Description

This is my first rigid tube liquid cooled pc.

Parts used that are not listed: Nzxt Grid+ Hardware Labs 240mm gts lite radiator, Magicool 120mm slim G2, EK supermacy mx cpu block, Ek gtx 1080 nickle plexi gpu block, ek hd tube 10mm/12mm, Ek black nickle fittings. ek rotary y addaptor , ek xres 240 pwm d5 pump res combo, Ek ball vale drain, Bits power enhanced black sparkle 90 degree fittings, Total cost of these parts was about $600.00 after shipping, I had to order 3 different shipments so you could, probably do it cheaper if you made just one order. This was a lot of fun!! My son named the build due to it reminding him of an episode from one of his favorite cartoons, blaze and the monster machines so I went with it. Overclocking: Cpu is overclocked to 4.5Ghz at 1.3V stable idle is about 30C achieving about 8-10c delta T . Gpu is at a whopping +240 MHz to the core and +400 to the memory. I can push this further to +250 core and 500 on the memory but after long gaming sessions I have experienced a crash or two. temps on either the cpu or gpu while gaming do not exceed 50c . Boost clock is at 2138MHz and stays there most of the time while gaming.

Soon to come: white cable mod LED strips

Ok picks are up with led's tell me what you think. It's hard to take accurate pics with iPhone. It looks really good in person.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an amazing looking build, especially fitting it all in an ITX, also may I recommend some LED's they'd really complement your build nicely. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes Led's are on the way. I will update when they are installed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait too see!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You know, there have recently been reports stating that i5s tend to bottleneck those 1080s in some AAA games, just saying. +1 for Define Nano S

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

A i7 6950X could bottleneck a GTX 750 Ti. Bottlenecking all depends on the game and graphical settings and the overclock of the parts and even then it is 100% meaningless if its above the FPS your monitor can display or that you are happy with.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cpu usage never goes over about 65% during gameplay with gpu maxed out at 100%. It might be a possibility you could Bottleneck at a lower resolution like 1080p I doubt it though. I game at 4K 60fps in most titles. Witcher 3 maxed out I get about 50fps so I just turn off HW and AA.

Thanks for the reply.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build..

Thanks for Sharing !

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great work for a first rigid tube rig. Love some of those bends, the Pump to GPU looks pretty awesome.

Lovely temps also on the GPU. About in line with the slightly better 1080's so great stuff.

Always got to +1 custom loops and love this one all squeezed into the Nano S.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir, It was a lot of fun and pretty challenging which is why we do it right.

One other thing to note is how massive the overclock is! Cant do that with any 1080 on air.... I just increased my OC to 2152 boost and +500 running stable after some tweaks. This card is a beast.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting shapes with the tubing - love it! The leds will make it shine

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is very interesting, really like how you ran some of those tubes. Not how most people would have routed them, turned out really nice. I also really like that shade of blue, I'm considering switching to a similar color when I upgrade next. Great job +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I had tried a couple of other configurations but this one just stuck out for me. Color is Meyhems pastel blue! I'm going to add a little white to the mix. Btw I checked out your build looks great!! Love that uv green.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that clearance! How many sheets of paper can fit between your GPU and res? It looks like maybe 1 would fit. Nice tube work!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha about one sheet, it's pretty dang close but worked perfectly.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy, +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

For a first loop I must say you did an amazing job! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How was fitting the EVGA G2 in the Nano? The psu clearance on the nano s is stated to be 160mm but the G2 is 180mm, how'd you make it work? Curious because im looking to do the same :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a pretty tight fit but totally doable. The 160mm is a very conservative number. I will say 180mm is the max, there is just enough room to route the cables through the grommet.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build man i can only dream :P im thinking of getting the nano s though and a 1080 do you know if i can put 3 slot graphics cards in the nano s ?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it will work due to only two slots available on the case. Sounds like your gonna have a nice system going for yourself. I love my 1080. I would just get a two slot card.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i figured im probs gonna go for another one rip dreams of the super jetstream (its the best 1080 for the price at the uk)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Has this been featured yet? i hope so!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It has not as far as I know! I wish

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow.... LOVE the hard tubing work. I especially love that you kept it nice and clean with an eye to keeping those angles consistent.

If I had a bit more room in my case, I'd consider giving it a go too...

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