Description

After about 20 years of custom builds, starting with air cooling, moving to soft tubing (before AIO's were a thing) and then on to a few PETG builds, I felt like it was time to try something a bit different.

This chrome plated brass tube was definitely more complex and challenging to work with but I enjoyed it all the way. It took me about a month or two to get all the water cooling parts I needed and another month to finally put it all together, and unfortunately when I was almost done I messed up one of the brass tubes by cutting it a few millimetres short and had to wait for a replacement. Lesson learned, even though they are expensive you should buy a couple extra.

My PC is always changing, nothing stays the same for more than a year. The second monitor was a bit overkill, and I should really downgrade to something that looks similar but is mainly just for browsing. My next upgrade probably won't be until 3080Ti comes out.

Prices are all in CAD before tax at time of purchase, which in some cases was in 2018 (e.g. 1080Ti) as I didn't build this all from scratch; some of these parts have been with me since my previous build. Therefore, the price in the parts list doesn't reflect what you could buy these parts for today.

EDIT May 2020: Changed mouse and keyboard to Logitech G915 and GPW.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 9 points

Never seen these tubes before, they look super cool. Good job!

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Lovely job, love brass tubes myself so really dig this monochrome look.

A very clean build. Nice one

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Should’ve waited until the current featured build was gone to post it. You deserve featured!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I don't know how all that featured stuff works so if it doesn't happen hopefully some people still get to see it and maybe get some ideas from it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Im inspired for sure! Amazing build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it happened.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

wdym it got featured

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not before I saw it

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean, elegant, expensive, but shiny.

Very nice, I hope it is put through it's paces.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

My goodness..... yes please I'll take 1.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely should be featured.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure how that works but appreciate the vote!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

My favorite type of watercooling... heavy metal. +1 for bending the rules quite literally!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously this will be featured, 10/10 build and the tubing is both challenging and gorgeous.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

that tubing is just 👌👌👌👌

Keep up hte amazing work, +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeeeeeah!!!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean build. Looks amazing with the simple white lighting.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how clean and streamlined this build looks. Pulling off brass tubing is already a giant feat, and you managed to have everything in harmony. Any particular reason why the lower radiator has the fans on the case floor? I'm in the midst of a custom loop build and debating whether to expose radiator fins as they are paper-fragile to being bent even with fingers running over them. Thoughts?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, this is stunning!! Well deserved feature build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Reminds me of an LLT to build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

LTT store.com

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I was inspired myself by a build I saw back around August 19' so it could be.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this looks absolutely amazing!

Especially with the great chrome plated brass tubing, now that I have seen this build, I might try my hand at Brass tubing.

+1 for sure

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Dooooo it :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely stunning build. Only one thing to say, please don't waste your money on a 9900ks, it is the exact same performance as the 9900k, but is factory overclocked to 5ghz. Just go 9900k if you upgrade. Or eventually even switch to ryzen if you want. But damn that thing is absolutely stunning build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I think I would follow your advice and do the OC'ing/delidding manually if I wanted to push those clocks/temps.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, Why the HD 598s over the HD599s or the HD 600s?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Have had these since a Black Friday like 3 years ago, got a great deal and haven't really looked for anything else since they seem to have a great soundstage for FPS's, which are the primary game type I play.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been waiting for someone to figure out how to do metal tubing because I'm too lazy, and this is incredible. +1 and congrats on feature!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

that's liiiitttttt

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Fake yoda voice Went all out you did

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

God do I love the look of metal tubing. Great choice getting the matching memory!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. Amazing work.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this looks spectacular! I really like the metal frames on the fans, they look sleek and aggressive

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks really awesome! a question, how did you manage to mount the bottom radiator with fans to the fan bracket? Do the long screws reach that far? Cheers!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The bottom of the case has a removable fan/radiator bracket that you can install said components onto first outside of the case and clip/screw them back in.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I bought longer screws with washers from Home Depot. They were about 1-2mm longer than I needed so I definitely needed a washer.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! How are temps and what sort of configuration are your running with the airflow? I see top exhaust, are bottom intake? I have been planning a similar build in my Dynamic XL but have been weary of coolant temps using that distro-plate with top and bottom rads.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

At idle GPU is 22C and CPU is 30C. The CPU is OC'd to 5Ghz @ 1.35V and GPU has +60 core and +350 memory with 120% Power Limit. The bottom rad is intake and top rad is an exhaust with fans mounted below both. I also swapped the stock pump with the higher power version. I wish I could do a D5 swap though, I hate these DDC's and I can't control the pump speed either. I hear there is a custom PCB I can solder myself but that's asking a lot for PWM feature. This pump also doesn't start right away, it stutters for about 3mins after boot until it finally spins constantly.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! I would've thought the bottom radiator's heat output would inadvertently affect the top radiator and heat soak it, thus raising total coolant temps. Guess I'll start saving up to do the same in my Dynamic XL.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Schiit on your desk!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, got them as a gift several years ago and have loved them.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How did you get your drain valve installed? Trying to visualize your spacing back there.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

There is about 55-58mm of space between the back of the distro and the side case panel.

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