Description

Hello everyone. Took me 6 months to make it happen, and it's still not finished (updates will follow)

Primary uses will be for folding, gaming and content creation, streaming in the near future.

Reasons for the parts I chose.

CPU: wanted a heavy duty processor that can support up to quad sli (no estimate on when that will be, maybe never, but plans may change. Too early to tell.)

Reference gpu's: the support for waterblocks on reference pcb are much easier to find and are already available ( blocks will come

Custom loop: after many Aio reviews and actually being hands on with one for my cousins build (h110i gt) I felt the performance/dollar ratio was ****, absolute ****. The only thing I see Aio coolers good for are people who want to experiment with lo cooling, setting up the xspc kit was as simple as building the computer itself. And idle temps and load are much better, rad is copper/brass. And the d5 pump has much more power than anyone really would need for a CPU + sli configuration. But the system was chosen based on expansion and future modding.

MoBo: well, the features of course. It was a pretty penny, but overall worth it. Highly recommend this board.

Ram: cheap, and fast, possibly buy the same kit again just because.

Storage: Where's the beef? Waiting to see if there will be any high capacity hdd's other than 4tb at the moment I don't have the support peripherals to even have a need for the hdd's just yet. A 240ssd boot drive, and a 1tb for games and misc programs will suffice for now. Leaving the hdd purchase for later. Who knows maybe we will see price drops and/or bigger hdd in the future.

Psu: pretty self explanatory.

Chasis. Originally I wanted to buy the 900d but I figured I'd give nzxt a try. Corsair has always been my go to company, overall I like it, how ever i just may need more rad space

UPDATE 7-6-15 purchased cable mod c series red black. Blocks and rads/fans next

Upcoming parts/purchases Rx240 rad Ex120 rad 2x 980 ti waterblocks & back plates PG279Q (rog swift IPS) 1080p 24" panel Possible 4k panel. Still undecided

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Love the red theme. That custom loop is pretty cool too. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. I basically own a slightly older version of your rig :) 3930k and x79 are still great

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, the performance increase over x79 vs x99 are marginal at best. I originally planned for a x79 build using the rampage IV B.E.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm very lucky. I ended up getting most of my components, including the mobo and liquid cooling kit for free. Uncle made the jump to a 5930k so he had his old stuff that he didn't need. I myself own a X79 sabertooth. It was also my first build, so I consider it an accomplishment that I got an entire custom loop on my first try :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build you got there. =) +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

At least the title maches

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks pretty good,

I would recommend some red sleeved cables, and two backplates for the GPUs. This will make the overall appearance for the build skyrocket.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Those 980 Ti are BEGGING to be added to loop ;P

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the phone pictures. It was a quick pile up for basic looks.

Looking to get cable mod cables too and redo the cable management

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What phone is this ? The pictures actually look quite nice, is it a galaxy s6 ?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Just an iPhone 5s

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thats what parent has. Not seen that nice of picture with it

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, but can you post more photos in the inside of the case?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded 2 more close ups. The cables that come with the ax1200i I will switch out later for nicer cablemod cables

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Damnit, 1TB for files and games :( Why don't you buy 1TB hdd and wait till it's full then see the hdd market again

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

When adding more rads, I had to take out the lower drive bays. Only have 2 spaces left looking at maybe 2x 4tb wd black

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, what is Folding?

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Check out folding@home, it's basicly software you run on your computer to help research deadly diseases and so on.

I'll basicly run calculations 14 - 24 hours a day when im away from the computer.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's awesome! What an amazing tool the Internet can be!

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

error 404 980ti not found NOT ONE BUT 2 980ti's dayum featured build all the way

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the xspc kit? I plan on buying one soon form my rig.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it a lot. If you are going with the d5 kit stick with the vario. My mobo had issues with the PWM pump. Always got the "CPU fan error" on boot. But somehow some way it stopped after I configured the fan profile, And overclock. Didn't really change much.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, i'm getting the cheaper 750 pump because I don't plan on watercooling my gpu anytime soon, but thank you for the advice.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The 750 will handle a CPU and sli configuration. I suggest looking at some jayztwocents videos on YouTube. You can water cool a CPU and gpu a 360 rad so I would by that. Cooler master has a TDP calculator so you can see how much wattage you need to dissipate. And you can input overclocking (if any) on there also.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again for all the help. Currently I only have a 960 so I have no need to water cool that. I'm just going to cool my 4690k and wait to cool my gpu until I can afford a 980ti.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have and continue to watch Jay's videos. They are very helpful!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, about how much fluid did you use? I'm changing the color scheme of my build to yellow and black and need to order a certain amount of yellow pastel fluid.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

not much at all. I just use distilled water and a silver kill coil, I believe performance pcs sells color/anti corrosive mixtures for around 10-15$ I think

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend getting yourself a nice Corsair Individually sleeved cable kit for that Ax1200i. I used a blue set for my build, and I think they improve the quality and look of any computer by a lot. Otherwise this is fantastic. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

C series cablemod set will be ordered next week :) unless I can find a red/black/ grey set

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

They are a rare thing... not many ever seem to be made in a given batch before Corsair stops manufacturing and waits 3 months to make another batch.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a better monitor. 4K looks good for your build.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Currently waiting for the pg279q

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great! :D

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be considered piracy...

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

didn't know, will take reddit on consideration next time.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I'm not sure about a 280 in the bottom just yet. I rather go with a higher rpm thicker 240 rad. I'm not a "fan" of the xspc fans lol

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was thinking of waiting for the 980 ti poseidons. But I like the look of the xspc razor blocks. Even the ekwbs as well. A friend of mine wants to try and paint/color mod his reference 780 ti. Thinking that maybe heat some red taillight tint film for cars across the GeForce gtx logo and painting the reference cooler black might come out well. If it does I'll do the same to mine lol.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Did you not read the description, I tell you first and for most the rig is not done. Once certain parts are released/bought I'll update the build. And more pics to follow..

Can't buy a pg279q when it's not even released yet

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

as in frames per second? Currently at 1080p it's way overkill. I will be playing games like total war franchises, csgo, new Star Wars once it releases, GTA V, many others, my goal is to play games at 1440p @ +100 fps

Pg279q which will be my main monitor is a 144hz 1440p panel

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

You have DSR, so on that 1080p panel you could already start playing 1440p, even 4k. If your doing any competitive games or whatever like CSGO hit me up.