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TwoDeafTones

by tijaytas

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I will get to that question about the hybrid cooling scheme but first, here's TwoDeafTones, my latest build. Let me take you through the build process -

  • CPU selection - I had the 4790k with me for about a year now and I decided to build the system around it to be used primarily for gaming
  • GPU selection - Yes, it's not Pascal but the 980Ti (in 2x SLI) and 4790k combination is a really powerful one
  • Overall goal - make the cleanest system I can

With that being said let me talk about the case a bit. It's a Corsair 750D which I really like apart from a few things. Since the overall goal was to build a very clean system I decided to add a midplate and psu cover to the case. These are available from Coldzero. This makes the case a little more presentable because you can really hide a lot of tangled cable under the midplate.

I used that place to hide the SSD cage as well. I don't like the SSD caddies in the 750D primarily because with them it is quite hard to manage cables cleanly. So I decided to use a quad SSD mount from a Caselabs S3 which neatly hides under the midplate. You can see these in one of the pictures.

Now, how about that cooling Yeah, so why on earth did I not water cool the CPU but did so with the GPUs? Frankly because of lack of space. With the midplates installed the front of the 750D was not usable anymore to put a 240 radiator. So I had to choose between liquid cooling the 980Ti cards or the CPU. Also I have used the Dark Rock line from be quiet! before and I was very pleased with them. They are solid coolers and very silent as well.

After that I sleeved some extensions with MDPC-X sleeves keeping with the overall color scheme but again did not like the way the cabling looked. I have for quite some time wanted to use the cable combs from HexGear and this gave me a perfect chance to do so. So I ordered the 2-slot comb and in the end I am pleased how this looks.

All the fans (there are 6) are powered by headers on the motherboard - so no fan controller. In the end I added some Darkside LEDs and that's about it.

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MannyPCs 7 points 23 months ago

Holy smokes that is breathtaking. This is definitely going to be featured.

I love how you added the PSU shroud as it looks gorgeous ( IMO that case would have been perfect if it had it)

Just Great

arda1907 2 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

this is already featured in our hearts who cares if it will featured or not ...

gergguy 1 Build 4 points 23 months ago

"-Overall goal - make the cleanest system I can". Mission accomplished.

Love the total black / white scheme. Nothing out of place.

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Love it, awsome looking build. Really love that hexgear cable come in particular, looks amazing.

Fantastic work! easy +1

Minky7 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Very nice, clean build!

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks so much everybody for your kind support! It's awesome that you guys like the build.

Cam84 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Love the Cooler! I bet it would hold a 4.4 oc on a 6700k you think?

Bartendalot 1 point 23 months ago

It should unless you have a bad chip. Almost any aftermarket cooler with good case ventilation should take you to 4.4 on a i7 6700k.

commodore64 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Get the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Very nice and yes odd to see the cpu not part of the cooling loop but good choice. It's a hybrid. Question though, your 980ti's, have you noticed a performance decrease lately in the last couple of driver updates?

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for your comments. To your question - I have this system for about a week now so I don't have great comparison data in terms of drivers.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Ok, i thought that may be the case. Either way I only asked due to noticing myself some strange things happening. Very cool looking build.

towerdivermp 1 point 23 months ago

Nvidia is secretly leaving "older" cards out of a few optimization patches. I don't like being pushed to upgrade from maxwell to pascal, but I think I might actually have to before support is cut off, although ridiculous for 1gen old cards to be cut off.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

So I am not imagining it then? My 970's are actually performing better in certain games than my 980ti's, same everything else except cards. I am quite unhappy with this and find it a slap in the face. I jumped AMD's ship for these cards and was very happy. I certainly hope it's just and oversight and a push to make the 1080's shine better than the 980ti's

towerdivermp 1 point 23 months ago

Yup. Nvidia wanted to glorify the 1080 more probably.

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I'll like to start off by saying, FANTASTIC JOB! Wow it looks sexy! Now, You should have just added the cpu into the loop, just make it first before the gpu cards because it doesn't run as hot as the gpu cards and the cooling will eventually equalize. +1 regardless.

Question: Why did you decide to bend only one tube? I'm planning on replacing 80 to 90% of my 90 degree fittings because bending looks a lot cleaner.

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks for your comments. To answer your question - I actually like 90 degree fittings more than I like bends. Bends are awesome, don't get me wrong but I can never get that straight edge 90 degree that I like. I decided to go with a bend (which I hoped would not be all that visible) because I ran out of fittings :). With the case window closed that bend is not that visible and I hope is not too out of place.

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for your reply! Clean build regardless. You did a great job on that bend anyways!

renderii 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

looks great!

CaptainSnorlax 1 point 23 months ago

I SEEK A FEATURE +1

CaptainSnorlax 1 point 23 months ago

omg i called it

johngerges582 1 point 23 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous +1

And amazing fans too. Seriously beautiful.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

great job

teambronze5 1 point 23 months ago

+1 This is an awesome build, love the black and white theme. Lots of attention to detail here. Also very unique due to the loop only cooling the GPU's. I would have thrown these parts into a 900D (or eq.) if I knew I wasn't able to also cool the CPU with the loop. Would have given more space and more options to complete the loop with the CPU. Might not have needed the midplate and also the PSU shroud then.

auldae 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Mos Def. +1

mojojojo213 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I like how you actually thought through the build process instead of just throwing parts in a case and calling it unique. +1

Zman123 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Sicc af

montiago 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

MDPC-X WOOO! +1 :)

NoobyGamer 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

How much did you get the two gpu's for?

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 0 points 23 months ago

About $1100.

