I made it out of Acrylic Sheets
I am of the opinion that you can never have overkill on a single GPU gaming set up. You can argue price to performance all you want and get hung up on the right CPU/GPU combo and those are valid points, but you can still never have too much graphical performance.
I can see it play out in my head. Middle of the night, you hear a noise, run to your gun cabinet and find a 120 mm Fan
I rarely like desk PC builds. This however is amazing. I go back and forth on RGB a lot. In general I think RGB should accent the build and not define it which can be a tricky balance. You my friend have hit that balance square on the head. Great Job!!!
I'm also curious what you did to spill proof it.
+1 for spending more on RAM than most spend on their systems. :) I've gone over kill on RAM since I first upgraded to 512K
Dang, I knew i forgot something :)
It's nudged under the PSU shroud
Thanks, your build was very clean as well!
It was left over from my last build so I don't remember for sure. I'd estimate $500-$700
I enjoy it with "some much love"
+1 for the "me budget"
There is often a fine line between Genius and Madness. You my friend are tiptoeing that line. The current feature build is mine, i have a feeling this will take that spot in no time. Great Job!
" although looking back I wished I spent a little more money for a better graphics card" ....I'd be willing to bet that more often than not on gaming builds the builder wishes they would have or at least could have spent more on the graphics card. Enjoy what you have and upgrade when you can, nice clean first build. That card will do just fine until you upgrade to a 1440p.
Significantly North of Fry's =)
Is there any place over there still to buy high end PC parts? I live on the other side of the sound now and the closest place for me is Best Buy in Silverdale which is a 40 minute drive. I would't mind the drive at all if there were good parts. There used to be a computer stop near Bell Red road that was awesome, but looks like that closed down.
Hah, that's what one of my friends at work said. He couldn't understand why I used water in my computer.
Search google. "Does loop order matter". Jayz2Cents has a video on it, I think Linus did a video on it and there are a ton of forum posts.
Please aim away from the keyboard :)
Thank you!. This is my second attempt at a custom loop. I left WAY less PETG on the floor of the garage this time :). Anyone who's having troubles with bending, just know it gets easier.
Aesthetically I can't think of a better board. It has a USB 3.0 header, 3 USB 2.0 headers, 2 RGB headers and more fan headers than you can shake a stick at. I love the fact that the SATA connections do not share or take bandwidth away from the 2 M.2 slots. The bios however leaves a lot to be desired and though I still haven't taken the time to OC. I've heard it's not the best power delivery for that. But if you care more about the look than the performance, that removable/paintable armor can't be beat and it's not like it greatly under performs, just really needs a more user friendly bios
It's definitely sag. 4 mm of sag to be exact (from brace to the end of the gpu). It was there before I put the tubing in. It just wasn't as noticeable until after i got everything built and painted. The back plate and the cover i made for that upper M.2 slot made it stick out much more.
Should have said "temps aren't going to be significantly different".
And yes that was two consecutive hours of gaming
I've had that monitor since it came out (2 years?). The difference in performance is single digit FPS nearly across the board at 1440p. That being said. If the 9700K's were out or an 8700K was in stock when i bought it, i would have got one of those.
This has been tested and argued to death. It makes little to no difference.
Temps are going to be significantly different at any one stage of a loop.
My bigger concern over loop order was the fact that i could only fit a slim 360 rad up top but that seems to be just fine. I gamed for about two hours over the weekend (assassins creed origins very high settings at 3440 X 1440) and saw no issues with temps at all.
I like to think it's what the faceless men use in their office :)
Thanks. I'm so excited about the feature. We do this because we love to do it, but it's nice to get a thumbs up from people who love doing it as well. Most of the people in my life are more like "wait, you put water in it????"
Thanks. The first iteration had the reservoir sitting on the included bracket but just looked too far back so I made a custom brace for it.
I tried to get them "chilling" in inconspicuous places. I prefer the look without combs. I worked that GPU cable quite a bit but couldn't get the combs hidden on that one.
Thank you so much!
thanks, there is a bit of GPU lag there but it's not as much as it seems. There is a cut out for the slot lever that puts a big ball of black in the wrong place. I started to 3d print a bracket for it but when I lifted the edge of the card up, it didn't make nearly as much difference as you would think it would have.
Nice and clean first build. Congrats
Thanks that's an awesome comment!
Thanks for the positive feedback. That acrylic work took a lot of time for me and more iterations than i would have liked but i'm way happy with it.
I'm at work now so can't check other games, the only one i remember for sure is averaging 77 fps on very high settings on Assassin's Creed origins. If i crank it up to ultra settings it occasionally drops below 60 which bugs me. That's with no overclock on either component.
Hope that helps
LOL, what do you think I filled the loop with?
Uh Oh, good point! I posted this before i left for work, then on my way to work I thought a better name would have been "a computer has no name"
Not yet, I just haven't had time to get into the BIOS to work on it and the NZXT BIOS doesn't exactly look user friendly to me. I'll get around to it though. I'm not one to spend time benchmarking the differences so all i have is anecdotal comparisons, but the pairing seems to be on par with the I7-7700K and GTX 1080 ti I have in my other build both of those are slightly over clocked. The benchmarks I've seen show only single digit frame rate differences between the I5-8600k and I7-8700K at 1440P when both are overclocked.
Hah! Might be worth it though. Would be cool to get a feature.
LOL I knew someone was going to give me a bad time about this.
Yeah it's a great looking MB, not a great bios and not an easy overclock but Aesthetically great and lots of headers (3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, like 8 Fan headers)
I like it, simple, clean powerful!
Only 240 Rad support top and bottom. For the look i want I need 360 top and bottom. It's starting to look like I'll have to rethink my plan or go for a full tower :(
Congrats on your first build! I'm so jealous of people who live near, or at least within driving distance to a micro center.
No I don't have any specific dimensions, I just know that most full towers are too big for my work area.
Very Hard, which is why I thought I'd ask here. Not a bad looking case but only 120 available in the bottom. Wouldn't work for what i'm planning. Thanks though!
+1 for the GPU backplate alone
I like it when RGB adds to the look of a build but doesn't define it. Nice job!
Nah, if it's working it's good!
nice and clean even with stock cables