Description

I usually only update my primary PC hardware every 4-5 years... this time around I may have gotten carried away but it runs awesome.

This is my work (from home) PC that I also game on. This was also my first full custom water loop. I went through 3 cases before settling on the Thermaltake View, with a DIY radiator pedestal. I also ended up putting a Hue+ in it.

With the 7700k running stable @ 5.0Ghz I get max temps of 53c in benchmarking and 45-48c in regular max usage.

With the 1080 OC running @ 2.2Ghz I get max temps of 40c in benchmarks and 38c in games.

With so much radiator space the system is usually barely audible while I'm working or browsing... with Speedfan it only ramps up if I'm gaming or benchmarking. The pedestal frame you see here is the proto version. I made a slightly nicer one but neglected to stop and take pics of it.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

All this water cooling is making me wet...

+1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd started out with "just" a $300 ekwb kit... and ended up 'justifying' alot of the hardware as one time investments. I actually ran AIOs for a few weeks, but they were totally underwhelming hence the ek loop.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Mono blocks are indeed a thing of beauty. Have to be the standard for all people's water cooling builds.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the GPU, great choice, It's also nice how you got it for a good price too.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're lucky to live near a microcenter (Best Buy for pc gaming nerds), you can get it now for 299 US dollars. Have to pick it up of course!

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

If you can get me asus strix gtx 1080 oc editions for 299 USD I will pay you 399 a piece and take 8 right now. Seriously.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish that was true. But unfortunately it's 639.99 right now....

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh snap, I wish I lived near one xD

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

No you can't....

They don't even have the 1070 marked that low.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the lighting! Great build, also. How is are the 4k monitors? I am thinking of getting one.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Highly recommended if you're coming from a 1080 monitor. One is 4k, one is 1440p. With Windows scaling it works fantastic except the occasional oversized windows dialogue box. Project cars on the 4k is pretty kick *** for example.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I am currently using 1280*1024. :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I do wish I could've gotten the tubing for the cpu supply to stay vertical but the "hot water forming" bend didn't hold like I wanted. That plus the rotary ek fitting and you get the 2'o'clock look I have. No biggie.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a very nice construction of the fans of another colors would be better for the theme :-)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, but I had them on hand. And they spec well.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great! 1+! damn!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

you should get the black fans the brown ones just kill the colers.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice, great name!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build mate!

I'm looking at buying the Asus Strix gtx1080 OC (O8G) like yours but have read a tonne of bad reviews about their fans and defecting. They're apparently very loud and either spin like crazy and at different speeds or not at all :/

Any news on how yours is going?

TIA :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is under a full cover water block... has been great since I built it.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The quality is ... alright. Neither cheap, nor bad, but I wouldn't call it good. The Gullwing side panel is well done, as are the feet and front panel cover. The rest of the chassis is mediocre. The last 6 builds that I've done (for myself and / or others) I've used fractals specifically for their dampening or quality... so I might be spoiled / biased. I had the setup in a Define S window for 1.5 weeks and looked pretty hard at rotating the gpu and was intending on doing it. While looking at pcie cabling I literally stumbled across the thermaltake case. It had the gpu and I thought the window was really neat. So I compromised: moved the media server box into the define s and made a $30 pedastal once the View arrived.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It is rather flexy. This one doesn't wobble as I basically reinforced its bottom with aluminum channel, and it's front with a 280 rad.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not. I wouldn't rule them out completely because they do have some nice designs, but I would absolutely check it out first hand prior to purchasing - or use an Amazon rental period.