Description

So this is my second PC build, I wanted an enthusiasts high end gaming and minor rendering able build that I could have some fun with overclocking. Every part listed was purchased for the purpose of this computer as I wanted to keep my prior build as a media PC for the living room.

From the beginning, early November 2016, I knew I wanted to use Phanteks Enthoo Evolv TG with clean looking water runs, not being able to see one tube go from a water block to another. So first and most important purchase was the case, measuring and planning the layout I could start concepts of the build and start finding the ideal pieces. I had never worked with water loops before, except from AIO's, so there was a steep learning curve, and it took me several weeks finding the parts I needed that would fit and do the job.

I knew I wanted to wait for CES 2017 in January, also taking advantage of those post-xmas deals, for intel and Asus's new line up of CPU's and MOBO's respectively. I chose the maximus ix formula and the 7700k hoping that I could get as much out of them with overclocking - of which I sure did! I could not resist the T-virus style resevoir for this build, and I went with a beautiful dark green transparent coolent from PrimoChill.

I had my work cut out for me with a lot of custom pieces, the time I first took the drill to the case was make-or-break, but the cuts we straight and as planned. Cutting acyrlic for the PSU shroad and hdd mounting bays to get a cleaner look was difficult, but with a coat of plastidip worked the trick.

I wont go on about the choice for every component, but I wanted it to look clean, run quiet and perform. And does it ever, I managed to achieve a 23% overclock on the 7700k around 5.1 GHz. I didn't push the gpu as much as evga has it already above the original core clocks, however I found a sweet spot of around 2100 MHz, at 65C under full load.

All told, I am overjoyed with how the system turned out, and over the past 5 months I am finally able to sit down and play. While I have gone through some frustration trying to pack too much into a mid size case, I am extremely happy with the EK products, which with their tight angled connectors and flexibility in fittings made this possible.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 37 points

Love this! everything about it

  • 26 months ago
  • 17 points

Ryan : So... I'm gonna check some more completed builds.

Philip : Fine. (Fridge, fetch me a frosty beverage.)

Ryan : Good, good, fine, good, ok...

Philip : Why did you pause?

Ryan : ...

Philip : What?

Ryan : FEATURE!

  • 26 months ago
  • 7 points

Yeet Philip's fridge is dead. I'm the only one left.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

you saw the opportunity and you took it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is gold.

  • 26 months ago
  • 7 points

That is absolutely gorgeous. The symmetry and leveling of the tubing is awesome as is the color and arrangement. Love the RE shoutout to the T-Virus too (along inside the great name). Not much more to say, just gonna stare in awe. Plus one.

  • 26 months ago
  • 6 points

Is it weird to be attracted to a computer? Asking for a friend

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

$99???????
CHEAP AF
SEXY AF
STORAGE AF
KILLING AVERYBODY ON EARTH WITH EXTREME BUILD?? **** YEAH

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

lol he forgot to put that he purchased the os xD

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Damn. Get sone more shots of the outside of your case. Feature hopefully.

Thumbs up.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Case shots are up :) Thank you!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Magnificent. Thanks. Let's see if you get featured now. Fingers crossed!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

There you go, featured!

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

"dude! 1+! I call feature for sure." ~me one day ago.

you earned that feature! looks great! really! and 148 upvotes is pretty much! you have all right to be overjoyed!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you friend :D I am!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

:D im kinda jelly :( but i have my air cooled 6700k build and soon a 1080 (Ti?) with it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Rare to see a water cooled build on this site, especially if it's a really good water cooled build :D It's gorgeous <3 +rep

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Look like the guts of a bio-mechanical alien. If that make any sense!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

God Damn.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

wow...that's all i can say just... wow

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

All that frustration was so worth it! It looks A-Mei-zing! And yeah... it's not liquid cooling without EKWB! >_o

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

dude! 1+! I call feature for sure. those straight lines and all look great! wow!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, that looks so freaking amazing, so jealous.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

