Description

This was just a simple 144Hz upgrade that got wildly out of control.

Not much of a description but I'll answer any questions in the comments.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 25 points

Love everything about this! great loop and color scheme

  • 38 months ago
  • 13 points

Love everything about this! great loop and color scheme

(Sees EKWB affiliation tag)

great loop...

Hmmmmmm....

;-)

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 9 points

I'd wager if you had more description and posted this on Tuesday or yesterday it would be the Featured build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

Well, it got featured anyway! :P

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hot damn! Good deal rhis is a really cool build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

agreed!

  • 38 months ago
  • 8 points

If this doesn't get featured it'll be proof pcpp totally lost it...

  • 38 months ago
  • 8 points

This is the ugliest, prettiest, craziest, coolest, messiest, cleanest, awesome, sweet, beautiful THING IVE EVER SEEN!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 7 points

Never seen that case before but you make it look amazing. Diggin the gold fittings. BUT WHERE'S THE MESS? Sections I see usually forgotten and covered up in other builds look amazing in this one +1 of course

  • 38 months ago
  • 14 points

Underneath the motherboard is a horror show.

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

You weren't supposed to tell me that... :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

WHERE'S THE MESS?

Lol.

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

XDDD

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

I'm glad you didnt exercise any more self control. Its beautiful. Great job.

Thumbs up.

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

The dog seems happy enough with it. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

i'm just torn on custom water loops.

Part of me recognizes the performance improvement it makes.

But the practical side of me says, don't waste your money, bcuz in 2 years you can essentially use that money to upgrade and out perform. Stay on the lower cost of the performance curve.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

but once its done its done

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I wonder what's in the tubing to make it white? ;)

No but srsly it's a really good build, and I guess it did get wildly out of control.

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

It's either Elmer's Glue, Milk or something I do not want to mention explicitly.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Calling it. This build is destined to be featured!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of dog is that?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Borat voice

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Pomeranian mix

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Great build and dog

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

This is custom water cooling done right. IMO the perfect build. I overlooked this case because it only had the window on the top... shows me for not being imaginative. If I downsize from my Evolv TG, I may have to go with a case like this. I love that all the space is utilized.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Lian-Li is a great company for cases. Im thinking of doing my next build in one of them.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Tesseract? I only see high powered computer parts. Not a four spacial dimensioned cube!

ps. Great build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Cute dog

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

still amazing!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice PC, but that dog. I might need to make you an offer for the cutie.

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Now that some time has passed, I feel comfortable admitting that this is his build. I took credit because I have thumbs and he doesn't.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

And here I am working on a 350 dollar potato.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

is that milk in ur water tubes

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The name is perfect.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a work of art

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be a work of art if it "lit up" like the actual Tesseract, but having a title like that and it "not having LED lighting or any lighting whatsoever defeats the purpose of this rather cool-looking PC being named after a prop of Sci-Fi greatness, the Tesseract!

When it lights up, then you'll get my FULL and positive attention!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I love these smaller builds ;)

+1!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ for this awesome build! i love it! Its modern but also steampunk-ish with those golden fittings. AWESOME!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, this is awesome. very sweet work. looks perfect. Easy +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yikes, this is a PC equivalent of a contortionist box O.o

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Bush did PCpartpicker if this doesnt get featured.

Great build 10/10 take a picture of setups

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So pretty. Love this case!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that pretty!! oh man...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I appreciate what was clearly planning, effort and execution.

That being said, was it a pita to build?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The short answer is not but in order to re-seat the monoblock or handle the mobo at all, you need to take THE WHOLE THING apart which can be a pain. But overall, great case, smooth build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Speechless.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That is one crazy looking build, in the best of wheys.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

After looking more at the case, it looks like you modified it some and moved the power button. Is that right?

What were the changes you made to it?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I moved the power bottom to one of the back 1" holes using a vandal switch and 3/4"-1" grommet. I also drilled the mounting holes for the pump. Everything else is stock or removable (like the drive fan).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I like those gold fittings, overall looks really cool.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the featured build spot!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh, soft tubbing doesn't has to look uglier compared to hard tubbing. Well done job here.

Btw I wonder but you probably can't: Mixing hard and soft tubbing?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure you can.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

"tubing" is pronounced tube-ing, "tubbing" is pronounced "tub-ing"!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I told myself a while ago that if I ever got the opportunity to do a custom loop, I was going to make it white and gold.

