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

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hella Nice.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Tis a fine fine creature!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Hows the temps?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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--

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great.

Thumbs up

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so elegant . <3

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

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!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see now :v)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on the tube bending. Looks sweet.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

FIRST BUILD?!

Alas, this deserves a +2 button...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

: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!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

holy **** thats nice

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i love this build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

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)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Your tubing job is flipping amazing!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated! (:

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well done +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nicely done! +1 and merry christmas

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Happy holidays c:

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Whered you get your cables for this PSU?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

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).

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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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