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GGPC - The G1 Loop!

by GoodGamingPC

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Date Published

Aug. 21, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

Last week myself (Benwaki) and Mark "Taz" Stephens and Jason "Bits" Lau were asked to design a G1 Gaming PC so we got to work planning out a build \o/

The G1 GTX 1070 is one of my favourite looking graphics cards with the subtle orange accents so I designed the build around this, in most builds you sadly don't get to see much of the graphics card so with this one I looked for a nice inverted chassis and went for the Corsair 600c which I had been dying to build in for a while now. The chassis has high build quality and I really like the sloped PSU shield - zero issues with this at any stage of the build.

Motherboard wise we choose the new Gigabyte Designaire Z170x which comes with some pretty impressive LED lighting but is still pretty incognito if you want it to be, it's got blue accents which I quickly painted to orange to match the theme :) Having the motherboard upside down turned out to be pretty excellent as the graphics card looks amazing in the top (now lowest) slot and when I fitted the Samsung M.2 SSD it was nice to have the writing up the right way for once :P

Power supply wise we've gone with the EVGA SuperNOVA yet again so we won't need to add any braided cables to the build (the fully modular cables with this are all black).

Onto the loop! I had a tonne of fun with this one bending a blatant G1 for this build, when I first started bending I had the G1 logo up on screen to follow along but still managed to mess it up slightly by aligning the G and the 1 and when I looked at my finished bends it took me a moment to realise that the 1 was actually meant to be a little higher so I made a new one... https://www.instagram.com/p/BJMmeWujDZ2/?taken-by=goodgamingpc

Taz then modded some holes in the chassis to allow for the res to go straight into the loop and put in a long tube in front of the res to underline it.

Jason "bits" Lau then made things even better by bending a new G1 loop that goes out slightly past the graphics card to catch the LED lighting, now when you look directly at the G1 it catches the light and this hides the tube work behind it quite well. As a happy accident the lighting is darker on the bends (hard to capture in photo) and it looks almost singed. When it came time to fit the LED strips we really cut things down on this one hiding the top strip behind the shield and bottom underneath the underline tubing, it was worth the extra effort as when the PC is on the desk beside you it doesn't shine in your eyes or reflect off the screen.

We hope you like it, it was a lot of fun to build :) Massive props to Taz for figuring out how to do all the backend pipework behind the G1 and Jason for the epic re-bend :P Those guys have some crazy skills!

GG!

Part Reviews

CPU

If you're looking for a perfect score with your SteamVR test this is the CPU to get :)

Motherboard

Great motherboard, not too heavy on the bling which was perfect for this build however is saying that I don't understand why it's not just all black, wouldn't this suit an RGB board better than having a static colour on it?. Anyways the heatsinks came off no issue and were easy to paint. The slot layout is flawless and software was easy to use for tweaking of LED colours but when I tried to connect the Phanteks RGB strip to this directly the colours came out wrong, I added a PH-CB_RGB4P adaptor though and everything was fixed :)

Memory

Great ram and looks awesome in black, I use this now in almost 50% of my builds (red G.Skill V-SERIES in the rest)

Storage

Pretty cool and finally the right way up!

Video Card

My favourite graphics card from the new lineup, Asus is a close second but the slimmer design, fans and small details on this G1 version win me over. That little carbon fibre seperation between each fan is crazy cool :)

Case

First time building in this chassis and I'm impressed, panels are nice and easy to remove and I love the way they swing open. Also can fit 2x cup holders!

Power Supply

EVGA has one of the most complete, high quality PSU ranges available and New Zealand today with power supply units suitable for builds in the mid-range to extremely high-end.

Optical Drive

Wanted something to be behind the hidden front door when opened :) Will likely make a great cup holder...

Comments Sorted by:

InvaderGir 2 points 8 months ago

This is awesome!

JakeJelly 2 points 8 months ago

First build i've ever given a +1 to. Well Deserved

Eltech 14 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

I love that custom G1 loop. Such an amazing build and keep up the good work!

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks, I've added some new pics for the completed build now at the end :)

Eltech 14 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

You are most welcome and awesome. This is "WOW" quality here. A work of art! Thank you for the new pictures, this is absolutely beautiful.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Very cool build.

Thumbs up +1

rightinthepope 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

just needs another 1070 ;)

Xizt 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

this... this.. is beautiful!!

efin_jay 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

+1 for the inverted "gigabyte" logo. nice build.

Chance0066 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Super fun using the tubing to make up the G1 Logo. Excellent and clean build.

Kidhitler 2 points 8 months ago

spelling out words with a custom loop that is avant garde.

Thecautiousone 9 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

+1 for the G1 in your tubing. Great Job!

TCO

RMFbucketglove 2 points 7 months ago

THOSE BENDS OH MAH GOD

macmadmaniac 2 points 6 months ago

this has exceeded pc building, this is art

Alewis00 2 points 5 months ago

+1 great bends

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks, we just did this one as well https://www.instagram.com/p/BLzNFBJAPhA/?taken-by=goodgamingpc&hl=en (I think that's the last lettering I'll do in a while, damn that was tricky!)

TheBlackPython 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

so amazing!

