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UltraViolet Project: HTPC/Gaming Build

by customgtp

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Details

Date Published

March 1, 2018

Date Built

Feb. 28, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.999 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

Description

Updated:

1.New gpu 1060 from a 780 ti

2.New copper IHS and a delid

3.New UltraViolet XSPC cooland and UV lights

This is my Project: HTPC updated

Originally built 2/16, rebuilt on 8/17, water-cooled on 2/18, updated on 5/18

First off... I call it an HTPC because that is what it is used for. This is my Project: HTPC build in my movie room that I have a 135" projector screen. We mainly watch shows and movies and do the occasional gaming on it. but it is my home theater pc!

What I changed:

1.I went from a 780 ti to a 1060 GTX, and I know it was a lateral move but I was having driver issues on newer games crashing on me. The 780 ti was a great card for what I was using this for it's just starting to lack driver support and some stability issues. (Why did I block a 1060?? This build was already setup with full loop and I wasn't planning on changing that or spending too much money on a gpu that will only see 1080p @ 60Hz. I have my Zombie Hunter 2 build with a 1080 ti for that!! )

2.I delided the 6700k because even with water it wasn't running as cool as I expected and I figured while I'm doing the gpu swap I might as well do a delid. Also was interested in the copper IHS so it was only $20 so I figured.....why not! I figure I'll be keeping this cpu for a long time so I might as well get the best out of it. I oc'd to 4.7ghz but haven't tried anymore and probably comfortable with this oc

3.I also ditched the RGB lights for UltraViolet!!! I added clear UltraViolet dye to the white XSPC coolant!

Thank you for looking!!!

YouTube:

UltraViolet HTPC/Gaming Custom Water-Cooled UV Build

How to Install Bykski RGB GPU Water Cooling Block For Gigabyte GTX 1070/1060 G1 Gaming Video Card

Zombie Hunter 2 - XSPC UV Green - Hardline Bykski Watercooled In Win 303 Gaming PC

Comments Sorted by:

MannyPCs 4 points 13 months ago

IT looks amazing

Last pic lol

Love the colour scheme.

+1

people8502 3 points 13 months ago

May I dare say featured?

+1

dominicc_02 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

called it

badmini 1 point 13 months ago

Love the RED & WHITE!!!!!!

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

It is quite hard to see on film but when I have the leds blue, it looks like a fire and ice thing going on. Really nice to look at in person, hard to catch on film.... Thank you for looking!!

FuryX007 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

nice build man!

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

~ customgtp strikes again ~

LeoLancaster 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Fantastic looking build. Putting a custom water loop in a HTPC makes me squeamish though - I'd be afraid the subwoofer vibrations might shake something loose :s

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Boom Boom Boom.... Splash!!

Thank you for looking!!

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Not generally a fan of the Evolv but it exists for a reason and this is it. +1.

onepropervillain 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build! Loving the colors!

Liera21 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No words, impressive build!

TenTonnesofDoug 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Hmmm, lighting behind the front and top panels huh! :)

Nice one.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah I call it a fire and ice look ;)

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 13 months ago

Hot damn!

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Gorgeous build! Did you use any spray can paint for the case? Love the colour scheme, and the RGB looks awesome!

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you. I wrapped the outside and spray painted the inside

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Any spraypaint? I want to do that with an old case, but not sure if it matters. If the spraypaint needs to have a sealant

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I did the normal prime and paint. Nothing special

AlexDMV 1 point 13 months ago

I sense a feature incoming...

nmopwe 1 point 13 months ago

excellent!

jd1717 1 point 13 months ago

Where did you get the cables?

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I bought them off Amazon. The cables are EZDIY Sleeved Cables and the best quality cable extensions I've worked with. I highly recommend

jd1717 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks i might use them

StickieTime 1 point 13 months ago

Which kind of LED strips did you get? I love how bright the white LED looks

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

It was a kit off Amazon Excellux Full Kit RGB

StickieTime 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you.

