My first proper build. Sadly I got a bad CPU chip, so It does not overclock well at all. But I have a nice GPU which makes up for it and a nice look to the case.
Wow I absoultely love the look of this build. How hard was it to expand the h220 water loop. Was it just a matter of getting the waterblock and some tubes? does the h220 work as the pump and reservoir so that you don't need one separately?
My friend is wanting to do a water cooled build but he was pretty intimidated by the complexity of making a custom loop. This method seems like a pretty good middle ground and for not hat much more money into the build.
It was really hard. Had lots of troubles with airbubbles, took apart the pump 2 times, emptied and refilled the whole loop about 5 times. In the end it was time which got rid of the bubbles. Also not to mention lifting it all into PC in one giant piece. I actually think custom loop would be easier. But on a plus side, this one has a cleaner look to it as you don't need extra pumps or reservoirs.
Not sure if you did this, but I heard that it helps if you fill the reservoir, then turn on the pump a bit to extract the bubbles and then keep filling until the most of the air is gone. Not sure if it would work with a premade loop but I've seen it done with custom loops to help with the bubbles.
Yeah turning it helps with reservoirs, but not with an AIO unit, even if it's expandable like the h220
I got rid of the bubbles now. I filled the loop while the pump was upside down. Then let it run for 10 hours till the bubbles were gone, then turned the pump the way it should be in my pc while the pump was off, then again ran it for about 5 hours till the bubbles were gone, then carefully lifted it into my pc and ran it again for a few hours on 100% and the bubbles disappeared.
First time I've seen anyone expand an h220. Looks awesome!
Very nice build! I'm waiting on my H220 and gpu block/expanded loop to come in. Got one off a guy on /r/hardwareswap for a good price. Sucks about the bad OC though. +1
I like the White/Black setup there, very nice contrasting colors. Never actually heard of the RAM manufacturer there, how's it working out for ya? Otherwise very nice build, I like it a lot.
It's working great actually. Patriot is and underground company, they make quite good memory for OC, although i have't OCed the memory yet.
I can attest to the fact that Patriot is a great RAM company. Have had it in my build now for the past year or so, and it hasn't let me down yet.
Not gonna say anything about the name, because this is pretty epic. Very nice job.
nice, put a backplate on that gpu! and maybe add some sleeved cables! good job +1
Backplate is on the GPU now, just havent taken new pics :D
hahha nice, backplates are always really nice
Very clean, classy, and powerful. I love it!
Very nice mod! Simple in thought, frustrating in execution! +1!
A 7200 RPM HDD is ideal for this price but everything else is perfect!
I had an old 7200 RPM HDD and it made too much noise. So i just went with the Green one for quietness. Also the Green one is 2 times faster than my old 7200 RPM HDD and I already have a SSD for the fast stuff. It was a win win for me.
Do you know how much extra you sent on expanding your coolant loop in total?
You mean money wise? About 130€. If you mean how much coolant I used, I bought 3L of distilled water just to be safe. That 3L got me about 3-4 refills of the system, rinsing the tubes and blocks, washing the cpu block inside and spilling. So you don't really need much coolant. 1L should be enough. Also remember to use kill coil or something which kills the bacteria if you're using distilled water.
Thanks for the help. I hope to create something similar one day.
No problem, good luck!
my first build had a bad chip as well. 2 in a row in fact. :/ major bad luck, my newest one arrives today and i will see if it fixed my problem. My chip would not overclock at all past 4.3GHz. if i set it to 4.4ghz, it wont boot.
I tried 4.4 GHz with 1.37V and even then it crashed. I just can't belive how bad chip i have :P
yeah, looks like you are one of the 30%. sorry bud. i would send it back if you still can. but that is just me
Beatiful computer. I was just wondering why you put $60 into a 320GB hard drive when you payed the same price for a tera. Just like your title, very "sleek". +1
I actually got it for free from a laptop.
Can you fit another 240mm rad in the front of the case? I'm sure the pump can handle the extra rad and it might bring down your temps and fan noise.
might be possible, but in front, there's a plastic shroud that keeps the fans in place. Not sure how that would hold the weight of a rad.
I have a question if I may... The RAM you are using for this build, I am looking to buy it and am just wondering what your opinions on it are.
Nice build too, very well presented.
I haven't tried overclocking it so i can't say much about them. But they don't get hot at all when i touch them so i guess cooling is good. I've also heard some Patriot rams are huge overclockers (around 2500mhz) but i can't verify that. I just bought them because of the price.