Description

EDIT This Build has been disassembled and some parts have been sold to build my next iteration of this machine inside of a desk including a 1070

Hello My name is Mitz and I am currently living in Australia. I am 14 and this PC will generally be used for gaming and nothing else. Currently My ISP is doing some grout work around my house and so they have supplied me with a personal hot-spot device, this is the reason for the Tp link wireless adapter which is completely temporary. This all started in the end of 2014 as I had set myself the goal as to get off of this 2009 Dell and get myself a gaming PC. It all started with an A8-5600k and the same R9 280 that is still in here now, progressively I began to receive even more money and then i decided to go skylake with a 6600k and a Z170 Board, but performance was generally base around my Graphics Card. I had feared that if i upgrade my graphics before my measly A8 5600k then i would bottleneck it but if I upgrade my Cpu the same thing would happen to my CPU. After becoming addicted to J2Cent's I have been dying to make a Hardline watercooled system and I know I am sacrificing performance by doing so but to me i honestly don't care, the aesthetic makes it up to me.Currently I am waiting for Pascal to come out as i plan on buying 2 of their cards and adding them to my Loop.

Parts

I5 6600k this CPU has been great for what it is worth and i got it with a free mug and T-shirt so that i felt was worth it

Asus Z170 AR this Mobo is basic Z170 board with everything you could need except the lack of some display ports which honestly shouldn't matter to you as it is directed at people who will be using GPU's

Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB (2x4) Standard 8GB kit from Kingston, I plan on getting two more when I have the money

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB This could use some improvement as i would like to get an SSD in the near future

XFX R9 280 DD Black Edition this is one of the only parts that has been with me the entire trip down making a computer and it has satisfied me with its performance per dollar

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic this case is great, it has an Complete Acrylic side panel that I am looking for, it shows my entire build, and has standard grommets that were lacking in my past cases

Corsair SV550 Chosen out of budget reasons, I haven't seen the reason to change, until recently and I'm planning on going with a 650W or higher that is modular with a 80+silver rating atleast

Let me tell you thanks for reading up to this point, This has been a big journey, watercooling is tough, but when your using PETG its even harder. I started off fine, bent my first tube perfect, then everything went wrong, my runs were too long and I was running out of tube, bubbling and cracked tube were everywhere and this led to another hour trip down to PCCG to go pick up 2 more meters of tubing. even with this, the filling wasn't fun either, once i had filled, i had layed out my paper towel and my mum had used some of the paper towel that went into my pc to clean the floor, then placing it back in, this led to us having to drain the loop only to find out what had happend, later when my friend came over he accidentally turned the valve opening the drain and letting out atleast 200ml of coolant and almost killing my pc, lucky the pump as i stopped the drain ran the fluid so fast that it just fell onto the carpet.

Thanks for reading

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build. Wish I was able to even get my own custom pc

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the bends man! Very nice build +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Your watercooled builds progressed me further into wanting to do watercooled builds and also made me want to use inwin cases but the case i got i felt was great

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build but, this is just my personal opinion, I absolutely hate the water cooling loop :b It just angers me to see that slanted pipe in the middle of everything XD If I would have built it, I would have made everything aligned and level. It also angers me how the pipe coming from the cpu goes a bit to far and then just comes back in to meet the reservoir... Still a sick build though. Also... im a fan of JayzTwoCents too! :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i agree, but the only tubing with compatible diameter with my fittings has a limit of 500mm, that bend was the most restrictive and thus i have to do the angled bend, in the future i will make them all 90 degree bends, the rad will go to the GPU and the GPU will go to a 2nd Res on the left and that Res will go to the pump/res and then that will go to the CPU with a straight bend, the only bend i plan on keeping is the bend going from the CPU to the RAD. The Bend going from the Pump res to the CPU was originally straight until my mum placed some unwanted weight on it and i had to redo it with limited tubing meaning if i made a mistake i had to deal with it, that is why that tube has a 65 degree bend instead of a straight 90, my original was perfect but was split so this redo was necessary and i feel it matches the other big diagonal bend