NoobyGamer 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Pretty good price imo. Nice build man!

moise37 3 Builds 0 points 23 months ago

oh geez, why didnt you go with more efficient 1070's or better performing 1080's?

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

CPU selection - I had the 4790k with me for about a year now and I decided to build the system around it to be used primarily for gaming

GPU selection - Yes, it's not Pascal but the 980Ti (in 2x SLI) and 4790k combination is a really powerful one

Pretty sure he either had them on hand / before Pascal or wanted to save money. Due to the launch of Pascal, Maxwell cards like the 980Ti should drop in price.

Flamearky 1 point 23 months ago

Amazing, but imo the case is too standard for a fascinating build like this. =P

Wailord_use_Body_Slam 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

That's a clean machine!!!

Uk_1991 1 point 23 months ago

That little black sticker on the CPU cooler...

Just makes me happy.

Mi_ga 1 point 23 months ago

Damn

DoltonTheComputerNoob 1 point 23 months ago

SEXY!!!!!!!

Maxxoz 1 point 23 months ago

Smelling a feature here...

acrid56 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Please Feature.

arda1907 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

very clean system good job +1

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I'm LOVING the Hybrid look of this rig +100

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

wow cool

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Not bad, the drain won't work as efficient as it should. But good colour coordination and build.

TCO

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Looks really nice. Surprisingly different the way you set the cooling.

Thumbs up.

doesntevenmater 6 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

What is your tubing connection to in the drive bays? I can't figure it out.

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

The radiator connections. I didn't want any tubing near the CPU cooler fan so I oriented the radiator the other way.

Luciferian 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I think you made the right call liquid cooling the GPU's due to the SLI. If you only had one GPU, I would have gone with the CPU.

mcgoff360 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

i understand why you went with an air cooler for your cpu because of space but did you think about getting an AIO cpu cooler similar to the h60i ? i don't have any experience with them personally but my understanding was that they were quieter to reach the same levels of cooling

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I did but wasn't sure if mixing the soft tubing from the AIO would go well with the hard tubes. I also looked at disassembling a H80i or similar to add my own tubes but wasn't sure about the end result. Frankly though, I have a H80i running on my other machine and the noise levels are comparable with the Dark Rock TF on this system.

mcgoff360 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

fair enough! i would suspect the biggest issue with mixing the soft and hard tubing would be an improper seal. i figured the noise wouldn't be that great but i have an oversized AIO for my system and its super quiet so i wasn't sure

Zarphos 1 point 23 months ago

Never really been a fan of the 750D, but nonetheless, beautiful build. I really like how you made the hybrid cooling fit, that DARK ROCK is perfect.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

triggered

Cosmo_Canyon 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Amazing build.I always found that water cooling the gpu is way more beneficial than cooling the cpu. If you have plans for a full loop in the future though it would be even greater. Well done :)

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thank you! I do have plans of upgrading the loop to include the CPU.

Cr1ms0n 1 point 23 months ago

ok something tells me that the water cooling parts put into this cost at least 1k so this is a 4k build? anyway nice build!

rosswalker 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

What pump are you using?

Very nice build, + 1.

tijaytas submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's a Aqua Computer D5 PWM pump. Thanks by the way!

rosswalker 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks!

tynot95 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Love it man

NvidiaGirl 1 point 23 months ago

BILLY-MAYZING BUILD!

10/10

A lot of you guys are really lucky to have decent to great spec gaming computers and I know you guys don't really care reading this but I always wished of having my own gaming computer and I've been wishing for almost 2 years. Before, I used to do a crap ton of research and by today, I know way too much about PC Gaming and Hardware and such stuff. I asked my mother if I can have my own gaming computer built on Christmas, and I showed her the list, but she is always making the same excuse like "I don't have any money for any present for Christmas or your birthday. I'm sorry" I feel jealous because a lot for my friend have gaming computers with really good specs and I also want to play online with them but my Intel Celeron desktop is too potato. I can't even handle Minecraft well! I want to have a future YouTube career and I also wanted to do Graphics Design, Video Editing, Film, Animation, Programming, and College. I thought that maybe when I turn 16, I can look for a part time job (I'm 14 ATM), but my mother always says that I can't have a job, even when I turn 16 because she is saying that "having a part time job to work to get what you want doesn't count are actually working to receive your wish." I felt so sad and very very doubtful because ever since elementary, I was so into computers and loved using them. I remembered that my mother's budget was like around $300 to $700. But I think she wouldn't care about the budget anymore and would just refuse to get me my Christmas present or Birthday present. I'm just feeling so doubtful this upcoming Christmas and once that one big holiday comes up, I won't be happy and would feel very down because I didn't get what i wanted. And I am just impatient and I don't ever want to wait till I'm a full grown adult to get what I wanted because I really want to experience PC Gaming in my Mid-Late teens. Just saying, most of you guys are very lucky to have a really good gaming rig.

Mason54 23 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Nice to see a feature that isn't the

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PCMASTERRACE6969 1 point 16 months ago

yea I like milk in my watercooling build too ;p

ggggovi 1 point 9 months ago

Are the stock fans that come with that case any good ?

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confuzledandlost 39 Builds 6 points 23 months ago

Observe the majestic jipster69 in his natural habitat, this is a rare and amazing sight lol

Faizan 2 points 23 months ago

19 builds Jesus Christ!

confuzledandlost 39 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

Now that you mention it, I feel like maybe I have a problem...

Faizan 2 points 23 months ago

That's a feat, no doubt. You have no problem, simply a ton of money to dedicate to your passion, which is precisely how I'd like to be. :-)

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confuzledandlost 39 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

HAHAHAHA that's classic! Good to see you're still around doing your thing brother!

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