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Rigid Success- my first build using rigid tubing that I think turned out successfully.

Also if I had a race horse, I would name it "Rigid Success."

As you can see, I didn't plan extremely well and had to sacrifice a fan on the 360 radiator for the RAM but I had a great time building this regardless. The Fractal Design Define R6 is a pleasure to work in after quickly converting the case to its open layout (sidenote- I might use this case in its closed configuration for a water cooled NAS?). The vertical GPU mount I used isn't actually the official one from Fractal Design as those were sold out everywhere. This one from Kaislin did the trick but wasn't the most comfortable to get in place. I believe the temperature gauge really adds a great focal point and the unit from Barrow has an awesome display. It actually sticks out and just barely fits with the side tempered glass panel on.

I built this for a colleague of mine who wants to use it to play the latest and greatest VR games. Hoping that building it earns me an invite to try it out!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 10 points

This is some next lvl of art. Not pc building... But real art.

  • 11 months ago
  • 15 points

but PC building is real art.

  • 11 months ago
  • 9 points

Absolutely beautiful water loop. +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 7 points

Guess I need new friends because none of them have yet to build me a killin' PC yet. /s

Awesome build, may very well be a feature!

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

Awesome looking, add a few more pictures and a longer description, and I bet you'll get a feature.

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

told ya

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

Haha I took your advice and got featured! Thanks for the help my friend.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Omg... It's so gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning!! Feature please!! +1000

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

A Masterpiece.... job well done!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

(Whistles)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you have to sacrifice a fan?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM is too high up on this motherboard so it interferes with where the middle fan would be on the top radiator.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

have you tried tridentz ? its height is lower than vengeance

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the 30mm thin radiator or the 60mm large one? If you have the 60mm one, change it for the 30mm one.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Both the top and front radiator are 30mm so I couldn't do any thinner here unfortunately. I would probably look for a motherboard where the RAM slots were slightly lower on the board.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not the height that's the problem, it's the width.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Technically it's the length. All RAM is the same length, so it is just a motherboard/case incompatibility that prevents a radiator and fan fitting right there

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is my point that the height of the RAM wouldn't change if it interferes with the fans or not.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the list of parts you used for water cooling?

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

GPU Waterblock: EK-FC RTX 2080 +Ti Classic RGB

GPU Backplate: EK-FC RTX 2080 +Ti Backplate Classic Black

CPU Waterblock: EK-Supremacy Classic RGB Nickel/Plexi

Pump/Res: EK-XRes 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM (with 250 tube)

Radiators: 2x Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS White

Fittings: Barrow hard tube fittings

Adapters: Alphacool adapters

Tubing: Barrow 12/8mm PETG Rigid HardTube

Temperature Monitor: Barrow Black Water Temperature Digital Display

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job. I want to do a build like this. Was it difficult doing the tubing?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Bending the tubes wasn't actually that difficult, it's just intimidating and takes some patience. It was fun!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get those parts from?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a 140 Revo? In your pictures I would've has assumed it was a 250.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful build! You did wonderful, good job. :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to ask, how much was the custom liquid cooling? My build has a closed loop, and it cost the exact same as this build. I really want custom liquid cooling. You obviously know more about PC's than I do. You can see my build on my profile, it's called "My NZXT Build." If you have Discord, you can contact me at CamaroLoverz#2309, if not, I can give my email.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

The custom loop cost about $1100. I stress this to anyone that is looking to get in to custom loops though-- custom loops are generally more about aesthetics than performance since you can get good-enough performance from using an AIO CPU cooler and even a hybrid cooled GPU. But if you really want a unique, beautiful PC then absolutely go for it!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I do, but I don't have that kind of money. Maybe on my third build, but his second one will have to stay a little basic!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

where was this loop ordered from

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

mmhmmhmm

10/10

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning build I'm hella jealous. +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

upvote #69 :)

very nice, enjoyed looking at your pictures.

Can you provide your loop external temp guage? I have not seen one like in yours pictures

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

not op but probably barrow black water temp digital display edit: it is op said in previous thread

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work, I can see you being a modder! Angles are a bit off, but that adds to the aesthetic imo. keep it up, I hope to see more from you. Well done!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wondering why you did not go for Meshify/Define S2 for the rad mounts?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I went with what I could pick up at Micro Center!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This is beautiful +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a beautiful PC. I plan on having all the parts to my second PC by this December and seeing yours have me some ideas. What kind of temperature sensor is that? I don't know much about them but like the idea. Also, what kind of Corsair fans are those? RGB or just white LED?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does this board overclock your 9900K?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What coolant did you use? Amazing build btw.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i guessing your build is meant to be black and white if so that m.2 is really annoying me with the red (i had ocd) but apart from that 10/10 +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

are you selling this?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Boss Build Brah!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Your runs are literally so clean.🤯

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How much would you charge to build another one?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What brand/size radiators are these?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Rigidity has been successfully kept.

10/10!

  • 11 months ago
  • -1 points

Can it live up to my username on max settings?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the resolution.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

I was hoping he’d include that in his response but he never responded

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For me, it's hard to hit 144hz at 1440p without going to Medium or mixed settings, and that's with a GTX 1080.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

I’m planning to get an RTX 2080 Super so I should be fine