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Built this PC over the course of a month or so. With the demise of frozencpu.com it has become increasingly hard to find water cooling parts. I have found that performance-pcs.com and aquatuning.us are the 2 best out there right now. Unfortunately, you now have to factor in significant shipping costs when building out large projects like this one.

I have left the part list brief to give the gist of the build. The blocks are EK as are the backplates for the 290x's. Tubing is primochill primoflex. I highly recommend this product if you are using clear tubing.

I overclocked this PC with performance per watt in mind. I found that 4.4 ghz at 1.2 volts was the right balance. Of course, if that is not a concern for you then this build can clock much higher as the water cooling will handle just about any amount of heat you can throw at it. For me, the extra power draw for 4.6-4.8 does not show the real world results to justify it.

Graphics cards are left stock for now as these cards manhandle any current game at 2560 x 1440. Again, performance per watt. Overclocking these cards ups the draw considerably (talking 100 watts for a 7% overclock) but who knows. Will adjust fire if necessary but for now the crossfire set up is a beast.

Tubing is a personal journey, how complicated you want is up to you. I dont like the look of long runs and bends so I kept those to a minimum. That however cost lots of money. Compression fittings are not cheap but aesthetically cant be beat.

Multiple LED's throughout the machine matching the theme.

One thing to note: The switch 810 is a great looking case but does not have alot of room for cable management in the back. Took alot of work to fit everything, but it worked in the end. Obviously the bigger, basement cases have moore room/options but I dont personally like the size of those monsters.

PM me for questions

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

she's a beaut!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Mr. Freeze would love this build. As do I. Might as well overclock the GPUs at least a bit tho, spent all that coin on the cooling solution after all. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy... This is by far better then the featured build +1 for you sir!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the Switch 810... everytime I see someone do a build in it it encourages me to just buy it already.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful man!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Performance per watt in mind uses 2 290x's XD

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is legitness.

We don't see enough Switch 810 builds out there, I think it's a great alt to something like a 750D or Enthoo Pro.

+1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the 810/white is a beautiful case. You can really do almost anything with it. At that price you cant beat it, especially for water cooling

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Please add an overclock to those 290x. To spend $XXX on water cooling and no overclock; seems a waste of money.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you leave the Stickers on the Parallel Bridge and Ek Cpu Block? I like your colour scheme. Good job.

TCO

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

nah, pulled those off once I cleaned and polished everything and delivered to the client. And thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey No Problem.

TCO

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottleneck

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of liquid are you using?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

mayhems pastel blue

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I WOWed when I saw you build :D . Since you went with asus z97-a Which I think is a great Motherboard But If you have to choose between your mobo and Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 and MSI z97 gaming 5, Which one will you choose?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

The board choice, I hate to say, was based on color. Unfortunately, board manufacturers are keen on using alot of color on their boards and this one was black/neutral. I do like ASUS, if for no other reason than you can reach a customer service person 8pm on saturday and get some tech help. Sorry, thats not a great answer!