Description

After building a few pc's I decided to sell some and recoup the funds for a fresh build. A buddy of mine had some new cases for a good deal so I went to go pick those up and thats when I found the piece that got this build in motion, A Strix B350-itx motherboard and a Ryzen 7 1700 for $120.00. Upon buying this I came up with the idea that I would build a small form factor pc packed with power, I purchased a Strix 1080ti to keep the theme going and built everything in one of the cases that I bought from my friend which happened to be an mATX/itx case. After posting it for sale and sitting on it for a week I decided that it wasnt the right case and began to look into itx only cases and stumbled upon the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX which looked perfect. Upon purchasing I seen it was a very confined space in the case and stuffing the 1080ti in there was no easy task with literally almost no tolerances in any direction but it was achieved and the system looked great. I booted it up and ran it for a day to check temps and thats when I seen that the beast still needed to be tamed so I engineered a way to do a hardline custom loop with dual 240mm radiators, one of which is in a push / pull config with EK Vardar fans hidden in the top shroud to support the push/pull config and maximize on the space I had. I spec'd out and began to order parts needed. After everything arrived I got to work mapping out and planning each piece's layout, placement, and configuration. Bending the same sections over and over again until they looked just how I wanted, putting everything in to fit and removing it repeatedly and then finally, It was time to fill the loop and boot the beast into submission with my newly constructed cage of PETG. After all tests and benchmarks, I'm currently running my cpu at 3.95ghz @ 1.39v with temps ranging from 26c - 55c and my GPU at 2050mhz with temps ranging from 28c - 62c in idles and full loads. This completes my first loop, all thats left for now is to wait for Ryzen3000 to drop so I can upgrade the CPU.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This needs to be featured! Great job on the water cooling with the white coolant. Looks amazing!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That would make my year lol, I would love to be featured though I fear my parts tracking and what not may hold me back, I will be editing my parts list tonight to reflect everything perfectly and hope to have the chance to be featured. Thanks so much for the kind words!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No probs! Amazing build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build ... However your parts list, description, and pictures don't match up?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I have updated the parts list and pricing to reflect what was actually used and spent. Please lmk if you see anything else. (I'm trying here, I want this to be right but I'm fairly new lol)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL all good bro! This is a very helpful community I was just trying to help.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be happy to clarify and or edit any errors you may see, I dont have exact part numbers and models for alot of things, I just know what they are.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Also the pricing was setup in this price list for me to keep track of retail values to be able to compare to actual funds invested, in retrospect I should've done just the opposite, in this process I never intended to do a "Completed Build" setup on here with the parts list, it wasn't until it was put together I wanted to kind of create a keepsake and record.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build, thumbs up! I have actually one question, why does the GPU looks so different on the pictures 1, 2, 3 and 4 compared with the last picture? Is it cause the water block?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Anybody?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this is due to the water block, the last picture is the before when it was all air cooled.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So you replaced the GPU for a waterblock GPU?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

no, its the same gpu, I removed the stock cooling system and installed a waterblock and custom loop on the same gpu and cpu it had originally.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

He tell's you the overclocks at the bottom of the paragraph.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did, just under 4ghz is the limit for this particular chip.