Description

Following up on my previous build "White Metropolis" I was tasked with building a computer for DEEPCOOL for use at their trade show booths. I was able to pick whatever case I wanted and chose the Tristellar case because it's in a world of it's own in terms of looks. I knew it would be a challenge because I wanted to fit 2 loops into this case which isn't normally a water-cooling case anyway. Even though the GPU is in a complete separate section and side of the case than the CPU I wanted the 2 loops to be as symmetrical as possible, one all white, one all blue. Bitspower offers some beautiful white and blue fittings so I knew I was set there (except my wallet). I chose the windowed top version where the GPU because 1: I wanted to put 3 SSD's and span one image across all of them and 2: It would let you see what's going on inside where the GPU is.

I probably changed my plan at least 15 times during the process but in the end I think this completed iteration is the best out of all my options. The radiators are hidden inside the case and I cut the case to allow tubing to be routed from outside the case, to the inside, then back to the outside.

FULL ALBUM: http://imgur.com/a/hVR0g

Progress Videos:

1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-brLL1z3W4

2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXzoWF3vnWQ

3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YmU3P4sic4

4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcRrn8lWb_Q

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 21 points

My pants literally just dropped, this is absolutely fan-tastic. I've seen the TriStellar, but I've never seen it in a use like this. You did an absolutely AWESOME job with the liquid cooling, it makes the whole build look like some advance piece of tech years beyond the present. Another fantastic job following the White Metropolis, you got a talent for making things look amazing. +100000 (if I could)

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

I swear I had pants moments ago.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll have to disagree on the "fan-tastic" part. The proper use of that word is:

FAN FRICKEN TASTIC

Oh and for the OP +1 because this ish is dope af :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your pants actually fall off though? Like to your ankles or just a little bit?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Let's say one second they were there, another they were gone :P

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Pls don't look at me, 1+

  • 40 months ago
  • 7 points

Any particular reason for the H110 motherboard (non overclocking) and an i5 6600K (overclocking)?

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

On the subreddit he claims that the build was for a showcase, so he prioritized aesthetics over functionality, which is why he chose that particular motherboard.

  • 40 months ago
  • 6 points

But he could have achieved the exact same aesthetic with an i5 6400 6500 6600 while saving money. Hell if it was for purely aesthetics he could have gone with a pentium.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you don't want it to be a completely crap PC for actually playing games or doing work

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Im like what the heck

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points
Likewise. I am curious about this too.
  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

I remember the white metropolis build from before, I thought you tried selling that one awhile ago? anyways, sexy build here like usual!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I did attempt to sell but still have it! It's going strong.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

That thing looks faster than your Subaru! +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha well I actually don't have the Subaru anymore.... I have a 370z which is much faster than the BRZ

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

I love both your previous and this build. One question, how are you so good at making a PC look so clean? (+1000000)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Spending a lot of time preplanning.....being clean is usually my goal so I prioritize it. I could have done dual loops more easily if I wasn't deadset on making them symmetrical on either side but it had to be done for visuals

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Good Stuff Boss. Wasn't sure how this case would turn out ;)

TCO

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Word.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Up.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

looks great, but where are the radiators?

edit: nevermind I just went through the album and found it. Again, this thing is so freaking cool!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Badass

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm a little speechless right now.......

+50

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Firetruck! I don't think my mouth has ever been wider in awe! (Don't take this the wrong way ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). This is an AMAZING build. The liquid cooling has been installed to perfection and the PC itself looks like it came from the year 10000. Amazing work and I cannot wait to see more from you in the future.

A very well deserved +1.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow thanks for the comment. I appreciate you taking the time to write all of that!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems! Enjoy your PC! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh. Just saw this on reddit . I wondered why this looked familiar. I thought I was going crazy for a second.

