Description

Decided to start a custom loop recently, and this is the outcome.

Haven't had a chance to benchmark or anything yet, but pretty happy with the build so far.

Need to replace these terrible fittings from bitspower, and get more of those XSPC ones.

Also backplates on the list for the cards as well as more RAM (just to fill the slots in :p)

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 8 points

Were my pants on a second ago?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

No.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats odd...

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

Awesome build, this looks shocking close to my Vengeance 2.0 build as well... haha. ;)

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. Uncannily alike haha :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I know this builder has a good sense of taste though! :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, very well done. Very nicely built. lot of heart and soul put into it. thumbs up. i am actually thinking of building the same build. but u have already did it. now i can see how this is gonna look like when i finish building mine. which is gonna look awesome. even the cable sleeves are carefully done. WELL DONE!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! Add some more photos please!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good Liam, not a bad 1st liquid loop! +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers guys, I'll add more photos later after I clean the dust out :p

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Was this your first water cooling build? Would love to see more pictures..... The only thing that might take this to the next level, that is really cheap, would be to add cable combs to the 24pin and pci-e cables. This would help straighten the cables and hold their form. It still looks great without them though.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my first custom loop. I originally had a H105 for my CPU, then added a custom loop for my CPU only.

Then the noise from my GPUs started to bother me so I added them in to the loop.

I actually have cable combs ordered, should arrive tomorrow :)

Thanks for the compliment, I'll add more photos later on.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the MSI waterblocks? As I've struggled to find anyone who has used them, and have an msi 970 myself. How do temps fare?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

They're good blocks, I can't fault EK's blocks at all. I'm getting 50 degrees now, playing L4D2 (maxed out, 1440p, 144Hz) and that's with my pump completely idle.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh wow :o This build is beautiful btw

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I would only use bitspower fittings for acrylic. XSPC and Koolance have really good Compression For soft Tubing. You should check out a Ek Supremacy block for the Processor Too. Best Performance to date.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The fittings are for soft tubing, but they're terrible quality IMO. Also, it's not worth me changing CPU block now, I like the look of the Raystorm. I get decent temps from it too, and I get to use the red outline :p

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it just me, or does everything look pink?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That'll be the flash from the camera, the bottom pipe going to my cards also needs removing and cleaning lol.

Flushing the loop is a pain in the a**e, so haven't got round to doing it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you get the cables? They look great.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

eBay, I just bought extension cables rather than modular cables. Much cheaper and better IMO.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Now you need to go hard tubing, this looks amazing but imo soft tubing can look a little messy.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Acrylic tubing route is expensive though, once I buy the kit to do it properly, new fittings and new tubing. It's not worth it for me right now.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it's expensive plus you'd need to get new fittings that are compatible with hard tubing. It's not practical at all but done right it looks beautiful

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah of course, and I agree it'll look better. And it's definitely something I'll do in future. Actually thinking on getting a new case soon so I might do it then.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, what cases are you thinking of.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Tempted by the Parvum S2.0 case, it's different.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

why you didnt go for Raid 0?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build. This build is very neat and clean. What is the primary purpose for this build?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Purpose of this build is for everything really, gaming mainly and programming.

I'm studying Games Technology in University currently, so will be using a lot of games engines and SDKs.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You did it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics plss

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That's yummy.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

New Photos added :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to OC? It would be a shame to not push this great system to the max. Do you think you'd be able to fit two HDDs in there somehow? My next build is scary similar to this but I need two striped drives for mass storage. I'll use a Swiftech 240x which will free up the floor space where your pump is too. I hear the included pump can push could, 2xSLI, and two 240 rads. We'll see how that goes.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit of a late reply, but. I haven't really done much overclocking until now, I set my CPU to 4.8Ghz and my cards clock speed to 1500MHz (or around that).

As for space for HDDs, my HDD is currently in my DVD bay, I used a dremel to cut the right side of the bay out so I could connect the SATA cables, I may switch to a 2.5" or just get a 1TB SSD.

Also, my build looks different now, both 970s have backplates, tubing is neater (using 90 degree fittings and 45 degree fittings) and I bought a 204mm tube for my reservoir.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, if you're stable at 4.8GHz you must have one of the top 1% of CPUs. Bravo. I had my 4690K at 4.7GHz but my wife got pissed when the OC failed every few days. I've settled on a modest 4.4GHz and have a very seldom OC fail when idling. Probably related to an inefficient power supply. Your build is inspiring, thanks!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

depends if you fall under the following: 1. are willing to spend a lot of money 2. research about your own parts because not all water loop parts/fittings are compatible 3. run the risk of failure in the loop which might (key word) ruin parts if you don't mind any of this go ahead.

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