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Annoncer Build

by semitia

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280 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 10, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.3GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

I really needed a new PC as my iMac crashed. I've been an avid Apple user for almost 20 years now, but lately i have not been impressed with my friends in Cupertino. I switched my MacBook Pro for an Alienware 17" a couple of months ago and to be honest, couldn't be happier. Yes, Windows has it quirks, but no longer am I trapped within the Apple-ecosystem.

So I decided to build a new Windows system and switch (back). Then I discovered pcpartpicker.com and found the most awesomely modded PC's on this site. I needed one of those! I built a PC before with the NZXT Kraken for my son and wanted to step up my game!

I chose the color scheme first and then went hunting for materials. I needed quite a beefy PC as I use it for work as well, so it should be able to deal with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, MsSQL, Reporting services, Visual Studio and more. (oh yeah, and a couple of games).

The case was easy, I really wanted a Parvum system as I love those cases. I sent them the logo for a Kitchensystem which I created (www.annonceronline.com) which they carved right into the case.

I wanted an i7 over an i5 and decided on the 5820K because I could get a good deal on it. With it I matched the Kingston DDR4 ram. I chose one large SSD over a smaller one and an extra HDD mainly because I couldn't figure out where to fit the HDD (In hindsight a good choice). A good video card was a requirement and the GTX 980 Ti came out just weeks before. I decided on the EVGA reference model as it was one of the few models that I could find an EKWB waterblock for.

As for watercooling, I ordered most of it through EKWB. The CPU and GPU waterblocks, fittings, tubes and the GPU Backplate are EKWB suited for the respective hardware. The pump is a Laing DDC-1Plus MCP355 outfitted with a Bitspower DDC top upgrade and a Bitspower reservoir. The radiators are from Darkside, 1 3 x 120 and 1 2 x 120. Mounted on those some Thermaltake's Riing's.

The waterloop currently goes Pump > GPU > CPU > Rad > Rad> Res >Pump. I wanted to put a Rad between CPU and GPU, but couldn't figure out a routing without putting tubes everywhere. The tubes I bent using the primochill bending tool, which I'm not sure if I would recommend. I ordered 8 meter tubing figuring I would definitely have enough to learn this artform and make sure I would end up with some nice tubes. I had to order extra tubes.

Modding wise I painted the motherboard with Tamiya model paint, and the RAM as well. The cabling was finished off with black shrink tubes and wire covers. I painted the GPU backplate as well with the Tamiya spraycan.

Filled the loop, tested for 24 hours, no leaks. Added colouring and installed windows.

Couldn't be happier, it runs great and silent. Hope you guys like it.

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rhali8 2 Builds 198 points 24 months ago

O_O

Damn... You got a lean, green mean machine! Also, congrats on slamming the door in apple's face!

+1

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 17 points 24 months ago

This comment should have way more points

slamming the door in apple's face!

rhali8 2 Builds 6 points 24 months ago

:)

WirelessCables 1 Build 14 points 12 months ago

I used to like Apple Products... Then Tim Cook was appointed CEO.

Then the new MacBook happened. And then the new MacBook "Pro" happened.

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Persicuta 1 Build 28 points 24 months ago

Well, Mate, I think you're an awesome dad :D never too old to be custom building computers thats for sure. I really think you nailed it, here. You have perhaps gave me the perseverance to attempt my own custom water loop. Ive built many systems in my time but never had the balls to attempt such beauty. What makes your build stand out is, it's not a mainstream h100i build with a 4790k. No. It has identity. It looks like you carved a beautiful piece of creation that enlightens your passion. I can just imagine every morning you wake up from bed and stare at that PC thinking i did a bloody good job, and you did mate. I always tell others that for me and i presume for many others that, building a PC isn't just placing parts together. It's like building a dream house or building a relationship. You make sure that it stands out, you make sure that theres an identity not inconsistency. You make sure you're unique and this is what you have done. There's always a better build out there I'm afraid but you have set the bench mark right here with beauty, sophistication and great order. You made everything in that build stand out and for that, i wish i can give you a + 100000000 because you deserve it. Once again, congratulations to a great father and great builder. You have made us all witness what true custom PC **** really looks and feels like.

A big and almighty +1 for you, Friend!!!!

semitia submitter 1 Build 11 points 24 months ago

Thanks mate, really good to see my time and effort is received like this. The biggest compliment someone can make is to say that it inspires them to try it as well!

