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RGB STALLION v2.1 Dual Loop/modded mania

by Bootsyy

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Date Published

July 22, 2017

Date Built

July 21, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.06GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

12.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

Description

EDIT: JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE. I'M SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD THIS FEATURED ON THE HOME PAGE AND FOR ALL THE AMAZING COMMENTS, THEY REALLY MEAN A LOT TO ME. THIS TRULY IS AN AWESOME COMMUNITY, THANK YOU! MAY YOUR FRAMES BE HIGH AND YOUR TEMPERATURES LOW! #PCMR

UPDATE: I RECENTLY COMPLETED A NEW BUILD SO KEEP YOUR EYES OUT FOR IT ON HERE!!!

This is an upgrade to my first build I had and I changed the power supply, motherboard, and put in hardline tubing. One of my goals is to get a build featured on PC Part Picker and I hope this fits the standard! The overall theme of the build is RGB, I didn't want to have a set color theme and wanted to be able to change things around when I felt like it. I decided to go with a dual loop because a lot of people I had talked with about the idea said it was not possible and too difficult to really try for. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! This has truly become a passion of mine and I love everything about building PC's and making my system as beautiful and as awesome as I can. In my first build it goes into my story about how and why I got into PC building and I won't put it here but if you are interested just go take a look. Long story short I was an addict and PC building gave me something to strive for and helped me in my sobriety in a big way! Lets get into the build though!

The mods I did to the case are the top fan cavity mod which I learned to do from here (https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/477097-phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-top-fan-cavity-mod/) and it was surprisingly easy. I just took a dremel and cutout the lips on top of the radiator bracket and shaved down the ones that were on the roof of the case. I can fit 2 corsair ML 140mm fans up there easily and if I had a 360 rad I am sure 3 120mm fans would be easily put up there as well. I also drilled 3 holes below the back exhaust fan so I could have a place to mount the pump for the CPU loop. I had originally thought I could easily fit a pump/res combo there but it was an easy fix when I found out that I could not.

I have delidded my 7700k which was done with the Rockit 88 delidding tool. My processor without any sort of overclock was still getting into the high 80's at times and I just did not like that. Plus I wanted to hit that 5ghz that everyone else was! So I got that tool and went through a million youtube videos and boom, simple as it gets! Unfortunately the only stable 5ghz I can get is with a vcore of 1.425 and most people say that is not good even though the temps are reasonable. So I trust their judgement and leave it at 4.9 with a vcore of 1.350. My temps rarely go any higher than 70 under load and idle its around 30. I also modded my 1080ti with the shunt mod that I learned from the end of this gamers nexus video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSCNf9DIBGE). My card can hit 2.1ghz BUT even after that mod it still bumps into the power limit. So I have it at a respectable 2063 with a +500 memory offset in afterburner which gets me around 12ghz. The shunt mod was really simple just a little CLU on the resistors and bam easy as that. Now I stay well within my limit and have a very stable clock. It did not make much of a difference in benchmark scored but it was just a preference thing. I like seeing my core clock unchanging:)

I primarily use this system for gaming and watching videos on youtube/browsing the internet. I also do a bit of light content creation on the side but mostly its just games. I also bought all of my parts from either performance pcs(they are awesome btw) or newegg. Living in Boise Idaho there really isn't too much in the way of electronics stores around here, besides Best Buy... and ya they are worthless lol. This build was far from a breeze to complete but to anyone who has built a PC you know it is so worth it in the end! The only real big issue I had was getting the PETG to do what I wanted it to do as this was my first time ever bending. Thankfully I got much more than needed and with a little practice it all came out to my satisfaction. I hope you all enjoy what I have created, I know I do, and thanks for taking a look!

I love this website and I am here all the time drooling over some amazing systems and really wanted to do my best to give you guys a system to drool over. I know I drool over it all the time but I built it and man it was a process! I am so happy with how it came out and I hope you enjoy it too!

Part Reviews

CPU

Absolutely love this processor for the needs I have! It overclocks incredibly well and the only issue I had with it was the temps out of the box were too high. A nice delid solved all of that for me and would recommend you do it as well. It is an easy process, just a little scary lol. All in all though I would highly recommend this processor. High clock speeds and just all around perfect for gaming.

