Description

This is the first water cooling build I've done in my whole life. I've always been reluctant to try water cooling, but I finally decided to take up the challenge and it was a rewarding experience overall.

This is an incredibly high-spec machine and for the most part, I don't need such high-specs. I figured if I'm gonna build a water cooling system, I may as well go all the way!

There was a fair few challenges, getting the measurements right, and I actually ended up drilling a hole in the wrong place, luckily I was able to still squeeze in some fittings and use plastic tubes in the bottom section instead. I'm quite pleased with the outcome however I really should have picked two colours instead of 4 for a theme.

Enjoy!

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

Two Scoops for me please. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

with or without flake ;)

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd like sprinkles please and a cherry on top :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the first water cooling build I've done in my whole life.

LIAR!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, I'll take this as a compliment. I assure you this is the first liquid cooling build I've ever done :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This is seriously a great build, you deserve a pat on the back man :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Omg this build is so badass and unique man. You are awesome man!!! Howd you come up with the color scheme idea and name?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

the colour scheme was a mixture of ideas. At first I thought about just blue and white, but that seemed so generic and I wanted more flavour so I thought of a few colours and wondered what would look good with white and blue. I really love mango flavoured Ice cream! soo..Finally settled on what you see :)

The name was a funny one. When the build was finished I posted a picture on discord and immediately everyone went "omg it looks like an ice cream machine" and Project Ice cream was born!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow neat idea man!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I was scrolling all the new build uploads, and I was excited while reading the ones below to get to this one.

This is feature bait, my friend!

+99999

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work. You paint all the things yourself?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, its a mixture of paint and plastidip. The ram and gfx backplate is plastidip as I did not want to perma-paint my components.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job, these colors look delicious

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, watching paint dry definitely teaches you patience haha

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. But why do the top pcie power cables look blue and orange not blue and red? Trick of the light? Different cables?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

the liquid is actually orange and the cables are also, the lighting is making it look red in the photo :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah. Cool!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

oh boy, that looks wonderful !!!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

WOWZA!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

and we're off! straight to the feature!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll have two scoops of those Asus 1080 Strix and some 4 Dominator Platinums on top please!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I get a float?

+10000000

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This is amazing.... +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome!

I'm not kidding, this should get featured!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

that would be so awesome!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

damn? DAMN! 1+! amazing build! looks so futuristic and clean! wow! I love the clean bends! looks great! i think you are right... the orange is a little too much but the rest is really nice! 10 out of 10!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks amazing, definitely feature worthy. Im glad I logged on to see this build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

The amount of fans

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

16 to be exact :) I was thinking of actually putting 4 more when I initially started haha

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I love GPU cables like that. Messy but elegant.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This is just waiting to be featured.

I love everything about it. I think the red could've been switched out for a cotton candy pink or something, to go with the "Ice Cream" theme. This build is super amazing.

+1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

that is a great suggestion! I could change the liquid in a few months time to that colour :) thx

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Legit first thing I did was +1 this thing. You deserve Two scoops of future-feature

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I love ice cream :-)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right?!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

More like Project Aquafresh

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

haha I like it, maybe Ill make that theme next

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, time to get my favorite bowl. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

J e s u s C h r i s t. This is beautiful. True art. tear rolls down cheek 10/10 ign

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Aesthetically pleasing and nice choice of colours. Looks blimmin' awesome

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Take my +1

And my ice cream.

So Ryan... Any plans?... Wink wink nudge nudge

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

That my friend, is what heaven on earth looks like.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Big +1 for you. Enjoy it, you deserve it! :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

At first I thought I was looking at an image with the colors reversed! Prettty cool build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, pls take all my +1's sir.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my god. This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I want some of that cotton candy! Beautiful creation! You are an artist.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a nice build you got there. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Reminds me of Aperture Science. But it damn good looking.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I really have to say, and this might sound quite unrelated: this is the colour scheme that Jay should've gone when building Terry Crews' "Old Spice" build. Comments aside, looks amazing and a nice combination of tones all around. Do you have information concerning the temps you're getting?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

yup your right.. cmon jay!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

my CPU is mostly 38-40c whilst gaming. I was rendering videos and the max it went to was about 50c. GPUs are a constant 40c whilst gaming and rendering didn't have much more effect on the temps.