DogeMcDoge 8 points 18 months ago

You have truly ascended into the Ranks of PCMR

+1

kptOlszewski 1 point 16 months ago

Hey dude, for the past few months I've been researching and learning how to build a PC and I'll have the opportunity to do so in a few months (my first build). I was originally gonna go with an AIO because I'm lazy / mostly not confident with my abilities to make a safe custom loop. But I've seen the benefits and aesthetics of custom loops and I really want to try it. Have any tips for me?

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Yep, make sure you order more than enough tubing if you've never bent tubes before! I had to re-order as a lot of my tubes didn't end up the way I wanted. Also, make sure you have a drain in your system.

kptOlszewski 1 point 16 months ago

A drain?

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Yep, a drain, so you can easily drain out your cooling liquid. You can see in my pictures that I didn't build one in. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal and was already building so I skipped it. In hindsight, I should have built one in so I would advise you to do so.

kptOlszewski 1 point 16 months ago

Also, in what order do I organize the parts, what's best for cooling? The case I'm going to build in is probably the Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass which has room for 280mm rads in the front and top and a 140mm rad in the back.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

To be honest, I'm really no expert. It probably depends on what you can do within reason. I had planned the following: Reservoir\Pump > GPU > Rad > CPU > Rad >Reservoir\pump.

However, when I received my case I couldn't mount my 360 rad the way I wanted to. So in the end, my loop goes : Res > GPU > CPU > Rad > Rad.

Is this ideal? I don't think so. Does it work well enough for me, yes it does. Maybe If I really want to push my CPU to the edge a different loop would have been better, but this is just fine for me.

kptOlszewski 1 point 16 months ago

Also, in what order do I organize the parts, what's best for cooling? The case I'm going to build in is probably the Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass which has room for 280mm rads in the front and top and a 140mm rad in the back.

Aeristirasemily 1 point 12 months ago

Very nice water cooling

Xyxer 1 point 5 months ago

You're awesome

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 14 points 24 months ago

Looks great! I hope it get's featured!

philphaser 12 Builds 5 points 24 months ago

I this is not going to be featured, i'll put a curse on pcp! A horrible, horrible curse!

Speevesx101 2 points 24 months ago

what?....

philphaser 12 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

"If" and "pcpp". ; ) But i'm gonna do it…!

ctkeat 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

It's featured right now. :P

philphaser 12 Builds 6 points 24 months ago

Guess they got scared! : P

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ion4545 4 points 24 months ago

you're

Ninjapig40 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Ohhhhhhhh!!! Get rekt m9!

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SniperXreborN 1 point 24 months ago

will this make THE LIST though?

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piemancoder 1 point 24 months ago

****

I did not actually curse, I just put 4 *

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piemancoder 1 point 24 months ago

Me too, I don't think I've ever turned off the filter.

philphaser 12 Builds 0 points 24 months ago

Hahaha...roflolz! =D

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semitia submitter 1 Build 0 points 24 months ago

Ha ha, been on this site for more than a year now, never new there was a 'list'.....

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semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I sure hope so as well.... ;-)

SpikzeMC 1 point 24 months ago

Wish granted my friends! I'm a genie. XD

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Cool! Congrats! :)

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Atron 1 Build 5 points 24 months ago

And this ladies and gentlemen is what you can have if you dont buy a Mac, great build I like the pics of the stages of painting you went through as well

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Atron 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I work in a college where I see PCs and macs everyday, we have a PC team and a Mac team. Do I need to explain what happens and what side I am on....

e.14159265 1 point 24 months ago

definitely the mac team

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sapphiretech368 2 Builds 4 points 24 months ago

How does this not have more upvotes this is hot

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Maybe because this build isn't even half a day old?

sapphiretech368 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Oops lol

abracadavr 2 Builds 4 points 24 months ago

This is the stuff dreams are made out of...

HelloImAMac 3 points 24 months ago

How did you get so good with building PCs when you're a mac user for 20 years????

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 24 months ago

Tru dat

ArchiMarK 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I decided to go the easy route by using hardline tubing with bends.

How is this easy exactly? :p

Love the part choice and looks of this. Great job!

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Ha ha, you're right. I meant to put the word 'easy' within quotes. I new it was going to be hard, but I really loved the look of hardline tubing. It was still harder than I thought though.

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Very nice build! Do you think you would have room to add another GPU in SLI under water in that chassis?

EDIT: You already answered:

I think it should be possible, but there really isn't that much room. I would have to puzzle with the tubing. Would be awesome though, if my wallet could support it....

