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Here is my just completed build.

I have wrapped the InWin 303 case in brushed 3M-1080 Titanium vinyl... a painstaking task which has taken many, many hours. Anyone thinking of doing this, I would advise against it... I shudder to think how long I spent on the vents on the side panel! I also wrapped the backplate of the 1080 GPU in the same vinyl and applied an MSI dragon vinyl decal, just to tie it in with the motherboard.

I made the cable extensions myself from Teleios sleeving for 24-pin ATX, 8-pin PCI-E and 6+4-pin EPS (with clear cable combs from Shakmods).

Overall this was a fun, albeit very time consuming build and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Temps are excellent, idles at 20 for CPU, and isn't getting over 50 during a heavy gaming session, same applies to the GPU. Runs very quiet, although I do hear the bottom ML120 fans even when at low speed, so in time I would change these for something quieter, just so it is a totally quiet system. The top fans and pump are virtually inaudible.

Hardline tubing is not such an easy thing to get perfect, but I'm happy with my runs and the Mayhems Clear Blue UV looks good, although it's hard to photograph. The UV effect does fade slightly though, so anyone thinking of using it should be aware of that.

:)

I do plan on selling this (simply to fund my PC building addiction), so if anyone is interested feel free to drop me a message. Or alternatively if you need help or even advice on a new your build yourself, get in touch. I am based in the south UK.

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  • 37 months ago
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  • 37 months ago
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Actually no suprisingly i diddnt know that was a thing.

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  • 37 months ago
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HAHA! 134 points! :)

  • 37 months ago
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Now it's 137

  • 37 months ago
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jipster don't take no ****.

  • 37 months ago
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Well i actually diddnt know that was a thing so thanks fir sharing. I got the idea because as i was viewing it my brother asked

Is it actually titaniun

To which i reaponded that, realized it was funny and then posted it

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Is ok. Mason is never serious either unless it involves Cables or Fans facing the wrong way

  • 37 months ago
  • 10 points

This is glorious... That's all

  • 37 months ago
  • 8 points

Absolutely STUNNING

One of the cleanest and most beautiful PCs I have seen. I love the blue/purple (especially purple since it's my favorite color).

  • 37 months ago
  • 6 points

This is beyond beautiful, +1.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build mate! Love the custom rigid tubing! Did you use a bending kit?

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

I bent most by hand and eye, although I has to use very specific measurements to get the second bend on the top Rad to CPU tube as that had to be mm accurate... took a few attempts as too much tension was pushing it up or down, so it didn't run parallel at the top... I'm a perfectionist haha! :)

  • 36 months ago
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very nice work indeed!

  • 37 months ago
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Wow! Great Build! I also have a UV custom loop. I hope those UV led strips last for you. I bought those originally and they got extremely dim after a month. I would suggest Cable Mod Wide-beam UV strips if those do end up dying on you. Again, fantastic build, well done. +1

  • 37 months ago
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Thanks. I've actually been asked to beta test some new RGB+UV LED strips from Cable Mod, so they should be coming soon... will be interested to see how they compare. I'm not crazy about the Darkside ones given they are rigid and with thickly sleeved ends... it makes placement a bit more tricky and I had to use double sided tape to get them to stay put.

  • 37 months ago
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This thing is immaculate... and worth more than my car haha.

Great work.

  • 37 months ago
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THIS WILL GET FEATURED? WAIT.... IS IT ALREADY? IM WRITING IN CAPS..... ITS WORTH IT! 1+!!!!

  • 37 months ago
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It is! wow! great job!

  • 37 months ago
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Simple straight forward and not overdone or over the top but powerful for the right person and that is you! +1 Fantastic job!

  • 37 months ago
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Absolutely stunning work. Everything from the Vinyl wrap, custom cables to the custom loop. Been waiting to see how a custom loop looks in this and its fantastic. Easy +1

You had a crack at Ocing that chip?

  • 37 months ago
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I have not tried that yet, but I am interested to see what it will do. :)

  • 37 months ago
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The color theme is amazing, very nice build!

  • 37 months ago
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This is amazing!

  • 37 months ago
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Purple/Blue yessssss! Good job!

  • 37 months ago
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this is amazing!

  • 37 months ago
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How did you get your coolant to glow? I had someone ask, and we both were interested

  • 37 months ago
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It is an ultraviolet solution I'm fairly certain.

  • 37 months ago
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Alright. Thanks!

