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Ataraxia

by Digicon

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  • CPU

  • Motherboard

  • Memory

  • Storage

  • Video Card

  • Case

  • Power Supply

  • Operating System

  • Case Fan

  • Case Fan

  • Case Fan

  • Custom

    $48.99 USD (Purchased)XSPC EX240 2 x 120mm, Dual 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Copper Radiator - Black
  • Custom

    $37.99 USD (Purchased)XSPC EX120 1 x 120mm​, Single 120​mm Low Pro​file Split​ Fin Coppe​r Radiator​ - Black
  • Custom

    $82.94 USD (Purchased)XSPC D5 VARIO Pump - Without Cover
  • Custom

    $8.75 USD (Purchased)Monsoon MMRS Single Port End Cap - Black
  • Custom

    $8.75 USD (Purchased)Monsoon MMRS Triple Port End Cap - Black
  • Custom

    $104.97 USD (Purchased)Monsoon Free Center Hardline Compression Fittings, 3/8" x 1/2" 6-Pack - Matte Black (3x)
  • Custom

    $72.49 USD (Purchased)EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block (Acetal)
  • Custom

    $60.99 USD (Purchased)Bitspower G1/4" Male to Female Extender Fitting, 90° Rotary, Matte Black, 4-pack
  • Custom

    $15.90 USD (Purchased)Monsoon MMRS 25mm Reservoir Mount - Black Chrome (2x)
  • Custom

    $9.25 USD (Purchased)Monsoon MMRS 50mm Tension Rods - Matte Black
  • Custom

    $4.95 USD (Purchased)Monsoon MMRS Acrylic Tube 50mm - Clear
  • Custom

    $21.99 USD (Purchased)Bitspower BP-MVV-MBK Mini-Valve - Matte Black
  • Custom

    $8.99 USD (Purchased)EK-AF T-Splitter 3F G1/4 - Black
  • Custom

    $25.99 USD (Purchased)Logisys True-Color CCFL Light Bar - 12" - White Cable
  • Custom

    $20.49 USD (Purchased)Bitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Triple Rotary 90 Degree G 1/4 Male to IG 1/4" Female Fitting
  • Custom

    $43.99 USD (Purchased)EK-XTOP Revo D5 Pump Body - Acetal
  • Custom

    $7.99 USD (Purchased)EK-UNI Pump Bracket (120mm FAN)
  • Custom

    $31.90 USD (Purchased)Monsoon PETG Hardline Tube 3/8 x 1/2 - 36" 4 Pack - Clear (2x)
  • Custom

    $72.10 USD (Purchased)Mainframe Customs 24-Pin, 3x 8-Pin, and Front Panel Sleeved Cables + Cable Combs
  • Custom

    $11.70 USD (Purchased)Alphacool HF Screw-in Seal Plug G1/4 - Matte Black (6x)
  • Custom

    $34.99 USD (Purchased)EK-FC1080 GTX FTW Backplate - Black
  • Custom

    $139.99 USD (Purchased)EK-FC1080 GTX FTW - Nickel
  • Custom

    $21.95 USD (Purchased)EK-Ekoolant Pastel WHITE (concentrate 250mL)
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      Total:

    • $2593.93

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Details

Date Published

Sept. 16, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

Description

Just a guy trying his hand at custom watercooling~ First build!

EDIT: 01/18/17 - Finally got around to doing some maintenance and re-tubing.

  • Originally had copper, nickel and silver in the line (EVO Supremacy Evo, EK-FC1080 GTX FTW, Monsoon compression fittings) and so was worried about corrosion between metals. After taking it apart, noticed there was just a tiny amount of black buildup inside the Evo, Nickel GPU waterblock seemed to be dull in some areas but not a lot of difference.

  • Replaced the Monsoon hard-line fittings with Bitspower fittings that I had spray painted gold, and the Monsoon reservoir with a Heatkiller Tube 150 (not that I have anything against Monsoon products; just felt like a change. The Monsoon compression fittings feel magnitudes sturdier than these Bitspower fittings, IMO)

  • Opted for a bend-less look inspired by some other builds I saw, also removed the 120mm reservoir and high-static pressure fan and replaced with a normal one.

