Description

TODO: upload new pictures.

My first water cooling system. Taking nearly 4 months to get all these parts.

My use is professional minesweeper tournaments. But really I am a game developer and gamer that loves fps and good graphics.

CPU : Fantastic! Its fast and high quality. Right now I am running at turbo stock speeds with fantastic temperatures.

Motherboard : This motherboard I highly recommend. It has amazing settings and parts.

Video Card : I noticed the difference between having and apu and playing games and having a real gpu. I run my games at max settings with aa and have 150fps., thats a big win win!

Case : This case looks ascetically pleasing compared to most cases. When I installed my 360 radiator on the top, it didnt fit. Their website and manual claim that 360 radiators fit. I have this small open gap on the top of my case just so the radiator fits. Any other places would conflict with other parts. I do not recommend water cooling using this case.

Power Supply : This power supply has given me so much trouble. The cables are so short and inflexible. But the power is good enough to support 3 more 780ti

Water Cooling : I like this system, it is silent and runs cool. Assembly required a lot of patience and the right equipment. It took me about 4 days to put together. And so far I have no problems with my system and I am very happy with it.

Future Plans: cable extensions, better and more ram, more ssds, and 3 more 780ti. Pretty much max out this motherboard.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a pretty good build, but the cable management is disastrous. You should be concerned about your temps.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the cables are way too short :( I had to really tug them to even reach the top of the case. Besides the one going outside the case that is. Im going to remove that when I find a safe overclock speed. Whats wrong with my temps?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh.. Good luck with that! Nothing is wrong with your CPU temps, in fact they are great, but the other parts might be at risk of overheating in the future (RAMs, PSU, Mobo, GPU).

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, I meant airflow, not temps directly.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Not gonna lie, it's pretty crazy. Why no pictures of the build though?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics up ill upload more when spring break comes around.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is a monster among monsters. But 2 things, a thousand dollar processor, a 500 dollar motherboard, and 16 gigs of 1866 RAM? If I had that build I'd have at least 32GB of 2133, and the other thing is why did you get the 820 VS the 630 windowed? It would have still been ample in size, have a bigger window, available in same colors, and if you really wanted the hue you could just buy it separately. Like I said, these are minor, this is the best build I've seen in a while, aside from these 2 things, amazing build! +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree with the ram it isnt good. Im planning on getting 64gb of 2800, when I get the money. The case was a half off deal on newegg. I couldnt resist.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The IMC of that processor will not handle 64Gb of 2800. Unless you know what the settings that the RIVBE gives you do and how to use them correctly, it won't work. If it even posts it will downclock it to hell and then you'll have wasted money on that ridiculously high speed memory that won't even show any difference in games. IB-E is notorious for being EXTREMELY picky with ram, especially on that motherboard.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard manual says it likes g-skill 2800. But if the cpu does not work well with it then I guess Ill go with something else. What would you recommend?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't mean to be a bad news delivery boy here but if you sprung 3 leaks, i do not think that you knew much of what you were doing... I am glad you didn't damage nothing, but in my opinion, you should have taken care of those cables to make them perfect before even thinking about adding the water cooling parts.. if i were you i would take them all out and redo the cables. make them flawless, then move to water cooling.

i applaud the water cooling. i have wanted to do it myself, but you got to put a lot of effort into it

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah first time water cooling was tough. It took me 3 days to complete it. I definitely dont want to empty the water cooler for a year if I can help it. It takes forever to refill it. Im planning on buying cable extensions so I can thread the cables in the back.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not taking advantage of quad channel ram....

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

your power supply if fully modular-just buy some aftermarket cables from bitfenix, corsair some other reliable source and also for £275 maybe you should have done more research on the psu.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda just facepalmed when I found out that my whole setup costs about as much as your CPU and watercooling kit combined. drroooooolll

+1 for professional minesweeper :D

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

WHY THE EXTREME CPU

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

its so purty just improve that cable management though.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

All this insane build, but not a proper PSU? not quad channel memory? and the cable managment is pretty...bad. You should change things here and there, but besides that, you've got a huge potential that you're missing.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! in a both a good and bad way. First off amazing parts i've never seen a build with a 4960X before cos its so damn expensive. two your mobo is great and all the components tbh. The bad is the cable management, buy some bitfenix alchemy extension cables and maybe re route your water cooling loop. matt

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Good suggestion. I'm going on amazon now.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yh,whilst your there you should try and buy another 16gb of ram to compliment the 4960x if you've got the money to :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still trying to understand the purpose of this build? Bragging rights? The $ per performance value with this build is no where in sight... You could have gotten the same performance for 1400$-2000$ less. Please elaborate on why you selected each of these parts (ie: what you intend on doing with this PC) because if you are solely gaming, while it is your own money to do with what you please, you wasted a good chunk of it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I didnt buy for bragging rights I bought it for performance for the next few year. Bragging means you get a stolen computer the next few days.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi How is the phantom 820 case? Does it feels nice? I heard it;s matte black so does matte give you a waxy and rubbery feel on the outside of the case? nice build!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi How is the phantom 820 case? Does it feels nice? I heard it;s matte black so does matte give you a waxy and rubbery feel on the outside of the case? nice build!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. The case feels good. It has a small rubbery feel and not waxy but mostly smooth amount like paper. I like it cause it is harder to get scratches compared to glossy. If you do get a scratch then its hard to noticed compared to the white counter part.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

And I thought I had bad cable management.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the market for a PSU. Are you having any issues with the functionality for the psu itsself?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu itself runs like it should, quite, powerful and operational. I do recommend it if you have a need for a large amount of power and have the money.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Needs cable management. Trust me, bad cable management leads to problems such as trying to manually/physically troubleshoot things like rewiring... or just bad airflow.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management looks better XD I just dont have a camera to show it at this moment.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

YoYo :)