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EK Water Cooled Air 740 SLI 1080 Ti's

by Sketch25

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Date Published

May 11, 2017

Date Built

May 11, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

37.0° C

Description

So I decided to a custom loop using EK parts on my first build. This is my first ever loop.I have the parts to do a PETG loop, but I decided to use the flex tubes. When I go to switch out the fluid in 6 months or so, I will swap it out. Until then, I will practice doing some bends on incorrect tubing I bought.

On air, the top GPU would max out at 84C and the bottom one would get to 78C under load. After I changed the build to liquid cool all my parts, the top GPU gets to 37C and the bottom stays at 35. Not bad if I do say so myself.

The CPU temp seems a little high with the loop. but it could be because 1) I am using a 7700K and we all know they are like frying pans and 2) the liquid gets to my GPUs first which means the heat has not had a chance to cool through a rad before getting to the CPU. I will take this into account when I do the PETG loop.

The reservoir in the back side of the case. Not really much room to put it in front. I am going to work on the cable management today and will upload a pic of it later. I just wish Corsair would make a clear view side for the case.

Overall, I am very pleased with this system. Thanks for taking the time to look at my build!


So I decided to go in and do the cable management in the back area. While organizing my cables, I noticed the longest run (1st pic for reference) was kinked in the back. Got it fixed and by doing so, it made the build look cleaner and more tidy (IMO). I am glad I did noticed it and fixed it. I would have cried.


For some reason, my build says 45Ghz as my CPU speed. I typed in 5Ghz. Not sure how that happened, but it makes me laugh that some people really think I got it that high haha!


Today after work I plan on taking photos with my good camera. I just used my phone to upload the pictures, but I do not think it does my PC justice. I may even have to pull out the strobes :)


So my EK GPU blocks came with a plastic cover that says what card is in the system. I painted it silver to try and match my system. I only have one on for now because of the way my loop is routed on the serial block for my GPUs. I will try to upload a pic later.


So someone brought up to me that I basically skimped out on the audio for my build. You know what? He was right! I ordered myself a pair of Sennheiser HD 700s, a ModMic 5, a Schiit Bifrost Multibit DAC, and a Schiit Valhalla 2 amplifier. I really do miss having good audio equipment.


Wow! My build got featured today! There are so many great build out there. I am humbled.


So the BX (Military Store on base) has been getting a lot of new peripherals lately. I am surprised that they have been getting nice prebuilt towers tbh. The part I was excited about was the Corsair K70 RGB keyboard and Corsair M65 RGB mouse. Annnnnnnnnd bought!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

When I decided to start my build I picked the Formula IX first before any other part and built around that. I love the factory EK Crosschill vram block. Be cautious about using flex tubes if you plan on doing what I did with my build. I honestly cannot believe it did not kink going from my CPU to the vram.

Memory

Beautiful and performs very well. As far as the RGB feature, you will not find anything better. The colors are bright and very fluid. Knocked a star off only because of the price. If you do not care about the RGB aspect of RAM, you can get some very affordable high performance RAM for much cheaper.

Storage

BLAZING FAST! My PC boots up in 3 seconds. It is insane. If you are able to take advantage of the NVME feature, you will enjoy it. It is very small and looks like a stick of gum. If you want to save yourself a hundred bucks, go with the EVO. The warranty is not as long, but most performs just as well.

Video Card

I do not really need to say much. It's a FE reference card. Most people buy these because they want the newest tech the moment it releases or because you plan on watercooling. I run a couple in SLI with EK blocks and I could not be more happy.

Case

I love this case! Lots of room for GPUs, Fans (I have seven 120mm on rads and one 140mm as exhaust), radiators, and can accommodate an EATX board. I currently have my reservoir w/built in pump in the back of the case.

The only things wrong with the case IMO would be that while the front of the case and PSU exhaust have mesh air filters, the top and bottom do not get one. If you want, put some pantyhose in their places and you should be gtg.

Power Supply

It's a PSU. It powers my stuff with no issues.

