Description

Firestrike Score at daily use overclock: https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14691147

Promo video: https://youtu.be/jJxQYcizyRE

Few notes about the build:

  1. The bottom of the case was raised about 1cm with foam cushions to allow the bottom mounted fans to have sufficient airflow for the bottom radiator.

  2. The bottom of the case had holes drilled to mount the radiator farther to the right (more center) so that the in/out ports could be accessed. Otherwise the gpu covers those ports and makes it impossible to run cooling tubes to them.

  3. The pump was mounted by drilling holes in the back of the case and secured with the standard mount.

  4. The inside of the case was painted with tactical flat white duracoat, which is a weapons paint that has a built in hardener to keep it from scratching.

  5. The cpu was delid and liquid metal added.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 7 points

Love this! Please DM with your permission for us to use on EKWB Social. Also please join our discord and post this image to have an attempt in hall of fame.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Will do ;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

Likely to be featured my dude. Nice.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Berry nice lighting fren. Heck.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Is that Glass tubing? It looks too clear to be PETG. Nice build! Personally using VUE and it is amazing looking.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

xspc petg 14mm.. vue should be here after the 23rd when it ships from primochill :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice! That's good looking PETG you got.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice work on this build, the lighting setup with the tempered glass shine really nicely !

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

That's cool looking with a great overclock.

Thumbs up

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick AF! +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Beauty build! Love the lighting.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow that's absolutely beautiful. Definitely featured quality.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! This build looks really good :D

1+! :D i think this will be featured

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Heckin purdy RGBs

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Dayum, nice! Wished I had funds to do this!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful design.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

holy **** nice build, feature mabye?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

That look clean AF

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is incredible! Could you give me some info on the watercooling used? and also the RGP Lights? Also was wondering how noisy it gets? WOW ITS A BEAST!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

The blocks are EK, the pump and res are also EK, the fittings are barrow, the tubing is xspc, top the top rad is also xspc, the bottom rad is primochill. The rbg lights are the hue+, and the fans/pump can be dropped to 20% for silent desktop use... it actually silent.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You sir are a ledgend. My last question ( well two ) What size is the res combo? Also would i be able to build this... Ive been trying to find a small build that can hold a 1080ti and not cook like an oven.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s two 240 rads, bottom is 30mm top is like 40-45 maybe. There was some drilling involved and some painting.. otherwise it’s pretty standard.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome, but what size is the reservoir? Is it the 100 or 140?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

100

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

top rad is 35 i believe. I ****** up and bought the v3 version... didn't fit haha

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Its the XSPC AX240, says 40mm

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

flawless

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What mono block is that? EK z270?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

correct (z370i is on the compatibility page), can confirm it fits.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. That is good to know. Last time I checked it wasn't updated as being able to fit on the new z370 boards but they looked exactly the same to me. Do you feel it does a better job cooling than just a cpu cooler?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Like better than an aio cooler? Or like better than a standard block? Both I guess.. a standard block doesn’t cover the mosfets and in a limited airflow case I guess it could effect things. It’s probably not going to show any difference cooling wise for the cpu though.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant better than a block for CPU itself. I know that the monoblock covers the vrm and I was curious if you noticed improvement to overclocking because of the lower temps.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah that’s not going to change much at all.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What exact EKWB block did you use to cover the gpu? All of the 1080ti ones I've seen have a bit extra height then yours and I'm worried about the glass cover not fitting back one with the height of the GPU and the block.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Buddy, what did you do with the fans on the bottom and the magnetic dust catcher. Did you drill holes through them, stick them on then add the fans so that the magnetic strip is between the fans and the case?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Last question i swear.... How much liquid did it take to fill this bad boy up? And how on earth did you fill it up?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Used a squeeze bottle that has a straw.. it took less than a liter actually

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I might need some advice on the RGB inserts... There are so many and i have no idea where any of them should go. Strip mono block, fans and the hue+. Im guessing the mono block goes underneath and plugs into the one on the right?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I used only two of the four rgb strips.. and I put them on the left and right sides where the thumb screws go for the front panel. The mono block cable goes behind the motherboard, in between the board and and the case, and then plugs in on the led header on the right.

For the bottom mounted rad/fans.. I removed the vibration dampeners on the hd120s and at first this worked without drilling.. but then I noticed the gpu was covering the radiator in/out ports. I eventually added two dust filters to them as well (silverstone makes them).

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks mate, can i just say you have been amazing answering my questions! Im sorry for all of them but I've been waiting to do a water-cooled build as my previous build was pretty standard and then when i saw your build it was just perfect for what i need.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, best of luck man!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

you honestly are a legend

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you insert the three fan connectors into the mother board? Im only seeing two fan slots.. unless I'm an idiot and there are three. so there needs to be 7 fan inputs correct? As I'm guessing the pump needs to go into one too? Did you use fan input splitters?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Commander pro controls all the fans, pump is connected to the motherboards cpu fan header. You can use splitters or a cheap fan hub if you don’t want to shell out for the commander pro

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright i ordered one, also ordered an nzxt usb extender. HOPEFULLY... ill have a built pc by tomorrow haha! Thankfully i found an old power cable in order to plug the pump, corsair, hue+, nzxt etc etc. as i only had 1-3 splitter and i needed 2 in order to power everything! Is there any other bits you think I'm missing? extras that I'm overlooking?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve updated the parts list, you can have a look and see if anything seems nessisary.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Got everything put together.. And the pump isn't working. To clarify you plugged the pump into the CPU Fan header in the top left corner? or is there another spot it should go?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn’t matter, and I’m sure you also connected the pumps main power?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep,the power from the pump into one of connectors ( the wire has three of the inputs) and then that into the PSU. The pump didn’t need any prep did it? Just plug in and go?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What pump is it? Some pumps need a pwm signal to turn on.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! How are you doing. Can I ask for the temps ? Have you tried OC and how much is the Temp? the Max. I wanted to go with Mini ITX 8700k, but I am worried with the temperature.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Will depend on your radiators and pump. This build has a D5 pump and two 240mm radiators. It has been overclocked and tested, the temps can be found on the left. We delid the 8700k so it’s a lot cooler than a stock 8700k

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What clearance issues did you have with the GPU and side glass if any?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Just remove the plastic cover on the water block terminal and it’s fine

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your PSU holding up?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect man

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man,

Any trouble with that coolant? Lots of people complain about build up in the loop and stuff... What is your experience?

Beautiful build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This color/batch didn’t have a lot of build up, but the particle effect diminished over about 4-6 months.

The blue version I had of this coolant however did cause issues. I would opt for a mayhems pastel or if you want to stay away from pastel try the mayhems X1 coolant clear and then add a couple drops of mayhems non stain dye. That’s been holding up very well for me.

Hope this helps!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It is very helpful, you cannot however help a fool... I am a fool. I think I would risk it for the sake of it looking this great haha. Thanks for the info :)

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