Motherboard

I will only buy Asus motherboards! I love the UEFI and it is so simple and a breeze to use. Overclocking done right, seriously! The black and grey color scheme looks so good and the IO/Chipset RGB looks superb! Also the Q-Code display along with the assortment of buttons (clear cmos, bios flash, start, reset, etc..) are definitely convenient when trying to salvage and overclock gone wrong! Also the water pump header was awesome because I have a dual loop and having that along with the h_amp header means my 2 D5 pumps don't have to fight for power! This board deserves a 6/5 stars because it's got it all!

Memory

Hands down THE BEST implementation of RGB on RAM I have ever seen period. I love them and they hit their rated speeds no problem whatsoever. They truly are the center piece to any build that includes them!

Video Card

This card is crazy good! Once water cooled I was able to hit 2.1ghz no prob and honestly unless you plan on buying a water block for it I would recommend buying a different AIB card but if you are water cooling they all generally perform the same! Would highly recommend this card to anyone who wants silky smooth gameplay with massive framerates!

Case

This case should lose a star for the airflow issue BUT it makes up for it (in my opinion) with the generous amount of water cooling support! It made my loop assembly so much easier! You can easily compensate for the restrictive airflow with some beefy static pressure fans. That is what I did and my temps are great! It looks amazing and I love the minimalist approach to the design. The ties in the back for cable management made that a breeze and with rubber grommets on the interior it really helps clean up the overall look. Maybe it's form over function but I have to say it met my needs perfectly and is a truly gorgeous case!

Case Fan

Crazy good! WOW! I have these in front of my 360 radiator in my Phanteks Enthoo Evolv case. As you may know the airflow right there is far from ideal and these fans handle that NO PROBLEM! Saw a huge drop in temperatures over the fans I had previously put there. People have commented and said these fans are too loud all the time but honestly mine are 100% silent. Now when they are going full out of course they are going to make noise, but that's what custom fan curves are for right?

Other

Gorgeous block! Seriously love this water block. It is an excellent performer too, my GPU never goes passed 49 degrees. The RGB implementation is great too, the only thing that would have been nice is maybe having the strips be addressable so you can add some cool effects to the block. That's being pretty picky though because this along with all my other RGB in my case is a perfect addition! Form and function all in one! Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for something other than the norm that is EK Water Blocks lol

Comments Sorted by:

MannyPCs 7 points 2 months ago

Feature Feature Feature...

+1 +1 +1

This is RGBeautiful.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I hope so! That's my goal! Thank you!

MannyPCs 2 points 2 months ago

No problamo.

smolokom 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Beautiful! A work of art by a elite master of tube bending. Its amazing what your time and skill, and $4350 can get!!!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Lol the money definitely helped a bit. Thank you!

Cg3 2 points 2 months ago

Dayum.

jamesthebard 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Love the dual loop setup, and the bends look great (far better than my own dual loop)! It looks great :D

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Thank you, I promise they weren't so good the first time around. Give it time and a lot of practice and yours will be superb!

jamesthebard 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I was happy with most of my runs, but I ran out of PETG near the end of the build. ;) Three and four bend runs are the bane of my existence it seems. Basically, all of the CPU runs are a bit "uneven", but it works for the time being.

My goal is to fix them when Threadripper drops to be honest as I have a couple of 90 degree fittings and some PETG tubing now that should rectify the situation. :)

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I ran into that same problem and had to order more but as long as you're happy with it that's all that matters. Plus it's a fun project for the future! I'm planning on building another system that's either threadripper or x299 whichever ends up being better for what I need them for. I'm hoping it's threadripper cause it's supposed to be a lot cheaper lol.

jamesthebard 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah, I figured I'd be okay with 10m of PETG. Unfortunately, I didn't take my bending skill or the size of the case into account. I'm probably going with TR due to the core count being more important for what I do rather than clock speed.

Also, with the size of the TR4 socket, I'm pretty sure that Threadripper is Pop-Tart powered.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Lol ya I just got double what I thought was enough and it still wasn't lol. Ya I'm probably going with that too but who knows. Lol I'm sure it is because it is a MONSTER SIZE. So crazy.