Case Fan

These Static Pressure fans do a great job cooling my rads. The Magnetic Levitation (hence ML) feature is amazing. I hear nothing at low speeds. I literally hear nothing but my pump going and even that is really quiet. Having the LEDs come from the center of the fan gives it a more balanced look.

Case Accessory

Be wary. I received the kit and one of the four RGB strips did not work. It ook NZXT a month to get me a replacement. When it works, it works great! The RGB spectrum wave is my favorite.

The only issue I have with it is that you are required to have this in order to use the NZXT AER fans.

Monitor

1440p up to 165hz monitor with G-Sync....That alone is amazing. The monitor is crystal clear due to the IPS panel, but because of this you will see a 4ms response time. The previous TN panel has a 1ms response time, but you also get washed our colors and terrible viewing angles just like any other TN panel.

Speakers

Good sound and fits my needs when I am not using my headphones. It would have been nice to have all the speaker light up white like the subwoofer does.

The only gripe I have are the volume buttons. They can be very finicky.

Other

You need on to connect more than one card. It works great and the switch at the bottom lets you change the color. You can have the EVGA logo in White, Red, Blue, or Green.

Other

Mobos these days are limiting the amount of USB 2.0 headers. My specific board only has one. I needed to connect an NZXT Hue+, but needed another USB 2.0 header. Here is the fix!

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Electroman01 1 Build 21 points 7 months ago

Who spends more then $7K on a build and only uploads 4 photos!!!!

Sorry, now that i have got that out of me, I would like to congratulate you on such a gorgeous build. I wish mine were like this!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 7 points 7 months ago

I wanted to finish up the cable management in the back. I literally just uploaded a pic of it. It's my first time doing it...eff that crap haha. I'll get more pics up when I clean up my mess.

Electroman01 1 Build 5 points 7 months ago

Fair enough. Its a great build and you've already added more photos

Ypres 8 points 7 months ago

WOAH. THANK GOODNESS YOU GOT A 2K MONITOR....

I'm speechless. This is a piece of art.

+1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 4 points 7 months ago

I wanted a 4k, but the new 144hz (cards can't even get to that refresh rate) HDR monitors were not and are not out yet.

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Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I wish

IanJvan 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

good luck powering that, even those two ti s would have a hard time.

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SirMrGuyHuman 4 points 7 months ago

FEATURE FEATURE FEATURE FEATURE DO IT NOW

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Haha thanks!

SirMrGuyHuman 3 points 7 months ago

AYYYY FEATURE

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

arom 3 points 7 months ago

This makes me feel like I want to spend $7000 on a custom loop. Like I'll ever have that money. Nice loop.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I got a nice bonus and decided to go ham. Thanks for checking it out!

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

"first build" "not bad if I do say so myself" lol jesus dude this thing is a legend already. Simple, powerful, CLEAN; all you can as for. +1

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

i would dedicate the top radiator to cooling the cpu instead of the motherboard. If you want to have a radiator for your motherboard then use the space at the back to fit a 120mm rad. But other than that noice build

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

When I go to swap it all out for PETG, I was planning on doing that. Thanks for looking out!

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

okey dokey

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dixonerfais 3 points 7 months ago

Lots of people dye their coolant, but you stuck with a clear look, makes i look cleaner IMO. I love it.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 4 points 7 months ago

That's what I was going for. It saves me from having to to a flush to clean out all the color gunk that can build up.

diddy303 2 points 7 months ago

Sweet *** build bro props to you but hard work pays off when you see that sexy *****!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah it does! I just sit here and look at the work I've put into it and just get lost in how shiny it is.

Chubbby 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I love hopping on pcpp and seeing a 5k plus build, thank you gor being that build today :P +1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Glad I could help

diddy303 2 points 7 months ago

If you got the money would recommend some Sennheisers cause they sound pretty good and maybe an external mic

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It depends on what your budget is. I used to have a pair of 650's. They were amazing! As far as a mic? I really don't know? I use a headset that has a mic.

