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Hi All,

This is the first time I'm sharing here. Please allow me show my first ever rig built that is custom watercooled. And the tubes used are rigid (Acrylic). I think I did a farely good job even for an entire newbie to watercooling. I was able to pull this project through with lots and lots of reading, research and preparation. It took me almost 2 months to finish this built, firstly because of budget restraints. I had to buy second hand parts or else I have to downgrade the part to fit the budget. I did this for a month and I managed to score the following at atleast 30% or more less the price of current price, G.skill - Trident Z 3200mhz CL14 mem, Asus GTX 1080 Strix Rog OC Ed and Asus PG279Q ROG G-Sync Monitor. Second reason is because I have totally no knowledge with regards to watercooling. I spent days reading about watercooling and watching youtube videos of how tos, what to avoid, etc.

Anyway, I'm really proud to share my work here. I hope you guys will like it! As I've mentioned, I was in a budget constraint thus not allowing me to purchase watercooling parts from xspc, ekwb or bitspower. I've settled for a brand name "barrow" instead. I have no regrets, the quality of their watercooling parts are really really good!

This is supposedly the completed built v1 cause I still plan on doing a v2 where I would use custom sleeved cables.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 12 points

I bring word from LORD GABEN to you.

Ahem.

"This pleases me greately! +9001!"

Lord Gaben hath spoken!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

over 9000 you say?

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

I am merely a messenger...and yes, over 9000.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe thanks! =D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yw :3

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build !!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

The tubing job is actually incredible, very clean setup, great job! Edit: What are those temp sensors at the bottom of the PSU cover btw?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

They're connected to both out flow of the radiators so I know what the water's temps are after they've passed through the rads =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

You know, I'm just a bit jealous. The specs are great, but compared to the looks they are merely just parts. 10/10 Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

nice! make photo 22 your "featured" photo for a little. i think its even more eye catching with its simplicity.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I did as you said! =)

That halfway finished rig is one of my favorites. No messy wires and all

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Coo. But i cant help thinkin about how you spent 3k on a zen build.

whatever i guess i'm just poor

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU is always just part of the equation. =D GPU card and monitor can be really expensive

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

the green, visibility through the tubes, and elbow caps make it look amazing. This is truly the work of someone who loves both looks, and power/efficiency. I give it an 11/10

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW

One of the few builds that looks amazing incredible without the help of custom PSU cables

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Hehe thanks! But I have plans in the future.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build!! Just curious what led you to choose acrylic tubing over petg tubing?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Mayhems released a new coolant. And they're not compatible with PETG tubing. That's one. Another is because I like how clear they are. They're 4mm thick anyway so I don't worry they will break with impact.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome! Good work!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job. This is a beautiful build, I hope you don't plan to showcase that on the floor after all that hard work :(. I can only hope when i finally decide to liquid cool my next unit it will look this good.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe I bought a new table and chair to be delivered already. They'll match the PC. =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is supposedly the completed built v1 cause I still plan on doing a v2 where I would use custom sleeved cables.

I think the only custom cable you "need" is the Video Card cables. Otherwise, the custom length will be a huge help.

It is a lovely build, can't wait to see it with those cables! +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I will surely update them here once custom cabling is done. =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Grats on the feature!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice tubing. How about the under load temperature of you cooling solution? Thanks.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Weather here is hot. Always 33-37c. If my AC is on, at idle the temps are 22-25c and if AC is off, 27-30. At full load, CPU at vcore 1.4v the temps is ranging from 46-51 and GPU OCed as well is ranging from 48-55.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! It seems no problem even there are 2 rads that block lots of air flow. I also have a water cooling plan with 2 rads in the Evolv ATX and worry about the air flow but now I'm sure it will be cool in daily use.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!!!

I totally get your budget concerns. I'm on my first build too and I finally decided to stick to the kraken X62. Simply can't afford the custom loop set up at the mo. You pulled it off nicely! Those first time hard tubing skills are so neatly done.

BTW, i can't fault your build at all but I think some colour coordinated custom sleeved cables with combs on the GPU would give it a nice touch up.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Check EK's Fluid Gaming lineup of water cooling kits. A full custom loop with for around the price of the X62. Because they are made out of aluminum instead of copper, but still cools better than any AIO.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that'll definitely be done on the V2 of my rig. Plus plastidipping the ram black. =) Thanks really glad you liked them. Really happy I pulled it off.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

System looks amazing! Love the clean lines. Kind of the same story with me though. My current build was my first ever custom water cooled PC. I too spent late nights on YouTube and scouring the internet to find answers. But it's all so worth it. Also, what is that slider thing that's coming off of the pump? Is that some sort of drain valve/slider??