1 word. AmAzing!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

inb4 feature.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

def the next feature! +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing job +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This reminds me a lot of CallumJParker's Glass and Aluminum build. Inspiration? btw if you read my comments on that build that's a compliment :) it's awesome

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice! I always like seeing other water cooled builds~

question.. was there any particular reason you invested in a EVGA GPU and installed a EK water block on it over choosing the all-ready ready to run under water, Hyder Copper version? not sure of what the price conversion is, just thought it would be cheaper + keeping the warranty in tact by choosing the 1080 FTW HC version instead.

love the routing of the lines tho, and that green!! don't see too many green builds +++++1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the kind words! :) Yes, I did consider using the EVGA Hydro Copper as it would have made it a bit easier, and a bit cheaper! However I had never disassembled a graphics card before and simply I wanted the experience of doing so :D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow what neat design for the tubing, love it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is beautiful, very nice job!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish that you could post videos on here because I would love to see the filling of this loop. I watch thous videos on repeat.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

So goooood

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Feature! Feature! Feature! Feature!

Love the hard tubing work there, I've personally never seen anything like it. Clean as ****.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing construction +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! Great job with the bends.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful just craftsmanship I wish I could achieve. The computer looks like it could just tear through everything for a few years. You entirely deserve the feature and quite frankly this is the highest of quality **** i've seen on her in awhile.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a work of art, and such a beauty. Darn well earned feature, and love your modifications for your smooth, clean custom tubing. Plus one for this amazing build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally amazing build!! I thought it was completely impossible to getting over this kind of water cooling system mount... But finally, I make it wrong!! YOU MADE IT!! And everything is so neat, clean, without negleting any detail.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You know the way to my hearth!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooooh dayum that is so friggen sexy. Beautiful runs m8.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How much storage does one need?! I can't even afford an ssd!

jk

+1 for the awesome build, and congrats on the feature!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Daaammmn! Love those symmetrical tubing on my favorite case!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That radiator without fans on the front

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I love the front of the case with the tubes all going the same direction. Are you worried at all about the 35+ points of possible failure (each connection point)? I would be freaking out not being able to see the back fittings! Great colors though! Anytime you see drill bits and painting involved its going to be lots of work! Great job.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

i want this so much

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wtf lol. This build is awesome!!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing part selection my good sir. If I had the same amount of cash to spend and was told to do a water-cooled build, I wouldn't have come up with anything as awesome as this. Truly, though, even though the parallel tubing having already been done, there's no doubt why this shouldn't rank up there with the best.

Also, apart from picture #3, I'm glad you didn't take a picture of your build with every color in the rainbow. Just looks awful when the color of the lights don't match the build theme. White, blue, and purple. Good selection! +1

Great Job!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build. very nicely done man. One thing to note is the ability to drain your systems loop, have you built in a drain?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvm, I see a drain in one of your pics. Very nice, you would be surprise how many people don't put a drain in when they first start doing custom loops, lol. Good job!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on getting the featured spot.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm seems familiar.. :)

Nice work mate!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like he took inspiration from your build and went a bit further cooling the motherboard. Sweet builds.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great OC on the 7700k! I would consider changing the pricing on the Windows to match what you actually paid for it.

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayuuumm. What is your vcore for that clock ? Great job.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the lines! Very very nice build indeed :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you water cool the ram. +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the most ocd pleasing watercooled build i have ever seen.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang! What a beauty!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just too much eyegasm at once. Look at those tubes. LOOK !! So RAM upgrades aren't happening anytime soon I guess, judging by how they're blocked off ...

Still, I'm nitpicking. This is a build to beat all builds. I'm just intimidated by how much effort and planning it would've taken, and how, even if I had the money for it, I will never have the mind to build something like this.