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Really Love the build +1. since I know people are going to be curious about the loop (including me!) you should add which rads and fittings you used. as well as the direction of your loop so say Pump>GPU>CPU>RAD>RAD. Cant really tell which directions your loop is going in since I have no previous experience in liquid cooled past AIO's. Also maybe where you got your cables from :P. Another thing is I cant tell if you are using Vardar Fans or not, could you tell me which ones? That being said, really fantastic example of liquid cooling! Also, might I recommend some LED's for your case? I find it can really make it pop!

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Good point. The fans are from Thermaltake and have LED's in them. You probably can't see it well from the close up shot, but in the shot with the monitor you can see it. I'll add the rest of the info in the description a bit later.

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

Great update on your description :)

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

ah I know those fans lol. Could not recognize them becuase I have never seen any turned off XD.

TeyKey1 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Nice Build! One Question: How did you prepare the surfaces of the Ram and the mobo-heatsinks before painting? Hope you have fun with this beauty!

semitia submitter 1 Build 6 points 24 months ago

I didn't really. I used painter tape to cover everything I didn't want paint on, then used good quality Tamiya model paint in a spraycan to paint it. I sprayed lightly and let it dry, covering it in about 6 to 8 layers. The RAM really was an experiment which turned out better than expected. Was I happy when the PC booted the first time and the Mobo and RAM seemed to work...

TeyKey1 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the reply. So I've got to try that by myself :D

elvenson 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

most people might have messed that ram up... looks like you did it well though. I like that you left the X paint free also.

johngerges582 2 points 24 months ago

I decided on the EVGA reference model as it was one of the few models that I could find an EKWB waterblock for.

EVGA has a "Hydro Copper Gaming" 980ti that is basically a 980ti with a waterblock preinstalled.

https://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-4999-KR

What specific CPU waterblock are you using?

Good job with modding BTW!

Persicuta 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Didn't know that. Pretty good to know.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

That's awesome! I will remember that card for my next build. I'm using the EKWB supremacy block.

powellbm86 8 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

That is gorgeous. I wish I could hit the "UP" button a whole lot more.

floridaboz 4 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

O wow, i think i am just going to leave a lame comment, upvote this build and go to the next

Freaken outstanding job on this.

Well a few other things, First that monitor, that is just impressive. The custom painting is great to

sponix 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

I now name this system "The Hulk" !!

HULK SMASH !!

Love the Custom Paint on the Ram Modules..

Thanks for Sharing !!

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Looks great man!

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

He has the approval of the mighty AION-MC!!!!

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Its a glorious build! worthy of a +1

Cuppie_Cakes 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

+1 for Titanfall!

The build is pretty ok too. :D

j/k, great job.

ChortleMeister 2 points 6 months ago

No wonder you have 2 radiators, this pc is HOT

funnytao 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Wow! I love the case! I would have tried liquid cooling if I had more space...

KaMZeeModZz 1 point 24 months ago

where do you get your watercooling parts sorry for being a noob im learning custom water cool

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

No problem! I'm really enthusiastic about this, so ask me anything. I ordered everything from EKWB and Highflow.nl.

Tonyvuknome 1 point 24 months ago

does spray paining parts void warranty?

semitia submitter 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

I would think so. However, I was surprised to find out that EVGA still accepted the video card under warranty, even though I removed the stock cooler and bolted on the waterblock. (The card crashed on day two so I they sent me a new one).

Iceman320 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

EVGA is the bomdiggity for warranties

bobdude_01 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

FEATURE

bobdude_01 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I predicted it!

pickanddrop 1 point 24 months ago

Just wow, man. I REALLY LOVE black and green themed PC. (droll) To the featured build where you belong!

PCSELECTOR 1 point 24 months ago

Why does this one not get featured yet?

tommy.tntxc 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

dont worry, it did

professorprofessor 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

-sniffles- this is beautiful.... That black and green is stunning!

JoshKuslock 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

That looks so awesome in that case! Beautiful build +1

ATSigh 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome! Which kind of paint did you use? Does it affect the mobo temps?

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Tamiya. I just went to the model-shop and bought two spraycans of candy green ;-). Can't really tell whether or not it impacts the temp as I never ran this mobo without.

Glistening 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Nice Mods :o

Especially the RAM!

