Built a custom water cooled machine for elegance. Wanted an all white themed computer where the craftsmanship of the tubes can be viewed. The PC is great for editing, gaming, 3D CAD and all around desktop use.
Any comments on the motherboard? I'm planning on using the same one for my build.
It's a solid mobo. I've used a few of these for client builds and one personal rig. No issues at all.
The mobo has a very easy interface to use in the BIOS. and can streamline overclocking. My only complaint is the actual fitment and size of the motherboard. On the right side there are no mounting holes to attach to the ATX case standoffs. Its like the mobo is about 1/8" too short to reach standard full ATX mount points, and has no support under it on the right side at all. I contacted ASUS about this and they were really unable to tell me much at all other than to agree that it didn't fit the standard mounting points. The rep even had me come to pcpartspicker and see if the case was listed on the compatible list for the mobo, and it was. So. Its not a huge deal if one pre-installs their memory before the mobo into the case. The only time this can become a concern is if you have to change memory out and need to press firmly on that part of the mobo. Since there are no standoff supports under it, its quite possible one could break or crack the mobo.
Was the installation any more difficult because of this? I'll make sure to put my RAM on before I insert the motherboard, but as a first time builder I don't want to encounter any major issues.
no.. you just wont have 3 screws to fasten on the right side. when you connect your 24 pin power cable to the mobo. put your fingers under the end of the mobo when you push the connector in so you dont stress it
If you look at picture 6/6 you can see how short the mobo is in comparison to where the standoff is. I was like Whaaa??? -__- when I was putting it together.
Eis so purdyyyy :D
+1 awesome job! I plan to do something very similar but without water cooling
Thank you. It's also currently for sale
I just got done running some stability tests on it at full CPU and GPU load for an hour. results were really good. The front fan cooler displaying temps shows steady at 38.2 deg C. but the stress tester showed hovering around 40-50 deg Celsius and the GPU was steady at 59-63 deg Celsius
Looking good! But why is your CPU listed as a custom part?
Good question! i'm not sure why either
Seems to be fixed! ; )
Thanks so much. Took some good pictures in backdrop then just blacked out the background in an editor. the one pic of the internals where its lit up nice and pretty was taken in lower light then blacked out the background in an editor
Thank you sir. I'm extremely novice I only know how to do a little of this and that. My wife is a photographer. So I pick up a little here and there. I asked her to take the photos and edit them for me but she was way too busy, so this was my attempt. I guess it turned out ok. Thanks again for noticing.