Description

a fully watercooled build without a custom loop (shame on me!!). it gives me a bit more flexibility in swapping parts and i think it is not that bad looking. i 'dremeled' two evga hybrid kits to fit on the two 1080ti pcb's; delidded the 7700K; made the evga shroud led asus aura sync compatible; modified the case top chamber to fit the kraken rad there; vinyl wrapped ssd and psu and used acrylic sheets to get a cleaner look. the vented front (for better airflow), rog fan grill and the gpu holders are from mnpctech.com. all in all, this pc is cool, quiet and super fast =).

check:

youtube.com/watch?v=w8FLVB2CmkE

instagram.com/sirtechalot

(swapped Corsair HD120 exhaust with a HD140 recently)

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 21 points

The aesthetics of this build are extremely pleasing to my eyeballs and the hardware is pleasing to my other ba...never mind.

+1!

  • 28 months ago
  • 13 points

Sees dual 1080Tis

Unlimited Power!

+1
  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

This build won't need an upgrade for a decade

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I certainly agreed ! Nice build. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 6 points

I need healing!

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

Can it run Candy Crush?

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

It probly runs candy crush at 200fps

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

At 500fps

  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

Do you have OCD or something? Thats so neat! Its a shame that there was no pic in cable management sector, i really wanted to see how you nail that xD

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude sweat build hopefully i can make my future build like that lol how did u make the case look like that please i need to know

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah how did you get the case to look like that?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like I'm looking inside an Alien Xenomorph spaceship in the 2nd photo! Awesome!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

RGB all the things!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Daaaaaamn! wow! 1+! amazing build! i love it! you bought fan grills! the looks sooooo good! wish i could give more than 1 upvote!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Tuff Stuff.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Pls feature +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This thing is freakin' AMAZING! Love this build quality. Great job! :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

One word...

BEAUTIFUL

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This should be featured

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

IM DOWN! MEDIC! MEDIC!!!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Great build, similar aesthetics to mine, same cooler, evga hybrid, 6 HD120s, same case, lots of LED strips, I even have the acrylic panels! As much as I don't want to copy, that vented front looks great with the fans and improved airflow. You might have just convinced me to buy one!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

featured. featured. featured. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

pc **** at its finest

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. This is beautiful. Love the color scheme.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

rlly where tf you see a color scheme its RGB :p

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! It looks flawless.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

sick

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

What an amazing build! I dream of pimping out my pc to look like this someday.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful <3

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice name for a great build. +1 :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

My god...You went and took RGB to the next level! you definitely got my +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

What a flawless system!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Sexy AF +rep

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I LOVE IT. I actually like the fact it's not a custom loop. I think it looks better. The only thing I would really change is a different blue. I don't really think it matches well with a kraken/sea theme. I think a Sea Green would look nice for this build.

Congrats on the feature!

+1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Finally somebody who gets how to mount radiators!

Great build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

It may not be a full custom loop but in this case I think you're better off with non custom because of the beautiful tubes on AIO coolers and how well they fit the style of the build. +1 indeed!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

The Kraken is online! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! +1 :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Your installation and use of what space you had for this fantastic plethora of parts is MAGICAL!!! Fantastic attention to detail and selection of parts and man Im gonna stop gushing in a minute or 2! Well done! +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Can it run Minesweeper?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I really wish that nzxt corsair ect would sell their AIO waterblocks separately for custom loops they just look so much better

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

nice

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

"Dr. Delid, pointless & easy" I swear that's what it said

+1 for dat acrylic glam

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

duuude, this looks sick!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Jaw drops this is single-handedly the coolest PC I have EVER seen.... I want it so bad...... Goes to bank "Hey can I withdraw around $5,000 without interest or return? Alright thanks man!"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I just nutted

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

sick

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

nice!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW NICREDIBLE!!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Extremely gorgeous build. This build sets the bar high for when I attempt my first build. Very pleasing visually.