Excellent work. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

tyty

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is so good, I upvoted it before I saw it...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I upvoted your comment before I read it

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

oh stop it you

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Incredibly impressive! ! A design that even my wife said looks cool. I really like the case and the liquid cooling just brings it to that next level

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Even the girls are digging computers builds now? And here I thought my girlfriend was crazy for saying it was cool

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

this is the best looking feature I have seen in a while, hands down beautiful. Congratulations to you sir.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks pal

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you the owner of White Metropolis???? Both of these Builds are pretty Sweet!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I am! Now I have both! Will sell this one though

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll buy it if you still have it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I have since taken it apart and sold most of the components. Thanks for your interest though!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Well this looks insanely complex, I cant watch your progress vids atm but I am super intrigued to know how you managed to pull this off as it seems once you have placed the reservoir you cant get into any part of the case...

Very interesting +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

True, unless you drain it. Although I don't plan on upgrading anything for a while and if I had to upgrade the CPU or GPU I would have to drain it anyway so it'll work out.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, well an i5 and a 970 will last quite some time anyway :)

Unless of course if you can only deal with constant 60fps at Max graphics on 1440p, then it will need upgrades pretty soon (but only the GPU). But gosh it looks gorgeous, and I must say seems to be well worth the effort put into it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe you should call it the Flux Capcitor. Esp. With the wires at the back. Nice Work. Totally impractical to place anywhere... But hey, it's mean to be a showy piece. awesome!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly! Thanks.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

i see your watching JayzTwoCents. Love the build btw this thing is amazing!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Caught me ;)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude no judgment here i love his channel XD

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Although I do not like how the case doesn't allow for multiple PCIe cards (max of 3), I will admit, very good looks. Also, I love how the liquid cooling is set up, coming from the outside, and not packed inside. I LOVE that! +10 if I could!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. Awesome dude. I"ve never seen anything like this before. Absolutely stellar.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely some interesting part choices, but GREAT job on the presentation!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Very pretty. I'm curious as to why you bought 32/64-bit Windows?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

the EOM version can only be installed to one motherboard, where as a full 32/64 bit version can be re-installed as many times as you wish to any different hardware :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Soo the Maker of Metropolis has done the great again and made another Featured Great Build +1 for watercooling. Nice bends, Spent 10 minutes trying to figure out through pics if u were using PETG acrylic or Soft tube then looked at parts list. Great Job just asking what mods u made, looks like u just cut some holes in the Metal (Aluminum? steel?). Either way lovely build u clearly have worked on this for a while since it still has the 970, planning on changing for a 1070 soon or not?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Started working on it before the 1070 came out by a couple weeks. I was waiting on the 1070 but it was out of stock, and no news from the waterblock manufacturers of when those would come out so I had to make the call to get a 970. Although the mods itself doesn't look too extensive they involved a lot of planning because of how the case goes together and how it is since it's such a unique shape. I made a killer custom GPU backplate out of 3 layers of acrylic before I realized I'm an idiot because you wouldn't see it....So I'm saving it for my next build. Also on the inside I had to make a custom mount for a reservoir and drills various holes and pass throughs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful. Shows what can be done in a tiny case. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful work!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

he just did it!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing compares to this build. Just ... wow.

What monitors are you using for that setup ? I know the one on the top is an ultrawide ... but model numbers would help !

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You can find info here: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/YXyknQ

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a jaw dropper. Have to pick it up off the floor later, am buzy looking :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the best build I have ever seen, the way you carried out the duel watercooling loops is amazing. I'm getting really annoyed at how expensive it is out here in Australia to get anything... My jaw hit the floor as soon as I saw this. This is a great build mate. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel bad for you mate. I would be so frustrated by the cost of things there. Although I'd love to visit. It's on my list of top 5 to visit.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Just go roll in dust and get poisonous animals chucked at you, pretty much the same experience XD

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This Build. Amazing! +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

keep the PC....GIVE ME THAT EVH HALF STACK RIGHT THERE :) nice build!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

:) You can't take my EVH 2x12 or the ENGL Fireball 100. Also the Axe FX II is mine too. No taking!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

