Description

The moment I knew this case was in production, I had to do one last liquid-cooled build. I removed the parts from my previous build (SFX FX) but changed the case and GPU.

The build was very challenging but was prepared for it. "Butchering" the case wasn't easy because there was no room for mistakes. Also, making the custom sleeves seemed to take forever but got there in the end. I got the cable combs from Hexgear. Radiator trim made by Dean Sharkey. He makes fans grills too but having the dimensions for the XSPC AX240 made it easier to cut the trim for me, for a small fee.

Overall I'm pleased with looks, may get rid of the red strips on the motherboard VRM heatsink but kinda lazy to do it now.

Let me know what you think guys but hope you like it.

edit: Changed to the XSPC D5 Tank V2 for clearance issues with the EKWB D5 res/pump top

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

sexiness in its purest form

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

Your gaming chair needs some orange accents on it. That's all I can see to add. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

That would have been nice too but got the chair as an xmas gift :(

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Probably the best hard tubing I've ever seen. +1

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  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

It's so.... precise.

Beautiful.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Bro! Congrats on front page, nice build. The bro part is because we have the same monitor (mines the 144htz vrsn). Just wondered, does yours have any motion blur problems? Mine has a ton. If so, have you found some settings to fix it? Thanks.

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

You need to turn off OD (overdrive) completely in the settings menu. It causes ghosting. Now you've got me wanting the 144Hz lol. What model is it?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Acer-XZ350CU Just saw this, thanks. I will let you know (if I remember) if the ghosting gets better.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

HOT DAMN, I LOVE THESE DIY BUILDS!!

+9000

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Smooth as orange sherbert! This is very high precision quality work. I have one question. The routing of the GPU wiring on top of and under the coolant line, is that the reason the lines have a slight declination to the GPU or was the declination part of how the system was set up (for a specific drainage reason)? My question being if it was angled to fit the wires wouldn't it have been better to route under the GPU and then around? I really enjoy your build so don't get the wrong idea, just interested since I have never made my own loop before.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The orientation on the pcie connector and cable comb forced the routing on top of the GPU. Does this answer your question? Hope I haven't missed it completely.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That Y cable comb routing the GPU cables above the GPU looks so clean... I would have done than in my S340 Elite if there wasn't a cutout already.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that now.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ..... Nice build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build, where did u get the custom braided sleeve cable?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I purchased the items needed from http://shakmods.com

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

gosh dang it why are all the hardline tubing builds so cleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeean

why did i have to pick an s340............

gj m8 +1

and the graphics card cable management has elevated me to achieve nirvana

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

first time upvoting a build holy **** this is gorgeus

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice..... +1

I see we both like red. (Orange is technically red because Orange comes from Red and Yellow)

Added to Favorite builds list. ; )

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 AMAZING BUILD

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cables

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job. Would love to see a pick of the back too - did you use fittings or small sections of soft tube to connect all those through pieces?

You really showcased the hardline tubing. There is some nice equipment there too, so I personally would have done 2 less runs back to the through fittings and instead connected GPU and CPU, in my opinion reducing the emphasis on the water cooling a bit to showcase more of MB and the like, but that's just personal preference.

You got my +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, I used 13/11mm tubing to connect the through holes. With space constraints and to avoid kinks in tubing, did two big loops.

Your idea for the tube run was the first plan but I decided I wanted a design that will fill out the empty space and also less emphasis on the other connectors (SATA, USB 3.0 etc cables) that get connected to the motherboard. ITX motherboards aren't as interesting as ATX-sized ones, I think.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a fantastic looking build, a work of art! :-)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Unbelievable construction good job

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build and colour scheme! Great job!

  • 27 months ago
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Can you upload a picture of the back where the tubes all meet? thous pictures always interest me! Love the lines

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

great looks. also that monitor alone is worth more than my entire computer haha.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

God damn it man...

It's ******* beautiful. If I went to sleep right now and tried to dream of a dream build, it would be this. Maximum power, minimum space, yet still clean as ****, and a custom loop. You sir, are great, and so is your build. +1 x 1,000,000

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic work.

TCO

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful. A well deserved feature. You've taken my one.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes! This thing is beautiful. You can tell how much care and thought went into it.