  • 37 months ago
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Yes it's UV, Mayhems Clear Blue UV (totally clear without the UV lights). I have used Darkside UV LED strips.

  • 8 months ago
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Have you had any problems with the Mayhems? I read a bad review "Turned purple after a week. When I flushed it out I saw the dye had left a purple film over everything in my system. I've spent the entire day dissasembling my loop and trying to clean it out. I've resorted to letting the radiator soak in vinegar for a few hours. Most of it is gone but I don't think I'll get all of it out. My tubing is strained so it's ruined. I will never buy a Mayhem's product again."

  • 37 months ago
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+1.Amazing build.

  • 37 months ago
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Congrats on the feature!

  • 37 months ago
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At last,an Inwin 303 build that looks like what I dreamt when I first saw this case,what this case deserves.

+1

And the new Riing fans look even better.The increased number of fan blades makes it look like a led AF120 lol.

  • 37 months ago
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Thanks, and yes I totally agree with you on the Riing fans, and them being software controlled really helps. The original Riings just had the hardware controller. They're super quiet also.

  • 37 months ago
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Also can I add your build as the 100th entry in The PCPP CPU/GPU Survey.That would be a really great help :)

  • 37 months ago
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Sure, thanks, that would be absolutely fine. :)

  • 30 months ago
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The stock green Riing 140s that came with my Thermaltake were quieter than a Noctua I bought. That Noctua is no joke either. Just breath near it and it will spin for days. It was useless on my MSI Titanium anyways. For some reason a flagship mobo only supports one pwm, the CPU fan, and my Kraken took that one.

  • 30 months ago
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Yeah the Riings are decent fans. Thermaltake seem to get a bad rep by many for their fans, but price/performance is very decent, and they do look good... something few have ever said about Noctuas lol ;)! I have a few EK Vardar F4-120ER (Extended Range) on a 360 rad in another build at the moment, plus two Silent Wings 3 140s on a 240 rad... very good fans also, the EK's in particular push a lot of air at low speed.

Lots of motherboards seem to be cheaping out with true PWM headers these days, many only having one, it's very annoying!

  • 30 months ago
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My Noctua actually looks good. It's not that ugly brown. Noctua makes a line of stripped down models. They're gray, and their performance is the same (I think), just absolutely nothing comes with the fan. I don't remember it even having screws. I stole one side of bumpers off a Thermaltake fan. Half the price though.

  • 30 months ago
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Yes those are case fans, not optimised for radiators and they don't perform as well as they brown models annoyingly, but they're still great fans. The black industrial ones are more powerful if you want max air flow (although they're not as quiet), and you can get the rubber corner colour replacements for those, so that definitely helps.

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  • 37 months ago
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well this is a build i will dream of tonight

  • 37 months ago
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It's... it's... FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! This is one of the sleekest computers I have ever seen.

  • 37 months ago
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Atomicus, this is a fantastic build. Truly beautiful work. I have a question though; what methodology did you use to get your Dominator Platinums to glow red? I believe stock Dominator Platinums have white light effects. Granted, I bought my last round of Dominator Platinums about 5 months ago, and it's possible there's a new revision out with RGB. The reason I ask is because I had a friend attempt to laser cut some custom light bars out of red acrylic to replace the ones Corsair sends out, but the light didn't pass through as well or as brightly. Again, great build and congrats on the feature.

  • 37 months ago
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I honestly have no idea about the Dominator being red... they should be white, and that's what I was expecting, so I was pleasantly surprised when I switched the thing on and they were red!

  • 37 months ago
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Ah, you're lucky, and I'm jealous. I did some digging, and it appears that they are RGB, but Corsair made the annoying choice that in order to connect the RAM to your motherboard and change the color using Corsair Link, you have to use a "Dominator Airflow Platinum LED Fan". The 5-pin connector on the RAM connects to the aftermarket RAM cooler, which connects to a USB 2.0 header. Basically, Corsair wants us to spend more money; especially on something that is unnecessary nowadays. RAM voltage and thermal output is so low, they don't need their own fan cooling, since any case with good airflow will remove the heat plenty. Anyways, thanks for the quick reply.

  • 37 months ago
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Idk how you managed to do that, but is ******* beautifull. Before I +1, I gotta get my jaw of the floor...

  • 37 months ago
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Awesome! but i'm having hard time understanding its loop. Pump > radiator > gpu > cpu > radiator > reservoir?

