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Tesseract

by Fleacircus

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166 Comments

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Date Published

Oct. 9, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

Description

This was just a simple 144Hz upgrade that got wildly out of control.

Not much of a description but I'll answer any questions in the comments.

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AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 24 points 13 months ago

Love everything about this! great loop and color scheme

WirelessCables 1 Build 12 points 13 months ago

Love everything about this! great loop and color scheme

(Sees EKWB affiliation tag)

great loop...

Hmmmmmm....

;-)

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

;)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 9 points 13 months ago

I'd wager if you had more description and posted this on Tuesday or yesterday it would be the Featured build.

BossRSA 6 points 13 months ago

Well, it got featured anyway! :P

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Hot damn! Good deal rhis is a really cool build.

Jäßßäwöçkëë 2 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

agreed!

jk184 11 Builds 7 points 13 months ago

The dog seems happy enough with it. +1

philphaser 12 Builds 7 points 13 months ago

If this doesn't get featured it'll be proof pcpp totally lost it...

ballisticism 1 Build 7 points 13 months ago

Never seen that case before but you make it look amazing. Diggin the gold fittings. BUT WHERE'S THE MESS? Sections I see usually forgotten and covered up in other builds look amazing in this one +1 of course

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 13 points 13 months ago

Underneath the motherboard is a horror show.

ballisticism 1 Build 7 points 13 months ago

You weren't supposed to tell me that... :D

Skizzy 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

WHERE'S THE MESS?

Lol.

sakyYT 0 points 13 months ago

XDDD

dunkeymonkey 6 points 13 months ago

This is the ugliest, prettiest, craziest, coolest, messiest, cleanest, awesome, sweet, beautiful THING IVE EVER SEEN!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

I'm glad you didnt exercise any more self control. Its beautiful. Great job.

Thumbs up.

ProfessorPancake 4 points 13 months ago

Why aren't you on the front page of Maximum PC's latest issue already? Your cube deserves a spot there.

SmartWolf 3 points 13 months ago

i'm just torn on custom water loops.

Part of me recognizes the performance improvement it makes.

But the practical side of me says, don't waste your money, bcuz in 2 years you can essentially use that money to upgrade and out perform. Stay on the lower cost of the performance curve.

wittyliner 1 point 11 months ago

but once its done its done

FatherboardPC 2 points 13 months ago

Calling it. This build is destined to be featured!!!

mcbirds 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

What kind of dog is that?

dylanmdestpern 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Borat voice

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Pomeranian mix

mcbirds 5 Builds 4 points 13 months ago

Great build and dog

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

:)

paskowitz 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

This is custom water cooling done right. IMO the perfect build. I overlooked this case because it only had the window on the top... shows me for not being imaginative. If I downsize from my Evolv TG, I may have to go with a case like this. I love that all the space is utilized.

Lyrix 2 points 10 months ago

still amazing!

GravelsNotAFood 2 points 9 months ago

Nice PC, but that dog. I might need to make you an offer for the cutie.

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Now that some time has passed, I feel comfortable admitting that this is his build. I took credit because I have thumbs and he doesn't.

TheGamingBible 1 point 13 months ago

I wonder what's in the tubing to make it white? ;)

No but srsly it's a really good build, and I guess it did get wildly out of control.

LastRaven17 3 points 13 months ago

It's either Elmer's Glue, Milk or something I do not want to mention explicitly.

TheGamingBible 1 point 13 months ago

;)

Asynchronous 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

The name is perfect.

DefaultBanana 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Fantastic

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 13 months ago

Wow! +1

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

This is a work of art

Enrico411 1 point 13 months ago

I love these smaller builds ;)

+1!!

Lyrix 1 point 13 months ago

1+ for this awesome build! i love it! Its modern but also steampunk-ish with those golden fittings. AWESOME!

Radox-0 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Man, this is awesome. very sweet work. looks perfect. Easy +1

noodle74 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yikes, this is a PC equivalent of a contortionist box O.o

CrimzonSlayeRx 1 point 13 months ago

Bush did PCpartpicker if this doesnt get featured.

Great build 10/10 take a picture of setups

Vill_aiN 1 point 13 months ago

a masterpiece fit into a tiny cube what more do you need in life.

SirMints 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

So pretty. Love this case!

Battlefield 1 point 13 months ago

If you could do it again would you choose a larger case?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No. This case is actually bigger/roomier than I had anticipated. I love the cube form factor and if they made a more compact one with all the same features as this case, I would have chosen that. This one ended up being about a cubic foot.

