This is a build that I created for a friend, which also marks my first ever custom water loop. This is the first time I've been able to build a machine of this size and scope so I'm pretty excited to share it with the world!
Beautiful build my friend. I'm sure your friend will enjoy this monster immensely. My only complaint is that you need more pictures of the build process... and by build process I mean banana. +1 even with the lack of fruit.
Funny you should mention this! We we're aiming for a banana in every pic but then things got fairly tedious and they died lol thank you however! I do regret not getting enough pictures of the build process. The GPU was probably the most stressful part.
I've uploaded more images.
but what is the drill bit for?
It was cleaner than using the Thermaltake scraping device that left shards everywhere. The drill bit shaved the inside of the PETG rather than obliterated it lol. I probably would have used one of these for the outer diameter if I hadn't of just searched for it now.
Dude , this build is awesome ! Looks stunning and i am sure your friend loves it !
Once the glass panels were on, he was speechless. Thank you for the complements!
A beautiful computer, an i9 which is an absolute god of a CPU, A Titan X and a Titanium 1500W.
Your friend must be lucky guy to have you as a friend.
Nonetheless, if Jesus was in computer form, this, my friend, would be it.
Appreciate it! Thank you
Good job! This is honestly one of the better looking builds I've seen so far! 10/10 IGN
Thank you! This thing was certainly a journey into the unknown!
+1 for banana hanging on the thing
It's for scale obviously! lol
I love the banana lol
holy jesus.... thats amazing man... can I be your friend? lol
HOLY WTF BRO, this is the coooolest PC ive ever seen
Is that - banana for scale???
It certainly is.
How’s that keyboard? It looks sick and I’m thinking about getting it. It doesn’t have any reviews though.
It's pretty good, it doesn't have software and programming can get confusing, but they like it.
Can i be ur friend
I think someones maths might be out a little. I got the total of this build to be well over £4000.
You're correct, I want to say with the monitor, water-cooling and everything else, it was around $8k-$10k USD.
Going to make a similar build, do you think a 297mm card would fit? Looking to put a 1080 STRIX in there instead.
It will certainly fit.
How tall is that reservoir?
I think the tallest that ek provides.
this is straight up computer **** bro
Awesome build! Having been a couple months, how is that mayhem’s coolant holding up? What’s the diameter of the petg? Also, did the bending kit from thermal take help?
Could you please give all the details of the EKWB Custom Water Cooling Loop itself ?
I am looking to build mnore of less the same mahcine but I am sturggling to create the watercooling list .
I'm sorry but it looks like a unicorn puked all over it.
Hey, that stuff's expensive, not everyone can afford unicorn puke.
But y the titan x tho? The 1080 ti performs almost as well while actually being considerably cheaper, thereby making it the substantially better GPU. Do you secretly hate your friend?
Also M.2 ssd's don't present any real world benefit over sata ssd's. After switching to sata SSDs,
game load times are basically similar between the two, and system boot times differ by only 2 to 3s. Unless your friend plans to be constantly moving 30+ GB files, I don't see how you could give him the 1tb samsung evo as anything other than a prank.
And ouch, the i9 price hurts to look at. Especially considering that the i7 - 7700k is almost half the price and, until more games are developed to support the futuristic i9, actually out performs the i9.
I need to go take a rest after reading this.
I'm not sure what the point of this post is other than bashing the build for no reason. He wanted what he wanted and had the money to spend. He also did not want almost better, he wanted better.
According to this little search, the read/write times are rather different.
Some people just don't understand that when somebody has money he or she just wants the best. I would be the same if i had the money.
Amazing build btw! +1
But the i7-7700k actually currently outperforms the i9. And NVME drives for gaming go long past the point of diminishing returns in terms of price versus real world speed increases. to the point where game load times are identical between SATA drives and NVME drives.
Who says this is for just gaming? You can't make assumptions if you don't know the full story.
FreshwaterBill seems to be the smartest guy in the room and does nothing but stare at specs and benchmarks. Not everyone does this or has time to. But regardless this PC is mostly for gaming, however, the difference in performance at this price is again... marginal.
Okay, I see what you're saying, but the major difference that NVME drives have over SATA SSDs is that they can transfer large files faster. Like BR disc, 30+gb plus. and with only a 1 TB drive, I really don't understand the logic behind this.
Oh my mistake friend. That wasn't my intention. I thought you chose the parts for him. I didn't realise that he chose them himself.
I didn't mean to simply bash the build. There are just substantially better choices out there for several items in this build that could have saved your friend hundreds of dollars.
As an honest question: If your friend was clearly just choosing the most expensive items, why didn't you guide him to cheaper, just as effective, if not better, parts?
I mean when you get to this point, the difference in performance is the same difference in cost, marginal. It was a fun exercise and in the end, the PC performs fantastically.
What do you mean by better?
Just that the 1080ti performs just as well as the titan x, is VR ready, is cheaper, and draws less powers, meaning that it's more energy efficient, and because of it's price your friend won't need to pay as much should he decide to upgrade his GPU sometime in the future.
And because your friend won't notice the difference between the an NVME and SATA SSD, he can get a much larger capacity SSD for a similar price.
I didn't mean to come off like a know it all. Sorry about that.
It's a good build man.
It's all good man, just lighten up, no one wants to think they wasted their money just after brushing the thermal paste and petg shavings off their hands.