Vicepter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Here I am with gt 210 and core 2 e8600.....

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anthony7421 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

the build is beautiful but the real reason im giving you a +1 is all the dragonball z and super wallpapers hahaha

Nice job!!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I have a massive Dragon Ball collection! I just threw a few figures out there.

anthony7421 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

i am willing to bet my collection is much larger X) i have a 5 foot 11 vegeta statue next to me right now haha

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Look up DBZ Collectors United up on Facebook and join up! I am an admin for the group. We have over 15K members of nothing but people who collect DB, DBZ, and DBS figures. It is extremely active. I really want to see your collection :) Who knows? Maybe you are already a part of it.

anthony7421 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I just sent my request!! haha i have stupid amounts of stuff as well as a few dbz inspired tattoos X) love new communities!

youll see a request from Anthony O

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I seen it. You will have fun looking through the group man.

Do.mini.ck 2 points 7 months ago

Decimal point placement. This is all. 45 gigahertz. I have lived. + 1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Looks like the site messed up haha! I input 5.0 Ghz. Weird? Thanks for noticing that.

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Erayfloat 2 points 7 months ago

Is that water blocks on your vrms!? thats GREAT! i am newb had to comment! first of its kind that ive seen!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

It is what is already installed on the motherboard. Asus is starting to make all the high end boards with water cooling in mind. It is an EK Crosschill.

KingWalrus.8th 2 points 7 months ago

Absolutely Amazing. +1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

that_guy_sheridan 2 points 7 months ago

Dude now this is what I call a OP build !!! This PC is the definition of pure power !

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It is OP I know. It's what I wanted. It should last me a few years.

Jimbium 2 points 7 months ago

This build will last you more than a few years. 5-6 years at LEAST, I mean 1080ti's in SLI. Great build!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

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Donutman125 2 points 7 months ago

can I be your adopted child

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

My wife might say no. Haha

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Coolpick 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Beautiful! +1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

Ahryi 2 points 7 months ago

I believe we may be looking at the next featured build. You did a truly marvelous job.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Really?! Thanks a lot!

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Of nice rigid tube with a little color your PC would be even more crazy

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I like the clear tubes and fluid with white light :)

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

If you like after all it is your PC :-)

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SRMartin15 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Legit build man I love it! I'm working on my custom loop as well. My build page is a little outdated. I believe by late July my loop and build will be finished up. I love working in the 740! Again sweet build man!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I can't wait to see it! I really like Corsair Cases. Good luck to you on your loop. Hopefully it is as easy for you as it was for me.

WillieNelson16 2 points 7 months ago

Photo 15 Goku looks UNreal.

Gorgeous

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The 2D look makes it really stand out.

Irnman2 2 points 7 months ago

berry nice

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

NovaTastical 2 points 7 months ago

If you paid $7400 for your entire PC, you need to buy a better headphone and mic. Buy a sennheiser 598 SE and a modmic for superior audio for gaming and music AND so that people you talk to online will hear you clearly as well. The build looks really good too but idk if you used any anti-growth stuff in your loop. Just to prevent algae growing in your loop. +1 for an amazing build.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I wanted a headset that could use on my PS4 as well. I used to own a pair of Senn HD 650's along with a mod mic and i loved them. Before that i owned a pair of Senn PC360's. I sold them both because they were sitting there collecting dust because i stopped using them on my old prebuilt computer that I never used and i really, really regret selling them. Those were probably my favorite gaming cans. The mic was perfect! If I do get another pair in the future, it will be a pair of HD 800's. I just need to get an damn good amp to run them as well. I used EK's premixed fluid which already has growth inhibitors. Thanks for the advice!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

So after thinking about this comment all day I realized you were right. I do need to upgrade the sound quality. I just ordered myself a pair of Sennheiser HD 700's, a Schiit Valhalla Amp, and Schiit Bitfrost DAC.