  • Wish I had gotten the extreme white pastel coolant from Mayhems as the normal white is turning out a little yellow-ish than I had initially expected.

Comments Sorted by:

Lolzies 2 points 30 months ago

Hella Nice.

Morris94 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Tis a fine fine creature!

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Awesome work, love custom loops and great job for a first loop, more so being hard line, easy +1 from me.

Hows the temps?

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Hey thanks!

Will update that all in a day or 2. Used it briefly last night but gonna let it pass fluid through for a day to make sure nothing leaks.. for my own peace of mind haha

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Currently idles both GPU and CPU around 30C. Running Bioshock: Infinite and Crysis2 at max settings 1080P brings it up to just under 40C.

Will get around to benchmarking it within the next few days most likely--

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Looks great.

Thumbs up

comanderbham 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Beautiful hard tubing job and in a mini ITX no less. Plus par none components +1 man!

Enrico411 1 point 30 months ago

Nice build.

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I have one of these in right now! Took them about 2 weeks to deliver, I put in the order on the 2nd :D

Enrico411 1 point 30 months ago

Nice ;)

GhostofDescartes 1 point 30 months ago

It's so elegant . <3

krazypandaman 1 point 30 months ago

I love it when people keep in the dustfilter with a watercooling loop. I feel better for the rads.

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I didn't even know that was a thing :/ Even with it in I'm not looking forward to dusting the rads.

DaRealChrispy 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

You put a tube on top of the reservoir? How did you fill it?

Digicon submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

The reservoir top has 3 ports, I've just blocked off 2 extra with seal plugs. I just take one off to fill it with a spare tubing + funnel!

DaRealChrispy 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Ah I see now :v)

p8blr 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Good job on the tube bending. Looks sweet.

Faizan 1 point 30 months ago

FIRST BUILD?!

Alas, this deserves a +2 button...

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

:D.

Started off as a $1,200 project and I still don't know what happened. I had a good time though, bending pipes of course did have some real rage-worthy moments.

Thanks!

Faizan 1 point 30 months ago

Yeah, building PCs puts a spell on you where pricing becomes non-existent...

Paris345 1 point 30 months ago

holy **** thats nice

mattravenmore 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

i love this build

Craftsman_2222 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I've never done water cooling other than an AIO pump. Was it hard, especially to bend the hard line tubes at 90 degrees?

Digicon submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

I thought it was pretty manageable with a mandrel set and a well-fitting insert. Learning how to bend properly only took a few attempts and you get used to it quickly, I found.

The majority of the problems I had were mostly getting the measurements right--particularly the pieces that have multiple bends in the same line. Just wanted to make sure I didn't put too much stress on the compression fittings so I bought tons of extra tubing, which wasn't all that expensive (36 feet for $45 for Monsoon tubes on PPCS)

Threemuskets 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Your tubing job is flipping amazing!!!

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Much appreciated! (:

bmccarthy8989 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Very well done +1

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks! Your recent 2 builds are so clean. Good theme :)

MrXanthios 1 point 29 months ago

awesome man, very nice job with all that hard tubing!!

Xorex64 1 point 27 months ago

Very nicely done! +1 and merry christmas

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks! Happy holidays c:

SLUDER4 1 point 26 months ago

Whered you get your cables for this PSU?

Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

I'm using the cables that came with my EVGA PSU; but the extension cables I'm using are from MAINFrame Customs, they have some good options for putting together your own cables (kinda custom).

GamingKunuck 1 point 20 months ago

Wow Cool colors, but 1 tip, top off your res

arturs_stepa 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

The white liquid makes me want to drink of milk. 1+

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Digicon submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

To be honest I might re-tube it after I maintenance it somewhere down the line. I had started working on a few pieces of it before the GTX1080 waterblock came in and didn't realize how much space the tubing would end up taking.

Had I known I would have piped in the other direction from the pump and saved a lot of distance on tubing.

Thanks though, appreciated!

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