Description

Hello fellow PCPPers,

After having recently sold this system in hopes to upgrade, I decided to publish a completed build for it as I never go around to it. It was initially designed and built for silence and low temperatures (hence the overkill in radiator space).

The radiators were picked due to their low fins per inch, allowing the noiseblockers to push air more efficiently while running at low RPMs. They were all set to a static 600RPM, making the system practically silent. In fact the only thing I could hear was the coil whine from the graphics cards, which by the way wasn't even that bad compared to some but since every other component was silent it was a bit more noticeable.

I am really impressed with the pump solution, the EK D5 G2 PWM pump worked wonders, especially with the bitspower kit. I had it running at 100% 24/7 and could not hear it at all. Also a shoutout to Singularity Computers for the really high quality res mounts, allowing me to place my pump/res combo onto the front radiator and not having to drill into the case for mounting.

The CPU was delidded and running at 4.85ghz at 1.3v I believe (I cannot quite recall the exact voltage). Graphics Cards were also overclocked to 2080mhz in SLI or 2100mhz when working separately (not sure why SLI doesn't like 2.1ghz...).

Now that I look back on this, I do miss it, especially since the SSDs and RAM were so much "cheaper" than now... Like having 32GB ram was the norm for most enthusiasts, but now it would cost you as much as what a 1080 cost back then.

Anyway, any questions or comments welcome, this was my first hardline custom loop so I went through a lot of trial an error to get to this final build (roughly took 2 months of waiting for parts and consulting with people on the forums haha).

Thank you for looking,

iiNNeX

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing processor for the money, it was the fastest quad core at the time and I had a great run with mine achieving 4.85ghz with reasonably low voltage and great temps (after a delid of course).

Thermal Compound

Best TIM on the market period

Motherboard

Great motherboard, very overclocking friendly and has really high end components (VRMs, Heatsink design, m.2 placement) ect.. Definitely recommend!

Memory

Ram is RAM. Gskill Ram is good. Gskill Trident Ram is even better. 5 stars from me!

Storage

Fastest m.2 nvme ssd at the time, still a beast even today!

Storage

Reliable, fast and good looking .What else is there to say?

Video Card

At the time of purchase these were the fastest GPUs I could buy. And funnily enough the founder edition cards overclocked better than most of the AIB solutions.

Case

Nice big tower with a lot of features. Probably a little pricey for what you get but the quality of build, flexibility and sturdiness are second to none. And as any be quiet case... it is quiet :)

Operating System

Not sure why it says I picked a french version of windows 10, But I can assure you it was the english W10 Pro 64bit haha. Either way it's a good OS, but then again we don't have much choice do we :)

Case Fan

Quiet, high build quality and reasonably priced. Also no silly RGB here, just pure form and function!

Case Fan

Quiet, high build quality and reasonably priced. Also no silly RGB here, just pure form and function!

Monitor

Amazing monitor! Pretty much the best 1440p display you can get. That said I got extremely lucky with mine and did not have any backlight bleed or severe IPS glow. But I know that is very common so I will give it 4 stars for that reason. Otherwise, it's perfect!

Keyboard

Great for typing, mine came with MX Cherry Reds, and the RGB is nice too :)

Mouse

Arguably the best mouse on the market for FPS/Tactical shooters.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Fancy looking build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you bud

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, I'm glad my keyboard is waterproof because I just drooled all over it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you matey, I appreciate it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Your first time hard line build looks better than some more experienced builders setups. Beautiful. +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, means a lot! I tried to keep the bends simple and use the least amount of angled fittings as possible (helps with flow as well).

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooo Ahhhhh +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an amazing build. I love the style. A lot of builds try and hide every component while this one has transparent blocks and red wiring and looks so cool. So apparently you live somewhere cold or else your loop is magically running below room temperature? Haha, that would be an amazing cooling solution.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir, and well the picture was outside and it wasn't too warm that day so hence the low water temp display, otherwise water temp hovers around 25-30 in the house :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build! And powered by Vex Milk ;-)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you and yes indeed :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

White. Cables. PLEASE

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I don't own this PC anymore but yes that would of added to the white theme. The fluid was actually later changed to blood red to suit the cables more. Was nice to own and use for a while but the difference between a good AIO setup and custom cooling is not that big anymore, so sort of hard to justify it's cost...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey i have the same mobo, i was wondering if the both of the m.2 slot support NVME?