Great build man.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

black ops 2

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the tub runs ... especially with the bends from the GPU so that they all line up. The sleeving combo looks very nice and ties in with the liquid color. I would love to see a short from 'behind' to see where all of those tubing runs end up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

LOVE IT

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like that mouse pad? I've been eyeing that one up for a bit on amazon and wondering if its of decent quality to a steelseries?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I've not used a steelseries mousepad but this comes with a rubber grip on the underside and the top is slightly cushioned. I've not had issues playing my fav FPS, BF1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

God its so beautiful... I wish my PC looked this amazing. I need to get it finished with hardline tubing. Anyhow, amazing build.

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Knock knock

Who's there?

Orange

Orange who?

Orange you happy you built your own orange custom liquid cooled pc!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow that orange looks really good, it's a nice change from the standard colours we see.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Put your last picture first ! (atleast for a little bit) Its eye catching!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly this is the only way to do hardline tubing, lots of straight lines and no weird/unecessary curves

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Unbelievable. The bends are so smooth :O +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy mackerel that is a great looking build. Whenever I build a custom loop, I'm having you supervise.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I am definitely getting that world map mouse pad.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on getting the featured spot, Edlink. Been a while coming.

Thumbs up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! The only thing that eats at me is that your CPU's WB doesn't have the inlet/outlet of the patterned circles! EK, why???

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I removed original EK sticker but changed the orientation of the orange logo so I still maintains the assigned inlet/outlet port :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for a laser level. <3

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

i have never seen pipes routed like that before it relay looks good an makes it different. the orange color looks good and pops out. also has your fluid changed color like many others have had an issue with? +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, this build is definitely the cleanest I've ever seen. +1 on the handmade cables. Congrats, it's a beauty.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

love the liquid coloring, it really ties the build together. great work!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet Jeebus. Beautifully done. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the color scheme (I also went orange and black). Over all very clean. Nice job. Well deserved.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice headphone stand in the last picture :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that is a monitor screen calibrating tool..hehe!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet Mary and Joseph

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the watercooling family. Temps are great here arent they?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks pal, my fifth liquid-cooled project but yea I'm glad to be back. ;)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

AWESOME! Great jobs on the bends! +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

When I read the title, i thought it said Linus tect tips instead of lian li.

I just saw the orange

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish I got those Linus Noctua fans lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I...I think I need to change my underwear.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely amazing! Well done!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this build! Color scheme is great and organized.

What monitor do you use as well? Was going back and forth about getting a widescreen monitor myself.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud.

I currently use the Acer XR341CK 34" monitor. Great for productivity and action-adventure games. Once you try it, I think you'd love it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

What is that desktop cover of the world...I want it

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Got them on eBay

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

G502 Master Race unite! Also same mobo... And same CPU... And same SSD (Only mine's 750GB)... And orange theming...

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nooiiicceee.... you've got to share it soon ;)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

this ****'s brazy

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Immaculate build! Beautiful, man. Poetry in motion.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one seriously clean build. Truly a work of art.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That tubing work is absolutely GORGEOUS! +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

hi how much did the build cost you to do i have a limit of £3200 really do not want to spend much more am i in budget with this amount you're build it outstanding attention to detail is great good job

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi men, very nice build. Could you add some picture of the other side of the case (the other compartment) please ? :) Also, what temps do you have on your gpu ?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build +1 Wondering if that the ikea Malm desk

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

Yes it's the Ikea MALM desk.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

great build! 1+

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

wow! i love it! it looks really really good! 1+! love those 90 bends

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you drilled holes into the side of the case for your tubing? was that a hassle?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

what size fan is on it for the exhaust

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

be Quiet 80mm fans.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, they were, especially when dealing with such an expensive case. I couldn't make mistakes. I had a self-leveling laser so that helped alot.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the business in the front but let's see the party in the back.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose a freesync monitor is for AMD You need to NVIDIA G-SYNC for your graphics card

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't prepared to pay £1000 for a 3440x1440 Ultrawide monitor (Acer Predator or similar). This works flawlessly, it's a monitor and bought it for £450 instead of £600, huge savings.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

FreeSync (AMD Adaptive Sync) I think the frequency is at 60 Hz instead of 75 HZ because NVIDIA does not work with FreeSync

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I know exactly what FreeSync and G-Sync were designed to do. You think the frequency is locked at 60Hz but I have the frequency at 85Hz and it works perfectly. Now, whilst the Nvidia GPU will not support dynamic refresh rate on a FreeSync monitor to reduce (note REDUCE, not eliminate) screen tearing, I can, if I wish enable V-Sync/Fast Sync too which will keep my refresh rate locked at 85Hz and achieve the same thing G-Sync/Freesync do, reduce screen tearing.