Timeman190 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

COME ON!! I still havent gotten over your 303 build and now your showing off again! This just isnt fair! I need the time for my water cooling build. lol Awesome build!

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Haha yeah I caught the bug. But now that both rigs are done I can get back to some gaming! Awaiting far cry 5! Thank you and thanx for looking!!

Jeuloth 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

How did you manage to get the gpu in vertical orientation? I have the same case... Asking for.. A friend.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

vertical gpu mount from aliexpress

It might take a couple of weeks to get but it'll be worth it

Jeuloth 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you!

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I purchase the cooler master wolf vertical mount kit... Not available but I heard it is on aliexpress. I'll dig up the link for you

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you very much :D

UnsweetIceTea 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Quick question, did you put that valve on an "out" port or an "in" port? I thought the XSPC Photons had one "out" ports and two "in" port. I am planning on using one of them for my next build, so a response would be great.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

The out port is the first one on the left and the middle and right one are in ports. So in port is what I used.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Beautiful build. A 780Ti. Can't say that I have seen one of those recently.

Jeuloth 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

How did you get the red trim off the Trident Z ram for painting? I want to paint the trim itself, not the spreaders.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Those are just lightly clamped on. A small flat head would do the trick

Jeuloth 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thx again

dominicc_02 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

congrats on the feature!

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Thanks Playboy!

pcp1989 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

beautiful build man the color scheme is awesome and the lighting really sets it off

MayhemDarkshadow 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

In the words of the great Owen Wilson

"Wow"

ButterFingers 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Remember me?

Anyway, AMAZING

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Aahh the Zalman guy... Thank you!

Quambu 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I would never be able to tell that is a practice water cooling build. It looks extremely professional and very eye catching. Great job.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah the Project XEON build was the practice build. I did add extra love to it because it was my very first loop and I don't half fast anything either. It was nice and pretty but now it is Project HTPC!!

Scheneighnay 1 point 12 months ago

None of those components say HTPC to me, nor do they seem to serve any consistent purpose, really. Looks nice though.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Htpc is a home theater pc. Thats truly is what I use this for. It sits in a movie theater room. I with a huge projector for movies and the occasional gaming.... I have another build that holds a 1080 ti for gaming.

Thank you for looking and a appreciate the compliment!

SSITH 1 point 12 months ago

This is my first time building a computer and I'm using this build. Great job by the way! I don't see tubes for the water cooling system listed in the parts list. Can you link it? Also, do you have an instructional video of you building it? I'm pretty new to this stuff and I'm sure I have my work cut out for me.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

The tubes in used are primochill 1/2" and primochill fittings. Very important to try to keep same brand of tubes and fittings and definitely same size.... Definitely!!

This is my third watercooled build. I have 3 in my list of builds. Prior to my first I watches a lot of YouTube videos. Jayztwocents is great and others. Ask lots and lots of questions and pay attention to pre cleaning and type of coolant or dye you might use. It is sooooo much fun!!

Hope that helps and ask more if you need. Thanks for looking. Oh and I have videos but not tutorials. customgtp on YouTube

arty667 1 point 12 months ago

The EVGA computer makes me want to go swallow a whole bag of gummy bears. +1 The white, red and blue build makes me want to go swallow a whole bag of gummy worms. +1 I need to go buy more gummy bears and worms.

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I like that a whole lot better than a candy cane!!! Thank you

star_kitty 1 point 11 months ago

is the hard drive bothersome in any way?

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Which one? I have no issues tho. All seems well

star_kitty 1 point 11 months ago

I was talking about the 7k3000, is it maybe a bit loud or disturbing?

customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

No. I hear nothing.... The Hitachi 2tb drives are in the rear behind tempered glass so if they are making any kind of noise I can't hear them. I have 2 3tb ones in my Zombie Hunter 2 build also and that's in an in win 303 case. Don't hear those either

star_kitty 1 point 11 months ago

thx

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customgtp submitter 24 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you!!

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