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built this over the past month and a half. was waiting the that 2nd 980 to show up. i had some issues with the CPU. it ran really hot under water so i ended up sending it back and getting another one. really like it, its small and it looks great on my gaming desk.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Very nice build, man! But two 980's in SLI and just a single 1080p monitor? Please tell me you're planning on getting either more monitors for eyefinity or grabbing a higher resolution monitor, this build is just begging for it!

  • 55 months ago
  • 12 points

im ordering a few ROG swifts when they come back in stock next month :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm good idea but 3 1440p monitors with two 980s sounds great but I don't think you'll be able to reach 144FPS depending on the game you play.

  • 55 months ago
  • 5 points

not going to be running all 3 lol im only going to be grabbing 2, 1 main screen gaming and the 2nd for maps and monitoring and junk

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay! Was curious. That is a great idea. Those monitors are awesome.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it just me or you just used "eyefinity"?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

yes he did lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone got carried to another dimension by your build. +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Eyefinity is an amd thing.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude those under load temps are amazing. At first i started to question why you would get fans that have such low rpm... then i remembered the amount of water cooling it had lol. +1 for the mother race.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks a lot! i run my pump at speed 3 out of 5 and its fairly quiet. with good flow, GPU2 is about 2-4 degrees lower during load but they never go above 45 which is nice :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

SICK!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I finally ordered a pair of 980's last night after waiting for almost 3 weeks for them to come back in stock, they're all my new build needs. Seeing this makes me pumped.

Very nice!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ya they are sold out daily whenever places get them in stock, they sell out the same day i go here http://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/gtx980/ when i want to see if they are in stock or not on most sites, they dont have all the sites that sell them but that gives you a rough idea

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually how I got them, I discovered that site 2 days ago and within 24 hours was able to order the 980's. I've got my text alerts now for the ROG Swift, I'm watching my phone like a hawk lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I just picked up a Swift from Best Buy! I actually have been monitoring Best Buy and B&H because I realized Nowinstock has a delay to its alerts from when product actually becomes available. I placed my order and 15 seconds later got the text alert saying it was in stock. I just got lucky!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Logged in to congratulate you on your awesome build. Where did you place your pump, top right?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

pump is built into the EK dual bay res, it is a d5 vario. and thanks!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you get this? The Dual 5.25" reservoir?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Ek sells them. Not sure if they stopped making them or not.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a nice unit you have built there. I am working on ordering my parts now for my first build. I plan on Water cooling as well I was going to go the CPU and GPU but atm I can not find any full coverage water blocks for the 970's.I looked at EK I am guessing its going to be a few more months until they make full coverage for different 970's.I would hate to buy a water block that is not compatible.What brand of reservoir did you use, and pump? The Rad in front is that 60mm? or the monster 80mm?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yea they usually focu son flagship gpu's first before they head over to the lower end ones. i used a EK dual bay res with an attached d5 vario pump. you can buy it as a combo set for about 170 bucks. the rad in the front is a 45mm i didnt want to go with the 60 because i didnt want the fans to be right up against the video card. they have being doing some testing with the 670 water blocks though and most of them seem to fit on reference 970's depending on the card and block u go with, EK is also doing testing right now for 970 waterblocks

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool I have read that the D5 aka Lang pumps are the way to go.The pics make everything look so much bigger.I wanted to go with a 60 dual 280 in the top of the case I was looking at,Phanteks Enthoo Pro, but I will have to go with the 45 too. If I used any larger from what I have seen online I would hit the top of the MOBO. What retailer did you use for your water cooling equipment? Everyone I have chatted with on water cooling says frozencpu is the way to go or Amazon,but most of there things are from frozencpu.I really like your tube runs they look nice not cluttered as I have seen on other WC units.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i use performance pcs, i used to use frozencpu but i found performance pcs thats located in florida usually has rads and other things a little bit cheaper then frozencpu

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I will diffidently check them out. I have done general Google Searches on WC and have been wanting to find other retailers.The ones I bumped into so far are always in another language,usually German, Its nice to have choices as I have suspected frozencpu is high in price on some of there items.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

FrozenCPU has literally everything you might need. You'll have better luck with them. And definitely the D5 is great. Perhaps you should wait a bit for the GTX 970; EK tends to favor Asus (a lot) so the Strix 970 should be getting a fullcover sometime soon, but I think the Strix 970 is also already compatible with the GTX 670 block?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

On the water blocks I have seen so far from my understanding anyways is they only cover reference designs of the 970. Well from what I read anyways unless I misunderstood,some of this stuff is quite confusing on compatibility,that there is no Reference Designs of the 970 being sold. The way NVIDIA released the cards the after market used old boards from a few designs but then added heat sinks and other parts that would make these blocks not work unless you can mod them your self with a lathes or grinder.

