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The Toothless Virus

by Ministeve

347
103 Comments

Part List View full price breakdown

  • CPU

  • Thermal Compound

  • Motherboard

  • Memory

  • Storage

  • Storage

  • Storage

  • Storage

  • Storage

  • Video Card

  • Case

  • Power Supply

  • Operating System

  • Case Fan

  • Case Fan

  • Case Fan

  • Case Fan

  • Custom

    £52.99 GBP (Purchased)NZXT Hue+ RGB Colour Changing Internal LED Controller
  • Custom

    £73.99 GBP (Purchased)NZXT Aer RGB120 Series - Black (Pack of 3)
  • Custom

    £56.06 GBP (Purchased)Corsair Commander Mini
  • Custom

    £19.30 GBP (Purchased)Custom Cut PETG & Acrylic
  • Custom

    £29.94 GBP (Purchased)EK-HD PETG Tube 10/12 500mm (12 pieces)
  • Custom

    £92.21 GBP (Purchased)EK-CoolStream XE 360 (Triple)
  • Custom

    £92.21 GBP (Purchased)EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi (incl. pump)
  • Custom

    £14.64 GBP (Purchased)XSPC Hardware Cooling Accessory Kit
  • Custom

    £3.49 GBP (Purchased)Microfibre Cloths 5 Pack Black
  • Custom

    £26.50 GBP (Purchased)Plastidip Plastic / Rubber Paint (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £3.49 GBP (Purchased)Bitspower Hard Tube SIlicone Bending for ID 10mm - 1M
  • Custom

    £31.60 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Pass-Through (8 pieces)
  • Custom

    £24.95 GBP (Purchased)EK-FC1080 GTX FTW Backplate - Black
  • Custom

    £99.95 GBP (Purchased)EK-FC1080 GTX -Acetal+Nickel
  • Custom

    £0.84 GBP (Purchased)Allen key 9mm
  • Custom

    £97.06 GBP (Purchased)EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Black (23 pieces)
  • Custom

    £136.16 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 - Black (23 pieces)
  • Custom

    £1.72 GBP (Purchased)EK-ATX Bridging Plug (24 pin)
  • Custom

    £57.90 GBP (Purchased)EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel (Original CSQ)
  • Custom

    £56.57 GBP (Purchased)LFX Reservoir System 230mm
  • Custom

    £16.97 GBP (Purchased)LFX Helix Insert for 230/250 Res
  • Custom

    £9.69 GBP (Purchased)LFX Mounting Clips Standard - 3 Colours
  • Custom

    £4.49 GBP (Purchased)Isopropyl Alcohol 99.9% Pure (250ml)
  • Custom

    £2.49 GBP (Purchased)Lint Free Chemical Resistant Cloth
  • Custom

    £1.95 GBP (Purchased)Draper 43853 4-Piece Funnel Set
  • Custom

    £6.99 GBP (Purchased)3M Double-Sided Acrylic Foam Mounting Tape
  • Custom

    £8.34 GBP (Purchased)3M Double-Sided High-Performance Adhesive Tape
  • Custom

    £31.95 GBP (Purchased)Distilled Water - 20 Litre Container
  • Custom

    £44.40 GBP (Purchased)PrimoChill True Infused - Liquid Pre-Mix (8oz) - UV Green
  • Custom

    £11.74 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Extender 12mm M-M G1/4 - Black (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £10.04 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Extender 8mm M-F G1/4 - Black (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £15.32 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Extender 30mm M-F G1/4 - Black (4 pieces)
  • Custom

    £2.55 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Extender 6mm M-M G1/4 - Black
  • Custom

    £30.08 GBP (Purchased)EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm - Elox Black (8 pieces)
  • Custom

    £11.44 GBP (Purchased)TUBE PrimoChill PrimoFlex Atomic UV Green (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £6.74 GBP (Purchased)EK-CSQ Plug G1/4 (for EK-Badge) (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £5.04 GBP (Purchased)EK-CSQ Plug G1/4 - Black (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £14.36 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Ball Valve (10mm) G1/4 - Black
  • Custom

    £8.33 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF T-Splitter 3F G1/4 - Black
  • Custom

    £82.58 GBP (Purchased)CableMod C-Series Cable Kit Custom
  • Custom

    £19.89 GBP (Purchased)ModFlex Power Cord - 2m - Black
  • Custom

    £15.89 GBP (Purchased)ModFlex Cat 6 Ethernet Cable
  • Custom

    £25.24 GBP (Purchased)ModFlex SATA 3 Cable - Green (4 pieces)
  • Custom

    £6.00 GBP (Purchased)ModFlex Cable Comb - 8 pin - transparent (5 pieces)
  • Custom

    £3.20 GBP (Purchased)ModFlex Cable Comb - 24 pin - transparent (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £8.92 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Angled 90 2F G1/4 - Black (2 pieces)
  • Custom

    £10.12 GBP (Purchased)EK-AF Angled 90 2F G1/4 - Black (2 pieces)
    • $142.89

      Subtotal:

    • $10.00

      * Mail-In Rebates:

    • $132.89

      Total:

Details

Date Published

March 4, 2017

Date Built

March 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.07GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

So this is my second PC build, I wanted an enthusiasts high end gaming and minor rendering able build that I could have some fun with overclocking. Every part listed was purchased for the purpose of this computer as I wanted to keep my prior build as a media PC for the living room.