Absolutely stunning. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That is just gorgeous. +1.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is superb. No fan grille on the rear, though? And with two rads and two fans how noisy is it?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The rear is fan is exhaust. Unless I'm benchmarking, its silent.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the front panel glass as well? How thick is that panel?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's acrylic. 1/16"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The build looks amazing. You can't even tell the difference between the glass and acrylic. Love the color scheme. Really smart looking soft tubing. You rarely see such a well designed soft tube loop!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely stunning. +1 :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This computer is amazing!!!! :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Glorious PC Master Race. That computer looks amazing. Great Job. Saw this post early today, forgot to comment. Funny is that I went to reddit looking for something and saw the name. went to post and then back here just to leave you a comment. I bet it took you a while to put everything together, but it is amazing. Good Job with that.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build tho but where did you get all the watercooling parts? EKWB? can u help me with my build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/thGv4C

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The blocks and pump were through EK but everything else was through performance-pcs.com. Your build looks good though I don't see any cooling parts listed there. The SMA8 is a very popular case so I'd find as many builds in that case as you can to draw inspiration from. Also, I don't know that $315 for a sole 400Gb of storage is the best move. Especially when your mobo comes with an M.2 and you're getting a mountain of PCIE lanes by using X-99 (though I don't really see where you're using them).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Also a $260 monitor that runs at 1920x1080 at 60hz is a rip off. With all that $ invested in hardware you should go with a 1440p monitor or a 4k monitor when they come out (both at 144hz.) If you did not want to upgrade the monitor then you can get away with a 1920x1080 build for about $1500.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

so small and beautiful I could cry.white and gold accents 10/10

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. I have a similar see-through style build (not posted yet, tho). I'm already contemplating a second build with watercooling though. So these are watercooling noob questions:

  1. Only need one intake fan?
  2. You have two radiators on both sides...one after the pump and one before the reservoir. Isn't one of them redundant?
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. The rear fan is exhaust. This set up keeps cool, outside air flowing over the rads and maintains positive pressure inside the case.

  2. Nah. I like the extra cooling headroom. One just wouldn't be enough.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build :D

How did you make the Noctua rubber anti-vibration corners white? Paint/plasti-dip? They look AMAZING! (Planning on building a black/white PC very soon; please teach me your ways...)

Did you also paint the SATA connectors on the SSDs white?? Anotha +1 if I could for the attention to detail haha

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.performance-pcs.com/fans-accessories/noctua-na-savp1-chromax-anti-vibration-pads-white.html

And, fortunately, the SATA connectors came that way. Got lucky there.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh My. Those fat tubes are glorious! +1

Also amazing that you put the prices on your water cooling goods. +100000

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you color the Noctua fans white?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That made my decision whether I should go with Noctua fans or Corsair fans much easier

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Quality build. Bravo.

TCO

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

SWEET!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those MDPC-X cables? :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cablemods

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw haha. Regardless, still nice! :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using milk as a fluid in your loop?

Great build btw... what are you playing with this?

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Facebook games on ultra.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I am also planning on doing a full custom looped water cooling system. How did you learn to do all of these? How did you know how much pipe and length you need?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything you need to know is available online. Mainly youtube, reddit, and overclock.net. Read everything you can find until you're comfortable enough with the process to know what you want. I made a rough estimate on tube length, but 1 pack of Primochill LRT ended up being plenty.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

My first thought was: Tesseract? Deepcool Tesseract?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So your loop, starting at the reservoir, is res to pump, pump to rad, rad to gpu block, gpu block to monoblock, monoblock to rad, rad to res? Hows the temps?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct. Temps were fine until I updated the BIOS for whatever reason. Pre-update: CPU - 22C/62C, GPU - 25C/45C After the update, though, my CPU hits 85 under load and temperature fluctuations during normal tasks are pretty ridiculous. Still working with ASUS to fix this.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I'm thinking about going for a custom loop, though price is starting to get out of hand XD

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Once you got all of the parts how long did it take you to physically build it?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

1 weekend starting Friday night. I had to do that twice though since I started building before I got all the parts.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a beautiful work of modern art! This is what I would imagine my dream build would look like! Can't get enough!

+1

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

that case is really cool

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

great monitor I have the dell version of this and love it works great. gtx 1080 pushes overwatch 144fps everything maxed but render scaling is 100% at 1440p I have the same setup minus water cooling, and in a corsair 750d. those temps are scary. pascal and skylake have low tdp wondering if ur fan curves changed with the updates maybe?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

They reset but I changed them all back. Haven't pushed it since. Still waiting on ASUS.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

better safe then sorry

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build. That's all I'm going to say.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean literally this just makes you want to look at it.. I really like this alot so jealous

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, really sexy!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Weow

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Knew this beauty would get featured. Congrats man, you deserve it

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

In looooooove with this build! Wow... just... wow.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

All PCs should look like this

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Only if they light up with LED fans or any kind of internal lighting, and at least have an external DVD or Bluray Burner drive!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Easily one of the best Micro/Mini ATX Builds I've ever seen. Best part of the build were the gold fittings, they are so sick!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice black & blue build!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't believe how did you fitted such high-end gaming machine into this little box ;o

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

144Hz?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor refresh rate which, it turns out, is closer to 165Hz most of the time.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. pls add a bigger discription pls

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't a computer

THIS IS ART!

