Description

Check out my last system build for the computer that this one replaced.

This build was my new idea of what I "needed". I am a PC gamer although I don't spend as much gaming as I'd like. Also there are a lot of days where I work from home, and I wanted something that could run VM's for the applications I use at work. This told me to get more cores, more threads, and more overall power. So I decided to go with Ryzen.

First thing, when I built the system, I used the standard air cooler that came with my GTX 1080 Ti FE, a Corsair H100i for the CPU. If you look at my old builds you know I have said like "I will never build a PC without a custom water cooling loop again". So obviously this setup wasn't going to cut it. I used the system in this configuration for about 2 weeks before I couldn't take it anymore.

Thats when I purchased all the water cooling parts you see on this list and built it up. The only thing is that the first Pump I ordered (an XSPC Photon D4 170) failed. I couldn't wait for the RMA process because I am impatient, so thats when I decided to order the EK-XRES Revo D5. and had to rerun my loop (which I was fine with because it was my first time using hard tubing and I wasn't very happy with it). Also I was originally using a pastel Green coolant but switched it out due to the fact that it wasn't EXACTLY what I wanted...

Fast forward after the new pump was installed. Something happened to my GPU. It wouldn't output to my monitor at all. Another 2 week RMA time period later, I get my replacement GPU and get it installed. Have been running the system for a few days now and I can say that I am still not 100% satisfied with my tubing runs, but I am completely fed up with taking it apart, so It is complete... For now.

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry to hear about all the RMA's... Glad you were able to solve all the issues!

+1 well deserved!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it was a lot of hassling to get it going, but I am glad its done!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep RMA time definitely feels so much longer! :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I commented this below, but these were some of the best RMA experiences that I've had.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I should also add that the RMA Department for Zotac and Performace-Pcs.com were very responsive and quick to respond. Glad I worked with both of them as I have had very different experience in the past with RMAs.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

That was a clever location for your drain port. Well built sir.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It was an afterthought. Lol. I need to put a 90 degree fitting on it to use it. Lol

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build. It looks really nice, I have one question though, why did you get two SSDs?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The m.2 is for the O's and some apps, and the 480gb is for most of the games I'm playing currently so they load faster.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!... killer build man.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

May your framerates be high, your temperatures low and your RMA's be non-existent.

Beautiful build, and I'm pretty bummed that you needed to RMA the parts! I hope all works really well for you.

BTW, why two headphones?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words. RMAs suck but I loved that both Zotac and Performance-PCs/XSPC were willing to make it right. The turtle Beach headphones were on there because I still have them at my desk in case something happens with my modmic/ath-m50x combo I have.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that shade of green fluid in the pc. May i know what mixture u used? Or the product.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The first green was a primochill opaque and the second one is the XSPC UV green that I have in the parts list.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, I like the setup of your desk, it looks sweet!!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It gets the job done. Lol. I like how big it is. There is a smaller version of the countertop but my PC wouldn't have fit with both monitors.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely setup, its so perfect that you were able to keep with your theme throughout the entire setup. Definitely up voting.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you please please link me what tabletop that is? Or is it just the 78 inch linmon tabletop?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest the green was only added in for the GeForce GTX light on the side of the stock cooler for the gpu. But I decided I liked it with the case so I kept the color when I water cooled it.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

It's the Ikea ekbacken (not sure about spelling) countertop. You can buy it online but it's cheaper to go pick it up.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

So it looks as if you have the Alex/linnmon Table with the Ekbacken concrete effect worktop ?

Do you by any chance know what dimensions everything is?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the 98" wide version of the ekbacken top on top of two Alex drawer units. I am not at home so I can't measure it, but you should be able to look it up on the Ikea website.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate the response, Have you secured the worktop onto the drawers in any way? or is it just resting over the 2 sets of drawers?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just resting on top. I also have the adlis leg in the center.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It is just resting on them. They have 4 little rubber domes that you put on top of each drawer to help hold it down but I haven't had any issues.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I like it quite a bit better. Especially since the pastel was already separating in the blocks after a few days. The tubing is ok but can be improved for sure. The printer is just a standard ink jet type. Nothing special.