NovaTastical 2 points 7 months ago

Many go with a soundcard if you can. You can turn your headphones 2.0 channel to 7.1 via software. Also glad I helped!

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Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah, I just wanted the DAC and Amp. I really do not need more than that.

overclock6950x+ 2 points 7 months ago

WOW I'm blown away by your build it's simply amazing, it must pretty fast to I bet.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It is pretty quick. Thanks for stopping to take a look!

Frogg_Tough26 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice rebuild bruh! It looks good! I don't think water cooling is for me though....I'm too nervous bout it LOL! But I will be using the Fractal 360 or a H100 iv2 to cool my 2 MSI Gaming X 1080Ti's. All in all, this is a awesome case and you did great. I'll be starting on mine soon.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Doing soft tubes is extremely easy! Don't be afraid of it. Just take your time. There is a lot of room for error and there is nothing to worry about. If you have a piece that is too long, you can just snip it off. If you do decide to get into doing a loop, be sure to buy extra tubing for those times you mess up. I am practicing bends on PETG right now. I hope I do not screw this up. It is not for everyone, but if you do decide to go this route, you will be happy with the performance.

Zeorymer300 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Beautiful clean build man! I'm about to go full force on my water cooling, would you recommend skipping soft tube and go straight to PETG? I see you mention that you will move to that.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

So I bought the wrong PETG tubing and I am using it to practice bends. It takes some practice. Just take the time to plan out the bends and be sure to buy extra PETG in case you make mistakes. The biggest piece of advice I can give is to also make sure you install a drain. I am trying to figure out the best way to drain my setup now and it is going to be a chore. Good luck!

mrzoltowski 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

BEAUTIFUL! ... I love the Crystal feel to it ... puts my build to shame :(

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I had RGB fans in it till all my EK stuff came in. It was loud (fans) and LOUD (color). My wife hated it. So when I decided to switch over fans, I went with ones that were quiet and not so bright. I wanted it to be simple.

No build should be shamed. If you put the effort in and you are happy, then enjoy it!

JuiceKingsRevenge 2 points 7 months ago

This is awesome. Where did you get that Vegeta Figure where he's in the ship

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It is a model you put together. Look up Bandai Figure Rise Saiyan Pod.

person_1234 2 points 7 months ago

OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD...

look at that thermal compound.

But in all seriousness, you my sir, are a legend. +1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

FEATURED!

Great job!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I was really surprised tbh. Thank you!

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

No problem! Well deserved

DflippinK 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Freaking Beautiful, man!!!,... nice work.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I love the Vegeta references here.

Russkie69 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

You made it too easy!

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I noticed you have Razer keyboard & mouse in your pictures, but a Corsair keyboard & mouse in your parts list.

Was that just a mistake on your part or is the Corsair keyboard & mouse being shipped currently?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I changed it over to corsair. I just haven't updated the pictures.

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Nice looking forward to seeing the updated setup.

Darkraipegasus 2 points 7 months ago

I am pretty sure Corsair made some money through you. but it is one of the builds which hits my sweet spot. Congrats on the feature too

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank You! I was surprised by the feature.

Darkraipegasus 2 points 7 months ago

Dude that white leds are perfect in there

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I know! It makes the clear liquid look really nice.

cFlake 2 points 7 months ago

Someone likes DBZ....

take my up vote

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

You should see the rest of mybcollection. I only have like 400 more figures.

cFlake 1 point 7 months ago

O:

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SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

this is insane I cant stop looking

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I do the same thing at home. I just stare at it.

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I mean I already stare at mine haha I'd probably frame pictures of this if it were mine

Someone0011 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

so many rads!!!!!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

It looks insane right? I do not care if it is overkill haha

Someone0011 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

i wish i had the money to make a pc like that

xTHExRADxREXx 2 points 7 months ago

why not use colored liquid like the blood red that would look so cool in this build

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I might try to see how that looks at a later date. Black, White, and Red? ummm....yeah!