NitroOG 1 point 8 months ago

I like the orange water cooling fluid.

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I'm pretty happy with the colour matching on the fluid, gpu and mobo. Just adding an LED strip light now which should make the build POP when I take the new pictures

Asynchronous 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I can only imagine how satisfying filling up that loop would be.

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Haha yep it was, I tried to show as much filling as possible in the 1 min vid

powellbm86 8 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Amazing build. I'm digging the fact you flipped the Gigabyte logo on the GPU. How did you do that??

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Nice eye, the graphics card is one of a kind :) factory error I got lucky with and held onto from mass production of my GGPC warlock build.

powellbm86 8 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

That's super legit.

Are3SeaTea 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build! it's great to see people doing custom looping, makes it look presentable as good as it runs. Quick question about the custom painting.

I plan on doing some custom painting when my parts arrive (sometime this week) yet I am not sure on what paint to get. Did you do multiple coatings. And is your paint matte/heat proof.

+1 for the 600c

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks :) Multiple coats for sure, for small jobs like this I use nail polish as it peels away should I mess up and is great under heat, for big jobs like the Fallout 4 PC = https://www.instagram.com/p/896RYKhbg4/ I use a local car painter for the base coat and detail with an airbrush.

BornEvil 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Wow that is sweet bro!

Nice bending and love the G1/4 extensions between the letters, you are a genius +1

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 8 months ago

Nice loop +1 Some one likes gigabyte

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Gigabyte soooo good last 2 generations especially, wish we have their Xtreme gaming range down here in New Zealand :(

Radox-0 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Man this needs to be featured, that G1 is beyond amazing. Some awesome skill there also with that bending, which I had half that skill bending tubes.

Easy +10000 (if I could :/)

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks :) Featured or not I love posting builds on PCPP!

Reptilan 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Oh my God!!! This is the coolest thing I have ever seen on this website!!!!!!!! +100,000

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

\o/ Thank you! I still think the GG Terrarium is cooler lol

Reptilan 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Both are awesome in my book. Keep up the GREAT work, because this is very inspirational for an amateur like me :)

Enrico411 1 point 7 months ago

how many tries till you were happy with those bends?

Amazing work of art ;)

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

1 pipe freehand first try :)

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

2 pipes for that damn 1 though!

Enrico411 1 point 7 months ago

Amazing ;)

CaptainSnorlax 1 point 5 months ago

How did you make it so the gpu is right side up?

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The chassis I used is inverted :)

CaptainSnorlax 1 point 5 months ago

yea, i know that, but how did you make the gigabyte logo rightside up? did you 3d print or something?

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sry missed this, 600T has inverted motherboard mounts.

gamerguy212 1 point 5 months ago

love the build and design of the G1 logo

im looking to do a water cooling build. could i have some advice on the correct fittings and tubes for the build

+1

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's a lot of fun :) I plan my complicated loops by fitting the hardware and then making the "loop" with cardboard cutouts first. https://www.instagram.com/p/BLzK8jDAw3X/?taken-by=goodgamingpc

Make sure your pipes and fittings are from the same brand, although they were supposed to be the same sizing I had trouble getting ekwb fittings over barrows tubes :( Got there in the end but destroyed my hands in the process.

Shadowriser609 1 point 5 months ago

+1 bro. I like the custom insignia to. How did you make that?

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks, the gpu inverted badge was a happy accident from the gigabyte factory - we got lucky when mass producing our ggpc warlock pc which used the G1 and I kept it aside for a special build - which turned out to be this one! One of a kind indeed :)

Lyrix 1 point 5 months ago

wow

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks :)

Lyrix 1 point 5 months ago

you are welcome!

iam2big2fail 1 point 2 months ago

I have a B/W/Silver theme build. I'd like to either strip the blue (if silver underneath) or paint it white. Any suggestions?

Johnzil 1 point 1 month ago

Nice rig man good job! That gpu is beautiful but have you experienced any coil whine or buzzing sound with it?

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nothing with this one but I know the sound your talking about, I have an asus strix that sounds like it's trying to sing!

Johnzil 1 point 1 month ago

yes like singing :') :') haha...anyway thats nice then because i have same gpu and its coil whine a bit...depends on refresh rate and other things. I may RMA it but its also a lottery a guess. I know that evga psu are very high quality. I have a Corsair CS plus Gold (semi modular) and its also very good and quiet. So i guess my gigabyte g1 1070 is faulty

GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Get in touch with the retailer and ask for a swap, it's always best to do this via email with a quick video link showing the noise so they know exactly what your dealing with and it makes things much easier on them when they apply for RMA with Gigabyte. I find the final fantasy benchmark always sets my one off if you're looking for something to force the issue with = http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/

Johnzil 1 point 1 month ago

thanks for the info mate! I will record a video and i will show them that issue..

BaRoMeTrIc 2 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

I'm late but this is absolutely stunning

hoffma721 0 points 8 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks you have to many of those pcie wifi adapters??

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GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks :) The 600C was so nice to build in, top marks for George!

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GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks :)

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GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks, credit to Kristy and Ke for our channel art and logo :)

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GoodGamingPC submitter 22 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

How crazy was that, not even finished and I saw it reposted all over the show lol