Build looks great! What kind of fittings connect the back of the pump to the back of the radiator?
Wow you are an absolute legend for taking the time to write this! It all makes so much sense now, thank you! You described it absolutely perfectly.
I'd love to do a build similar to this at the end of the year... The issue is figuring out the cost somehow. Currently, my planned build is just under $4000 AUD including monitor and peripherals. I'm sure a custom loop would add ~1000.
Looks amazing though. Hopefully I can save up and create something similar to this!
One last question - my guess is that the radiator/tubing/fittings/pump in the bottom compartment means that there is no space left in the build for a HDD?
Cleanest water-cooling build I've ever seen. Truly amazing, you should be proud! Done by a fellow Aussie nonetheless!
I'm trying to get my head around this loop, but can't seem to understand it. Once the CPU/GPU tubing reaches the pass-through fitting on the wall of the case, where do these tubes go? Also, did you have to drill/cut into the actual case to make space for these pass-throughs?
Could you post a picture behind the motherboard tray, of the tubing connecting do the CPU and GPU pass throughs? Thanks!
Hey again! I keep looking back at this build because it's so beautiful and would love to eventually do something similar.
Have you upgraded yet? Or are you waiting for either Ryzen/Vega?
Thanks for that link! Yeah that looks like another option, seems easier to pull off too.
It crossed my mind today... I know you said you were thinking of swapping to X99, if you do go ahead with it and no longer have use for the motherboard CPU, let me know. I live in Australia, and never really thought about trying for parts second hand, but maybe I should consider it :) It's hard trying to budget for a build as a Uni student haha! Looking to build in early December I think.
I'm personally not a fan of the MSI board, but I appreciate the "clean" EVGA design. Then again, it's all personal preference when it comes to motherboard looks!
Thanks for replying, good to hear the mod for the top isn't too hard.
I think upgrading from a 980ti -> 1080 isn't enough of a leap. I'd personally wait for the 1080ti if I were you... that being said I haven't ever owned a PC with a graphics card, so I guess things change when you jump into it as hobby :P I'm already experiencing the pull to get the latest and greatest with the rig I'm planning to build, so I can understand why you'd be keen to upgrade.
Any ideas what X99 board you'd use? I don't mind the look of the Asus Strix, but I still think that the Formula just looks way too good to use anything else. Also adds some extra complexity/uniqueness to the loop. It's just a shame it's so expensive :/
Awesome build, would really love to be able to build something similar to this at the end of this year - my planned build specs are similar, except with an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW (and of course different memory and storage etc). The loop will likely be all EK just to keep things simple as well. This is of course assuming I'm able to fund it :/
Literally this whole loop order is perfect though, exactly how I want to set it up - just going to be a pain modding the case to fit the top fans. I don't have much experience in this area.
Also thinking of doing the loop fluid, cables, the GPU backplate and the fans all in white, so they can "absorb" some of the colour given off by the LEDs, not sure how that would look though.
Once again awesome work - envious and kind of saddened that I might not be able to build something similar!
Are there fans above that radiator (on the top of the case)? Did you manage to fit them in there without any modding?
Can you please let me know the dimensions of the fans and radiator? I want to try and build something similar with this motherboard and case.