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Just for gaming and playing around with the odd videos and photos. Little overkill, probably. Was it a lot of fun to build, yup. Did I make some mistakes, again...yup. Is there some things I would have done differently, probably. There will be a couple changes when it comes time to do some loop maintenance. Glad it is done but kinda looking forward to the next one (in a few years lol)

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  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

Upload more pic.. I want to see more of this 1!! +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice loop, the green looks great!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! +1 Can we have more pictures, please? What are the clocks on the CPU/GPUs? How did you achieve them?

P.S. Also, what's with the condensation in the reservoir? Is that normal? Is there a way to eliminate it, as it kind of spoils the clean looks of it all. Kudos for the hose to cover the cables outside the case as well. That's cable management on another level.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have only recently got this build up and running so I haven't had a good sit down to begin OC'ing anything yet, but plan to. As for the condensation, I looked into it and as far as I can tell it is from the fans blowing on it and the temp difference, at least that is what I found for reasons online. I don't like it either but for now it is there to stay.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it's because the liquid is hot and the outside air is cold. One way to work around this would be to have the reservoir after your radiators and before your CPU/GPU blocks. That way the liquid should have lower temps=lower contrast between inside/outside temperature=less condensation. However, I'm not sure it's worth it. You could just look at it as a representation of a greenhouse, and think of the green stuff as plants etc.. xD If Poison Ivy... Dunno, the longer I keep looking at it, the less I mind it. :D Hopefully you feel like that as well. Keep us posted on the OC results, when you get around to it though. ^ I've been wanting to see some good 980 custom loop OC results, as I've been thinking about doing that myself. If I ever get a winning lottery ticket.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you manage to get a rad to be in the build list as a non cutom item?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If you mean in the list, I just searched it and it allowed me to add it, but just the one, the other had to be entered as other.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

The green led bar on the front of the case really compliments the tubing, how did you mod it?

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

The front panel of the case comes off fairly easily, then it was just a matter of replacing the 5mm L.E.D.s with green ones.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing looking build man! Maybe some more pictures?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

T.G.R.I. TMNT! <3

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your color scheme. I noticed the light on the front is green now, too. Did you change an LED for that or replace the plastic?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Replaced the L.E.D.s, there are two 5mm ones, one on either side of the plastic piece. I was hoping to replace the smaller ones on the top as well but they are attached to boards and I have no idea which resistors need to be replaced (from what I could find each colour requires different resistance).

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics and description please. What was it like building in the 780t with hard pipe tubing for your first custom loop? How did you mod the front led? What does the rest of your setup look like?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics, incredible work. Also, where did those cougar turbines you bought go? I don't see them in the current pics.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Both rads are in push pull, the turbines are in the front behind the panel and on top under the mesh screen. There is also one mounted under the pump blowing into the case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that makes sense. Once again, incredible work.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

added a few more pics, sorry about the quality. The new ones are ones I had taken on my phone.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

the specs look fantastic! love that case the 780t is one of my all time favourite cases! the dual 980s for your purposes are definitely overkill, if anything youd only need one. other than that its mostly just stuff that are good ideas to put in a build under 2 circumstances- 1: you want to 2: you have the money to.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

and the green hardline loop looks fantastic in your case! im more of a red/black kinda guy, but it still looks hands down phenomenal!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

The 980's are way overkill for now, I do plan on getting 1440p display so they help a bit more there. Not sure about 4k, but from everything I have been able to see gpu's are not there yet, except maybe the titanx, but I am not going that far lol. This build was almost all for fun, my old faithful cpu (I7-2600k) was failing so thought it was a good time to build a new toy.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i think if you only have one 1440p display you should be more then fine, im gonna be running a 4k monitor on a single 970 and people have told it should run fine. i do have a second, 1080p monitor in case it doesnt work but if it does theyll both be running at the same time

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man. I'm like the use of the UV and the green tubing and liquid. I did one myself, and its not esay getting that right layout for the UVs to hit all the right components. Well done

