Hahah I found bitwits channel after i finished this build and was like whoa haha. His 2.0 build is really nice
Lian Li PC-011Air should be around 140 I believe!
About 5-6 months of building up/planning, another 1-2 months to get it dialed in lol. Thank you!
I went with two commanders because I have 12 fans and each are RGB addressed individually. Since all my fans and my led strips are corsair, it was the best option to keep management easy, especially using Corsair Link to control all RGB and pwm speeds, profiles, etc. I dont have any experience using different fan hubs, but I believe if you have a 10 fans going to a single fan header, theyll all run the same speed. Whether you want it to do that is your call, I personally have my set very particularly
Yeah thats exactly correct. There's a out fitting on the backside of the pump top going to the rad. To fill that res is a complete pain in the *** because I have to lay the case front face down, and when its a 40-50lb build, draining/filling sucks so bad lol
Personally I wouldnt recommend using the 150mm reservoirs as the 100mm's are already a tight fit. To be honest, its quite a pain to work with the horizontal reservoir placement because of how intricately done the tubing needs to be done on the backside and the alignment from the radiator to the reservoir
I used Monsoon PETG Hardline Tube 3/8" x 1/2"
I use two Corsair Commander Pros. Each fan controller controls 6 fans. The controllers can be daisy chained to each other, so both controllers only use 1 USB 2.0 header in total.
Yeah, I had to use two Corsair Commander Pros in order to get it to work seamlessly. It was quite a pain managing 12 fans running two cables off each one, but they made it much easier haha. Thank you!!
I got them custom from ensourced.net. Lots of good options
Thank you, its Mayhems pastel pink
Im using a desk that I pieced together from Ikea, and yeah, im using black translucent key kaps
Thank you! The bottom of the case is mesh, so i removed the dust filter and screwed it into the other side of the radiator. Then I cut out a hole in the mesh to run the wires through to the backside where the fan hub is
At the time, I got the 8700K for $200 through an accommodation at work, I couldn't say no hahah
Thank you! I appreciate it! :)
To be honest, it will be closer to 6-700 bucks for everything. Not all of the parts for the loop are listed. It looks like I forgot to add the cpu and gpu block. Of course itll vary between what parts you use (some of the parts I opted to use are a little more on the pricier side), what size radiator youll want, and the unpredictable amount for fittings. I believe the CPU block i chose from Watercool was about 88 bucks and the GPU block was about 120ish. I agree on price point, its pretty pricey for what it is, but I wanted my build to be something I was proud of.
Youll also need to factor in maintenance. To most people it can get frustrating but for enthusiasts, its worth it and not at all bad once you get used to it. But it definitely doesnt beat the convenience of an AIO. I must say though, a custom loop in an Evolv X would look great, plenty of space to work with. If I were in the market for a new case, it would definitely be that one. Good choice!
Any other questions, feel free to message me!
No problem! I stand by their Maximus line. If I could have used a Maximus board for my upcoming threadripper build I could, but I can’t justify the price for the zenith extreme boards so i opted to be a little different and try out the ASRock mATX board for threadripper lol
It’s good! Stable, easily overclockable, looks good and has a good amount of features. I used the hero ix with the 7700k I had in this before and the ease of use convinced me to stick with Asus Mobos
For the same price as the 2600x, I’d do the 8600k. 259 at bh photo video. You’ll have good overclocking potential with it if you ever decide to go that route and save on the components but it’s base close is still 3.6ghz which is good. Still a 6 core too. Definitely go with the faster clock speed cpu because 1080p will go more off that than the gpu. Once you go 1440p, then the 1070 will play a greater factor in gaming performance.
Have you decided on what kind of cooling you’re doing? The wraith that the 2600x comes with can help save costs too if you haven’t decided on that. But if you already decided on a better cooling solution then disregard that
Thank you! If there’s anything I can do to help you plan out your build, just send a message!
I’ve gotten lucky enough to see his Worlds set, Shelter set twice, some dj sets, and more recently virtual self (which was really cool) in the course of the past two and a half years hahah.