Whalachai 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Looks amazing.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

trumpsdaughter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Gawd damn that's sexy

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

lol your name just made my day my friend! thank you!

WSC 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

LOOKS REALLY GOOD

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

pcmasterbuilderlol 2 points 2 months ago

Noice pc:D

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

ooohhhh NOICE! Thanks dude!

nckb 2 points 2 months ago

Any chance of some photos of the modded top section? I'm thinking of doing a build in this case and it's always good to see!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes, i'll put some up soon but if you go to that link there is a lot of pictures and they give you a bunch of easy steps. That is where I learned to do it. The only thing is it cuts off airflow pretty bad, I originally had the fans set to pull so they would exhaust the hot air. That didn't work to well so now I have them to intake and same with the front fans so I just have to be careful about dust build up but it works pretty well.

iOhy 2 points 2 months ago

How is the airflow with this case? I have it already I kinda regret it due to many review saying it have HORRIBLE airflow. What is the temperature of yur cpu and gpu while idle and full load ? Great build btw.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

thank you! The airflow, if I'm being honest, is not the best, BUT you can solve that by getting fans that are rated for high static pressure. The 3 I have in front cooling my GPU are noctua nf-f12 ippc and as long as you set up a nice custom curve for them they are silent! I would highly recommend them The 2 up top cooling my CPU are corsair ml 140 and same thing there, custom curve = quiet + awesome static pressure. Static pressure fans are better because they are designed for restrictive airflow situations so they won't struggle as much behind a solid surface and/or in front of a radiator lol, depending on which ones you get of course. Noctua, Corsair, EK, Phanteks, there are a ton of awesome fans out there for your situation. My CPU never gets over 70 under load and idle its around the high 20's low 30's, and it has a 4.9ghz OC with 1.350v on the vcore. My GPU is low 20's idle and never goes higher than 48 when at full load. I love this case and even though the airflow isn't the best it's easily compensated for with some beefy fans. Don't be discouraged by reviews! At the end of the day if you are happy with it that's all that really matters right? Hope that helped you out, sorry it's a long one lol

iOhy 1 point 2 months ago

Very helpful, if you know a lot about water cooling and if you can help me. I am preparing my watercool build with this case in late November.

(By help, I mean like we can pm or talk somewhere like discord for say)

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Ya i would be more than happy too, I don't claim to be an expert but I definitely know how to throw together a custom loop! My discord is Bootsy#6823

iOhy 2 points 2 months ago

Added!

LordDerp132 2 points 2 months ago

A dream all of us hope to have one day. Amazing work and looks great! +1

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

thank you :)

Arichikurukuto 2 points 2 months ago

Great build. Everything looks nice and clean.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

TheBlackPython 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

10/10

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

MaximilianZ 2 points 2 months ago

You might wanna consider something like this for your next build

http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002940

Makes it more RGBeautiful ;D

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I definitely considered those! I just couldn't think of a way to hide all the cables coming off them!

MaximilianZ 2 points 2 months ago

i would probably tape them behind the backside of the tubes.and then find the nearest way to the pins ;D nice job anyway

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's a good plan! I might just have to do that:)

Anyansayo 2 points 2 months ago

Amazing! Dual loop is awesome. This is probably one of the coolest builds that I have ever seen.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Seriously, thank you!!! That means a lot to me!

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

:o

Joiner21 7 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

No RGB fittings? This is an outrage.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

lol im sorry! but where am i supposed to hide those cables?!?!

Poetofthelakes 2 points 2 months ago

I believe a certain character in SpongeBob said it best when he said... "MY EYES!"

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

MY LEG!!!! lol but yes i agree

Bosswoman3 2 points 2 months ago

Are you having any software issues with your G.Skill trident Z? I heard a lot of people are having issues with the software right now

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I am not but I'm also not using the g.skill software. I'm using the Asus aura.

Bosswoman3 2 points 2 months ago

The Asus aura works trident z ram?

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes

Bosswoman3 2 points 2 months ago

So you haven't had any issues so far?