Battlefield 1 point 13 months ago

Now you got me looking at a Lian Li PC-V33. Thanks for making me change my mind and now want a more $ case. argh.

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Get a case you'll love. You're the one that has to look at it for the next decade or so.

Battlefield 1 point 13 months ago

Thinking about the Lian Li pc-08 now. Little pricey but looks peeerty.

Kidhitler 1 point 13 months ago

Man that pretty!! oh man...

SmartWolf 1 point 13 months ago

Very nice build. I appreciate what was clearly planning, effort and execution.

That being said, was it a pita to build?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

The short answer is not but in order to re-seat the monoblock or handle the mobo at all, you need to take THE WHOLE THING apart which can be a pain. But overall, great case, smooth build.

Aaronb1874 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Wow. Speechless.

LastRaven17 1 point 13 months ago

That is one crazy looking build, in the best of wheys.

SirMints 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

After looking more at the case, it looks like you modified it some and moved the power button. Is that right?

What were the changes you made to it?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I moved the power bottom to one of the back 1" holes using a vandal switch and 3/4"-1" grommet. I also drilled the mounting holes for the pump. Everything else is stock or removable (like the drive fan).

Wolf88 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I like those gold fittings, overall looks really cool.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Congrats on the featured build spot!

Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Heh, soft tubbing doesn't has to look uglier compared to hard tubbing. Well done job here.

Btw I wonder but you probably can't: Mixing hard and soft tubbing?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Sure you can.

johngerges582 1 point 13 months ago

I told myself a while ago that if I ever got the opportunity to do a custom loop, I was going to make it white and gold.

Absolutely stunning. +1

LeOrange 1 point 13 months ago

That is just gorgeous. +1.

tombull89 6 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

This is superb. No fan grille on the rear, though? And with two rads and two fans how noisy is it?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

The rear is fan is exhaust. Unless I'm benchmarking, its silent.

itsjustawizard 1 point 13 months ago

Is the front panel glass as well? How thick is that panel?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

It's acrylic. 1/16"

itsjustawizard 1 point 13 months ago

The build looks amazing. You can't even tell the difference between the glass and acrylic. Love the color scheme. Really smart looking soft tubing. You rarely see such a well designed soft tube loop!

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 13 months ago

Absolutely stunning. +1 :)

oneflygtiguy 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

This computer is amazing!!!! :)

Gian07 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Glorious PC Master Race. That computer looks amazing. Great Job. Saw this post early today, forgot to comment. Funny is that I went to reddit looking for something and saw the name. went to post and then back here just to leave you a comment. I bet it took you a while to put everything together, but it is amazing. Good Job with that.

sakyYT 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build tho but where did you get all the watercooling parts? EKWB? can u help me with my build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/thGv4C

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

The blocks and pump were through EK but everything else was through performance-pcs.com. Your build looks good though I don't see any cooling parts listed there. The SMA8 is a very popular case so I'd find as many builds in that case as you can to draw inspiration from. Also, I don't know that $315 for a sole 400Gb of storage is the best move. Especially when your mobo comes with an M.2 and you're getting a mountain of PCIE lanes by using X-99 (though I don't really see where you're using them).

JrJohnson65 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Also a $260 monitor that runs at 1920x1080 at 60hz is a rip off. With all that $ invested in hardware you should go with a 1440p monitor or a 4k monitor when they come out (both at 144hz.) If you did not want to upgrade the monitor then you can get away with a 1920x1080 build for about $1500.

Fsylar 1 point 13 months ago

so small and beautiful I could cry.white and gold accents 10/10

dagreendooky 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome build. I have a similar see-through style build (not posted yet, tho). I'm already contemplating a second build with watercooling though. So these are watercooling noob questions:

  1. Only need one intake fan?
  2. You have two radiators on both sides...one after the pump and one before the reservoir. Isn't one of them redundant?
Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago
  1. The rear fan is exhaust. This set up keeps cool, outside air flowing over the rads and maintains positive pressure inside the case.

  2. Nah. I like the extra cooling headroom. One just wouldn't be enough.

RauliePolie 1 point 13 months ago

Gorgeous build :D

How did you make the Noctua rubber anti-vibration corners white? Paint/plasti-dip? They look AMAZING! (Planning on building a black/white PC very soon; please teach me your ways...)