  • 37 months ago
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It's Res/Pump > Rad > GPU > CPU > Rad > Res/Pump

  • 37 months ago
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Really nice work. I love how you pulled all of it together. Your custom loop also looks very efficient courtesy of its size.

  • 37 months ago
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Oh my god I love it.

  • 37 months ago
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Thanks everyone for all the kind comments and the feature! :D

  • 37 months ago
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sexy

  • 37 months ago
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Man, that's pretty..

  • 37 months ago
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Great build, one of my all-time favorites here! Maybe you hear the bottom fans because they are horizontal?

  • 37 months ago
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This is possible yes.

  • 37 months ago
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+1 No words can define beauty but this computer can! :)

Also I was the hundredth person to +1 it.

  • 37 months ago
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Thank you for the great pictures! I am working on a build in this case with 2x360mm radiators and had no idea how to run the tubes. Looks awesome!

  • 37 months ago
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Aaaaah soooo clean. Very nice build. How are the ML120's? I have ML140 Blue LEDs to put in my new build. Are they as silent as I have heard they are?

  • 37 months ago
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No they aren't silent... in fact more noise than I was expecting actually, even at low speed. Not sure why. Not loud by any means, but I can hear them above everything else which is virtually silent.

  • 37 months ago
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Hellllooooo Beautiful!!! +1

  • 37 months ago
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This is beyond amazing looking! Your attention to detail is inspiring! :-)

  • 37 months ago
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I am for one, am in love now:)

+1

  • 37 months ago
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Just that LED color combo is too good to not get a like

  • 37 months ago
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Uh... if you shoot this down will it fall? :P

+1

  • 37 months ago
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Beautiful construction and great part (for water cooling you should separate the CPU to the graphics card for better results for the temperature)

  • 37 months ago
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Wow. That is beautiful.

Thanks for posting.

Thunbs up.

  • 37 months ago
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Wow, this is a truly clean, pretty build. My personal fave so far

  • 37 months ago
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Iz you a wizard?! °_o

  • 37 months ago
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I'm a peasant! :(

  • 37 months ago
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Oh wow :)

This is what you call....

Featured

well done Sir.

  • 37 months ago
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This is the kind of thing that I would do for fun if I had money to throw away. my build is good enough as it is. it could use a gpu update, but other than that, I could last for a long time with my computer. it was only $1300 and I am still broke from it. I want to be clear, this is the most beautiful build I have seen in a long long time, I am just ranting because I am jealous. thank you for ******* making me cry.

P.S. **** MSI

  • 37 months ago
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I can't resist +1ing this build. It's completely INCREDIBLE.

  • 37 months ago
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I Am Groot

  • 37 months ago
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OMG, breathtaking. Worth the feature. +1

  • 37 months ago
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I think I shall add this to my 'Favorite builds' list... +1.

Edit :

+3.14159265358979323846264...

  • 37 months ago
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This build is just fantastic, I really envy how well you used and paired the different colors involved.

Very well done my man, you deserve a lot of praise for this work.

  • 37 months ago
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Absolutely stunning man! Great job all around, that vinyl definitely paid off!

  • 37 months ago
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That looks Spectacular. I am giving you my +1 not only due to the quality of the build, but also because of the time and effort and time again you put into this. I can only imagine how long that custom vinyl wrapping took. Grate job mate :)

  • 37 months ago
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Amazing picture and color combo

  • 37 months ago
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wow, this is pure awesome! makes me feel like going the water cooler way =(

  • 37 months ago
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WOW! such a clean build!

  • 37 months ago
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Very nice!

  • 37 months ago
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Clean, Cool, Modern, and Unique

  • 37 months ago
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That's awesome. You should consider posting this to /r/outrun.

  • 37 months ago
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Thanks. Funny you say that, because I think my colour scheme has been subconsciously influenced by that kind of stuff, as I'm a real fan of it. And actually, I've been contemplating an 80's themed build lately, I have some really cool ideas I'd like to try... I need to sell this one first though because I can barely afford to eat at present haha!

  • 37 months ago
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haha, I admire that kind of commitment. Hope to see more from you eventually.

  • 37 months ago
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How mutch you selling it for?

  • 37 months ago
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I am open to all sensible offers... you can see how much it's cost me, or thereabouts, and the effort, care and attention to detail that's gone in. That said, I know it's not easy to sell systems like this, and so many people want something for nothing these days. It's the perfect system for me, I love it, but I also love building... I'm like a traveller who has reached a land of great riches. I want to stay but the journey ahead is pulling me, I must go on...

