Description

This case has been a challenge to work in, but I was determined to make it happen. There are so many details about this whole thing, that just made it even more challenging, but the end result was worth it.

360mm of watercooling in the smallest case I've worked in. The hardline tubing looks amazing in such a small case. Going with a 1080ti in such a case was almost impossible, given the clearance of the 360mm radiator. Normally, this would only be able to handle a 240mm, but by removing the drive cages at the bottom of the case, and using some mounting screws into the rad, screwed in from the front panel, I was able to create the perfect space between the case, the rad, and the GPU. You couldn't fit two quarters between the GPU and rad! It's insane.

Not sure what else to say about this build. Feel free to comment any questions you have, and I'll update this description!

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow you make some beautiful builds. I really like the setup in that case. Looks like a tight squeeze without custom cooling. You did well.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I’d love it if it wasn’t an ad. :( great build nonetheless

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all! I posted this during work, and I wasn't able to type a whole lot. I didn't want it to seem like an ad. :(

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I got it sorry for the misunderstanding. The build is sick

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome look! It boggled my mind for a moment and had me turning my head thinking the camera was held wrong though it is really cool design!Love the vertical GPU showing off that Fine GPU Block! Blue really makes everything pop!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh man, this was hands down the most fun, best looking, and most stressful builds I have ever done. Thank you for your comment!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thoroughly looking through the inside I can only imagine how stressful and tight the tolerances were in this build. Especially with hard line bends around the GPU and then cable management. I'm looking forward to a custom hard line loop though I'm still waiting for either AMD or Intel to bring something worth my appetite to the table.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you working with, now? I think my next project is coming soon... :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GdgwrH Began this build back in 2012ish and kept adding ever since. Waiting to see what AMD and Intel and Nvidia have in store for us.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

The 8th gen Intel would be very suiting for you, but... if you really want to wait, the 9th gen is probably not too far away. Nvidia is releasing the 1180 soon, but goes neck and neck with the 1080ti, and therefore, there's no need to wait. AMD has their Ryzen series, which is getting better with their 2xxx chips, but I think they need a little longer to mature before they can be truly competitive with either Intel or Nvidia.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Really love the build, great job! I'm considering using the Core G3 in a build as well, and was wondering how you managed to fit in such a thick rad in there + fans. Did you mod the front panel in any way? The clearance is so tight! According to thermaltake's website there is 310mm + fans (25mm), so I make that 335mm of length available. Assuming the 1080 ti FE is ~ 267mm that only leaves 68mm for fans and a rad!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about the late reply! Yes, it was definitely a tight fit. Getting the card in there with a 30mm rad and 25mm fans was close. I had about 2 penny's worth of room. The trick to getting the 360mm rad in there was to remove the drive cage at the bottom, offset the radiator using some motherboard standoffs (threads into the rad, then put a screw through the front panel into the standoff), and I was able to secure 4 screws from the front panel to the rad. It was an amazing discovery, and I'm so glad it didn't require custom fab!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just received my core g3 yesterday but was wondering do you think i could fit a normal Corsair H150i AIO in there if i removed the cages and still fit in an ATX board? what kind of modifications would i need to fit ina 360 rad?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a 360mm custom loop in mine, and it worked without the drive cages and with an ATX board. I have no doubts you'll be able to make it work. I used motherboard standoffs into the front of the radiator, closest to the front side of the case, and used only 4 screws through the front of the case into the standoffs. You'll see what I mean when you put it into the radiator into that case. Remove the drive cage and put the rad in there. I mounted mine with the ports up, but you may want to try mounting it with the ports downwards and you may have more mounting points than I was able to secure. Best of luck, if you get it finished, please send me the link to the build page.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the case sturdy enough to hold a 27 inch monitor?

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

+1 100% Possible to bag a feature with this BAD BOI

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

AAAHHH thank you! What kind words. :D I would lose it if I was featured.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Given that it is such a small build, I didn't see the need for putting in a fill or a drain port. I can fill and drain from the reservoir, and that's enough for me.

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