attack.)

(Then the storyteller laughs darkly.)

"But the greatest part is.."

(If death made a sound...it wouldn't be heard now.)

"...GTX 1080..."

(Eyes widened in shock.)

"...ti."

EXPLOSIONS

Produced by Michael Bay

Directed by me

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

That was a masterpiece. 10/10

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you

(bows)

Thank you very much.

(bows more

Oh thank you kind sir!

(bowing intensifies)

For my next trick-

MICHAEL BAY

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

best thing ever 11/5

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Never read a story like this on this website. Love it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

You sir made my day, also plus +1 on the feature!

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  • 19 months ago
  • 6 points

FEATURE?

  • 19 months ago
  • 5 points

nice battlestation.

  • 19 months ago
  • 5 points

(A whistle is heard as the ship docks, a man in a crisp, white uniform is seen. He stands at the top of the gangplank, face stern and eyes looking forward for the next mile. He then removes his freshly cleaned hat and tucks it underneath his arm.)

"I HAVE COME TO GATHER ALL TO BASK IN THE GLORY THAT IS THE PCMASTERRACE. IN THE NAME OF LORD GABEN, PARTAKE IN WONDERS!!"

(The guns of the battleship, all 420 of them, fire and the earth shakes. From the smoke come discounts from steam in the form of coupons and advertisements from GOG about their latest sale on The Witcher 3.)

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome build! Curious though why not go with the new ryzen chips?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

The 1700x was one of the first things I bought around July of last year and I've been adding to it ever since.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok makes sense.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the Grenade! Nice setup too... :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... the camera angle in pic 4 seriously makes the outlet of the graphics card look super tilted, even though I think (and certainly hope) it isn't

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a little crooked but I link it’s mostly the angle.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really feeling the look of the tubes. The calculated imperfect look makes it look really DIY

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

That's beautiful. What reservoir do you have? Looks almost like my xspc 270mm

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It’s an EK 250.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question but what is the best way to make the background go across multiple monitors?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the windows settings to control the displays rather than Nvidia. If you have a proper resolution background and the monitors are on extended mode it should work properly.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What gaming pad to the left of your keyboard are you using, and what switches

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, Just reread this. It’s a razer Tartarus chroma with tactile switches

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, and clean sweet set up! What kind of mount did you use for the monitors? I have a ultra wide 34" LG and i'm unsure of what mount to use; suggestions? Thanks! +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank! I’m not sure which exact mounts I bought but it’s just three $12 wall mounted monitor arms from Amazon.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man i appreciate the response.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature! Personal advice, get an attorney to handle the press requests, and get off social media. Now that you’ve been featured on pcpartpicker.com, old relatives and friends are going to start coming out of the woodwork, wanting a piece of you.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy moly. Three 144hz monitors paired with a FTW3 and a Ryzen. Thank you for representing the Ryzen master race with this beautiful machine. +1 and congrats on the feature!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I’m really enjoying it. Didn’t even realize it was featured until reading this!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, pretty good build!

I would of gone with the newest Ryzen Chip!

Also, 500 GB is pretty solid but you could have gotten a 1TB SSD chip for far less.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I get them for $60 each on sale, I do plan on buying a high capacity m.2 after the steam summer sale. I appreciate the advice though.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build, trying to go full RGB too. Slowing building up to it :) Just ordered my LL120s. Watercooling worth it?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It really depends on why you want it, I was willing to pay the $700+ price of a loop just for aesthetics with better temps as a bonus. I also felt it was the next step into pc building. I say if you have parts worth watercooling and have the leftover funds then go for it! It was definitely a rewarding experience seeing all of the work come together. I will suggest trying to borrow the tools rather than buying them if you don’t plan on doing it frequently. I was able to get by only buying the bending insert and a tube cutter and borrowing a heat gun from my dad’s work. I was able to freehand the bends on my first try so you shouldn’t even need a full bending kit. Good luck with your build.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Might have to be a next year project. Already spent wayyyyyyyyy more than I was expecting to lol. I would love to do this just for the aesthetics and for the fun of it, too bad I'm not making enough money to support this thought process...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful setup, but the tubing seems crooked on many of the photos.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I did free-hand every bend and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

How high do you plan to OC?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I can get the 1700x to 3.9ghz stable, but still havn’t figured out GPU overclocking

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I figured that the 1700X could get to higher than 3.9GHz. That is only .2GHz up from turbo boost at stock. What voltage are you running that at? I have been able to overclock my i3 8350K to 4.8 GHz on an AIO. I think that you should be able to get a bit higher than that on a well done custom loop like this. I am pretty sure that GPU overclocking can also be found in the BIOS.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, what kind of thermals are you getting?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure yet haven’t really done any benchmarks

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, let me know when you do.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh so custom, yet no temps. Tsk tsk.

Sweet setup, though.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I shall begin testing at once

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of desk is that? I've been wanting one that big for a while!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s 2 Alex drawers and a 98 inch countertop all from ikea

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! do you know what the desk top was called? I found a similar desk but it was like 74 inches or something.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Here’s a link to mine: countertop. Most of their countertops are available in 98 inches if you want a different one.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

you're the best. thanks a million

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

love your build,bud...one thing you could mess with next time ya flush the loop is to try to redo 2,maybe 3 of those runs,i think their fine as is,just my personal little peeve,lol.great job thou man thins thing is pretty awesome!!!1+ from me on this one=D

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

this is probably the coolest thing ever

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

just wondering which brand of waterblocks / monoblocks did you go for?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

All the blocks are EK

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Thinking about building a custom loop soon and deciding between monoblock or only cpu block.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I usually think white cables look better with rgb stuff, but the black extensions here look great with it all.

Also, I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure other companies aren't allowed to void your warranty for taking off the cooler despite what they'll tell you. Even stuff like xbox controllers where you have to break a sticker to access a screw as a way of "proving" you voided their warranty isnt legit. They have to prove you doing those things actually is what damaged it. Tis part of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act I believe

Anyway, dope build. I really need to do a custom loop lol. That fluid looks great

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have cablemod cables for your gpu?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No those are just $8 cables from AliExpress

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature!! Well deserved!!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The majestic rainbow unicorn poop water is gorgeous.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Like this comment if you agree that RGB improves performance

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

My god dude. Need. More. Upvotes.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Two questions: 1) What game pad is that on the left of your keyboard? 2) Using different brands of RGB mouse/keyboard/gamepad, do they all sync together or are they controlled separately?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s a razor tatarus chroma and no they all need their own software so they don’t sync.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

rgb taken into madness

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Miss aligned tube from the rad going to the gpu.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: My PC “leaked”. I forgot to put the cap back on the reservoir after refilling, and the fluid poured out as I tilted the system to bleed it. I feel like an idiot.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy mother of PCs. What else...

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get 3 fans in there??? i have this case and i would like to do the same

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Really sorry about replying so late, I haven’t been on this site in a while, but The top fan is held on by the 360mm radiator with a stack of washers between the fan and radiator on the top two screws. Hope this helps

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s the regular 250. I put an led strip behind it but it’s not very noticeable. Most of the light is just reflected from the fans.

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