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Edit 3 : Here is a video of how I built this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEUOdHeYYa4&t=7s

EDIT 2 : AAAAAAAAHHH!!! THANKYOU FOR THE FEATUREDDDDDDDD

Edit : More pictures for the RGB lovers!!! (Including me)

Sorry for those who have a hard time reading/understand.

Hey everyone, I would like to present to you all project MIT.

What is project MIT you may ask? Well I live in Boston and currently in high school and I'm looking forward to MIT as my next big step in life, I want to present a major event in my life to them about deeply being into computers hardware/aesthetic.

Background about my journey building this thing. My whole journey started all the way back last year, on April 20th of 2017. I'm was 16 years old when I built first computer and wasn't happy with how it'd came out. The aesthetic didn't interest me. So I decided to get a job as a painter, I went to work everyday and had minimum wage at Boston ($11/hour). I wanted my next build to be special, something unique to me. So the first thing that caught my attention was the case (Phantek Enthoo Evolv), and I didn't know about the flaws with the case itself, but I was just so mesmerized of how it looks. I'd bought it and later realized 2 month later there is MANY hates toward the case (Airflow). I didn't stop there, I wanted to make my case work, I went online researching about aluminum panel cutting, and there was none to be found. I felt that moment of regret due to me rushing. In mid-July, my mentor at work taught to me that her dad is an engineer and she told me he could cut it free for me. I was so stoke! I went and design how I wanted my case to be cut out. A week went by I got my panels back and at first, I was questioning of it's aesthetic. I didn't want my panel to have 6/8 abs. When I got home, I tried to put it on my case to see how it really looks, and I had that spark where I absolutely love it, the cut were so linear and clean! (Thanks Phoebe)

I worked until the end of November of that year. I had gather around 3.5k and decided to go watercooling. I research and researched about how custom loops works and what do I need. I found out there was a water cooling discord server (super friendly people there) and ask TONS OF QUESTION FOR 2 MONTH STRAIGHT. I had my part list constantly changing. I thought of 2 1080ti, waiting for coffee lake, volta, even Threadripper! You may ask "Why do you need that much of performance at such a young age? Shouldn't you be focusing in school?" I'd tell you that it would be for my passion, I love building computers and computer itself, of how it works at the age of 5. Moving on, what was changed during my part list is that the radiator was change, the fittings were change, the fans were changed but a pro builder told me that 40 Celsius = 50 Celsius. Meaning if your component is in the safe range of what a hardware should be, then you're safe. period! For my desire, I went with aesthetic fans and I love theeeeeemmmmmmmm.

I bought all my parts during the summer to fall of 2017 in case any of you are freaking out by the price haha.

If anyone is curious of how I manage to fit (2) 360 radiator into the case, you need to find a custom bracket to mount the top radiator, otherwise the radiator+fan would interfere with the front radiator and the back exhaust fan.

Special thanks from the Water Cool discord server !

Rockstar (Community Mod)

K3LLOGSkid (Community Mod)

Maki Role (Admin)

Watercool discord server people!

Build process : Let me tell you all something, I manage to ruined at least 8 (500mm) petg tubes. I got super angry at myself for not getting the perfect angle/path for the tube, but in the end, I eye ball all my bends and still work out. Some tragedy during the built was that when I put all my tubes together. I forgot to put paper towel everywhere for leaked test. So the run from the cpu block to vrm had leaked down to my gpu. I was so scared that my gpu was dead (Luckily it didn't) So my 2nd time fixing the bend, it still leaked at that same spot! I a harder time removing the coolant from the loop. 3rd time was the charm for me, I had to use push-in style fitting and that result in me being super concern and always a look out but it still works.

It took me 7 month to plan out everything and I'm glad it took that long because the result is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!

I was really proud of myself for managing to build this damn thing!

There will be a video releasing of time-lapse for the build.

If anyone have any question or if you're in Boston and wants me to help you out with a build, please feel free to ask.

Thank you those for read all of what I had to say, much appreciation :)

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 7 points

CONGRATS ON FEATURE!! +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thankyouuuu

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

Well done dude . Looks Beautiful.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

This is probably the coolest Evolv build i've seen in quite a long time! Though, still thankful the evolv case rush is done and over with now. Theres some pretty sweet cases out there that do equally as well on the aesthetics side of things ;D and OP, can you put the link to that watercooling discord server on here? Quite interested myself, gonna go water as soon as i get myself a build worthy of it lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Woah The transparent tube reflecting the lights around makes it look so nice the camera work is so good that it highlights the good parts of this build. Great work

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah haha

that was what I was aiming for!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the monitor performance/reliability? is it smooth and would you recommend it?