Thank you for sharing.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

What monitor is that? Nice build!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! it is an asus pg348q

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

that is truly gorgeous

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Best build on PcPartPicker From my eyes. +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha that's almost the exact set up I'm planning. Glad I can see what it looks like

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the mouse

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are these people getting the ROG bridge.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Any trouble with the Kraken on this board with all four RAM slots filled? I'm planning of doing a very similar setup (same mobo, ram, and aio) and was curious if I'd have trouble.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a tight fit but no problem at all. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thanks. I had heard people say the tubes push against the RAM and couldn't bring myself to have to flip the pump around.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

it is touching the first dimm but not really pushing. maybe you check picture 4

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Took a look, everything looks alright to me.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build! How did you get the HD120 to work with Asus Aura? I couldn't find any information on it :(

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thank you :). You need a corsair node pro to get software control for the fans led's.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

what's that thing on your fans?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The ROG logo is from mnpctech.com or what do you mean?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

y no ryzen

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the look of the formula :D and I think the higher clocked 7700K (5+GHz) can handle the two 1080ti's slightly better in terms of gaming. Maybe I check out the rumored x390 or skylake-x later. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I think Ryzen itself is quite good and would handle the 2 1080ti's better because there are more cores for each graphics card, however the platform (AM4+) is pretty trash to be honest. It's quite disappointing of a socket, but the Processors are good. I was thinking about getting it, but I like my 4790k and 5 pci-e 3.0 sockets enough that I'm not going to downgrade my socket to sidestep my processor.

Great build by the way.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you do things with your computer beyond gaming?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

only gaming^

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 digging the dark color scheme, all on point and great usage of the acrylic!

but, :D

did you seriously put an AIO unit on a Formula motherboard.... you say it gives you the flexibility of swapping out parts but why on earth would you be needing to switch out any hardware? love the build, but can't wrap my head around not going full custom water loop on hardware like this~

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

:D yes, maybe the maximus code would be the "better/cheaper" option in my case, but i like to have the possibility to go fully custom water inc. vrm later (maybe in another build) and the built-in io shield is a cool feature. But for now I don't see the 'real' benefits of a custom loop to justify the extra 1000$, because the pc is silent and fast operating..

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

fair enough~

& and I totally agree, the Formula is one bad mobo and if they had one for it in X79 I would have chosen that as well even if I wasn't going full custom loop.. its just something about the aesthetics of a custom loop that puts it in another tier, and with hardware like this it fully deserves a beautiful PETG custom loop :) still a solid build, you have my +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

truth hurt.. down vote baby

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: How much does the AIO pipes press against the RAM? I have the VIII Formula, with the same RAM (non-RGB) and am concerned, because I've seen photos of the AIO pipes pushing against the RAM. Should I be worried?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, it is a tight fit, but in my case it is not really pushing against the ram, only touching

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thank-you so much.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

why an I7 7700K and not an R7 1700?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What fanboy down voted this comment? The OP of the build stated no reasons for an I7 7700k and an R7 1700 is an objectively better cpu, so I am curious.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like the formula board and at this point the 7700K is the better overall performer for gaming and i don't have to deal with early adopter bugs of a new platform. but you are right, for a mixed gaming/workstation scenario the ryzen may be the better option.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the response. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, It looks very nice.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

how long do u think this build would last with u?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe I will swap the mobo+cpu in summer for skylake x or the rumored enthusiast ryzen (x390) and will build a watercooled htpc with the kabylake parts. but I will keep the cards for a very long time ^

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

are the gpus using x8 or x16?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

8x 8x

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have problems with fitting the CPU cooling block and the RAM? I have a build that is pretty close to identical to this one, and was wondering if the CPU tubes pushed on the RAM.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, it is a tight fit, but it is not really pushing against the ram, only touching

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Groovy, thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Since I am looking to make my PC fully RGB, I want your opinion on the case fans I should get. Are the NZXT AER RGB or the Corsiar HD120 RGB fans better in your opinion. Also is the NZXT HUE + compatible with the fans you have because I was wondering what route I should go in terms of syncing all the lighting. Thx.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I really like the look of the corsair HD's and bought a Corsair Node Pro only to get software controllable fans. In my opinion the HD's are a bit better looking and are the slightly better radiator fans. For better sync I would suggest you go with aer fans. I have to use NZXT CAM, ASUS Aura and Corsair Link Software to get control over my lighting effects. One software/ one lighting controller for all is way more convenient, so you don't have to mess around with 3 buggy programs rather only one.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you sync up the rgb to the motherboard?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy the ROG SLI bridge???? I can't find it anywhere.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I will put my kraken x62 like your case. Could there be a problem for fit ?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

without modding you may have to open the bottom chamber, but it is no problem at all.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How do I cut the bottom chamber? Can you explain me?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

there is a removable cover

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using push pull with the vented front panel and it makes definitely more noise, but it does not disturb me. Overall it is still quiet. Maybe a piece of your case/sheet of metal is vibrating. I don't know..