Did you also paint the SATA connectors on the SSDs white?? Anotha +1 if I could for the attention to detail haha

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

http://www.performance-pcs.com/fans-accessories/noctua-na-savp1-chromax-anti-vibration-pads-white.html

And, fortunately, the SATA connectors came that way. Got lucky there.

migs_xD 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Oh My. Those fat tubes are glorious! +1

Also amazing that you put the prices on your water cooling goods. +100000

ShunTune 1 point 13 months ago

How did you color the Noctua fans white?

ShunTune 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you! That made my decision whether I should go with Noctua fans or Corsair fans much easier

tidy316 1 point 13 months ago

real cute. gj

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Quality build. Bravo.

TCO

Jaime.g 1 point 13 months ago

SWEET!

montiago 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Are those MDPC-X cables? :D

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Cablemods

montiago 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Aw haha. Regardless, still nice! :)

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Are you using milk as a fluid in your loop?

Great build btw... what are you playing with this?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Facebook games on ultra.

Maxxoz -1 points 13 months ago

Farmville indeed is a demanding game, you might have to turn down the resolution scale to 69%.

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darkclow 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I am also planning on doing a full custom looped water cooling system. How did you learn to do all of these? How did you know how much pipe and length you need?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Everything you need to know is available online. Mainly youtube, reddit, and overclock.net. Read everything you can find until you're comfortable enough with the process to know what you want. I made a rough estimate on tube length, but 1 pack of Primochill LRT ended up being plenty.

Maxxoz 1 point 13 months ago

My first thought was: Tesseract? Deepcool Tesseract?

Roborvisci 1 point 13 months ago

So your loop, starting at the reservoir, is res to pump, pump to rad, rad to gpu block, gpu block to monoblock, monoblock to rad, rad to res? Hows the temps?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Correct. Temps were fine until I updated the BIOS for whatever reason. Pre-update: CPU - 22C/62C, GPU - 25C/45C After the update, though, my CPU hits 85 under load and temperature fluctuations during normal tasks are pretty ridiculous. Still working with ASUS to fix this.

Roborvisci 1 point 13 months ago

Nice! I'm thinking about going for a custom loop, though price is starting to get out of hand XD

potatogunship 1 point 13 months ago

Once you got all of the parts how long did it take you to physically build it?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

1 weekend starting Friday night. I had to do that twice though since I started building before I got all the parts.

jwnn 1 point 13 months ago

This is a beautiful work of modern art! This is what I would imagine my dream build would look like! Can't get enough!

+1

javier55551 1 point 13 months ago

that case is really cool

xxswindlexx 1 point 13 months ago

great monitor I have the dell version of this and love it works great. gtx 1080 pushes overwatch 144fps everything maxed but render scaling is 100% at 1440p I have the same setup minus water cooling, and in a corsair 750d. those temps are scary. pascal and skylake have low tdp wondering if ur fan curves changed with the updates maybe?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

They reset but I changed them all back. Haven't pushed it since. Still waiting on ASUS.

xxswindlexx 1 point 13 months ago

better safe then sorry

HaydenGaming0124 1 point 13 months ago

Really nice build. That's all I'm going to say.

gorillionaire 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I mean literally this just makes you want to look at it.. I really like this alot so jealous

Young_Gunna99 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Wow, really sexy!!

rojamb1234 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Lian-Li is a great company for cases. Im thinking of doing my next build in one of them.

DutchTexan 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Weow

Aaronb1874 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Knew this beauty would get featured. Congrats man, you deserve it

rvlsco 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

In looooooove with this build! Wow... just... wow.

EXDEATH 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

All PCs should look like this

TrustyBag 1 point 13 months ago

Easily one of the best Micro/Mini ATX Builds I've ever seen. Best part of the build were the gold fittings, they are so sick!

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nice black & blue build!!

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I can't believe how did you fitted such high-end gaming machine into this little box ;o

+1

DDR4worx 1 point 13 months ago

144Hz?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Monitor refresh rate which, it turns out, is closer to 165Hz most of the time.

DDR4worx 1 point 13 months ago

Ok. pls add a bigger discription pls

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

This isn't a computer

THIS IS ART!

(well it is a computer, but still it's fricken gorgeous)

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 13 months ago

I W A N T T H I S
G I V E I T T O M E P L E A S E !