So, it is not mandatory to have a G-Sync when you have an Nvidia GPU.

I'd rather have a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor if it were the same price as a 16:9 G-sync monitor and the only two 21:9 aspect ratio G-Sync monitors at 34" Ultrawide were above my budget for a monitor.

Moreover, for titles like BF1 which I play, it's servers sport a 60Hz default tick rate which is the frequency with which the server updates the game state, measured in Hertz. So having a 240Hz refresh rate monitor won't give you any advantage as most think.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It does the same thing as Nvidia's own gsync.

You can have tearing at any frame rate(but it last for a shorter time when running higher refresh rates.). The page tear is a result of a frame being drawn and then replaced without fully being displayed. It leads to a part of the screen being ahead of another part of the screen. If a frame is ready half way though a screen refresh it will be drawn anyway(well what can be displayed).

The way to fix this has been vsync. vsync(vertical synchronization) tells the video card only to send out full frames at the same rate as the monitor displays images(60/120/144/ect times a second). It is important to know that vsync is not the same as frame rate limiting. You can run a 60hz screen with a 60hz frame cap and still have frames out of sync with the screen refresh.

Vsync is not without its own drawbacks. It adds some input delay. If your frame rate falls under your screens refresh rate, many times the frame rate will get cut to half the screens refresh rate and each frame will be displayed 2 times in a row. This is to keep things in line with the screen since 58frames can not be displayed every second on a 60hz screen. An option called triple buffer can fix this issue at the cost of added input delay.

This extra input delay is the reason why many gamers will run vsync off. Your inputs respond as fast as they can. Some game engines do not get along well with vsync as well.

The stuttering issue can happen when a frame is displayed 2 or more times to keep things in sync. You will see this as a very short pause.

How do we get rid of most of these issues? Variable refresh(Gsync, active/freesync). Traditional monitors have a fixed refresh rate when in operation. If you switch refresh rates you will notice your screen may blank out for a second while the change happens. Variable refresh rate screens can adjust refresh rates on the fly(when in a variable mode).

With this variable refresh rate option, the monitor matches the video cards frame rate and timing instead of the video card trying to match the monitor. This means that as frame rates rise and fall the monitor follows. This keeps input delay lower(under some circumstances) removes the page tear effect since only full frames are shown and can give smoother playback.

The downside to this is that Nvidia and AMD took different paths. Nvidia uses a special video scaler in the monitor(something they developed) while AMD took the activesync route. Activesync is now a optional part of the displayport standard(AMD calls it freesync because it does not need a special scaler like gsync) so anyone can develop a scaler that uses it. The big downside is that is is unlikely that Nvidia is going to support activesync any time soon.

Some early activesync screens have issues with the screens overdrive(used to make LCD's change images faster and reduce ghosting) when in variable mode. This is something Nvidia did not seem have because they got to adjust there own hardware to deal with it. This lead to some problems on early freesync monitors(loosing or greatly reducing overdrive in variable mode).

Too much overdrive can be an issue too, but all monitors deal with it differently. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/3129276/components-graphics/why-amd-freesync-is-beating-nvidia-g-sync-on-monitor-selection-and-price.html)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps if I were experiencing all this you are talking about, which I already know. I'll take it seriously. I don't have screen tearing or terrible input delay, I game mostly with vsync off but can enable it if, IF I have to. I don't game at 1080P that may experience very high framerates with a GTX 1080

Like I said, and you may not agree. It is not mandatory to have gsync with an nvidia gpu

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing I do not understand why then having to buy Freesync you can have a monitor even less expensive than this (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#r=344001440&sort=a8&page=1)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I only paid £450 ($580) for it, new and unopened. howbadah! There is no cheap 34" Ultrawide 3440x1440 21:9 monitor with G-Sync. I'm not interested in smaller sized monitors. If you can spot one. Let me know.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What a beauty! I know I am late (as usual)... still wanted to give you my congratulations _^

By the way, what "mouse pad" or surface is that below your keyboard / mouse. It looks awesome - mind sharing where you got that?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks pal.

