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So this build was pulled from my White and Black H440 build and modified to be installed in to my shiny new Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX.
I had decided that while the H440 is a beautiful case I did not care for the all white case anymore and I wanted a case that had a little better intake capacity. Don't get me wrong the H440 was fine in terms of non overclocking and what have you but I really wanted to get into overclocking and therefore decided a shiny new case should kick it off!
This machine is used for gaming, light illustrator work, and some minor web design. Nothing too serious at this point and sure maybe water cooling might be overkill but this is a hobby so why not!
Originally this build featured only a water cooled CPU featuring an XSPC Dual Bay Res with a D5 attached to the back. The last picture shows the before status. I decided that hardline cooling should be something I pursue and was able to find a EVGA GTX 980 Classified being sold with an EKWB Nickle Classy block. Picked this bad boy up and got to planning my loop.
Boy was I in for a surprise when trying to plan this loop out. Figuring out bends and where to place a drain and how I was going to fill my loop was an event and I ended up changing bends several times. Initially I had my radiator draining back in to the top of my res. I quickly realized that this is a problem because it was causing air bubbles (obviously.). Obviously I changed that run to go to the front of the res and the problem was solved.
The next problem that arose was an epic crap ton of micro bubbles from the dish soap I had used to get my silicone tube into the PETG for bends. I thought I had efficiently cleaned the lines until the water hit the pump. You would of thought I added white dye to the loop there was so many soapy bubbles. Needless to say I ended up setting up my loop to pull water from a bucket and drain into the sink to clear the lines.
Finally getting the lines cleared I finished getting everything together and running. No leaks, insanely cool and in my opinion beautiful!
The backplate on the GPU was spray painted white, the top of the XSPC block was also painted white to match the build.
Some things I do plan on doing in the future:
Changing out two of my ram sticks for either white heatsink ram or getting some water cooling heatsink to match the two I already have. Adding in some more lighting either another Bitfenix cable or potentially going with a Hue+. Adding another EVGA Classy for some SLI action. Replacing the PSU with a fully modular model and getting some custom cables.
Oh well this post is already long enough! Thanks for checking out my build leave comments below and let me know what you think of it! Or if you have any questions about anything I have done in the build I am more than happy to answer those as well!