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

None

SlickShoes17 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Incredible design, nice work! What kind of monitor are you using with this setup?

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'm waiting on the Asus ROG curved ultrawide but as of right now I'm using my TV to game on.

JaegerBudgie 2 points 2 months ago

spits out drink

Battlefield 2 points 2 months ago

Love the build. Did you consider getting front panel mod, with more ventilation? MNPCTECH makes a good one : https://mnpctech.com/phanteks-case-mods/phanteks-primo-front-grill-en/evolv-vented-front-panel.html

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I actually did consider that but I'm just not a huge fan of them. If my temps were pretty bad I definitely would but they have been pretty good actually. There's actually a company called mod my mods and they make a custom top panel that is really nice. It has two openings with mesh that allow a ton more airflow, I'm probably going to get that. Check it out though, their website is modmymods.com

Battlefield 2 points 2 months ago

Front airflow is better at cooling. I'd consider it, or find another front panel modder.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'll definitely look around for sure

Aslayer360 2 points 2 months ago

Love the build!! Super nice! No comments!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

Caminon 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

How are the temperatures? I saw JayzTwoCents' video on the case's somewhat weak airflow and would like more opinions.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

My temperatures are perfect. 48 c on my gpu under load and my CPU never gets over 75 under load. I had to get better fans though to compensate for the airflow. But honestly my temps are fine and idk why Jay had different results.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Maybe he should have tried beefing up the fans? I would think whatever fans he uses though are pretty excellent.

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Probably because he had a 360 and a 240. Too much resistance is my guess. In my case I only want one 360, so cooling should not be a problem as air can get in fine.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

ya that could have been it, too much resistance with the flow. One 360 should definitely be enough though

moonlightangel__ 2 points 2 months ago

hii @Bootsyy may I ask who build this lovely monster (: im building a pc myself ^ and kinda want to copy yours if that's okay lol white style though cx

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

You should make it your own though! That's the whole fun of it, making your own amazing machine!

moonlightangel__ 2 points 2 months ago

i really really want to but I feel like im going to mess it up or do something wrong ); do you have a guide or any tip sources!! also I added you on discord just for more inquiries about pc building (:

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I watched a TON of YouTube videos. JayzTwoCents, Bitwit, Paul's Hardware are some good places to start. I'll be sure to add you when I'm on :)

moonlightangel__ 2 points 2 months ago

yaaay thank you

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Michael.A 2 points 2 months ago

greatest build i have seen in a while man! love all the care you put into it as a whole! im about to a build for myself. im having issues with picking a CPU. im stuck with ryzen 7 or i7 7700k, what are your thoughts?

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

That is a tough choice dude! All depends on what you plan to use it for. If it is strictly gaming then the 7700k all the way! But if you plan on doing any editing or content creation then ryzen 7 for sure! and thank you!

mtrapuzz 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Having trouble picking a color?

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

lol most of the time!

PvPdrstrange 2 points 2 months ago

This is so beautiful. I could never make a build like this! (And its generally because Im a poor Canadian Farmer) So I shall buy the PC with 2321 carrots and 3432 potatoes. Deal?

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Throw in a couple chickens and you got it!

PvPdrstrange 2 points 2 months ago

Sounds good to me. I have only 2378 chickens tho. How many do you need. Do you need delivery? Does it have to be cooked? More details pls

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Half cooked, half fried and delivered would be a plus:)

bsmods 15 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Nice work!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks!

Sir_Kam 2 points 2 months ago

That's a hawt buildddd, love the colors! ;D gimme gimmee

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you:)

tingino13 2 points 2 months ago

Dude, absolutely beautiful. Very well done! I have been trying to decide for several months now what case to use for my next build and seeing how much water cooling you were actually able to fit into the evolv, well I guess my now I can stop looking! Congratulations on your feature, much deserved.

May your frame rates be high and your temps low!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much! Ya that case has tons of great water cooling support

Deefrost 2 points 2 months ago

this is the best build ive seen all year.Also that dual loop is great.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you! It was a lot of work so that means a lot!

jchill1993 2 points 2 months ago

$4300 !?!?! sighs maybe one day ill be this lucky

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

You will be! Just save up! That's what I did!