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Gobsmacked!! Featured build coming up!! How many tims did you wipe that window with window cleaner and paper towel?

mhiziab 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

****. Absolutely beautiful.

Marianogamboa 1 point 24 months ago

You got to send your setup and PC to Tech Source to get featured in both setup wars and PC wars, you are sure going to make it to an episode. Awesome job!

that1guy... 1 point 24 months ago

Very nice setup! Good work

cbc00 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

It's amazing! I enjoy just looking at it, can't imagine playing on it

Eltech 16 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Such a beautiful green apple. Yummy... An amazing piece of art, no words can describe its magnificence.

aricwright 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Usually i dont leave comments but this is a very nice build and should be featured just for the cost of it!

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Love the Colour Scheme. What I am noticing is that, the top 120mm fans are in push correct? (Pushing air through the rad as exhaust out of the top of the case).

The Front 120mm Fans attached to the 240mm Rad are in pull. Only pulling hot air from the Radiator into the case.

Where is the fresh air? The Rear 80mm x 2 slots are not being used.

TCO

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Good point, you saw correctly. Too be honest, this kinda made sense to me. Would you advise a different configuration?

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

If I were to do anything, I would Buy a couple filters for the rear fan mounts and purchase two 80mm fans as intake.

TCO

fenucci 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

+1!

I personally don´t like green but you done a good job!

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Really like the computer, and the website you linked is pretty slick too :)

190n 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Congrats on featured! Beautiful build, great components too.

PCIntake 1 point 24 months ago

This build is savage

piemancoder 1 point 24 months ago

I would post a longer post, but I'm too busy looking at the awesome computer you have.

190n 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

haha

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

YES DESTROY APPLE. PC MASTER RACE

Frostdude2025 1 point 24 months ago

DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN(INSERT DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNN GIF) this is one amazing build and i love the arts or craftsmanship or however you call it when it came to the painting and such

soundreaper 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Is the Parvum case totally custom made or is it that 3-fan for the top addon thing?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

The case is the standard S2 case from parvum, but with the extended option to fit 3 x 120 radiator and our Annoncer logo cut out.

kaan 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Wasn't Windows traumatic after 20 years of Mac's?

I recently built a Windows machine just for gaming while my OSX system stays in place, developed a panic attack in the process

Putting your work on a Windows machine is like living with a bomb, it could fail at any moment and take everything with it (Tho I guess their backup solution should be working by now, but can't beat the Time Machine + agile restore's)

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Not at all. Don't get me wrong, my wife still uses a Macbook and I love my AppleTV, but OS X Mavericks was buggy as hell for me. I sync my files with box.com so I know everything is safe (and synced to my laptop so i always have a copy). But windows has improved and I'm really liking win 10.

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Hell yeah! Apple is the new Microsoft

Ninjapig40 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I think you mean Microsoft is the new apple so I agree with you! :)

Scorpiiious 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

GREEN MACHINE <3

Bahamut5098 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

THE HULK!!!

stnz 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Amazing build ! Congrats on the feat :) What are the speakers you are using ? What's the square thing a bit up your mousepad ?

PS : Annoncer's website looks amazing

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

The speakers are Scandyna Micropods. teh square thingis the charger for the mouse, a razer mamba

stnz 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thought it was the charger yeah, thank you for your answer regarding the speakers, another question though, are you satisfied with them ? I'm in the market for some.

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

They look nice and clean and the quality is good. They definitely need a subwoofer or something though, bass is lacking. I use the Minipods for my homecinema and they are a lot better in the mid's and low's.

stnz 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you for this detailed answer :)

stnz 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Amazing build ! Congrats on the feat :) What are the speakers you are using ? What's the square thing a bit up your mousepad ?

PS : Annoncer's website looks amazing

XxD34THxX 1 point 24 months ago

Very nice to see a green build after so long +1

HarryBatham 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

This is awesome, really blown away by the quality of this build! :o

Zac95660 1 point 24 months ago

Mint pc ;)

Whiteshadow001 1 point 24 months ago

This thing is beautiful. Any chance you'll do custom work in the future?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I hope to do one more for my son, and maybe build one for at the office. I really enjoyed this, so if i can het it funded somehow i would love to build more

RejectedNinja 1 point 24 months ago

Beautiful. Love the color scheme and the layout! Awesome build!

Juicifer13 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Dat RAM tho...

skroid101 1 point 24 months ago

What're your thoughts on that monitor? Im thinking of getting the same and can't find any reviews!

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I love it. Wouldn't know about the LG, but the size and resolution and awesome. It works so much nicer than 2 monitors. The curve is not really noticeable. There is some bleeding at the top, but I'm not bothered with it. Maybe some more USB ports, but I'm really nitpicking then.