From the beginning, early November 2016, I knew I wanted to use Phanteks Enthoo Evolv TG with clean looking water runs, not being able to see one tube go from a water block to another. So first and most important purchase was the case, measuring and planning the layout I could start concepts of the build and start finding the ideal pieces. I had never worked with water loops before, except from AIO's, so there was a steep learning curve, and it took me several weeks finding the parts I needed that would fit and do the job.

I knew I wanted to wait for CES 2017 in January, also taking advantage of those post-xmas deals, for intel and Asus's new line up of CPU's and MOBO's respectively. I chose the maximus ix formula and the 7700k hoping that I could get as much out of them with overclocking - of which I sure did! I could not resist the T-virus style resevoir for this build, and I went with a beautiful dark green transparent coolent from PrimoChill.

I had my work cut out for me with a lot of custom pieces, the time I first took the drill to the case was make-or-break, but the cuts we straight and as planned. Cutting acyrlic for the PSU shroad and hdd mounting bays to get a cleaner look was difficult, but with a coat of plastidip worked the trick.

I wont go on about the choice for every component, but I wanted it to look clean, run quiet and perform. And does it ever, I managed to achieve a 23% overclock on the 7700k around 5.1 GHz. I didn't push the gpu as much as evga has it already above the original core clocks, however I found a sweet spot of around 2100 MHz, at 65C under full load.

All told, I am overjoyed with how the system turned out, and over the past 5 months I am finally able to sit down and play. While I have gone through some frustration trying to pack too much into a mid size case, I am extremely happy with the EK products, which with their tight angled connectors and flexibility in fittings made this possible.

Comments Sorted by:

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 33 points 2 months ago

Love this! everything about it

WirelessCables 1 Build 17 points 2 months ago

Ryan : So... I'm gonna check some more completed builds.

Philip : Fine. (Fridge, fetch me a frosty beverage.)

Ryan : Good, good, fine, good, ok...

Philip : Why did you pause?

Ryan : ...

Philip : What?

Ryan : FEATURE!

manirellis_fridge 4 points 2 months ago

Yeet Philip's fridge is dead. I'm the only one left.

PolarBearsHD 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

This is gold.

OrangeShark24 8 points 2 months ago

Damn! Amazing build, I call a feature!

+1

TioJorge 4 Builds 8 points 2 months ago

That is absolutely gorgeous. The symmetry and leveling of the tubing is awesome as is the color and arrangement. Love the RE shoutout to the T-Virus too (along inside the great name). Not much more to say, just gonna stare in awe. Plus one.

Eldflamman 4 points 2 months ago

$99???????
CHEAP AF
SEXY AF
STORAGE AF
KILLING AVERYBODY ON EARTH WITH EXTREME BUILD?? F*** YEAH

felohany 1 point 2 months ago

lol he forgot to put that he purchased the os xD

Gooberdad 7 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Damn. Get sone more shots of the outside of your case. Feature hopefully.

Thumbs up.

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Case shots are up :) Thank you!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Magnificent. Thanks. Let's see if you get featured now. Fingers crossed!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

There you go, featured!

Lyrix 3 points 2 months ago

"dude! 1+! I call feature for sure." ~me one day ago.

you earned that feature! looks great! really! and 148 upvotes is pretty much! you have all right to be overjoyed!

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you friend :D I am!

Lyrix 1 point 2 months ago

:D im kinda jelly :( but i have my air cooled 6700k build and soon a 1080 (Ti?) with it.

Eltech 14 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

This is a work of art, and such a beauty. Darn well earned feature, and love your modifications for your smooth, clean custom tubing. Plus one for this amazing build.

CartesianFart 2 points 2 months ago

Look like the guts of a bio-mechanical alien. If that make any sense!

HelloPeyton 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Is it weird to be attracted to a computer? Asking for a friend

tbhpcbuilder 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

God Damn.

CJHDelta 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

wow...that's all i can say just... wow

Bovfo 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

All that frustration was so worth it! It looks A-Mei-zing! And yeah... it's not liquid cooling without EKWB! >_o

Lyrix 1 point 2 months ago

dude! 1+! I call feature for sure. those straight lines and all look great! wow!

