Edit 3 : Here is a video of how I built this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEUOdHeYYa4&t=7s
EDIT 2 : AAAAAAAAHHH!!! THANKYOU FOR THE FEATUREDDDDDDDD
Edit : More pictures for the RGB lovers!!! (Including me)
Sorry for those who have a hard time reading/understand.
Hey everyone, I would like to present to you all project MIT.
What is project MIT you may ask? Well I live in Boston and currently in high school and I'm looking forward to MIT as my next big step in life, I want to present a major event in my life to them about deeply being into computers hardware/aesthetic.
Background about my journey building this thing. My whole journey started all the way back last year, on April 20th of 2017. I'm was 16 years old when I built first computer and wasn't happy with how it'd came out. The aesthetic didn't interest me. So I decided to get a job as a painter, I went to work everyday and had minimum wage at Boston ($11/hour). I wanted my next build to be special, something unique to me. So the first thing that caught my attention was the case (Phantek Enthoo Evolv), and I didn't know about the flaws with the case itself, but I was just so mesmerized of how it looks. I'd bought it and later realized 2 month later there is MANY hates toward the case (Airflow). I didn't stop there, I wanted to make my case work, I went online researching about aluminum panel cutting, and there was none to be found. I felt that moment of regret due to me rushing. In mid-July, my mentor at work taught to me that her dad is an engineer and she told me he could cut it free for me. I was so stoke! I went and design how I wanted my case to be cut out. A week went by I got my panels back and at first, I was questioning of it's aesthetic. I didn't want my panel to have 6/8 abs. When I got home, I tried to put it on my case to see how it really looks, and I had that spark where I absolutely love it, the cut were so linear and clean! (Thanks Phoebe)
I worked until the end of November of that year. I had gather around 3.5k and decided to go watercooling. I research and researched about how custom loops works and what do I need. I found out there was a water cooling discord server (super friendly people there) and ask TONS OF QUESTION FOR 2 MONTH STRAIGHT. I had my part list constantly changing. I thought of 2 1080ti, waiting for coffee lake, volta, even Threadripper! You may ask "Why do you need that much of performance at such a young age? Shouldn't you be focusing in school?" I'd tell you that it would be for my passion, I love building computers and computer itself, of how it works at the age of 5. Moving on, what was changed during my part list is that the radiator was change, the fittings were change, the fans were changed but a pro builder told me that 40 Celsius = 50 Celsius. Meaning if your component is in the safe range of what a hardware should be, then you're safe. period! For my desire, I went with aesthetic fans and I love theeeeeemmmmmmmm.
I bought all my parts during the summer to fall of 2017 in case any of you are freaking out by the price haha.
If anyone is curious of how I manage to fit (2) 360 radiator into the case, you need to find a custom bracket to mount the top radiator, otherwise the radiator+fan would interfere with the front radiator and the back exhaust fan.
Special thanks from the Water Cool discord server !
Rockstar (Community Mod)
K3LLOGSkid (Community Mod)
Maki Role (Admin)
Watercool discord server people!
Build process : Let me tell you all something, I manage to ruined at least 8 (500mm) petg tubes. I got super angry at myself for not getting the perfect angle/path for the tube, but in the end, I eye ball all my bends and still work out. Some tragedy during the built was that when I put all my tubes together. I forgot to put paper towel everywhere for leaked test. So the run from the cpu block to vrm had leaked down to my gpu. I was so scared that my gpu was dead (Luckily it didn't) So my 2nd time fixing the bend, it still leaked at that same spot! I a harder time removing the coolant from the loop. 3rd time was the charm for me, I had to use push-in style fitting and that result in me being super concern and always a look out but it still works.
It took me 7 month to plan out everything and I'm glad it took that long because the result is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
I was really proud of myself for managing to build this damn thing!
There will be a video releasing of time-lapse for the build.
If anyone have any question or if you're in Boston and wants me to help you out with a build, please feel free to ask.
Thank you those for read all of what I had to say, much appreciation :)