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Bahamut5098 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I never really got into the curved style. Makes no difference in my eyes.

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skroid101 1 point 24 months ago

I had a look at the 34UC97 but the stand seems much worse and it looks a bit tackier imo, colour performance is apparently quite similar :)

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masondillan 1 point 24 months ago

this thing looks amazing...

Bahamut5098 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Great job, looks awesome. I am terrified to try liquid cooling, so kudos to you!

unicornh 1 point 24 months ago

i wonder how much hard work needed to do THIS! come on man he painted even RAM sticks.. Salute mate..

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

lol, actually, painting the RAM was the easiest part. Those tubes drove me crazy now and then though....

95TurboSol 1 point 24 months ago

Sweet build! I love that monitor too, does it work well with windows? Are the icons too small? I heard that was an issue with huge wide screen monitors.

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

It does, it works great toegther with the split screen app feature in windows.

cadraven21 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

HOLY ****! GREEN! I LOVE GREEN! And now I know, you can actually repaint parts of motherboard and ram! Thank you very much. I've always scared to do it and people said you shouldn't but. Alright I will follow your step sir :) !Amazing build

IMojoe134 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Radical.

fn230 7 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

It's beautiful. :O

Globrent 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Great looking build! I have tons of tamiya model paint laying around for RC, didn't even consider using it for PC parts until seeing this post.

vishvak247 1 point 24 months ago

But can it run crisis? Just kidding, amazing build by the way. The amount of time you put into this build is astonishing. What really was an eye catcher for me thought was the ram. How did you paint it so perfectly?

helix122 1 point 24 months ago
  • It's the bad and mean, GREEN MACHINE
  • Fearsome PC from the P-C-PP
  • Don't try 'n' stop this PC in GREEN
  • Because it'll HIT YA...HIT YA...HIT YA
  • And you'll see GREEN
Arkstar0 1 point 24 months ago

Considering i painted my 230t case neon green, seeing this was astounding. Everything is clean, compact, and awesome looking. Stuff like this really makes me appreciate the PC enthusiast community we have today. Great work semitia! :)

Le_Snake 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

This is a pretty amazing build, good job on your first loop turning out this great.

One recommendation in terms of the loop order, if you can flip your upper radiator around by modifying the upper chassis holes, you can then add tubing for it to go Pump > GPU > Rad > CPU > Rad > Res, and maintain clean, simple tubing without a big congested mess. Worth a shot.

AnAFKUser 1 point 24 months ago

Was tube bending hard, I want to build a custom loop like you did but I'm worried that hardline tubing will be way too hard for me.

joelhowell 1 point 24 months ago

It's actually easy to get the basic shape but hard to get it close to perfection. The process of bending is easy but there's no easy way to actually "measure" and exactly angle how your tube will look. It's more of a guess and check thing.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Oh yes... make sure you order enough tube. I wasted meters before I had pieces I was happy with.

joelhowell 1 point 24 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! +1

AceBalthazar 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I LOVE IT! super slick and awesome. how's the monitor treating you? i have always loved dell monitors, i feel that they superseded on quality.

i didn't know a titan block would work on a 780Ti, that's pretty clever

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

The monitor is awesome. I love it!

AceBalthazar 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

sweet! i have a U2415 and i really like it myself

Deterium 1 point 24 months ago

Damn... Is she married? Cause if not, I'm single. Just sayin'!

Very lovely wonderful build my friend!

JackHamilton 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome job! Love how you did the RAM. It looks great. Overall great part choices for what you wanted to do.

One question: What fittings did you use for your loop? Eventually want to build my own loop and been trying to figure out this whole fitting thing.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I used the HD-push in fittings from EKWB. When I first received them it felt kinda weird as there are only two o-rings that prevent leakage, but they work perfectly.

JackHamilton 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks. Will have to look into it.

huntman55 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

What did you do for a drain port? Also, would you keep the Dell, or trade it for the new Acer Predator?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I don't really have a drainport. Major mistake on my side. This is my first watercooling build and I realised it once I was building but figured it wouldn't be a big deal. I regret this now, having had to drain it when my GPU broke. It's still manageable, but a drainport would have made my life a lot easier....

And for now I'll keep the dell.

Battlefield 1 point 24 months ago

Can you link or suggest some sources to learn about liquid cooling? Great build!!