I'm quite pleased with the temps. On idle its literally as cool as an ice cream machine, I have to wear a semi warm top whilst using it!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I did hear about that some time ago but I never actually saw what he built for Terry Crews! Is it finally built?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, finally built.

https://twitter.com/JayzTwoCents/status/852613801652363264

Honestly that looks hideous, poor choice of parts. If it was you building this very same PC for him, it would've been much, much better

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh jeez, yeah I see what you mean. I think the "lipstick red" is just too much. With that said, Old spice deodrant is awkward in colour because red and blue are literally the opposite. The challenge is definitely there.

Personally, I would have gone with a darker pastel red case, white inside and a sabertooth (white) mobo. Paint the dominators white with blue "led" glow. The dominators upgrade kit includes light bars which could be painted a darker blue and would look great if the RAM was painted white (or blue with white light).

For the fans, Id have gone with NB eloops and painted them white since you can remove the fan..something I was unable to do with the phanteks. I did ask phanteks whether I can remove the fans but they said it would affect the balance and cooling so I left it.

The wire sleeving looks awkward since its just too much red and blue. I'd go with something like this: http://choosemypc.net/sleeving/?p=58f606b16992d

The SLI Bridge (the idea is nice) but I think it should've been more "modern". The current one looks like a child's toy and just looks awkward.

I have huge respect for Jay, He's been an inspiration and watching his videos has allowed me to build this pc. I would never claim to be better but I think, feedback and suggestions are always healthy and good for improving oneself (nobody's gonna get everything right).

Still I'm really humbled by your comment. Thank you so much!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely brilliant, I have no words! +1 from me sir!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

omg 100 upvotes?! thank you so much guys!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Deserved man. Total beauty!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful custom loop! +1 #FeatureOrRiot

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

im making a prediction here. you started measuring and realized you couldnt make the bend or didnt like the bend you had, and then you ordered separately, a rotary 45 degree, for the bottom red gpu to rad/case??? if so, same thing happened to me. if not, kudos to knowing ahead of time on your first build you would need that

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I ordered one beforehand as a fail safe for other reasons (cause you never know when you might need one). The bend was too tight for the tube even at 45 degrees so I had to compensate by using a rotary. I basically drilled the hole too close for a good 90 degree bend, I should have drilled it closer to the reservoirs but I didn't want too many long tubes. You live and learn :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What case is that?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

CaseLabs SMA8. All parts are listed with appropriate links in the build :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded night pictures as someone requested. Enjoy :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build mate!

I'm looking at buying the Asus Strix gtx1080 OC (O8G) like yours but have read a tonne of bad reviews about their fans and defecting. They're apparently very loud and either spin like crazy and at different speeds or not at all :/

Any news on how yours is going?

TIA :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey,

Thanks for the comment, glad you like it. The cards are working fine and have been for a few months. I can't really comment on the fans because mine are fully liquid cooled so the gpu fans have been taken off. Sorry but as for the performance, the cards perform great and I've not had a reason to complain.

If you're worried about the cards, I would recommend going with EVGA 1080Ti. Their cards are highly reliable and they have an AMAZING customer service and replace faulty (a very rare case) products within like 3 days.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahk all good :) I was contemplating just getting the A8G version because it's cheaper then the ones you have and from what I can tell it's the exact same card but with a slightly lower OC from factory. Do you know of any other differences between the two? :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

No difference, OC is always a gamble and most 1080s will clock above 2000Mhz so it really doesn't matter. The only reason ASUS charge higher for their OC version is because they guarantee the OC through extensive testing.

Edit: I would have gone with EVGA cards myself but at the time of buying these, they were cheaper than EVGA. So my initial recommendation for anyone buying GPUs would be always be EVGA.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Toothpaste

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

go for it! just make sure you quadruple check all fittings before pouring liquid in. It's definitely gonna require a lot of patience but the results are extremely rewarding :)

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, I'll try and take more photos later. I don't have a camera so have to rely on my brother bringing his around over the weekend.

Yes I am using the NZXT Hue+ for illumination as it provides great customisation and I can choose various modes etc. Initially I was going to go with DARKMOD LEDs which are probably brighter but it means attaching one huge strip of LEDs all around.

I was going to paint the heat-sinks on the motherboard but I figured it may be too much since the motherboard heatsinks have RGB LEDs and I wanted to keep the overall colour scheme "subtle".

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have it set to "breathing" blue and white. It looks so good in the dark. I'll upload more pictures at night for ya :)

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

theres some comments above about that :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

haha someone said the same thing before :)

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