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  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

That’s sick man. I am actually doing the same thing to my case. You are actually the first person I have seen do that.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou !!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

One question tho. What did he use to cut it? Because that looks like a really clean straight cut.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably laser lol

I didn't ask

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a waterjet or a CNC mill to me (enginerd here).

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok lol. We have a CNC mill here. Not sure tho how I’m gonna do it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have access to a waterjet like you said in your other comment, I would definitely go that route. You cant get a much better cut than that.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. One of my buddy’s has a metal shop where I might do the same thing.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Very Beautiful and great shots!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Spectacular PICS!!! custom hard-tube watercooling into the GPU! WHAT!! Looks amazing! keep up the Good work! Very clean and I would like some more RGB!!!;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll make sure to post more of those haha

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Awsome build hope you get to go to MIT. I have a question on the formula board involving its VRM. If you are going air coolong for a while then custom will you VRM temps be high becuase theres no water just empty space?? Thanks for any response I get in advanced

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it's like a radiator. The temps won't be high.

And thank you so much for the kind words :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

If I would have to vote a PC builder that would go to MIT according to their PC build, style, epic looking-ness, cleanliness, and about everything else, that would be YOU!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyouuuuuuu

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

4/10- Not enough RGB - IGN

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

the RGB gods are pleased xD

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yuuuupppp

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build man, and love the Case Mods i was planning on going with this case for my next build but i have changed my mind because i just don't want to mess with the modding, Corsair just dropped a new beautiful case that comes with the LL series fans, and that is what i will likely go with.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure to post it so we can all see!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a magnificent build! As a person who loves RGB, I must say that this thing is beautiful! I'm planning a build for the summer at around $2800 and your rig is really inspiring! Great job!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou man! And I’ll be excited for your build!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

OOoooo AHhhhhh +1 Well done with the build! The lighting nad RGB effects are absolutely stunning and a feature is well deserved! Not to mention, the components are pristine; although, I will say that I don't enjoy the $200+ price tag of your ssd (You gotta pay for high quality though, I guess). As a fellow 17 year old, I gotta say, I'm loving what you've done with your build and the overall story that went with it. I understand you struggle in supplying the funds for a build and my god does it take longer than either of us would think (lol). All in all, I'm loving the loop, the lighting, the theme, and the acrylic siding with the "Mirror" tittling. Good frickin show, my good man!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thankyou for the kind words!!!!! :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on the feature and for diving deep into your passions. I wish you all the best with your studies and hope for you that this gorgeous build is but the first of many to come.

Kudos kid, you're going places! +1 mate, great job!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou for those words :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG A SHINY +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

:O looks freaking awesome dude the photos are amazing +1 from me

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

iOhy Crazy Dope build man and Big Props on the future goals you have for yourself may you accomplish those and many many more.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou so much :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one beautiful pc.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

really nice build and I love that crystal clear tubing!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, I ruined at least $40 worth of tubing trying to get those bends

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to give more than just +1 for the high quality photos alone, but since the PCPartpicker gods don't allow for such a thing we'll have to just settle with +1. Drop dead gorgeous

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyouuuu

6k photo babbyyyyyyy

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

<3

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

All that RGB lighting actually makes your 6-core i7-8700K perform like a 10-core i9-7900X.

But your GPU looks so dark and dull now. smh. You could have used an Asus 1080 Ti Poseidon or MSI 1080 Ti Lightning Z because the RGB on those GPUs let you squeeze an extra 10 to 15 FPS out of your games. ;-)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Then i wouldn't be able to watercool it lol.....

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

hawt

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

this is art work

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, I am honestly not surprised that this was going to be featured. Totally amazing enough to be without trying!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, I am just telling the truth! This is probably the most popular build on the site currently!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Make The Rainbow! Taste The Rainbow!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay. I have a lot to say so sorry if this is too long. I've seen this feature and have bypassed it on several occasions... For one I truly am not an RGB fan. Dislike it actually. I'm a pick a color and go with it not a rainbow bright fan.... But that's me.