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Mike2k24 2 points 7 months ago

Welp I just shed a tear at the beauty of this build.

GOOD **** MAN

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

fouram33 2 points 7 months ago

Bottom fans appear to be exhausting. So 5 exhaust and 3 intake; you're a bit negative pressure here. Plus you're fighting convection... not a good idea. Convection is more powerful than people usually give credit for.

I would rotate the bottom fans to intake. You should definitely see better temps and less dust in the case, as you'll be slightly positive at that point.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I cannot believe I didn't think about the positive airflow. You are correct that I have a negative airflow going on. I am going to switch the bottoms to be intakes as soon as I am done replying.

toyotarocks9 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

the fact that the the loop goes through the GPU then the CPU doesn't matter. The temperature is the same throughout the loop

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the heads up!

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Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I think Jayztwocents did a video on how radiator position in a loop doesn't make a difference in CPU temps (meaning putting a rad between the gpu and cpu wouldn't lower cpu temps) because science and stuff. 7700ks just run hot I guess, tough luck. (I'll link the vid when I find it)

mcgoff360 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

i was searching through the comments to see if anyone else said this. i saw the same video by jayz and was going to comment that you are really just establishing an equilibrium temperature so it shouldnt matter where in the loop your pieces are.

great looking build though!!

mrzoltowski 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Congrats on being featured. Class.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

JudahRoars 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

This build is over 9000.....dollars. Haha, really beautiful man. That SS Goku figurine is also premium appeal. Enjoy the dream!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I can't get enough of these DBZ quotes lol

superheroninjaguy24 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

im getting the feeling that he likes the Dragon Ball saga. Good taste my friend.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yes yes!

Anyansayo 2 points 7 months ago

Wow, that is a lot of custom parts! Great build and good overclock. That would be a bit humorous if it was 45 GHz, but also really amazing too.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Maybe that CPU will come out later.

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Amazing build! Top notch watercooling and a top notch motherboard ;) great job +1

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I love this mobo. I got it because I wanted to switch over to water cooling. Now I got it where I want it.

cgraham289 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Great set up A**

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

XreskipX 2 points 7 months ago

nice build ;3;

TrolololingYou 2 points 7 months ago

Sweet baby Jesus

krapphlat 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

we all want this right? I so badly want this... I really liked this case too, but went with a 540 Air instead better ecstatic for me build Project Winter War , but my next build you've definitely convinced me to go with the 740 Air, want to build a Kett themed build (bad guy from Mass Effect) so a military olive on the outside and perhaps something really over bright on the inside like an orange or yellow.

so op success you've inspired! T'is what's pcpartpicker is for, no?

Tandy 2 points 6 months ago

Awesome build man!!! Can you tell me what did you do with leftover geforce gtx led logo from your gpu?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

The stock GPU cooler is just sitting in the box. If I decide to sell at a later date, I can put it back together.

Tandy 1 point 6 months ago

Are you by any chance willing to sell the green led "GEFORCE GTX" logo? Im planning to make rgb geforce gtx logo out of these so im looking for guys that have gpu waterblocks and dont use led logos.

EvanRedman 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

This is so awesome looking

Dracolich 2 points 5 months ago

I respect your attention to detail. And in this case, i'd say the flex tubing looks absolutely stellar.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! I just recently switched over to PETG. I guess I should upload an updated photo.

mikenz 2 points 4 months ago

This is exactly what i'm planning except with Ryzen and Vega. Great work.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! I look forward to seeing your build.

crimsondragon 2 points 1 month ago

I too am a fan of dragon quest. +1 on the build

Pachi 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

How in the hell did you fit three rads in an air 740?

Very well done by the way.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

A promotional pic of this case came out with three rads installed. So I went with it.

Pachi 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I guess that works then!

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Ljedelen 1 point 7 months ago

This is an amazing build since (as far as I know) there is no good water build section on this site what brand are you using for your water cooling

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I went with EK. I'm really loving their blocks!

