Description

This machine was built for the Bring Your Own Computer for Quakecon 2015 in Dallas. I ended up taking 3rd Place in the ID/Bethesda Category.

You will notice that the SLI Bridge is not connected. When it was made it was made for the incorrect space on a mATX mobo. I plan on fixing it once some RMAs get straightened out. Also the H is there to promote our website HexagonPC.com (partnered with Lavins) where we specialize in making builds like this as well as sleeving and sleeving supplies.

When the system was fully operational it performed amazingly. I didn't have time to overclock due to the hardships listed below.

I started buying parts for this build on Black Friday of 2014. It took a while to complete due to waiting on components to come in. The GPU blocks took over 3 months to get in and the order was placed in late February. Also the case took a while as well since it was ordered around Christmas time. I didn't receive it until March.

For a list of all the fittings that were used go HERE This list also includes everything else that was ordered for lighting, the pump and res, etc

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE BUILDLOG ON OCN

Hardships with the build: The Monday before Quakecon my mother board died so I had to tear the whole system down and transport everything with me to rebuild. I ended up buying another motherboard at MicroCenter in Dallas and rebuilt everything in the hotel on the Wednesday.

While I was there I also had a GPU die out on me. Windows would recognize so I know the PCIE lane was working. Also saw that it was seated properly so bad GPU.

UPDATE Did some testing on the GPU and found that it was just a bad cable. The wires broke out the crimp. Easy fix and back in business.

Once I RMA the GPU and everything is running smoothly I will apply overclocks.

Idle temps with the loop on the GPUs were 23C and on ultra settings in The Witcher 3 and GTAV I never saw the temps go over 42C. CPU temps idled at 28-30C and in games I never saw it higher than 50C.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 6 points

Awesome build man. Personally I think it's better than the first place build. I'm probably speaking for most of pcpartpicker when I say that this is a first in my book.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for that comment!

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Pants changing time! You have one of the most beautiful builds ever. How are you liking the Caselabs?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. Its my second one. My main desktop is a STH10. If you are going to watercool; caselabs is the way to go. They are just so easy to build in.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I saw your computer, it's so bootyful.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Georgious build, although you probrably could have made it more quake themed without being rediculous and in your face like the winner's was. A little bit of finess and quakey details would have easily made this first.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I thought about it but it was too late to implement what I wanted.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build! So much attention to every little detail. I absolutely love the pride in this build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Glad you enjoy it. I'll get to enjoy it a lot more once everything is fixed.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

How....HOW? How do u people make everything just so FABULOUS?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I was thinking the same XD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Made my day. +1

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

HOW DID THIS NOT WIN?!? WHAT THE F*** WERE THE JUDGES THINKING?!? THIS IS HOLY! THIS IS HEAVENLY! THIS IS A CREATION OF THE LORD GABEN HIMSELF!

All joking aside though, this is beauty in a PC if I've ever seen it. I can't comprehend this much awesome in 1080p.

Let's get this featured! +1 from me.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the build that won first.

He did make his more themed to quake which I can understand why I didn't take first. The goal for this build for me was to have it compete but to also have something I would enjoy without have the Quake logo everywhere.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible aesthetics, and congrats on taking 3rd place!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL seeing your post again

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had $4000+ to blow on a PC XD... +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

"The plumbing in this computer looks better than my own house's plumbing! 6/10" -IGN

First Faux-IGN comment on this build. I win!

But seriously this is a very lovely work of art. How are the fans? I've never even heard of NoiseBlocker before!

You guys make excellent sleeved cables.

I'm sooo close to getting those headphones! I just gotta get over those colors. I hear the sound is amazing (no pun intended). I think my favorite part is/are either the HOFs or the case. Can't decide the Diamond backplates look sooo awesome!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Eloops are really nice, very quiet but also on the expensive side.

The HD598s are a great set of cans. Head to /r/headphones if you need more help. The color isn't that bad in person.

Thanks for the compliments :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok great! It was a toss up between those and the ATH-M50x since they're close in price. The M50x just bc of the typical look that goes with everything nowadays, but I like having unique things too! I'll check out the subreddit whenever I can. I hope you get some real use out of that rig, it looks great. :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I checked yesterday and the HD598s were 150 on amazon which is a pretty good deal. I paid close to 200 when I got mine.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build larainzlo!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks betrayx. Glad you enjoy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a single detail missed. Amazing color coordination, sleeves, elbows, cable and pipe bends... All immaculate. Your attention to detail is obvious. That RAM cooling kit alone is a ridiculously tedious task. And that "winning build" is such a tack job in my opinion, you wouldn't find that anywhere near my workstation or home. This guy in the other hand... I could look at it all day long. Bravo and +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 just for (continuing the trend of) not "f-ing" around with a CaseLabs.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to say my congratulations on the fantastic looking build but when you are putting so much effort into a rig maybe the $5 investment in a spirit level might be a good one. Thumbs up from me.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Your effort will inspire others toward creativity with a touch of liquid cooling. Well done

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

overpriced v21 case lol nice though

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I'm looking for a block for the 980ti HOF, And i can't find one that's standalone, I'm kinda looking to do something like this.