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I don't normally comment on the pimped-up to the hilt PCs, but this is exceptional - and also beautiful. You've put in a hell of a lot of effort and created something wondrous. Seriously, well done.

thardlol 1 point 24 months ago

Man, this is a thing of beauty. Everything is top notch. Aesthetically, one of my favorite builds here on PCPP. The ONLY small detail I noticed was that on Gigabyte mobo decal, it seems to need another coat of the wonderful green to give full coverage. But at a normal viewing distance (which isn't 6" away, lol) I'm sure it's not noticeable, also it could totally only be looking like that over the computer screen and not in person.

tldr; A++, would view again.

Petrolspc 1 point 24 months ago

Wow. I would love to see what overclocks you could get with that loop, and then the temperatures! I really love this build. +1 million

Protokai 1 point 24 months ago

i wish i had the nerve to do all the stuff you did this is so much like the build i want to do but with awesome liquid cooling that i dont even know where to begin

thedavethegamer 1 point 24 months ago

Love the build!

Renny_YT 1 point 24 months ago

I absolutely love this.

sillygamemod 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

What kind of temps do you get with a system like that ?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Haven't overclockerd yet, but it's running around 26 C with normal use.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Ok, did some overclocking today, results are:

4.3 GHz normal use is 28 - 30 degrees C, running LinX pushing the CPU it reaches 60 - 65 degrees C

meg11 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

How are you finding the dyes in your loop, any issues?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

just fine, no problem.

Araraura 1 point 24 months ago

wow, that this is just amazing, i will have to remember that. also, what is the mouse and keyboard that you are using for this build?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Razer Mamba wireless mouse and a Razer Blackwidow mechanical keyboard

Araraura 1 point 24 months ago

alright, what is the third razer thing over there?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Not sure what you're referring to. It's either the razed mousepad or the mamba charging station.

Araraura 1 point 24 months ago

Probably the charging station

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 24 months ago

Dat Android mobile master race tho...

Very nice, is that case a 250D?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

No, it's a Parvum s2

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 24 months ago

Okay, thanks! : )

qsball1999 1 point 24 months ago

Cables link?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago
Patrick_Obie 1 point 24 months ago

I love the shade of green, nice job painting that

RyRy 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

This is too good! +1 for parvum!

Seals 1 point 24 months ago

Bad A** dude love the color scheme

MattOfDoom 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome build and love the color scheme!

e.14159265 1 point 24 months ago

doesn't the water coloring gunk up the tubing and stuff that the water runs through

JJOATz 1 point 24 months ago

@Semitia You did an amazing job! If you have not made a tutorial on how to do custom painting, you should consider it. I've seen a lot of content which is poor quality or completely improper. The system is beautiful.

TqV 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

That is incredibly pretty.

NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Super nice build!

Araraura 1 point 24 months ago

.... 2 fans in, 3 fans out Have fun cleaning the pressured build, the build itself looks good and the part list is pretty good as well

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

sick

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 24 months ago

980 Ti with a Titan X backplate... You seem to be a bit of a troll... Can we be best friends?

pirouetteandco 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome built !! Great paint work on the components !! The only thing missing is the price and the parts of the cooling system. If you make another build make sure to post it because this one is really really great.

Quickie 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Love the build, I have a black h440 with two 980tis in it that I just water cooled and was wanting Green Water to go with it. What dye did you use?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

EKWB's Pastel Green

sherpaboy 1 point 23 months ago

On picture 16/21, the waterblock for your gpu says "titan x" on it. Did you get a titan x for your pc, and made a mistake on the part list, or is the waterbock for a titan x, but your using it for a 980ti

Hrabosky 1 point 23 months ago

This is honestly amazing.

unpoppable 1 point 23 months ago

your temps would be better if you went cpu to rad than gpu

josephmounir 1 point 23 months ago

Amazing! You have really inspired me to do something like this looking into parvum cases.

josephmounir 1 point 23 months ago

I saw that Parvum Cases ship flat pack how was assembling the case.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Quite easy actually.

josephmounir 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks

dwayne547 1 point 23 months ago

so awesome! How did you paint it :O

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 23 months ago

I'd love to do something similar to this, but with an R9 390 and different storage (750 400GB PCIe and 2TB SSHD from Seagate)

Also, how long and how much money did you spend with all the watercooling parts?