LiamTheHuman 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

nICe d0Ggu mI friend :D

sniperpro 1 point 13 months ago

i also plan to a water cooled build, so do you only have one pump, you know or not i was kinda concerned that 1 pump will not cut it with a 360 rad,cpu, 2gpu blocks, thanks dude...

btw that is one pc man

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

1 pump will be plenty for that.

bobbylightdw 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Just curious if one pump will cut it for two 480 rads, one 240 rad, one 120 rad, two GPU blocks, and a CPU block?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

It will. Stick with any modern, well-reviewed pump and you'll be fine.

bobbylightdw 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

So the Swiftech MCP655 with a top upgrade would be fine then...?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sure. If your only concern is whether or not the pump will push fluid through the loop, almost any pump will do. If you're concerned about noise at all, I'd consider splitting the loop.

Takizawa 1 point 13 months ago

Tesseract? I only see high powered computer parts. Not a four spacial dimensioned cube!

ps. Great build!

wahrone 1 point 13 months ago

you did well. tubing work looks very nice.

XavierBob 1 point 12 months ago

Cute dog

PcITC 1 point 12 months ago

Where did you get the white sound dampeners for the noctua nf-f12? I really need them.

adaverso 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Sweet little build, love the black and white too ...noctuas <3

Kevin672 1 point 11 months ago

does the wireless network adapter work good for internet?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Works better than any USB adapter I've tried.

local_memelord 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

late question,but how is that tp-link card doing? is the wifi decent?

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

It's worked without issue for as long as I've had it (used the same card in the last build too). The router is 3 bedroom-sized rooms down the hall from me and it gets 4/5 bars all day. Highly recommend.

Tobi_Kenobi 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

This is the most beautiful milk and gold theme I've ever seen.

Ricanstruct 1 point 7 months ago

This is just awesome to look at

acmckibben87 1 point 6 months ago

And here I am working on a 350 dollar potato.

Teeson1000 1 point 6 months ago

is that milk in ur water tubes

TomatoeThePotato 1 point 6 months ago

Do you have Windows 10? If yes then was the TP link drivers working for you? The only one available for me is windows 7 and 8.

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I'm running Windows 7.

lolololololololololol 1 point 4 months ago

Its compact, powerful, and looks nice. What more could you ask for!

HermitNerd 1 point 4 months ago

Love everything about it, great design, concept, and customization. Only problem I see is the coolant flow. As it stands the GPU is pouring heat directly on to the CPU. You mentioned earlier that the CPU seemed to run hot. Easy fix would be to reroute the tubing from the hot side of the GPU across the case to the other RAD, then from the cool side of that rad to the CPU, then from the CPU to the RES. Then you would have cooled coolant flowing to the IN side of each water block. If you don't like the idea of the pump being hot you could reverse the flow and swap RES for PUMP.

Ideally PUMP -> CPU -> RAD -> GPU -> RAD -> RES -> back to pump

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The fluid temperature stays at a pretty stable ~25C so the order of the modules isn't actually that important. It moves fast enough that the fluid never really absorbs enough heat to effect the CPU. The CPU temperature problem turned out to be a motherboard issue which has since been RMA'd.

ecogamer414 1 point 1 month ago

I would love to try and recreate this masterpiece.

_Numbb 1 point 12 days ago

Wow.. Just wow...

SlackPackSam 1 point 6 days ago

I want this case so bad Lian-Li discontinued it! LIAN-LI I CAN'T BELIVE YOU'VE DONE THIS

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

Pretty sure there's still a bunch on ebay.

SlackPackSam 1 point 3 days ago

Ok thanks, I'll look into it, I bet they're super overpriced though.

arda1907 2 Builds 0 points 13 months ago

aquarium build ?

420NoscopeM8 -1 points 8 months ago

You should have went with a windowed case

TheSentientCloud 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

A third of that case is windows.

Geekz45679 1 Build -3 points 13 months ago

Why not just build it in the Deepcool Tesseract???

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 7 points 13 months ago

That case is hideous. And not a cube.

ecogamer414 1 point 29 days ago

True...

SnakoM -3 points 13 months ago

Erm... Windows 7 on a build like this..?

Epic build though! Planning on any further upgrades in the future?

RhettRO55 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

There are certain reasons to keep Win 7 just FYI.

Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

None at the moment. This one had everything I wanted for now...

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rhali8 2 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

Say that to the storm of downvotes coming your way ;)

manirelli staff 8 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

Comments like this will not be tolerated on our site.

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Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Mine came pre-wired from performance-pcs but there are wiring guides online. Find the diagram that fits the switch you bought and hook it up. No need for any esoteric electrical knowledge.

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AC1DFOX 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Lol. What's an anti vandal switch for on a pc? I don't understand the purpose. (Excuse my ignorance)

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Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

This guy gets it.

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Fleacircus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Saved the power supply from the last build. Haven't had any issues with it throughout its lifetime.