DubstepOracle 2 points 2 months ago

A weapon to surpass Metal Gear.

leviathan102 2 points 2 months ago

a beauty

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

TheFinganator 2 points 2 months ago

Masterpeice

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you! I think so too :)

kenji87 2 points 2 months ago

Holy crap this is beautiful!!!!!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Thank you!!!!!

sanitd 2 points 2 months ago

Was this your first time deliding a CPU? I was thinking about deliding my 6700k but im too nervous. Also did you repaste the lid or did you just leave it on top when you mounted the heatsink? And I love the Pichu by the way!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes it was my first time and I was WAY nervous too. I watched a lot of YouTube videos on what I should do and how to do it. That helped a lot and I used the Rockit 88 delidding tool which was so simple. I repasted the lid with four little drops of super glue on each corner so it would be easy to open the lid again if I had to. Also thank you! I love Pichu too lol

ldea 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Dude. Your build puts mine to shame :( I need those Gskill RGB ram! Congrats on the feature again!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

No way! Yours is so awesome! That G.Skill ram really is pretty sweet but honestly your system is really classy, I love the pink! Thanks, I was pretty stoked when I found out!

ldea 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Haha you're too kind.

JoseBGT 2 points 2 months ago

I'm in awe. The dual loop, the Trident Zs, the LIGHTING. I'm guessing the leds at the bottom are two separate strips connected to the HUE+? I would love to implement something similar to my own build in the future.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

You guessed right. Thank you!

JoseBGT 2 points 2 months ago

Did you use the CAM software to do that? I didn't know it was capable of that.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

CAM just controls the led strips I have in the case. I have two more hooked up to the motherboard and that controls the GPU lighting and RAM as well

Jbj5000 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

This much RGB is sickening in a good way

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

lol I feel the same way. I promise it is much more subtle on most days

nrath1643 2 points 1 month ago

my mouse moved over to the rgb swagness

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

its like a drug lol

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 2 months ago

Beautiful custom loop...

I think that one reservoir would have been more than enough, I would prefer a fan pulling hot air on the back, that case is kinda a heat trap.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

i needed the other reservoir cause it is actually two different loops. one for cpu and another for gpu and I actually am waiting on a thin fan for the back. A regular 25mm fan can't squeeze into the space in between the res and case but I have a cryorig 15mm fan on the way!

ForsakenRei 1 point 2 months ago

Nice build and cool RGB effect! I also have a plan to build a water cool rig in this chassis. I plan to use dual 240 rad with single reservoir but worry about the airflow in the case since the rad will block the intake and exhaust even if you choose F12 as fans. Do you meet any problems about airflow? P.S.In fact CPU 75C on water is a little high in my opinion.

Thanks!

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes that is a little high but that's only when I have1.425v on the vcore because that's the only way I can get 5ghz stable. I usually have it at 1.35vcore and 4.9 and when that's the case it stays around sixty under full load and when gaming it's never higher than fifties. I had airflow problems before I got better fans. I used to have the vardar f3's on the front and they couldn't do the job. Good static pressure fans made all the difference with airflow.

ForsakenRei 2 points 2 months ago

Thanks for your reply. It is a good reference. Maybe I can try a 6850K since it is soldered anyway lol. But it is really sad intel uses thermal paste in skylake-x.

Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Seriously, I was pretty bummed when I learned that. It is the same stuff that they use on all their processors pretty much... Why not solder them? It can't be that much more expensive to do and it is literally the best way to ensure heat transfer to the IHS. I think it is honestly because they are feeling pressured by AMD and are rushing things out.

ForsakenRei 2 points 2 months ago

Me too. It’s really a sad decision of Intel. X series chips and CPUs are at enthusiast level which stand for high quality and high performance but they just cut down PCIe lanes and use thermal paste instead of soldering to control the cost (though MSRP still high). AMD used years on Ryzen and finally gave us a shock while Intel push out X299 and skylake-X in a hurry just gave most of us disappointment. This is not an intelligent choice at all.

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Bootsyy submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

lol you got yourself a deal Robert Redford!