Yeah I’m a fanboy lol
Thank you! I love everything visually and musically about the album, glad to see another fan on here!
To be honest, watching tech youtubers like JayzTwoCents gave me an idea of how things worked, as well as r/watercooling on reddit. From there I just spent a lot of time researching products and reading reviews wherever I could find. If you have any questions, Id be glad to help, just shoot me a message on here!
Im unaware of what people were saying with the lighting, but when I had them in, they did seem off. I actually removed them, the wire wrapping on them is so badly done that it had somehow stripped and shorted without me knowing and started smoking. I managed to catch it before anything catastrophic happened and removed them from the system immediately. I wouldnt recommend them.
Glad I could be of help! That makes me really happy haha. You did a great job!
I have a mATX threadripper build in the works right now, granted it wont be done for at least another month (case is being custom made right now). Hopefully you can catch it when i post so i can get your opinion on that one too!
Who cares if this thing is overkill, it’ll last you a VERY long time and an absolute demonstration of hard work, patience, and beauty. A million +1 from me and congrats on the feature! Amazing work
Great build! I had a quick question. Did you use the AMD version of the trident z memory or the intel version? Any problem with the xmp?
Ill eventually get around to getting a custom cut backlit gpu backplate cover with the porter kaomoji on it!
Hahaha thanks! I’m actually helping my friend play out a Hackintosh build and modding put an old Powermac G5 case. I’ll post that when we get started!
I purposely went with Corsair fans and LED strips because their Commander Pro unit makes it simple to connect and control with Corsair Link. The mobo lighting and ram is controlled through Asus Aura
I used the single mounts from Singularity Computers. Really good quality imo
Thanks! From my understanding, yes you can but when you add more, make sure it’s the exact same model/speed. For nitpickers, they say if you can, get all four in the same batch so they match better. Of course, this was before ram prices shot up so it was easier said than done. But honestly 16gb is still plenty as it is unless you plan on doing more task intensive stuff like editing. Happy building!
I ordered them custom from ensourced.net, i highly recommend them!
Photos and build are very tastefully done. +1 for you and a well deserved feature!
A majority of it is in part list. To add to it, Monsoon Hardline Economy V2 fittings, Monsoon 3/8 x 1/2 tubing, Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro CPU block, a bunch of different Bitspower fittings, and Mayhems Pastel Coolant
Alienware AW3418DW. Pricey but a great 100-120hz 3440x1440 IPS monitor
I wish I could make it but I can't leave for Vegas til Friday morning :'( I recently saw him at Countdown NYE and in San diego in March. Hoping to see Virtual Self at EDC, but if not I definitely will at Hard Summer!
If im thinking what youre talking about, the pump top have the Singularity Computers logo printed on them. My drain valves are on the right of the pink reservoirs pump and at the very bottom right of the bottom radiator towards the middle
I really hope this catches his eye one day hahah
Mayhems pastel concentrate
I ordered mine from ensourced.net! Really like how it cleans up look and gives it the extra pop
Thank you I appreciate it!
At the time I pieced this together, the 8700K wasnt out yet. As tempted as I am to change to it, I've spent enough time and money on it so far, and just want to enjoy it for a bit. Maybe wait for the 9th gen cpus. But thank you!
I really wish I could have, but when I pieced this together, coffeelake wasnt out yet :( im gonna hold off til 9th gen maybe since I havent even had this for a year yet and its been holding up well for what im using it for. But congrats on finally finishing your build too! Its a satisfying feeling
I use an Alienware AW3418DW!
The key caps are from Max Keyboard. I ordered them on amazon :)
Thanks man that means a lot!
Its not bad at all! I even have the pumps set to level 4 of 5, but with a combination of delidding and the amount of fans, i dont need to run high RPMs to keep the water cool. I'm sure with other cases that have better air intake, i could have gone with less fans, but I love the style of this case.
To be honest, its not. Ive seen some great quiet builds without watercooling using AIO's or some really good fans like Noctua. But for the longest time, I've always wanted to try a custom loop, and I just really like the way it looks haha