Boith 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I love the look of this thing, seriously, it's amazing. The fluid not having any color in it just "fits". Plus those ML fans, which look really nice. Just a quick question though, how is slightly scaling? A lot of people have mentioned SLI scaling with these cards not being great whatsoever. One of the reasons I don't wanna get a second.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you! I really do like the look of the clear fluid. I ordered the EK Vardar fans, but then I seen these! I just wanted to order fans that would not piss my wife off. As far as the scaling...i would not recommend going SLI with these cards. You are correct, the scaling is not the greatest. If you are not in a hurry, just wait for Volta architecture.

Boith 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah, I already bought a single 1080 Ti. Gonna be set for a while hopefully lol. Maybe scaling will get better as games are actually written to take a red vantage of 2 of these things.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

That is one of the reasons I bought two even after people kept telling me that SLI is not supported blah, blah, blah. Eventually, they will release some support and that is all that matters to me.

Boith 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Yeah, I placed my bets on SLI a while ago with 2 1070s, hoping multi gpu really would take off. It didn't. Oh well. Maybe I'll grab a second when they're cheap lol.

customgtp 16 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful... Question though... I keep on seeing dual 1080 ti's lately... How necessary is that right now? I have a 1080 and don't wanna get one ti because I feel it's too much

customgtp 16 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

And those speakers are sick... It's like they match your pc

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The speakers did not match before. Now that they do, I did not even notice! Thanks for pointing that out.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Not really necessary. I just wanted it to be a OP. I like SLI not only for performance, but aesthetics as well.

customgtp 16 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Oh okay... I love sli look too but last time I had it was a few years back and it was 2/780 gtx's. I ran into problems with certain games and sli so I sold them and bought a 980 ti... I have a 1080 and often think of pairing up

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

If you want to go with it, go for It!

customgtp 16 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Oh and your pc NEEDS to be featured by the way...

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

customgtp 16 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Soooo......LQQks like you got that feature after all huh!!! Congrats!!

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I was not expecting it, but it sure feels cool! Thanks again!

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Lyrix 1 point 7 months ago

DAMN!

1+! This looks amazing! woooooooow! great upgrade! "I will do custom liquid cooling when I am back stateside." you didnt lie! and you did a great job! looks really good!!!

funkeemunkee11 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

WOW! THIS ONE DESERVES THE OVER REACTION BY LYRIX! OMG +1!

Lyrix 1 point 7 months ago

yes! some just do! and i think this is a great build! so let me overreact :D

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

Lyrix 2 points 7 months ago

congrats on the feature!!!

oneflygtiguy 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Dang, this is crazy. I really like the new 740. Thought about swapping my 540 air for this one. Is it bigger. This build is way nice.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I don't know if it is bigger than the Air 540? This is my first build, so I don't have much to compare it too.

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SurrexGaming 1 point 7 months ago

I personally would have went with a 6700k especially if you're using for gaming/streaming and editing. Lots of fans though, must be nice to game on.

Ahryi 2 points 7 months ago

Why? There's no reason to go with a previous generation i7 when he has dual 1080 ti's.

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Ahryi 1 point 7 months ago

I agree completely. It's just that having two 1080 ti's obviously shows he wants to go the extra mile, and pointing that out hopefully shows how ridiculous it would be to pair the most powerful GPU on the market and a previous gen i7.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I just went with what was the most current i7 processor. A little overkill? Yes, but after seeing built, I think it is worth it.

SurrexGaming 1 point 7 months ago

it was im going for one as well in my parts list my build should be done soon.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

there's literally zero advantage to using a 6700k over a 7700 besides temps, but in a custom loop that can handle the head even that is irrelevant.

Nicker950_HD 1 point 7 months ago

Woah dude, why you need that many rads... A single 360 and a 240 would be more than enough.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I found a promotional picture from Corsair featuring this case. I wanted it to look like it.

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Nicker950_HD 1 point 7 months ago

Hm.. True.

geoffg67 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Do you plane on having separate loops for the cpu and gpu?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

When I go to PETG tubing in about a 10 days or so, I plan on having the fluid cooled by one of the rads.

