"Upgraded" from an i7-4790k to this... Gave my son my old mobo, ram, proc, and water cooling setup


  • Corsair Vengeance C70 Case
  • Asus Maximux IX Hero
  • i7-7700k overclocked to 5.0Ghz
  • 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200
  • EVGA Superclocked GeForce 1080
  • Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • HGST Ultrastar SN150 3200GB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • NZXT Grid+ fan controller
  • Corsair AX860 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply
  • 1 Corsair Quiet Series 120mm exhaust fan


  • EKWB Supremacy EVO CPU block
  • EKWB EK-FC1080 GPU block, using the OEM EVGA backer
  • EKWB EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi Pump
  • EKWB RES-X3 150
  • Clear Primochill flex-tubing
  • Swiftech "Acid Green" concentrate, in distilled water
  • Silver coil, wrapped around the EK logo in the res
  • Alphacool temp probe for outlet temp
  • 1 top mounted Swiftech 240mm radiator, with 2x 120mm Noctua's
  • 1 front mounted Swiftech 240mm radiator with 4x 120mm Noctua's in push/pull
  • WAY too many EKWB fittings
  • Swiftech CrossFireX tube to raise the res off the pump
  • 4 way cube splitter, and a drain valve
  • 2x CCD UV lights (going LED, soon - just had them laying around)
  • LOTS of UV sensitive cable ties (my son's idea)
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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Love these custom loops using the H220-X. Some of them are super creative, can't wait to see the finished product.

+1, I love it!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words! I think I am 90% done from a raw components perspective - from here it will be case and tubing customizations. I have thought about putting in a round clear reservoir though to make it look even more radioactive.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!! But may I ask a question? How did you get your temps to show on your phone? Because that would be awesome for me, and very convenient. Thank you and Nice build once again!!!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

I use a NZXT Grid+ fan controller and their CAM software to do that. The controller is tiny and fits inside the back of the case, so is easy to hide. It also comes with a USB2 header to interact with the NZXT CAM software, and there is an iPhone and an Android app available that lets you set alerts, see temps and loads, etc. Its pretty cool stuff considering it was only 29$

I am currently using it to control the 2 Noctuas on the bottom radiator as I was out of fan headers. I run them in "Performance" mode most of the time, since you can't hear them anyway

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Any advice on switching the tubing.? It would be much appreciated.