Beautiful build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's all really worth it! The knowledge and experience you gain while you do it. That is a valve. You slide down and the valve opens letting water come out.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

wtf! That's dope! I'm gonna have to switch out my Bitspower valve for that. Just because it looks cool hahaha

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature!!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so happy it got featured! Thank you!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a feeling this would get featured and it's worthy of it. Excellent work with your acrylic tubing, it turned out lovely and clean. Plus one and congrats!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bro! Really happy it got featured. I still hope to improve it by plastidipping the red part of the ram and custom sleeved cable.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

lol You are most welcome and sounds good. It will look lovely.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Really beautiful, your acrylic tubes turned out amazing.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! This looks incredible! I've never done watercooling either. Was considering an AIO for my next build but can't resist the clean lines of some of these hard-line builds. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it! Custom watercooling is worth the extra price compared to AIOs.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build and at a reasonable price for a hard tubed custom water cooled art.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesomeness! That's my friend!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks friend for the support! hahaha

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is almost exactly the build I'm planning on doing. Awesome!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Nice PC build! If I were you I'd get a cablemod pcie extension though.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Maybe not from cablemod but yes I'm getting custom sleeved cables in the future.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

WHAT A BEAUTY! What is that fitting that is in the middle of the intake tube to the GPU? It looks pretty sweet! Barrow is a great brand so no shame at all bud! Welcome to the featured club! WOO PHANTEKS! Love the build though seriously! Gorgeous

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there! That is a barrow filter. So any gunk, dirt or whatever doesn't go to your waterblocks. But anyway you won't need it if you flushed your system well. But it's good to add for extra looks =D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya it looks great!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That AMAZING PC,.... and yet that ugly flooring......

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

pass it off as razer flooring

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The table I bought haven't delivered. But it should go well with my build. So temporarily it's sitting under the old table

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried putting some UV liquid in the current and then put uv lights in the case and the liquid looks fire! Your liquid looks quite dillute for looks... But great job!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

the coolant I used is Mayhems new product XT-1 Nuke UV Green. They are UV active. =)

Don't know if I have to use UV light or just make the rgb led strip purple is enough

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, incredible job with those lines. I've never tried any kind of custom loop and I'm always really impressed when people pull it off, especially when it's as precise as this. Excellent work, man.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you can pull it off too. Just have to have that patience. Use bubble level ruler and 90degree rulers. And thanks! Really appreciate your comment and glad you liked it. =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

mmmmmmm greeeeeeeen. Great build man. I hate seeing stuff like this because I know at some point im going to have to go with a water cooled build just for pure sexiness :P

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. I also went with watercooled build bec of that reason. But I'm appreciating the temps. It's so cool seeing your comp not running higher than 30c on basic usage.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

So trueeee

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd have to say, this is the most extravagant budget build that I have ever seen. I'd like to see you doing a build with no budget.

Great build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Only chance that's gonna happen is if a rich friend of mine asked me to build for him and budget is no limit XD

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. But this build sure is awesome. I wish I had a budget like yours.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the airflow in that case?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

airflow honestly is average. I've added more space for front and top, you can see that in pic no. 3.

The top is restrictive so I think I'm gonna do a mod for that.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build~ is the RGB at the GPU backplate working?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to find people using barrow pumps and blocks. Most people just default to EK etc. Kudos on that. How is that spg40a holding up so far? The mod top looked a bit iffy on aliexpress but I'm really tempted to pull the trigger. How is the noise level? Can it be pwm adjusted? Did it come with the proper brackets to mount it either vertically to the reservoir or horizontally? Is not which brackets did you get? Will any d5 compatible bracket work?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I really appreciate your build. I wanted to know whaat you think about that pump. I've ordered it on AliExpress and I am waiting to receive it but... Is it actually silent? ALL my previous attempts at watercooling pumps were very noisy (the pump was significantly louder than everything else in the case). Is it possible to mitigate the noise by running it slowly? Thanks in advance :)

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I am really planning in the future on getting the top modded for better airflow.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

modmymods.com has a great modded top section! Check it out if you are interested!

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to plastidip them in black. Will do it together with the custom sleeved cables.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks =D. I still plan on plastidipping the rams.