OK now I'm depressed hahaha. Best amp I've ever had was a bugera v22. I miss that amp :(

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Slow Clap ... +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

begins to clap faster, +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw the picture of this for its feature on the home page and my eyes opened as wide as they could and I have never done that. Good job.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

3k build, has a i5 6600k and a gtx970 ;-;

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

+100 Very nice. was looking at doing a modded case with that tristellar case. very inspiring!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! The tristellar case looks beautiful! I had no idea that watercooling was even possible with that chassis! May i say (tri)Stellar job!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just because it's not made for it doesn't mean you can't make it happen !

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously, dude! What is going on in pics 2 & 18? Are you trying to compensate for something?
Amazing setup! +1 Well deserved feature spot! And: WHERE IS DAT LIKE BUTTON, PCPP?!?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the coolest PC I have ever seen, the way the reservoirs are on the outside looks amazing. +∞

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This by FAR, is the most beautiful pc design build I have ever seen at this point.

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is incredible looking; I am so impressed. Nice job!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Please enter pic and setup wars

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build man, real challenge and you pulled if nicely, congrats.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I know exactly why I have this boner

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you decide to route the "hose from the bottom of the res up and belo it instead of taking the direct route to the fitting it attaches to?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetics. Looked better and was more able to get each side to be symmetrical and stay in place.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Completely awesome build bro, its a real eye candy machine

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Sharet

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

And why the heck this is not feature men? C'mon! You deserve it hehe

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It was :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Oooooh! Congrats bro! Hehe

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Does that board have wifi?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This one does not

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Imagine if the liquid was milk

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish it was, although when milk heats up and goes sour....that i dont want to imagine

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow..... That is darn awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(keeps going for eternity)

Well the water cooling on this is going in my next build!!!

Seriously one of the most creative beautiful builds I've ever seen but where did you mount the rads?? +100

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Rads are tucked away on the inside of the two bottom sections. only 1x120mm for each side

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool but what sort of temps and how thick is the rad??? Also how thick are they?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

They are 2x EK-Coolstream Rads. The PC is out at trade shows so I don't have the current temps, but it isn't overclocked so it's within normal

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I was planning on doing this too but problem is how do you remove the panels???

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Painfully. But doable

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

How does the ram perform is it any good?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

what are windows boot times on these ssds?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Computer is no longer together but if I recall it was less than 30 seconds

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it would look better if it was the same color of coolant on both sides

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point
It's incredible HOW FAST DeepCool have got popular since last year... And now, they have these incredible, high quality, luxury and sexy cases? Holy crap!

+666

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So... you don't happen to live anywhere near socal do you... Also, how was this tight on your wallet if deepcool sponsored you? Was it just for the case?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to provide all watercooling parts plus a couple odds and ends. If you add that up from the price list.....ouch

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah

Ouch.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Geez... I can't even...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Lemme guess, you play EVE?! :) Looks like a space ship command center. Nice build and set-up bro!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 3 of the slower(est) SSDs?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm concerned by this too... Functionality > Fancy Case

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

****** beautiful, although i find the V300 series to be unreliable (apart from the business series). The case was a great choice, Deepcool did a great job on that. I'm really suprised that you chose to run the H110I Pro, as I would've got a better motherboard to overclock the heck out of the 6600k, but your choice. Watercooling is very expensive, but in a case like that, totally worth it. Sick build Gr8 job i r8 8/8. Easily +1.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm not going to lie, the fact that the tubing isn't at perfect right angles is driving me nuts.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

The "Ran out of money for quality parts after spending loads on water cooling and a fancy case" build. Gotta admit though, it does look pretty darn awesome and it looks like you really did some hard work on this. Just can't get my self to hit the +1 because of part selection. I'm one for functionality > looks. Srry :/

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a struggle to fit it all, it really was. Cable management was necessary

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

DAMN SOMEONE NOTICED

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