Mango0129 1 point 22 months ago

Would you recommend the mobo because its cheap and I need a small form factor build but I don't like asrock's itx board

ItsWaterings 1 point 22 months ago

heavy breathing

ObelixThe 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Asum build m8

ÐËÄÐPÖÖL 1 point 22 months ago

Um...yeah can you just make a donation to my need a pimped bad a-- pc and FedEx this rig to me.... EPIC build man and the custom work is awesome!

that1guy... 1 point 22 months ago

intense clapping

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 22 months ago

Looks amazing! Question: How is your Parvum case so long? All of the other builds I have seen seem so much shorter length wise. I thought they only fit a 240mm radiator on top... Thanks!

semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

I ordered an extended version from their website. It's one of the customization options they offer, specifically so you can fit a 360 rad

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks! :D

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Wow beautiful build. +1

gilon 1 point 22 months ago

apple being AWESOME is a thing of PAST so nice job leaving them on a street corner and making on of the best looking and performing machines

BaronButtercup 1 point 21 months ago

Love this build! Beautifully made, and great attention to detail. The custom logo was a nice touch :)

PoppaB34R 1 point 21 months ago

Fancy!

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

my friends in Cupertino

Let Mountain View take the credit for something. Or better yet, Los Altos.

Jaybone909 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Amazing! Desk setup is very clean as well! I want to use the same color scheme for my next build and go with acrylic tubing. Congrats and good luck with it!

TexasBuilder 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

one of the most beautiful things i've seen in my life. good job sir

ItsWaterings 1 point 21 months ago

Noice

chipmunk007000 1 point 21 months ago

Absolutely beautiful build, but one question. Why not a straight run with a single 90 bend from cpu>top rad?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Purely esthetical, I tried both and liked this one better personally.

darklay 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thread vamping a little here but just ran across this build and couldn't leave before up-voting and dropping a comment. Beautiful build. Freaking unbelievably beautiful build. One day, I am going to take the time and effort to do something similar but it will never have this level of design, I'm not much on an artist type :) Main question I have is how did you get such clean cabling despite so many rads, fans, and the pump? Is there a controller tucked behind the mobo? Forgive me if this is a total noob question, I have never done anything remotely like customer liquid cooling.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks man! Actually, I just spent a lot of time wrapping all my cables in black material and routing them directly behind my mobo so you can hardly see them. No controller. If you look well at the pictures you can see most cables at the bottom of the mobo going behind it.

chatsidd 1 point 21 months ago

Loving the build just wondering how long in mm is the case inside b/c I'm planning on making a build in a parvum with a custom loop so I need to know what length would be great! Big +1

sammyflinders 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

This looks like an ingenious Riddler puzzle box lying around the streets of Gotham for Batman to discover. :-)

Arkham reference aside, awesome build mate! Really beautiful work.

TheHerobrine36 1 point 20 months ago

I don't need it... I don't need it..... I don't need it......I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jg16jg 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It's such a beautifully simple mod! A little spray paint changes the whole look.

orangeninja27 1 point 19 months ago

+1

Personally, I don't really care about my PC looking fancy, as long as it runs what I want it to, I don't care what it looks like, but still, nice job.

OCFEIND 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Love the color scheme great work. Just curious does the heat ever cause the paint to heat up and make it smell?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

nope

marseryy 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

From the pictures the top and front radiator is acting as a in-take(going into the case) and there's no exhaust? +1 for the awesome machine!

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. The top radiator is pushing out, the front is pulling in.

marseryy 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I had to ask since i saw this which makes the top as intake

Xevion 1 point 19 months ago

If a genie popped out of my magic teapot and gave me 3 wishes it'd be to have this one computer. And for to have somehow 40x more powerful EVERYTHING. And for it to have 0.1% power consumption.

Doubled073 1 point 19 months ago

I was wondering where you got the version with the ability to have a 360 rad on top. If i could have a link it would really help thanks

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

It was a customization option on their website. I don't see it there anymore. However, I'm sure if you email them they can tell you the extra cost. They are really great about that.

Doubled073 1 point 19 months ago

Awesome thank you

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 19 months ago

One of the dankest rigs I've seen. Great work!

karnak12 1 point 17 months ago

Love it. I'm gonna steal it (the design that is).

Dombartree 1 point 16 months ago

You know what PCPP should really include custom liquid cooling We need more builds like this Well done

Zboynatedog 1 point 16 months ago

New reference for building a custom loop

OwSo101 1 point 16 months ago

Gotta Admit... Its bloody brilliant!!! I need a new PC at the moment and I think you just gave it to me. Pretty great dad to be building PC's but that thing is amazing! I think I might take your general idea and beef it up a bit so then it is lets just say slightly more powerful :D.

No Seriously Grate build!!!