I got them off ebay - World Map Mouse Pad

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. It looks like you installed the pump and the res in psu part of the case. Is there any chance to add some pictures of pump & res installation?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did, used the EK-XRES 100 DDC 3.2 PWM and soft tubing behind. Will add some soon. cheers

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a ek d5 pump in one of the pictures, did it actually fit?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, had that installed originally but changed it due as I needed more room to install a taller reservoir

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the keyboard im looking to get a logitech keyboard and haven't seen one in person, just wondering how the romer-g switches compared to like MX-red

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I've enjoyed using them. I've never owned an MX-switch keyboard but used a few owned by friends and I found MX switches too noisy for my liking. I've read the MX-brown switches (corsair also have an MX Silent model) are closer to the Romer-Gs quietness but more tactile. This VIDEO pretty much help me make my decisions, plus I wanted to brand match with my headphones, mouse, camera, racing wheel and have one software modify settings.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

bbbbbeautiful. +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks pal

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This build right here ....... I mean I had some awesome mod ideas I was working on in a Phanteks Evolv case but this is making me change course. I was planning a soft tube build but I might try hard tubing now. I swear I got a full on woody from seeing this build. Pretty sure lots of people can relate.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man..appreciate it. I've always wanted an ITX build but other cases like the NXZT Mantra, didn't quite do it for me. This was a challenge to work with, especially the ambitious loop but glad it worked out. Made some slight changes since posting it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an absolute beauty. Only question I have is how did you do the pass thru to the back? Which fittings would I need?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud. I bought and used these fittings and had compression fittings on both sides for the tubing.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool beans ! I found them on one of my favorite sites Modmymods.com

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... This one is amazing too!!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Orange is not really used in most gaming rigs!! Good choice

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. Where did you mount d5 pump? Was there enough clearance in the backside for the ek pump top and d5 stand.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the D5 pump and XSPC D5 Tank V2 eventually, not enough clearance for EK Pump top, pump and stand.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I have one question... What is the dimensions in the back to fit a pump and res? I currently have this case and would love to build something like this in the future!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been searching for a black/orange build! AMAZING work.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did u get the mouse. I might consider buying, but I don’t know the website. Pls help lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, but the red accents on the motherboard ruin the black and orange color scheme, maybe you could paint over them or something?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgraded mobo and now use a monoblock.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

can you update the pictures then pls :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

See rebuild in my “completed builds”

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thx

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get those metal PSU Cable blocks??

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the late response. Do you mean the Hexgear cable combs?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You sir, ARE AWESOME.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Philip, how are you?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Sold! Doing a Ryzen build so needed to raise some funds. Sorry pal.

What would you like to know?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh..terribly tight with the HDD caddy, PSU, PUMP+Reservoir and soft tubing (some looped). In terms of how organized it was behind, NONE lol.. used a lot of cable ties to hold it in place.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 45 points

Oh i thought that was my amd build burning... Phew...

  • 27 months ago
  • 8 points

Bruh, my AMD build is hotter than yours, it screams when I play Minecraft though.

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

bruh you dont use the stock cooler

  • 27 months ago
  • 19 points

Use matches they work better at cooling them than the stock coolers.

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

wise words

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

That would be very inefficient, you should use a blow torch instead.

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

Bruh my build has a 9590 with a AMD Stock Cooler from a 6300. Talk about hot.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy ****

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

why

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

What even, why

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a 6300 clocked at 4.5 on 1.5 volts. hot

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

stock cooler keeps my 8350 at like 61c max 212 evo only does like 54c and is almost as loud

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

I have Cooler Master TX3 EVO

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

in winter i use my amd laptop as heater

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

sounds like a nice way to preserve electricity, forget buying a space heater just use your laptop.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

i have my pc by my feet and i have an overclocked fx 6300 on 1.5 volts and it keeps my legs and feet very warm!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Problem ?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

The feel.. Its kicking me too

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

lol +1

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  • 25 months ago
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