TheIronZord 1 point 2 months ago

Dude, that looks so freaking amazing, so jealous.

TheOfficialCzex 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The fourth picture is my favorite.

+1

Feature incoming!

Enrico411 1 point 2 months ago

1 word. AmAzing!!

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

inb4 feature.

razerkiller94 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

def the next feature! +1

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

amazing job +1

Kobay 1 point 2 months ago

Stunning +1

NastierOne 1 point 2 months ago

This reminds me a lot of CallumJParker's Glass and Aluminum build. Inspiration? btw if you read my comments on that build that's a compliment :) it's awesome

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice!

andlaw 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

very nice! I always like seeing other water cooled builds~

question.. was there any particular reason you invested in a EVGA GPU and installed a EK water block on it over choosing the all-ready ready to run under water, Hyder Copper version? not sure of what the price conversion is, just thought it would be cheaper + keeping the warranty in tact by choosing the 1080 FTW HC version instead.

love the routing of the lines tho, and that green!! don't see too many green builds +++++1

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Thank you for the kind words! :) Yes, I did consider using the EVGA Hydro Copper as it would have made it a bit easier, and a bit cheaper! However I had never disassembled a graphics card before and simply I wanted the experience of doing so :D

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 2 months ago

Wow what neat design for the tubing, love it.

KiloParsec 1 point 2 months ago

This is beautiful, very nice job!

Timeman190 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I wish that you could post videos on here because I would love to see the filling of this loop. I watch thous videos on repeat.

Titan8881 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

So goooood

Boith 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Feature! Feature! Feature! Feature!

Love the hard tubing work there, I've personally never seen anything like it. Clean as ****.

XFacility 1 point 2 months ago

Rare to see a water cooled build on this site, especially if it's a really good water cooled build :D It's gorgeous <3 +rep

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Amazing construction +1

crookz_n_castlez 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Very nice! Great job with the bends.

Astrixian 1 point 2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful just craftsmanship I wish I could achieve. The computer looks like it could just tear through everything for a few years. You entirely deserve the feature and quite frankly this is the highest of quality **** i've seen on her in awhile.

lcarufel 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Totally amazing build!! I thought it was completely impossible to getting over this kind of water cooling system mount... But finally, I make it wrong!! YOU MADE IT!! And everything is so neat, clean, without negleting any detail.

Beddah 1 point 2 months ago

You know the way to my hearth!

Sentinel3.14 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Ooooooh dayum that is so friggen sexy. Beautiful runs m8.

mlggeekmaster242 1 point 2 months ago

How much storage does one need?! I can't even afford an ssd!

jk

+1 for the awesome build, and congrats on the feature!

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 2 months ago

Daaammmn! Love those symmetrical tubing on my favorite case!

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That radiator without fans on the front

Markisces 1 point 2 months ago

Nice build! I love the front of the case with the tubes all going the same direction. Are you worried at all about the 35+ points of possible failure (each connection point)? I would be freaking out not being able to see the back fittings! Great colors though! Anytime you see drill bits and painting involved its going to be lots of work! Great job.

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice!

fynn.co 1 point 2 months ago

i want this so much

Cazza_ 1 point 2 months ago

Wtf lol. This build is awesome!!!

Realdeal36 1 point 2 months ago

Amazing part selection my good sir. If I had the same amount of cash to spend and was told to do a water-cooled build, I wouldn't have come up with anything as awesome as this. Truly, though, even though the parallel tubing having already been done, there's no doubt why this shouldn't rank up there with the best.

Also, apart from picture #3, I'm glad you didn't take a picture of your build with every color in the rainbow. Just looks awful when the color of the lights don't match the build theme. White, blue, and purple. Good selection! +1

Great Job!

KickinGravy 1 point 2 months ago

I love this build. very nicely done man. One thing to note is the ability to drain your systems loop, have you built in a drain?

KickinGravy 1 point 2 months ago

Nvm, I see a drain in one of your pics. Very nice, you would be surprise how many people don't put a drain in when they first start doing custom loops, lol. Good job!!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Congrats on getting the featured spot.

CallumJParker 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hmmm seems familiar.. :)

Nice work mate!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Looks like he took inspiration from your build and went a bit further cooling the motherboard. Sweet builds.

Cicero_ 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's a great OC on the 7700k! I would consider changing the pricing on the Windows to match what you actually paid for it.

+1

Wolf88 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Dayuuumm. What is your vcore for that clock ? Great job.

Tooth 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I love the lines! Very very nice build indeed :)

Curtis0208 1 point 2 months ago

Why didn't you water cool the ram. +1

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

this is the most ocd pleasing watercooled build i have ever seen.