It deserves the spotlight!

nubybuilder 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Great build! I recently purchased this monitor and have it with my 970 and I get above the 60 fps mark with my games switched from ultra to high. I was wondering what fps you are getting with that current config and what types of games!?

Thanks and once again your build looks mint!

wasupduck 1 point 15 months ago

This is why we build computers. Who needs Dell anyway?

DonOmar 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I guess this is my alltime favourite ! Green Beast Machine. Congrats Bro!

GabrielCabria 1 point 12 months ago

Really nice PC looks! Amazing green theme and nice parts but I think you could get better RAM for that price like the Corsair Dominator Platinum for example. Still a great build though!

GabrielCabria 1 point 12 months ago

There are so many comments on this build!

sammseagro 1 point 11 months ago

nice stuff man thanks for the advice, especially the water tubing! Will be sure to order extra when i start my own.

mraid123 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Do you like the color green Semitia?

And if you don't it's still a nice rig mate.

Chowderblue 1 point 10 months ago

how much did the watercooling cost?

Blue51 1 point 9 months ago

How's the 5820k after so long?

ChuckM.Y 1 point 9 months ago

Oh my god... This is.. Amazing, holy ****

datboionwheels 1 point 8 months ago

What is your pc being held up on?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

An original and one of a kind Ikea Drawer block.. ;-)

jack.38 1 point 8 months ago

Hey what company did you use for the water cooling parts?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

various, all ordered from Highflow

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

BEAUTIFUL liguid cooling!

Pixal 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

+1 m8

I want that pc case

DIYTryHard 1 point 7 months ago

I'm a bit late to the party, but on picture three what is that on the left side of your desk

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I think you mean the cradle for the wireless mouse?

DIYTryHard 1 point 7 months ago

O haha, what mouse is that?

Turtleyfirst 1 point 5 months ago

Sooooooooo greeeeeeeeeen

(Not making fun of ur build, I love green stuff)

AcE_PC_Builds 1 point 4 months ago

0_0 That's one beautiful machine I've ever seen. Awesome job, SUPER clean! I love it.

90smh 1 point 1 month ago

awesome build

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

nice good job mate

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semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I bought the cables from PrimoChill. They are Kobra cables and I would recommend using the on-line cable builder. Thanks for the tip about the website, I'll tell out marketing department!

Persicuta 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

CableMod sell them. Here in Australia we have a few re sellers such as Pccasegear and Mwave (others i presume).

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semitia submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Not really sure, it gives power well, so I guess a 5?

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I think it should be possible, but there really isn't that much room. I would have to puzzle with the tubing. Would be awesome though, if my wallet could support it....

mtrapuzz 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

It is. You would need to buy some right angle fittings. I tried to do the same thing you did the first time I did a hard line and only use straight fittings coming out of hardware. Using right angle fittings cleans up the tubing and makes it easier as far as having less complicated bends.

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piemancoder 1 point 24 months ago

He actually added an extension, from how it looks in the pictures. The original is actually quite tiny.

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Indeed, Parvum has an extended case option which I added

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

From what the pics say, it's a titan X?

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Boy, I wish. Not sure if they have it by now, but when I ordered the Waterblock from EKWB for the 980 Ti was actually the Titan X block.

Renny_YT 1 point 24 months ago

EK didn't make any 980Ti blocks since the Titan blocks already fit the card. All the screws are in the same place.

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Not yet. Was planning to, but couldn't find the time yet. I know it generally runs about 32 C on the CPU and 28 C on the GPU. But that's just with everyday usage.

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the support!

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piemancoder 1 point 24 months ago

I vote that this should be added to the list.

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sponix 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

One of my Boys really likes Green. Can't wait to show him this Build....

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Yes, a Tamiya spray can. I was nervous as well, especially with the mobo, but it worked out fine

semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Yes, a Tamiya spray can. I was nervous as well, especially with the mobo, but it worked out fine.

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

The superwide monitor gives me exactly the amount of screenspace which is perfect for Photoshop and After effects.

As for painting, it was way easier than I thought. I didn't wear a mask, just did it in a well ventilated area and painted in thin layers, letting each layer dry well before putting over the next one.

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I love the monitor. There is some bleeding, but I'm not really bothered with it. The resolution and size just make it awesome. I have a 30" cinema display at work that I would happily trade in for this Dell monitor.

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semitia submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Hard to say, I've always had Apple Cinema displays and those are really great, so never experienced 'bad' bleeding. Given that, I would say only a 2 or 3.

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