I think if someone said "I'm going to route my hard tubes this way" I would have tried to talk them out of it. But it works. I -surprisingly- like the way the light plays tricks with having them that close to the fans.
Nice build! I love that symmetrical look with the hard tubing, it's not easy to do.
Sorry it took me so long to get back, I've been busy with real life.
What custom parts do you mean?
I love my Astro A50 headset. Worth the price to me.
I've never tried the Hyper X's but the quality of the A50's were better than the Logitech.
When did 16 Gig of RAM start not being plenty for gaming and light work?
+1 for quality dad/daughter time. Can't wait for my grand-daughters to be old enough to build a PC with me.
A custom loop can be a huge challenge....but so worth it when done right. It wont give you much of a performance boost, but it's nice building something that is uniquely uours
OMG. No you didnt!!!
Very nice first
I'm wondering why you went with the g-skill RGB over the corsair vengeance since you have the Corsair fans and AIO.
I'm not criticizing your choice, just wondering.
A true Juke Box Hero.
Well it's about time :)
Nice first build
For raw gaming performance? I can't imagine anything better.
Price to performance is over rated! I'm not saying it's not important,, just saying there is nothing wrong with spending more to get more.
Looks nice from what little I can see. Would love to see some of the mods you mentioned
+1 for a monitor mod
Nice and clean. I like it.
The only 15 year old on the planet who doesn't take too many cell phone pics?
Just giving you a hard time, but seriously, would love to see more pics.
Still gave you a +1
Yep, we all have our reasons for doing what we do. If he said he was trying to make the best gaming rig for 1.6K then I'd raise an eyebrow but if he's looking for productivity or hosting VM's for school projects.... He's set up nice.
+1 for those cable bends alone!!!
I'm still struggling with making perfect cables that only bend one way.
I need pics of the cool stuff to +1
Could have waited another week, then waited another week or so for them to be readily available, then could have received it and found it's cheaper, but still not as good as what he has.
Cheaper is rarely better.
Who knows for sure now, either way, if productivity is your main goal, you can't go wrong with the 9900K
I'm guessing it's because his priority is productivity and not gaming.
1660 ti is fine for casual gaming at 1080p
Alphacool VPP655. I chose this for the multiple inputs/outputs. It's extremely quite.
The pump and rez are separate I prefer them that way. Combo's are convenient but you have more flexibility in routing with two parts.
I made it out of Acrylic Sheets
I am of the opinion that you can never have overkill on a single GPU gaming set up. You can argue price to performance all you want and get hung up on the right CPU/GPU combo and those are valid points, but you can still never have too much graphical performance.
I can see it play out in my head. Middle of the night, you hear a noise, run to your gun cabinet and find a 120 mm Fan
I rarely like desk PC builds. This however is amazing. I go back and forth on RGB a lot. In general I think RGB should accent the build and not define it which can be a tricky balance. You my friend have hit that balance square on the head. Great Job!!!
I'm also curious what you did to spill proof it.
+1 for spending more on RAM than most spend on their systems. :) I've gone over kill on RAM since I first upgraded to 512K
Dang, I knew i forgot something :)
It's nudged under the PSU shroud
Thanks, your build was very clean as well!
It was left over from my last build so I don't remember for sure. I'd estimate $500-$700
I enjoy it with "some much love"
+1 for the "me budget"
There is often a fine line between Genius and Madness. You my friend are tiptoeing that line. The current feature build is mine, i have a feeling this will take that spot in no time. Great Job!
" although looking back I wished I spent a little more money for a better graphics card" ....I'd be willing to bet that more often than not on gaming builds the builder wishes they would have or at least could have spent more on the graphics card. Enjoy what you have and upgrade when you can, nice clean first build. That card will do just fine until you upgrade to a 1440p.
Significantly North of Fry's =)
Is there any place over there still to buy high end PC parts? I live on the other side of the sound now and the closest place for me is Best Buy in Silverdale which is a 40 minute drive. I would't mind the drive at all if there were good parts. There used to be a computer stop near Bell Red road that was awesome, but looks like that closed down.
Hah, that's what one of my friends at work said. He couldn't understand why I used water in my computer.
Search google. "Does loop order matter". Jayz2Cents has a video on it, I think Linus did a video on it and there are a ton of forum posts.
Please aim away from the keyboard :)
Thank you!. This is my second attempt at a custom loop. I left WAY less PETG on the floor of the garage this time :). Anyone who's having troubles with bending, just know it gets easier.
Aesthetically I can't think of a better board. It has a USB 3.0 header, 3 USB 2.0 headers, 2 RGB headers and more fan headers than you can shake a stick at. I love the fact that the SATA connections do not share or take bandwidth away from the 2 M.2 slots. The bios however leaves a lot to be desired and though I still haven't taken the time to OC. I've heard it's not the best power delivery for that. But if you care more about the look than the performance, that removable/paintable armor can't be beat and it's not like it greatly under performs, just really needs a more user friendly bios
It's definitely sag. 4 mm of sag to be exact (from brace to the end of the gpu). It was there before I put the tubing in. It just wasn't as noticeable until after i got everything built and painted. The back plate and the cover i made for that upper M.2 slot made it stick out much more.
Should have said "temps aren't going to be significantly different".
And yes that was two consecutive hours of gaming
I've had that monitor since it came out (2 years?). The difference in performance is single digit FPS nearly across the board at 1440p. That being said. If the 9700K's were out or an 8700K was in stock when i bought it, i would have got one of those.
This has been tested and argued to death. It makes little to no difference.
Temps are going to be significantly different at any one stage of a loop.
My bigger concern over loop order was the fact that i could only fit a slim 360 rad up top but that seems to be just fine. I gamed for about two hours over the weekend (assassins creed origins very high settings at 3440 X 1440) and saw no issues with temps at all.
I like to think it's what the faceless men use in their office :)
Thanks. I'm so excited about the feature. We do this because we love to do it, but it's nice to get a thumbs up from people who love doing it as well. Most of the people in my life are more like "wait, you put water in it????"
Thanks. The first iteration had the reservoir sitting on the included bracket but just looked too far back so I made a custom brace for it.
I tried to get them "chilling" in inconspicuous places. I prefer the look without combs. I worked that GPU cable quite a bit but couldn't get the combs hidden on that one.