  • 37 months ago
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I understand but you see I live in United States of America,And if I read ember right you live in Southern Europe,So there's the shipping,And there has to be enough money for you to build another.What would you offer or like as a starting Amount?

  • 37 months ago
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I live in the UK. I am not sure shipping to the US is viable. A lot of risk involved there, chance of damage etc.

  • 37 months ago
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Ya I see..Well if I can figure something out i will contact you otherwise,Peace

  • 37 months ago
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290 +1 =291 upvotes. very nice!

  • 37 months ago
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How mush this build really cost you ?

Don't think it's $2851.03 build

  • 37 months ago
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You can see the component cost... we pay more here in UK. If in US it would of course have been cheaper.

  • 37 months ago
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seems the water cooling component isn't included in the Total

  • 37 months ago
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Ah OK, I'm seeing just under £3000 on my total... is it different? Actually the motherboard doesn't seem to have a price, not sure why, so it's more than what it says.

  • 37 months ago
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here is how i see it in US version: http://hpics.li/f155464

  • 37 months ago
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OK, yeah something not right there, odd.

  • 37 months ago
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this build is amazing and that does not come close to describing it. Any tips you would give someone who has never done a wrap before?

  • 37 months ago
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Patience, patience and more patience! It really isn't something you can rush, and with the cuts you need to think and measure carefully... no second chances obviously. Any edges that have less than half a cm you would be best to use 3M Primer on... that works brilliantly. I had to use that on every vent on the side panel, lots of tiny little cuts and a small brush, careful folding and lots of swearing haha! Each case will have its own challenges of course. A hairdryer is essential for right angle corners (i.e at the edge of panels), and I'd recommend the 3M brand as it's very versatile and hard wearing... I was surprised it could get very hot with the hairdryer and would take a lot of force to tear it. Having tried cheap vinyl before, this is not always the case! Any more questions just let me know. :)

  • 36 months ago
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One other thing. Did you have to unrivit the case to get all in to all the detail? I notice that the corners are really nice and it looks like thats how the case is supposed to look.

  • 36 months ago
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No, I didn't do that, I just took my time and was very careful with the cuts I made.

  • 30 months ago
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So its 6 months later and im finally about to wrap my 303 and was hoping for some advice. When you wrapped the back panel did you apply the primer to the depressed parts, then apply the wrap and then cut the slits in the wrap from the inside of the panel using an exacto knife?

  • 30 months ago
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Hi. Sorry for delay in replying. No, I made lots of slits and then wrapped the edges of the vinyl around, sticking them down with 3M primer (super glue for vinyl) on the other side. This process was INCREDIBLY time consuming though, and probably took longer than the entire rest of the build! I have added another couple of pictures so you can see what I mean, as it's hard to describe. You could use the method you described though, that would work OK I think.

  • 37 months ago
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Is this your first build? If so, it gotta say this build is one of the best I've seen on pcpp. Buying expensive parts can get you featured, but so can making your pc look amazing. Good job. By the way, i noticed that aion-mc, who works for ek, thinks your cooling loop is glorious. Amazing job man.

  • 37 months ago
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Yes it's my first proper custom loop. Messed about with things before and helped some friends out with builds, but this is by far most ambitious thing I've done. Wish I could afford to do it more! I have much love for EK, made this build so much easier with their build quality and ease to work with. :)

  • 37 months ago
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huff huff* HRRRNNGGHH!!

+1

  • 37 months ago
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bruh where did you get the money

  • 37 months ago
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I sold a lung ;) I did sell a lot of computer stuff, a TV I didn't use etc. some audio equipment... basically saved up and liquidated all my unused tech to make this.

  • 37 months ago
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so lets say i were to buy this how hard is it to put it together

  • 37 months ago
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In what respect? To buy all the components, tubing etc and make something like this yourself? I don't think it's hard, just takes practice and a strong sense of vision so that you know what you want the end result to be. :)

  • 37 months ago
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HOT DAMN! +1

  • 37 months ago
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niiiice

  • 37 months ago
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if u use vr with this beast, you should have gone with nzxt s340 elite

  • 37 months ago
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The S340 is a nice case, but there are several reasons why I didn't choose it. It didn't have the radiator support I wanted for a start with no way to fit a 360. Also I wasn't keen on displaying my SSD's with that feature it has... I only have two anyway, and I wanted more space for hardline tubing. I also love the quick release glass side panel on the 303... that makes things so much easier as opposed to a screw in each corner (which all other tempered glass side panels do). I'm surprised no one else has copied InWin on this actually. I don't use VR either, but I agree it's a great case for anyone who does.