If you know if/where i can get a block for the 980ti HOF i would be in love with you

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't seen any waterblocks for the 980 TI yet. The company that made these were diamondcooling.co.uk. They might be working on something. I'll keep my eye open.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

980ti uses the same PCI as Titan x. You can use the same water locks.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

There's not a Titan X HOF though ;) The HOF is a custom PCB

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I didn't know that

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I talked with Diamond and they haven't got a sample that they can't do measurements for it. But they're waiting to do one, if i send them my GPU. I might do that.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Logitech G502?

I am trying to decide between it and the Corsair m65 rgb.\

By the way, very nice build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a fantastic mouse. I own two of them and highly recommend them.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait QuakeCon was in dallas,i could has driven there,but aside from that amazing build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea man, be there next year!!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I hopefully will!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is most definitely my favorite looking build on PCPartPicker! The color scheme is spot on!

I don't have time to scroll through the build log right now, but could you tell me where you got the custom cables?

Again, excellent work sir!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I made them myself. I am a co-owner for a store that provides sleeving services. HexagonPC.com

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok cool!

Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Color Combo and attention to detail. can't believe you took 3rd, should be first!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is amazing! how the **** did this not win first?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You know you're in business when you water cool the RAM

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

my god picture 3 just took my breathe away...cant tell if the build is just amazing or if the camera that took the picture is amazing

nearly forgot to ask, which site did u use to order the fittings and waterblock from?

:0 1+ for awesomeness

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Holly crap what a nice build .I am very jelous I would do anything for that build .

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing skill here. You guys should be really proud.

What do you think of that PG278Q Monitor btw?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good monitor. Its actually borrowed from my main computer. I have 3 of them in Portrait surround. I cant wait for the PG279Q though. Same specs as the SWIFT but it's going to be an IPS panel. So pretty much fixes the only downfall of the 278Q.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

An absolutely stunning build, can't believe you only got third place! Still, that's an achievement. Love that white n' orange color scheme.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

what can one say? unreal.beautiful.clean. love it!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Case Labs always has some baller cases.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

All you need is some blue accents and you could've called it 'the Portal Box', lol. But thats an insane build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The Monday before Quakecon my mother board died [ ... ] I ended up buying another motherboard at MicroCenter...

While I was there I also had a GPU die out on me. Windows would recognize so I know the PCIE lane was working. Also saw that it was seated properly so bad GPU

At the risk of incurring the ire of the membership, I find myself wondering: Did you use an anti-static wrist strap when assembling the machine?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It was actually just the mobo. I troubleshot the GPU last night and that was a bad power cable. Pin broke in the connector.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 and my S3 is on the fedex truck now. Ordered it on the 5th of June. I know how you feel waiting on the case. Didn't realize the HOF blocks took so long to get. Diggin the Orange. Loving the White Bitspower for sure.

TCO

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Yea the blocks took a while but they look amazing.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you find the Intel Core i7-4790K for just $250?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter. When you buy a cpu/mobo combo they knock off quite a bit

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Now this is absolutely an amazing build!!! I would like to know how you got your hands on that super flower PSU in the states? I have been trying to find a place state side to buy one.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to but it from overclockers.co.uk. and ship it here.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

that water cooling loop is so amazing, do you have a parts list for it?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a link in the description to a google sheet with all the fittings that were used.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

put in the fourms... inrevelent... though dells ARE good for spare parts...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, the only thing they're really good for other than throwing in the trash.

puts on glasses

http://giphy.com/gifs/lulz-users-stans-1ofR3QioNy264

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is completely off topic. Please make your own thread in the forums.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

it shouldn't but I wouldn't do it, no point really.

But you will be fine if you do.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take the +1. Really glad you enjoyed it.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again mate

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

In a way. As long as you have the funds you can get it. ;)

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha thanks for the vote!

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Caselabs is an amazing company and they make amaing cases. Pricy but soooo worth it.

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