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Black/White v2

by PatrickBarba3

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33 Comments

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Date Published

May 22, 2016

Date Built

May 22, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.216 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

53.0° C

Description

Summer renovations!

So, renovating this build to be watercooled and still house everything was a total pain. Had to mod the case a bit, Dremel some holes on the back to mount the res/pump. I poked a hole into a radiator, so I had to replace that. Also originally set the cards in the 2nd and 3rd x16 slots, making the second 980ti a glorified PhysX card until I redid the layout...

Decided to go with a second 980ti and wait for the next generation of graphics cards while gaming at 1080p or even 1440p as a future upgrade. Got the card at a great deal as well, and the waterblocks were great prices too! On top of the new card and the watercooling components, I also went with a good deal on 32gb of DDR$ 3200MHz ram.

This system will still be an all-in-one workstation/gaming rig/ 24-7 entertainment rig. Future upgrades would be an m.2 nVME storage unit when those lower in price and a G-sync 1440p monitor (these will probably happen when needed, very happy with performance right now and only half filled on my storage so far).

  • Edit 5/30/2016: I have sleeved the cables that are on the pump, and have put in cable combs to tidy up the cabling.
  • Edit 6/3/2016: Tidied up the loop with some 90 and 45-degree fittings, and sleeved the temperature gauge wire that reads the temperature of the coolant coming off the GPU blocks.

Comments Sorted by:

Snikpoh 3 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

Love the aesthetics. White build are awesome and yours is no exception. Well done. Very clean.

biggles5107 3 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Very nice custom loop. +1

Michelle.G 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

Anyone for a milkshake? Very nice build!

XxPCbuilder2016xX 2 points 35 months ago

Hey how is that mobo? Amazing build! Love custom loops

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Motherboard is great! I honestly got it cause it was the only one with on-board wifi in an ATX size at the time. Looks good, stable, and has plenty of features that I have been using.

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Love it, love it love it...nice pump/res mounting.

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks! I wanted it on the hard drive cage, but it ended up being too big of a res!

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Yeah, Phanteks advertise the mounting position but forget to say how long a GPU it can support...lol

PumpkinPc 1 point 35 months ago

The last two pictures don't have the custom water cooling loop :(

Custom water cooling makes all builds look boss.

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

old photos without watercooling, that's the setup at school where it will go haha!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Storm Trooper.

Thumbs up.

deaglecat 1 point 35 months ago

Sweet

Antcoumbe 1 point 35 months ago

Awesome bit of kit there. Random question... Is it just 1m of added LED's in there or did you have to use the 2m kit?

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

2m :)

Antcoumbe 2 points 35 months ago

Cheers

Artor101 1 point 35 months ago

The Seventh Picture is the best picture. I won't do a Custom loop cause I know I'd screw up and ruin everything. and Then it would be a pain to remove parts, but I like it. I think you' might wanna get a bit heavier PSU, cause I don't like how close the PSU wattage is to the used wattage. But +1

johngerges582 1 point 35 months ago

PCPP adds about 100w to the estimated amount.

Artor101 1 point 35 months ago

Really? Never knew that. I know it just says estimated, but just disregard that portion of the comment then, and Thanks!!

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

That right there is pretty sexy! I would maybe tighten up those pcie cables by pulling on them from the other side of the psu shroud.

NooboFortune 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Very clean Rig! Love the made in USA on the back lol. Congrats!

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

great build and great parts!! +1

looks like you used lots of different tools to get the build complete. Please don't tell me you used that Foodservice Film in some way O.o haha

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 35 months ago

No, but the Spongebob blanket came in real handy /s

AdvilOfficial 1 point 35 months ago

Pull the cables tighter so they look better. +1

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Will do! Getting cable combs tomorrow, it will all be straightened out!

AdvilOfficial 1 point 35 months ago

Awesome, add some pictures to the gallery. Phenomenal build.

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Added, the first 5! Also sleeved the pump cables.

X99Intel 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Where did you get those 980 ti's for that price?

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

/r/Hardwareswap on reddit. Everyone is cashin in before that 1080 card hits yo. $450 is the new used price as of now, may go lower based on the 1070.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

-Secksy build
-butt-ugly SLI bridge
pls fix
This build is amazing though. Nice price on the 980 Ti's +1
Also DDR$, kek

PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Hahaha, I have a black ribbon one installed. Not the brown/gold one. And I can't have much more, like a fancy bridge, or else there are clearance issues.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Okay, that will look alot better.

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Limesterlambo 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

It's the 5th photo :)

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PatrickBarba3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

try the 9th photo

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