There really is no choice to wait anyways for me that is because the 970 is completely sold out unless you want to pay a mark up. Luckily I am patient,I am also waiting for a few other items I am looking at to go on promos.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Dear lord!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you managed to get your hands on one of those official SLI bridges from Nvidia!

Nice loop. I've always thought of EK's fullcovers as the best, and Supremacy too...I think CSQ looks great.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i ordered a different CPU block, the original CSQ one but they sent me the one that is on there. kinda bummed about it but whatever it still does the job. maybe later down the road ill swap it out

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i will also be taking that SLI bridge off and painting it to match the color scheme and going to try and mess around with the LED color

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Your rear non-rad fan should be an AF120 quiet :) it will pull more air.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i know, i only had a 140mm AF fan and no 120's so im using the SP until i can pick up a AF

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good man :) Also, that Y-splitter looks a little sketch. The tubing pretty sturdy in that area?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, the tubing is fine, the weight of it is being braced by the bottom of the case so there isnt much pressure on the rigid tubing as you think

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume the bottom part of the Y goes to a drain valve? Do you have a pass-through in the chassis or something?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a hell of a water cooling system! One of my new favourite builds for certain. +1 :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! this was my first time using rigid tubing, the bends are not perfect but i can always try again when i order more tubing :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build man! Also, seeing as you have a resivoir that utilizes the outward-facing 5 1/4 drive bays, how about a picture of the front of this beast?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

will add one now :) guess i forgot to throw one up lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, I so wish I could have the pleasure of owning a system like that :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

save for a while and it can be done :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gonna go big, this is how to do it.

+1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build, nice bends, and cable management; what CPU waterblock is that?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ek SUPREMECY EVO

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, what is the reservoir you put in the cd drive bays

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

an EK dual bay res

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks im looking at the case. I will water cool when I get more money and that makes it look really nice

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe if some nice man comes along and gives me $4000, maybe then I could do something like this. Very nice build, acrylic tubing for life, +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! was my first attempt at rigid tubing

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely a work of art.

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

thanks a lot! means a lot to me when people appreciate the work ive done

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you plan on more storage :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i will eventually when its needed

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This is beautiful. I love Corsair! Awesome build my man.

+1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

they are on the pricey end but you pay for quality

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic build! ! And I think the first I've seen in the 350d. Could we plz have a picture of the whole thing on ur desk? Been wondering what it properly looks like. +1 :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing... Money well spent, can't believe you can fit all that in the 350D :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yes lol its not exactly what i wanted but if i went the route of getting what i wanted the motherboard would be covered from a 120 in the back and the 60mm in the front

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i need to learn how to that type of lc system man +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

if your going to try, order more tubing then you think you will need, some of the bends are not easy

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a feeling that those pictures aren't doing justice for your pc. It looks nice anyway! Or bad*ss, if i may say! Now i got a really important question to you, what factor(s) exactly made you decide to get the AX860? I'd really like to know that. I like the colour scheme, the ram, the sleeved cables the nice big window...and I could go on. Though a more informative description would be nice especially seeing how much attention this build gets. Enjoy it!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

corsair makes great products and seeing as i was going with corsair everything else i decided to go with that PSU, i didnt go with the ax860i because i heard things about the link software being buggy so i just saved the money on the ax860. as for the description, i was in a hurry as i uploaded it in the morning.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i have read that the "i" version is far from perfect. I'm interested in the ax860 but I've seen many people complaining about coil whine out of the box and also about 1 month after use. Now ,from a top tier platinum efficient psu in this price range.. you would not expect such from it. Did you have any bad experience?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

nothing bad as of yet, i dont hear any noise coming from it at all

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to know. Is it a MK1,2 or 3 version?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Spectacular routing, how did u fill up the bay res(W the acrylic tubing)? +1 for ya! Looking Great!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

the top had a fill port in it

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you having any issues with SLI? I'm getting an error and crash every time I try to start a game or benchmark

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

no issues at all

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Monitor as I'm thinking of getting the same one nice build! +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

they are great! i love them.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thank you