Arichikurukuto 1 point 7 months ago

Nice clean build and it looks great. I've got the same Corsair fans you got except in 140mm. Mine are still noticeable at the lowest setting. But once I crank them up to 100% they are loud as hell. They deff get the job done. I have 3 of them, 2 in the front and one in the rear. Keeps everything nice and cool.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

They are really loud when cranked. I'm glad this doesn't ever get hot enough to make my fans spin.

Vinnan 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Can I see cable management?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

You can't see it in the pics? Do you mean in the front or the back?

Vclutch 1 point 7 months ago

Overkill much man, what are you going to do play cod over watch, crysys and snake l at 4K

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I like Oregon Trail

Lord_Zodiac 1 point 7 months ago

Jipster69 is gone :( +1 lets pray that Lord Jipster returns to this land Ramen!

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 7 months ago

I'm trying to find your pump, where is it? o.o

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I got a pump/res combo.

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 7 months ago

But where? xD

Anyansayo 1 point 7 months ago

Also, what are you planning on running on it? And what kind of FPS ranges are you doing?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I am mainly just using my rig for gaming and running Photoshop for photo and video editing.

Cokeman00 1 point 7 months ago

Just out of curiosity, what are your CPU temps?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I decided to lower the CPU to 4.8 and my idle temp is 35 degrees. During stress testing at 100% load it goes to 69 degrees.

Skringo 1 point 7 months ago

A build like that and you're using soft tubing?

Rodrigo1999 1 point 6 months ago

I was wondering how high you were able to pump up the clocks of those FE 1080ti's with a custom water loop, it would be cool to compare it with the KINGPIN edition when it comes out and somebody does the same thing with them haha

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I'm going to play with it some more when I get home.

Nater650 1 point 4 months ago

Why two headsets?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

One is an open back set and the other is a closed back set. Both are a different impedance creating different sound stages.

EvilBoxOfFun 1 point 3 months ago

I would have thought you would spend more on the CPU considering the rest of the build. Anyways, looks nice, good build, happy gaming

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

All I do is game, so the 7700K is fine.

EvilBoxOfFun 1 point 3 months ago

I have a 7700k and trust me it is great but I just would have thought you would have went with a better processor considering the GPUs. All around trust me your build is great, I just expected something like a threadripper or something haha.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

The threadripper wasn't out when I built it. If I kept listening to everyone to wait, I wouldn't have a PC. When the 7980XE comes out, I plan on upgrading to that. Hopefully it still releases at the end of the year.

CapitainClark 1 point 2 months ago

This is pretty nice.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks!

Frankythebum 1 point 2 months ago

Hey bro I love you build real nice, but what I really wanna know is where you got that Goku statue? lol

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Look up Lunar New Year Super Master Stars Piece Son Goku. Hope that helps!

AirCase 1 point 2 months ago

Amazing build, Sir. How long it took you to build that Master Piece? Can I know what furniture is that to hold the desktop and the kb/m? Looking for something like that that doesn't take up too much space.

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks! I took me about 20 hours to build it. I honestly do not remember what model of desk it is, but I do know it is Whalen Furniture. I bought it in 2012. I tried doing a search for it and I am unable to find it.

NathanDiPietro 1 point 29 days ago

Amazing build, man! Question though, what do you do with your PC that would require having 2 1080 Ti's in SLI?

Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

Honestly, I just game. The games I do play (Destiny and Witcher 3) take advantage of SLI. I plan on upgrading to a 4K 144Hz HDR monitor when it releases next year. 1080 Ti's in SLI will not even come close to getting to that framerate, but it will help.

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Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Since my name is Art, I prefer to call it a "Work of Art".

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Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

More like a third, but close enough lol

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Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I will get more monitors at a later date. More than one monitor was not in my budget lol

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Sketch25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I plan on getting more monitors later. Gotta start somewhere right?

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