WINTER IS COMING MY LORDS (and ladies)!
Thanks for checking out my first custom PC build. I wanted a simple/solid gaming build with smooth performance and a little custom touch to make it different. If you can't tell I'm kind of a GOT fan and I knew I wanted this build to have a theme surrounding the show so I stuck with the blue and white "winter" color scheme. A lot of time went into this, considering it was my first time working with water-cooling and I most definitely under-estimated the difficulty of it.. but after multiple shipments of PETG tubing and hours of studying YouTube videos I finally got the hang of it. Also, my goal was to refrain from using any angled fittings because I thought it gave off a cleaner look - it was a challenge but so much more rewarding once it was all finished. I am definitely happy with the end results. As far as temperatures go, during idle the CPU and GPU hover around 22-28 degree's Celsius; during max load both stay within 37-43 degree's so the water-cooling was definitely worth the trouble and it looks awesome making it a win/win. The 570x Corsair case is pricey BUT it looks even better in person, so I do recommend it to anyone who's on the verge of getting it - the cable management wasn't as bad as I expected or read about so don't let that turn you away (the airflow and full tempered glass make it worth it). At the end of the day I really enjoyed making this build idea come to life and I'm very excited to share it with you all.
Hope you guys enjoy the "STARK" build, let me know your thoughts and feel free to ask any questions!