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice...excellent work. How difficult was it to put in the top radiator? And, how long did it take to put it all together once all the parts were assembled? Thanks.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you =) With something like a dremel it was very easy to modify the top chamber. With attention to detail I was spending almost an afternoon to assemble the whole thing.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have fans in both sides of your radiator? (Front of the case) would that mess with intake / exhaust at once? At least from my limited understanding of them to date

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

3+2 intake fans and 4 exhaust fans. all fans at low rpm settings, low temps and no issues with dust. =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is pretty much exactly what I'm going for.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Very awesome build! Im thinking of doing something similar to what you did with the radiator. Would an x62 fit in there instead of a x52?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, I think so. It is a tight fit in the modded top chamber. You may remove the dust filter mesh from the top cover to improve airflow a bit. Something like this would be ideal: https://modmymods.com/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-replacement-top-cover-air-flow-mod-black.html

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

is the x52 the 240mm version of the x62? And does it only keep the 7700k cool if delidded?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, man! I'm in the process of building something similar but will be using the Cooler Master H500P whenever it releases and the i7 8700K. I'm using your closed loop build as inspiration :)

Were you running a push/pull setup for the GPU radiators? I wasn't able to see where you placed them, and I am assuming you had the radiators sandwiched between two HD120s in the front of the case.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

both gpu radiators are sandwiched and placed into the front. I created an acrylic sheet to cover them.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you need NZXT Hue extensions? Did you make it go outside your case and behind your desk?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello ! I want to buy a power supply 1000 T2 evga . At what aproximate load in watts % and what temp do you think your psu fan is starting ? And at what load it's starting to be bothering-the fan ?

Does the psu produce any coil whine/buzzing in you gpu's ? Is it bothering ?

Thank you , good build by the way .

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I am planning on doing something like this but how did you manage to make the EVGA cards AURA SYNC compatible?

  • 28 months ago
  • -1 points

What's the use of this? obviously nothing past video encoding with a 7700K. Great build but crazy you've spent this much money on just modding things

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

pure gaming ^

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! I am located in germany and many shops have it in stock here.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

In a secret cave *ARRRR

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Only front is on higher rpm intake and top and rear on lower rpm exhaust. No dust at all^

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

you may check the last picture to see where I needed to cut the metal. This is only needed if you want to use the optional evga shroud for a cleaner look. you can mount the pump itself to the stock nvidia cooler plate if you don't want to play around with a dremel, like gamers nexus does here and there. But this looks a bit 'ghetto' ;D.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the i/o section and the possibility to watercool the vrm's out of the box if I want to go custom loop later.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

:'D this link..

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

hey bro awesome build!! can you tell me how did you manage to install windows on 2 ssd and 1 m.2 drives?

PS: what is your "CSM" settings? tnx

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Bro i dont understand any of youre saying.. Care to explain it to me please :D

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

installing m.2 on asus mobo is very confusing and tricky it needs csm "disabled" however he also have 2 ssd's so im asking how did he installed windows on 3 drives cause ssd doesnt need "csm disabled". but h does have m.2 and 2 ssd's thats why im asking how he installed OS.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd only install on one as boot drive which I'd hope he would have it boot from the m.2 ssd and the other two are storage drives

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm i see. Wonder what is csm settings.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Pro Tip: Google

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

why.... that link? :D

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

There's something I'll never be able to get off my history...

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

same...

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Yes, I did not want to change my other pcpbuild because I like how it finally turned out and started this as a 'new' one. But almost every part changed, so it is okay ^

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  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

What does it matter? It's a new CPU, Mobo, Ram, and two new GPUs. He reused the same case and a few other parts. Oh the horror! Will someone please think of the children?!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe later if I want to go with a full custom loop. for now it is not worth the hassle to cut a prefilled aio^.

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