The front fans are the A12x15 - 15mm thick.
Math checks out.
Thanks. I'm sure he would. I showed his parents and they loved it.
I rotate the case onto the front so the fill port is facing upwards.
Thanks! I got plenty of inspiration from sites like this, so glad to pass it on.
Thanks! I struggled with picking a color scheme at first primarily because most motherboards these days are just varying levels of gray. I'm glad it all came together the way it did.
I'll take it!
If you're talking about the classic poop brown fans on the front, the color doesn't show through.
I think the Noctua Chromax fans fit this theme better. Be Quiet makes great fans too, but from an aesthetic standpoint I don't like their frame design at all.
Thanks. I must have looked at a hundred builds just to get ideas and inspiration myself. That's why sites like this exist!
EK ZMT in particular I found to be more flexible than traditional tubing that I've used. It may be the material, or the fact that this is slightly smaller tubing than my last build.
The main issue I had was the tube not always staying in place as I was screwing down the compression collar. Turns out the inner diameter had some slight variances, so i just had to trim off a cm or so of tube and try again.
The outside of the tube does have a slight texture to it, so if you try to wipe off fingerprints or whatever, it may grab some fibers off the cloth you're using to wipe with. One of those thin microfiber cloths that come with an eyeglass case is probably best.
You called it!
Thanks. The Swiftech fittings I used in my previous build had a LOT more bite to them so I was pretty annoyed at these, but still managed to make it work.
Mostly the matte black look, and ease of maintenance. Plus I'm not sure if I'd ever have the patience for hard tubing lol
Wow, featured! Thanks for the support everyone!
Thanks. I'm really digging the look of the matte black. I've seen more and more people using it lately, at least on reddit.
Thanks. It does get pretty pricey once you add everything up. However I tend to keep my systems for 6-7 years rather than constantly upgrading, so in the long haul it ends up being worth it for me.
In terms of knowledge, I learned before my previous build by watching Linus Tech Tips olllld videos multiple times, from back in the NCIX days. There's tons of resources out there now, and it is a lot of info to digest, but the quality youtubers will cover all the necessary topics in enough detail to put you in the right direction.
Thanks. The ram have 8 LEDs each and you can control each LED individually using software. I might try to change the lights to match the color pattern on the 24 pin cable.
Added a second monitor, 1440p 144Hz G-Sync
New PSU and cables, GPU, and keyboard, and updated photos.
Thanks! GPU block is by DangerDen. Other card is a Creative sound card - forgot to include that in the parts list. It's an olllld one though, a carry over from my second PC built in 2006.
To maintain the loop I just change the water every 6 months (distilled with biocide). Last year I replaced the tubing, disassembled and cleaned the blocks, and flushed the radiators with a water/vinegar mix.
Thanks! All 3 of my builds have been blue. I always wanted to try a different color but I kept coming back to it.
Corsair's own sleeved cable kit for the AX 650/750/850