(well it is a computer, but still it's fricken gorgeous)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I W A N T T H I S
G I V E I T T O M E P L E A S E !

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nICe d0Ggu mI friend :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i also plan to a water cooled build, so do you only have one pump, you know or not i was kinda concerned that 1 pump will not cut it with a 360 rad,cpu, 2gpu blocks, thanks dude...

btw that is one pc man

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

1 pump will be plenty for that.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious if one pump will cut it for two 480 rads, one 240 rad, one 120 rad, two GPU blocks, and a CPU block?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It will. Stick with any modern, well-reviewed pump and you'll be fine.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So the Swiftech MCP655 with a top upgrade would be fine then...?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. If your only concern is whether or not the pump will push fluid through the loop, almost any pump will do. If you're concerned about noise at all, I'd consider splitting the loop.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

you did well. tubing work looks very nice.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the white sound dampeners for the noctua nf-f12? I really need them.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet little build, love the black and white too ...noctuas <3

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

does the wireless network adapter work good for internet?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Works better than any USB adapter I've tried.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

late question,but how is that tp-link card doing? is the wifi decent?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It's worked without issue for as long as I've had it (used the same card in the last build too). The router is 3 bedroom-sized rooms down the hall from me and it gets 4/5 bars all day. Highly recommend.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the most beautiful milk and gold theme I've ever seen.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just awesome to look at

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have Windows 10? If yes then was the TP link drivers working for you? The only one available for me is windows 7 and 8.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm running Windows 7.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank GOD someone is running Windows 7 and not an overrated OS like Windows 8.1 or 10!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Its compact, powerful, and looks nice. What more could you ask for!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Love everything about it, great design, concept, and customization. Only problem I see is the coolant flow. As it stands the GPU is pouring heat directly on to the CPU. You mentioned earlier that the CPU seemed to run hot. Easy fix would be to reroute the tubing from the hot side of the GPU across the case to the other RAD, then from the cool side of that rad to the CPU, then from the CPU to the RES. Then you would have cooled coolant flowing to the IN side of each water block. If you don't like the idea of the pump being hot you could reverse the flow and swap RES for PUMP.

Ideally PUMP -> CPU -> RAD -> GPU -> RAD -> RES -> back to pump

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The fluid temperature stays at a pretty stable ~25C so the order of the modules isn't actually that important. It moves fast enough that the fluid never really absorbs enough heat to effect the CPU. The CPU temperature problem turned out to be a motherboard issue which has since been RMA'd.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to try and recreate this masterpiece.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow.. Just wow...

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I want this case so bad Lian-Li discontinued it! LIAN-LI I CAN'T BELIVE YOU'VE DONE THIS

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty sure there's still a bunch on ebay.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks, I'll look into it, I bet they're super overpriced though.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very clean. And, how did you get those white corners for the fans? They look way better than the ugly brown ones.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

So, new build here, but where the hell can I learn to make a water cooler that looks half as cool as this?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The following is by no means a complete list:

http://www.overclock.net/

https://hardforum.com/

https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/

and various youtube guides

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

f***ing beautiful. great color scheme. soft tubing seems like the best way to go with this one. fantastic. interesting power button placement.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you custom make the case side panels. If so. How

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No, just the front panel. Side panels are stock. Front panel is just 1/16" acrylic.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the reason you named your build the Tesseract is because it has infinite power and looks like a cube? If so, I freaking love it!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy gets it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

what is going on

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

aquarium build ?

  • 33 months ago
  • -1 points

You should have went with a windowed case

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

A third of that case is windows.

  • 38 months ago
  • -3 points

Why not just build it in the Deepcool Tesseract???

  • 38 months ago
  • 7 points

That case is hideous. And not a cube.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

True...

  • 38 months ago
  • -3 points

Erm... Windows 7 on a build like this..?

Epic build though! Planning on any further upgrades in the future?

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

There are certain reasons to keep Win 7 just FYI.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

None at the moment. This one had everything I wanted for now...

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

YES, Windows 7 on a sweet build like this, Windows 8.1 and 10 are highly overrated, just like ASUS is as a brand!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Say that to the storm of downvotes coming your way ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine came pre-wired from performance-pcs but there are wiring guides online. Find the diagram that fits the switch you bought and hook it up. No need for any esoteric electrical knowledge.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. What's an anti vandal switch for on a pc? I don't understand the purpose. (Excuse my ignorance)

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy gets it.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No. This case is actually bigger/roomier than I had anticipated. I love the cube form factor and if they made a more compact one with all the same features as this case, I would have chosen that. This one ended up being about a cubic foot.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a case you'll love. You're the one that has to look at it for the next decade or so.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Saved the power supply from the last build. Haven't had any issues with it throughout its lifetime.

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