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So, finally took the plunge into pc building, and now that I have I can say that I'm addicted. Initially designed as a mid-high end (without breaking the bank) gaming and work station, I realized that this was a machine I'd be wanting to upgrade for a long time, despite my picking out parts that would future proof it for some time to come.

Now that the Asus Poseidon is out, my sights have turned to water cooling this puppy. But that won't be done for quite awhile. For now, have a gander at what I'll be working with in the meantime. Honestly, it runs beautifully as is, but there's always going to be that yearning for more. :D

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Just purely for noise reduction and the bonus of aesthetics I would recommend replacing the stock radiator fans with some corsair SP 120 quiet editions and you can pop the red rings on those and it would really add to your color scheme. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh yep, definitely was on my to do list, just not a total priority, as the stock are working fine for no-damnit, you just made me order them.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

haha! I know how you feel...its a sickness! can't help making upgrades to my system for aesthetics either :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

i would suggest a tip instead of dumping the cpu aio water cooler cut one pipe from the side of the pump drain the coolant and add other pipes to the different parts that will be cooled by liquid and seal it

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You know, I HAVE considered doing something along those lines, because the pump cover looks so sexy in there. Just never knew the best way about doing it. Unfortunately, the H105 doesn't fit well in there at all. I forced it in there because I was stubborn. :P In order for me to liquid cool the motherboard, I'll have to either get slimmer fans or a slimmer radiator, since it's partially covering one of the Maximus's fittings. Fortunately, Im helping a friend with his build, so when I switch to a full waterbuild worst comes to worst I can just give it to him.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

if u ever think about trying wat i told u follow this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOrxBXj0Njo but in the end its your choice

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nice! I had hoped you could it like that. Yep, definitely a thinker. I'll just be sure to use something better than a garden hose.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

true just to tell u im 11

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then nvm not doing any of that then. Kidding, age is just a number bro. Best of luck with your current build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Great parts. Great scheme. Overall nice build. Good job.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Just be careful not to short circuit anything in your build ;) Ha!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but please upgrade that tiny monitor. Also, with this setup you should get a massive overclock. Get a cooler and nail this overclock outta the park!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

great build! did u get any problems regarding the psu though?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It has JUST enough room for overclocking. However, if I do so too much and run both the cpu and gpu at 100%, ya, one of them are going to shut themselves down. Also, it doesn't have enough power to run a second graphics card (obviously). If I do go ahead with the full water build, I'll most likely be jumping to Corsair's AX860i (760 won't give me enough breathing room and the 1200 is overkill, especially since Im in the US).