This is the best I could write up. Still picking my jaw off the floor.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

holy crap this is amazing! I love what you did with the pipes and my heart skipped a beat when I saw those overclocks.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing build, but i think the you should add more green dye to the loop. All-in-all amazing build and i love how to loop goes throughout the case.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I nearly came when I saw this, holy **** dude,I went through each and every image, can't get enough of this. You are amazing for this, JayzTwoCents should take some notes!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

65c full load did you benchmark it for about a hour before that otherwize it isnt the real temps with that water cooling

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!! I love seeing unique water cooling builds like this!+1000

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

I do think that some g.skill Trident z rgb's would increase the rgb wow factor...nonetheless, nice build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Very unique. Well done.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an excellent build! Keep it up!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut one of the best?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

From my research, its definitely regarded as one of the very best yeah :) But there are many that would argue there are better ones, but for me this worked great - even if a bit of a fiddle to apply compared to a normal applied thermal grease like IC Diamond

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Is it at all possible with this same rube route (the all horizontal tubes) to add a second GPU and just to put the res somewhere else?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! If you could find a spot for the res, I wouldn't see why you couldn't fit another gpu in there :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build for it only being your second. Kudos!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Something about the horizontal alignment of the tubes just....works for me. +1!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Beautiful!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you considered using the EVGA Powerlink for the graphics card to make things a bit cleaner at the front?

Beautiful build btw!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done...I love that reservoir! I'm a bit partial to that case as well =)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is literally one of the best builds i have ever seen, i envy this..lol +1million man, GG. :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

My GTX 1070 run around 2000MHz at 42C under full load (32C idle), and your 1080 is at 65*C(25 idle). Is my GPU sensor toasted? lol

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Except the cables, it's close as it gets to OCD free zone. :D

A question, how many 3.5" slots you ended up with after installing the radiator?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Sigh....now I need to go change my shorts from the tech **** I just saw here.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks superb!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats next to add?

Programable Water color changer or RGB water?

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW - Great build. Enough said

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

is the coolant UV reactive

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It is yeah :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean, what an awesome build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful. Honestly beautiful. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature!!! Though I want to know how did u cram in the hdds

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, not even water cooled ram...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Only using one Rad?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the tempered glass for the evolv? Is it treating you bad or?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

only one cuestion, you use DDR4 3600 memory, The intel info about CPU says that can support up to 2400 so is ok to use this DDR4 3600 can the CPU manage that? in other words is worth it to use 3600 if only can support 2400 or is something i just missing here.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

here are the especification for memory types form intel: DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Love all the horizontal tubing, very nice job

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there no rad on top? And do you have no fans on the front rad? How are your temps?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude wtf I love it!!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

A work of art. Jealous.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the build you used as inspiration. :). I'm planning to do the same sort of loop, with fittings instead of bends, and Alphacool tube LED's for tube lighting.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I know this is an older post, but an answer would be much appreciated. Where are your HDDs? The rad dips into the HDD cage area, and I'm curious what your solution was

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Superb work !!!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

400 Upvote... tasty lookin build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

pc **** at its finest

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you install the top case fans?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It says that its $123.89 but its 4000 gdp and 4000 gdp is 5000 usd and it also says that some parts are not compatible

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

moar rgb. +1 for rgb fans.

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Instead of those normal corsair fans u should buy these...since its an rgb build

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-HD120-120mm-Performance-controller/dp/B01LA0R2X6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488892621&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+rgb+fans

GREAT WORK ON THE WATER COOLING!!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the kind words :D I'm assuming you're referring to the rear corsair fan, as the front 3 fans wouldn't make a difference if they were LED because we can't see them :p But I chose these ones specifically because of their ML technology, the ability to go down to 400 rpm and a whisper 16dBA, compared to the normal and LED versions which are 800 rpm - I was trying to make it as silent as possible. And, this is purely a personal thing, I don't like the LED fans which are not frosted like those ones, I know corsair do frosted ones (which look amazing!), but are only in blue red purple and white :C

  • 26 months ago
  • -1 points

blows load

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  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

im 200% moist right now

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