Vreaker12 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Dang! What a beauty!

metakortex 1 point 2 months ago

This is just too much eyegasm at once. Look at those tubes. LOOK !! So RAM upgrades aren't happening anytime soon I guess, judging by how they're blocked off ...

Still, I'm nitpicking. This is a build to beat all builds. I'm just intimidated by how much effort and planning it would've taken, and how, even if I had the money for it, I will never have the mind to build something like this.

This is the best I could write up. Still picking my jaw off the floor.

TheBlackPython 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

holy crap this is amazing! I love what you did with the pipes and my heart skipped a beat when I saw those overclocks.

gowanhassan 1 point 2 months ago

amazing build, but i think the you should add more green dye to the loop. All-in-all amazing build and i love how to loop goes throughout the case.

Jordi_Bear 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I nearly came when I saw this, holy **** dude,I went through each and every image, can't get enough of this. You are amazing for this, JayzTwoCents should take some notes!

ItsJustTurtles 1 point 2 months ago

65c full load did you benchmark it for about a hour before that otherwize it isnt the real temps with that water cooling

Specter-Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Awesome build!! I love seeing unique water cooling builds like this!+1000

Specter-Builds 0 points 2 months ago

I do think that some g.skill Trident z rgb's would increase the rgb wow factor...nonetheless, nice build!

PuppyJuicers 1 point 2 months ago

Very unique. Well done.

TheRealNav 1 point 2 months ago

This is an excellent build! Keep it up!

firelimbs 1 point 2 months ago

is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut one of the best?

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

From my research, its definitely regarded as one of the very best yeah :) But there are many that would argue there are better ones, but for me this worked great - even if a bit of a fiddle to apply compared to a normal applied thermal grease like IC Diamond

Pyraxias 1 point 2 months ago

Great build! Is it at all possible with this same rube route (the all horizontal tubes) to add a second GPU and just to put the res somewhere else?

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you! If you could find a spot for the res, I wouldn't see why you couldn't fit another gpu in there :)

Sonuchi 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Very nice build for it only being your second. Kudos!

DonWD3 1 point 2 months ago

Something about the horizontal alignment of the tubes just....works for me. +1!

eyeroy 1 point 2 months ago

+1 Beautiful!!

Kinogan 1 point 2 months ago

Have you considered using the EVGA Powerlink for the graphics card to make things a bit cleaner at the front?

Beautiful build btw!

IsaacThePooper 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Oh that Phanteks case doesn't suit my water loop.

LEMME JUST SAW IT OFF

IcedDog 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Nicely done...I love that reservoir! I'm a bit partial to that case as well =)

jwnn 1 point 2 months ago
boadicea 1 point 2 months ago

This is literally one of the best builds i have ever seen, i envy this..lol +1million man, GG. :)

thanhbui_225 1 point 2 months ago

My GTX 1070 run around 2000MHz at 42C under full load (32C idle), and your 1080 is at 65*C(25 idle). Is my GPU sensor toasted? lol

Lathrael 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Except the cables, it's close as it gets to OCD free zone. :D

A question, how many 3.5" slots you ended up with after installing the radiator?

Essex23 1 point 2 months ago

Sigh....now I need to go change my shorts from the tech **** I just saw here.

aayhaych 1 point 2 months ago

Looks superb!

Zurus 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Whats next to add?

Programable Water color changer or RGB water?

+1

7TEA7 1 point 2 months ago

WOW - Great build. Enough said

WaggishCrowd80 1 point 2 months ago

is the coolant UV reactive

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It is yeah :)

Jreload123 1 point 2 months ago

Nice and clean, what an awesome build.

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

beautiful. Honestly beautiful. +1

Darkraipegasus 1 point 1 month ago

Congrats on the feature!!! Though I want to know how did u cram in the hdds

RIsaac 0 points 2 months ago

moar rgb. +1 for rgb fans.

IcarusHasFallen 0 points 2 months ago

Instead of those normal corsair fans u should buy these...since its an rgb build

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-HD120-120mm-Performance-controller/dp/B01LA0R2X6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488892621&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+rgb+fans

GREAT WORK ON THE WATER COOLING!!!

Ministeve submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much for the kind words :D I'm assuming you're referring to the rear corsair fan, as the front 3 fans wouldn't make a difference if they were LED because we can't see them :p But I chose these ones specifically because of their ML technology, the ability to go down to 400 rpm and a whisper 16dBA, compared to the normal and LED versions which are 800 rpm - I was trying to make it as silent as possible. And, this is purely a personal thing, I don't like the LED fans which are not frosted like those ones, I know corsair do frosted ones (which look amazing!), but are only in blue red purple and white :C

Joiner21 5 Builds -3 points 2 months ago

blows load

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no_mans_buy 4 points 2 months ago

im 200% moist right now

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