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I've never seen a hard tube custom loop so unpleasent to the eye.
It's still a great PC tho...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be reworking it when pascal comes out, stay tuned the tube will be themed this is only temporary

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

uuuuuuh...looking forward! : )

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

could you turn the top rad so the inlet/outlet is in front of the case? Should cut off several inches of tubing run. I think you did a great job, good bends and now you know how to do it so you don'tt hvve to through out a bunce of bad bends. You did good with EK parts, they are the best. I use EK waterblocks with Bitspower fittings. +1 There is an Aussie that is absolutely meticulous you should see his work. Singularity computers. I am a big watcher of Jays channels. He has posted subjects just as I was dealilng iwth them in real life. Kind of spooky. Keep doing what you are doing, you are a natural.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately no, to do this i would have to remove the hard drive bays, to fit in a 360 rad in the front, in the future i plan on have GPU blocks and a 2nd res shortening the runs, i would have liked to try other options but i had bent one tube and had 2 left, i didnt want to run the chance of have to go and get another 2m just because i decided to change the runs. I do watch Singularity computers and I would really like to know where in fact he gets his watercooling components and cases, i know Scorptec supplies caselabs cases but they have limited supply and in accordance with the cases he uses they would have had run out. I also am kinda freaked out at my fittings as they are merely pushed in, they dont have a separate part to tighten them i plan on changing them out with bitspower 12mm out diameter fittings.

Thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build. looking at the picture it seems all your fans are on exhaust for some reason. at least the front should be an intake.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

you are correct, i planned this as when i upgrade my PC with Pascal i plan on changing all the Phanteks fans with Corsair AF140's, they will supply the system with a sufficient air flow so that the air is no starved

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

just an FYI, the phanteks 140SP fans move more air and at lower noise level than AF140's. plus the AF140 are sleeve bearing fans. not a good switch. the fans that come in phanteks cases stack up very good with aftermarket Noctua 140mm fans. if you just want to replace them with LED fnas, they have a version with LEd and there are several other oprions better than AF140's.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo, this build is SICK! I'm 15 and I'm practically doing the same thing. Gaming ONLY!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man, um are u doing custom watercooling or are u going with a AIO cause their is a difference

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using a liquid CPU cooler.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

what im asking is did you build the cooler ur self or did it come in a box?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry. I didn't buy it yet. It will come in the box....I think. I sure can't build one on my own just yet.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build dude! I think the bends look very sleek. Only problem is the GPU sag, but I guess it is a heavy card. Also, I think it would look a little cleaner if the two tubes changed places in their connection to the reservoir. It would look parallel, and much nicer.

+1 from me.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build +1 love the colors and your set up. Only thing is I think it would be better if u had 90 degree turns in your bends lol j/k (inside joke).

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

hey do you know how much space there is in the front between top radiator(with fans) and bottom(with HDD cage) ?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm there is about 30mm inbetween there so it could tightly fit a radiator.no sure about the HDD cages though, if ur talking about the ones that you can mount at the front i dont know as i didnt purchase trhe nesscasary brackets

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks...it will be a tight fit but it could work but i mean from top to bottom (vertically)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case, I've been thinking about doing a custom loop, how did you mount the pump/res? Did you buy the phanteks pump bracket or?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm it's only mounted with one screw to a HDD/SSD bracket and the hardline keeps it in place I'm planning on moving everything to inside of a desk build I'm starting in like 2 weeks

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to buy two 390X's and watercool them but i decided when the Supposed 1080 comes out i will have enough money for a card with HBM 2.0 and have them watercooled, i also plan on adding a 240 rad at the front when i do to dissipate the heat from them. The Riing fans are quiet if you configure them, currently i need a fan hub to do that as i am running off of a splitter and running them at 100% always but they still aren't super loud, quieter than most laptop fans