I decided to take the time and look at this to see what made it get featured. Now I truly understand.

The pictures are amazing quality for one. And what you did with this build.....

I own the same case. I've never had issues with temps. My aio set up saw 50° max on load and now with a custom water loop it's less but close to the same but I love what you did with the panels. Changes the whole look. I almost did something when I modded mine but didn't know where to go to do it.

The bends are amazing. I prefer bending freely myself. The tools help but my best bends have been with my eyes.

And last but not least... Your description. Some may say it's too long.... Those people probably didn't really read it! You seem to be a very interesting young man. I didn't get to read 100% of it but I will when I get home.

Oh and the use of the word "Project" was used correctly for this build. Seen it misused way to many times.

Final thought... I'd love to see this build with all leds and fans white with the lights turned up so bit to really see the whole structure of the build. Great job and congrats on your feature. You have a rainbow bright future!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou so much for the compliment!!! I’ll make sure to post a picture with your request when I get home :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be great. Thank you. Looking forward to it

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the delayed, but I upload it :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes!! See.... That's hot!!

Pictures 2, 5, & 7 I believe with all white is going on too, plus the last pic also!! I know it's all preference but to me I'd keep it all white, but that's me... Thank you for that! Beautifully done

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyouuu

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build! Definitely couldn't handle the work and thought that went into her creation!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Mnpctech has custom panels for greater airflow

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, I’ve seen it. Way too expensive.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

linus would be proud

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

Hell yeah!!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I must be the only one not into crazy flashing colors.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean there is some pics where my pc are all purple! D:

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll give it to ya :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Could I ask you what you think of the riing plus fans? I have heard mixed reviews.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of people say they're bad for radiators, and here I would counter that by IF your components temperature is in the safe range. It doesn't matter, that is why I went with aesthetic,

40 Celsius = 50 Celsius

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

? So your saying they are good for radiators? The wording was a little confusing.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

They're mediocre

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What. The. RGB.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build, just don't understand how this will help get you into NIT.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Put it on my application :)

MIT*

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You’d be surrise the amount of how bright my setup is already.

Don’t need it

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build...Btw I have the same case and same two 360 GTS rads. When you mentioned "If anyone is curious of how I manage to fit (2) 360 radiator into the case, you need to find a custom bracket to mount the top radiator, otherwise the radiator+fan would interfere with the front radiator and the back exhaust fan." I actually just ended up removing tray for the rad and drilling 4 holes into the cross beams of the frame. These holes lined up perfectly for the rad in the center. Here is a link to mine. I built mine back in mid 2016. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qmd6Mp

I also sent my front and top cover off to get holes cut into it. I went with the Honey Comb look. They are done. Just waiting for shop to send them back to me.

Again nice build and it was def fun modifying it to fit these rads.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It was really painful haha

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This whole this is absolutely amazing and I hope that you achieve your plans of attending MIT after you graduate from high school.

As for the build, everything about it is perfect. The cooling loops look phenomenal. The RAM, GPU, and water reservoir are all perfectly spaced in the case and make it all compact yet still have enough room to see it all. I love most of all the patience and thought that you put into creating it. It obviously took large amounts of your time, but your efforts showed themselves in the end with the final product.

Over all, it looks amazing and i'm sure it performs as good as it looks.

I just have one question about the build: How loud is it with all of those fans going, and would you recommend those RGB fans?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I would :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Remember folks: If you don't like the lights you can turn them off

Shocking, I know! You actually have a choice!

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Official PC of 6ix9ine

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for posting this. Once I saw this I did the same thing to my case. I have a water jet cutting machine here at my aerospace job. I literally dropped around -8°C to -10° C!! so much better airflow. Thanks again and cheers!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You should add some vue fluid (white prob) to the loop so that you have 200% more rgb watercooling

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Vue fluid are dangerous :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

But look amazing Worth the risk in my opinion

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Worth the risk to destroy components that is worth thousand of dollars? lol

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

no overclocking?

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Really cool build! Congrats on getting it all together.

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

why

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

You shouldn't have bought the formula, you're not cooling your VRM's, also Plx upload more useful pics, great build btw

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha

Thankyouuu

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I have!

And thankyouuu

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  • 22 months ago
  • 9 points

TASTE THE RAINBOW

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

HELL YEAH

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

You need lazers around that thing or someone's gonna steal it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

too expensive lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

YUUUUUP