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Gaming Rig Update

by Adam0818

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Date Published

May 28, 2018

Date Built

July 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.91GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

Description

I built originally this Machine back in July of 2016 with an i5 6500 and a GTX 960. It was the first computer I built and I was hooked. I really enjoy building and tuning computers more that using them. I went through several iterations, multiple cases, AIOs, Hybrid coolers, Video cards (1060, 1070, 1070 in SLI, 1080 in SLI, and finally 1080Tis in SLI), CPUs (5820k and finally the 6850k for the 40 lines). I started messing with custom loops using soft tubing, this is my first go at PETG tubing and the reason I used fittings for the bends is because I am planning to use Crystal tubing in the near future (I already ordered them from Mayhems, but it should take some time to get them). I wanted to get the PETG tubing first to later use them as templates for cutting the crystal tubing. This is a complete overkill computer for what I use it, Playing Videogames, I dont stream, or use any specialized software, but I like knowing that I can max out all the games with no issues. My next upgrade will be a mainstream Ryzen 7 or i7. I really like the Asus X99 Saberthooth and I think i became a fanboy after using it, it is a rock solid motherboard and the amount of fan headers is ridiculous (I think 10 in total). The Case is amazing, I love the tempered glass and the flexibility it provides for water cooling, I could actually fit another 140mm radiator on the exhaust and another 120mm at the bottom if I had a shorter power supply. I tried to keep the build as clean as possible, next time I upgrade I plan on routing the front IO cables under the motherboard to minimize the amount of visible cables. I hope you like this build as much as I do. Thanks for reading.

P.S. If you have any questions please let me know.

P. S.2. I'm looking for suggestions on what coolant color and or type I should use.

Comments Sorted by:

rogdog56 4 points 4 months ago

pls feature pcpartpicker :(

CooproxXo1 2 points 4 months ago

Big, water cooled, rgb, and sli? You’ve got the right idea amazing build dude +1

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!!!

Inndee 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

EK sticker is still on the pump.

Beautiful build. +1

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out I forgot about those.

MannyPCs 1 point 4 months ago

Nice setup. +1

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!!!!

Liam81 1 point 4 months ago

Wow !!!

I'm sold.

This is beautiful work from the water-cooling to the cable management, well done ! You do mention this is overkill for what you use it for ….. Your dual 1080ti's give you how many FPS ? Compared to one ?

As far as coolant color …….. doesn't that mess with the pump internals? Clear looks very nice

DerpyAlpuca 1 point 4 months ago

Some cheaper coolant may result in residue in pumps and blocks but higher quality coloured coolant from ek or other bigger companies will not likely produce gunk.

BetrayedPredator 1 point 4 months ago

As long as you get good coolant and clean the blocks completely and make sure there's zero residue / liquids on them it shouldn't produce gunk.

DerpyAlpuca 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah

Liam81 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks …….. I saw Jays2cents do a build and result of colored coolant was a residue on his pump.

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I've tried colored coolants in the past when I was using soft tubing, and the main issue I had was the tubing getting stained. As other user pointed out, as long as the coolant its good quality, it should not leave any residue in the blocks/pump.

Liam81 1 point 4 months ago

Good to know ……. What color did you decide ?

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Don't know yet. I'll definitely go with Vue once I get the crystal tubing, but on the meantime I'll go with something transparent from primochill. I just don't know what color yet.

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I'll get you the FPS comparison tonight.

cheeseandram 1 point 4 months ago

I am looking for suggestions on what coolant colour and or type I should use

Primochill Vue, maybe in a fairly neutral colour?

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I've tried primochill VUE in the past and it leaves residue in the blocks and pumps. Although I have to admit that the loop was not in a pristine condition from the get go, plus I was running the computer 24/7 and that coolant should not be run for more than 8 hours straight. I am planning to use the white VUE when I get the crystal tubing.

DerpyAlpuca 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, if you were to use Primochill VUE make sure to clean the components completely and don’t blend with other stuff.

DerpyAlpuca 1 point 4 months ago

This is an insane build! Cable managing is perfect despite the fact that you don’t have an PSU shroud. For coolant you could go with either ek, primochill, or mayhem. I personally love the primochill ICE or True Transparent. They look pretty transparent and since you have a rgb strip behind your desk set to ice blue go for the electric blue. See if you can also add some UV strips inside you pc to really light up the fluids. https://www.primochill.com/collections/true-transparent Here’s the link if you want to check it out. Great build!

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

What is the Difference between ICE and True Transparent? Also, Every time I used colored coolant with soft tubing, it would get completely stained after a few weeks, do you think the PETG tubing I am using right now should not stain?

Thanks

DerpyAlpuca 1 point 4 months ago

Which company soft tubing and coolant did you use? Big companies like Primochill should not stain your tubing and plus, PETG tubing will resist staining a lot better. The main diffference between ICE and True Transparent is that True Transparent is more transparent and ICE is less conductive. There is also VUE and True Opaque and Vue produces a cloud look but personally that is a waste of money because it only displays in the reservoir and pretty much disappears in the tubing.

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I've always used primochill tubing and either EK fluid or xspc fluid, but I have to admit that I have not done my best when it comes to flush/clean the loop.

Roljia 1 point 4 months ago

The PC looks better with all the case panels removed.

wurpy 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome build and setup!

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!!!!

Tomwest2002 1 point 4 months ago

What was the average fps some games and what games? I’m hoping to get 1080ti sli soon but would that be overkill for most games

joshwhite 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Nice setup. I'm looking to use this case and checked out completed builds with it. Good job! +1

SilverSpace17 1 point 2 months ago

I have no words...

deciever326 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

lovely build and like the colours as they are

Duthsa 1 point 15 days ago

Nothing useful here, just fanboi stuff...I just had to say this thing is metal AF! This would fit in the Heavy Metal comics or in a raid boss lair, or as a Steampunk like artifact, love this build!

calebzhou138 0 points 4 months ago

All I can say is FEATURE.

Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!!!!!

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Adam0818 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for your input. Enjoy!!!!!!