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!!! i was about to order parts so i could start my build with a 780T Full Tower case and was having problems with a good water loop. I'd really like to build something like yours exept you said you ran into some problems...care to elaborate?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

My front rad (Alphacool NexXxoS UT60) stands a little to high, I had to cut out part of the bottom of the case to fit it in and have room to run tubing (can still use the bottom air filter). I may have been able to flip it so tubes came out near the 5.25" cage but would have made draining harder. Also I am fairly certain I would still have to cut a hole in the bottom of the 5.25" cage to fit the top two plugs. The top rad (Alphacool ​NexXxoS XT​45) fit great but, I had to cut two notches in the top of the case so I could remove the top rad plugs for draining. As well, the front air filter screen did not fit with three front 120mm fans. I had to make several small cuts to the bottom plastic for the screen to make it fit. I will try and get some pictures of the cutting I had to do to make it all fit.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the water cooling easy to install in this case, or would you prefer a different case?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It was fairly easy. There were a couple snags with the radiators I used though. For the front 360 I had to use a cut out part of the bottom of the case to fit the 360 Alpha Cool rad. As well, for the top Alpha Cool 360 rad I had to make a couple cuts to get at the top plugs (wanted access for draining). Other than that it was nice for a water build, lots of room for parts, I even had enough room behind the back panel for all the cabling, fan controllers, and a water line (little tight, but not bad). If I was doing this again I would still use this case. The only feature I wish it had are cutouts for mounting the res instead of having to drill two holes and make them line up straight. The Fractal Design Define S has them and would make it easier, but not the same room.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Can U leave all the link for the stuff that u buy it, It looks awesome ... going to try! :3

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how your wearing socks on carpet xp

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

2 questions... 1-How did you change the color of the front LED 2-Can you change the io color (Power and fan control)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

To change the colour of the front LED I just replaced the original red ones with these https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/dual-5mm-darkside-connect-modular-led-green/. As for the power and fan control, I did pull it out of the case and was going to try and remove the red ones and solder the small green ones in. However in researching LEDs i came across a lot of documentation that said different colour LEDs require different resistors and that I would also have to remove and replace all the resistors with proper ones for green. Now I may be wrong about that but decided to skip that mod for now till I find out for sure...which I still have not.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, really thinking about using this case or the 760t for my build. I was also going with a black and green color scheme.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome man. What process did you use to paint those corsair fan circles?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Used plasti dip. Gave it a white base coat then green. I can't remember how many coats of green I did. Basically just gave them all a light spray then let sit for 10 minutes and another light spray till I got the shade of green I wanted.Not sure if that is the right way to do it, just the way I did it (first time painting computer parts was this build).

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

True, thanks man. I say a couple guides online and they both required like using sand paper and all this other stuff but yours look like they came out nicely!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

12 fans?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

14 actually(six 120mm on each radiator, one 120mm under pump pushing into the case, and one 140mm in the back) almost silent most of the time because they are usually at there lowest possible rpm.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I have a 780T too. How did you remove the platform that's built into the case out in the front (at the bottom), where you have placed the D5 pump and a fan? Did you saw it off?

Overall, what all modifications did you do to the case? I have to re-build my system with water-cooling (first-timer). So I am looking for all the tips I can have for the 780T.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure what you mean by platform. If you are talking about the drive cage if I recall it was just a couple screws and it came out (was a couple years ago). other than that there was already a spot to mount a fan where the pump and fan are now. I just bought a pump mount and it screwed to th top of the 120mm fan.As for other modifications I used a dremel to cut out the bottom of the case in front of the front and under the front rad for hard line and drain hoses. I also had to drill a couple holes to mount the reservoir. As for the top rad I had to cut out a couple parts to expose the top ports of the top rad (this was just to make filling and draining a little easier.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking of the tubing, did you use acrylic or PETG?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou, as for the tubing, it is acrylic. I started ordering parts for this build in Dec and had not yet heard of PETG. I may have tried it but already had 30' delivered. So far I have had no problems but will keep an eye on it.