  • 37 months ago
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and you could have gone with MSI ek thing gtx 1080 it would have been easier with that plus its faster

  • 37 months ago
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Yeah that's a nice looking card, but I wanted something a bit more unique hence me going with the custom vinyl backplate. Plus it's a lot more expensive, and I didn't think it was justified for the small performance bump (which would be negligible). I don't do 'easy' haha! ;)

  • 36 months ago
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So glittering i like it

  • 36 months ago
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Holy shhhhh..... I love your build!

  • 36 months ago
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I have a build in the works utilizing the same Nemesis 360 GTS rads. What are your temps like? Do you find any difference between the ML120's and the Riing fans such as cooling/noise?

  • 36 months ago
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Excellent, idles around 18-20, never gets above 45-50 for CPU/GPU in heavy gaming.

I must say I am not overly impressed with the ML120's from a noise perspective... even at low RPM, about 650-700, they are probably the loudest thing in my system. But that is purely by virtue of everything else being so quiet. The Riing fans, pump and my PSU (in ECO mode) are inaudible at idle, only when things ramp up can the Riings be heard, but their sound is not unpleasant, more of a gently whooshing. The ML120's however do not make the most pleasant of 'tones', not to my ears anyway. I am nit-picking though, and as I say I can only hear them due to silence from every other component. If I end up not selling and keeping the system, I will probably swap them for some other fans when I come to change the coolant.

  • 36 months ago
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Awesome thanks for your input!

  • 36 months ago
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Great looking build. Crafty!

  • 36 months ago
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Holy ****, and also does your e-atx mb fit nicely?

  • 36 months ago
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Yes, no problem at all, with ease. :)

  • 36 months ago
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alright, I have an asrock z87 ofc eatx and the struggle to find a case like this lol

  • 36 months ago
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Yeah there's a lot of cases that won't take the extra width, but the 303 has lots of room. There are others though, it's not the only one. I am not sure of the exact dimensions of your board, but all new E-ATX boards are just about an inch wider, but the same height. Technically I don't think that's the 'official' E-ATX size, rather some new hybrid they've come up with. Traditional E-ATX was bigger I believe.

  • 36 months ago
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I have the asrock Z87 OCF board and not sure if it'll fit in the 303 lol

  • 36 months ago
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I don't see why not... what are the dimensions of your board? Is it unusually large?

  • 36 months ago
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Could you post cable management in the rear? :D

  • 36 months ago
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How much would you be willing to sell this for as I might be interested in buying this.

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  • 36 months ago
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I'm coming to the UK in the summer however I live in the middle east , Bahrain so yeah are you sure you cannot ship this.Couldn't you just drain the loops and ship it? I will confirm my interest on buying this later on if the shipping is possible.

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  • 36 months ago
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Hey bro if shipping isn't possible,Ill guess i'll build my own pc.Do you have any tips on how to watercool,you know how to set your loop and stuff that would really help.Did you design your loop first before buying all the stuff? Sorry if yo find this atrocious but I am new to pc building so any help would be greatly appreciated. THX =)

  • 36 months ago
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I love dark silver cases and bright coloured fluid!

  • 36 months ago
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I hate it when I've finally decided on my own build after so much research and then some whackjob goes on to do something inspired and amazing that has me throwing my sanity out. :_( why you do this senpai, why?

  • 36 months ago
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I do apologise... but you're right, I am indeed a whackjob... ;)

  • 36 months ago
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<3

  • 36 months ago
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As an owner of an Inwin 303, you sir have made me very envious. That titanium is sick... Would it be ok if I trade my car for this??

  • 36 months ago
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Thank you. Sure... providing you have a Porsche... ;)

  • 35 months ago
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Still my fav build

  • 35 months ago
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would you think the Cooler Master Blade Master 120 R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 120mm would have been a quieter choice for the 120mm fans you have noise problems with? if not what would be the best 120mm fans to accomplish the quietest build possible.

  • 35 months ago
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It's hard to say... they aren't 'noisy' per se... it's just really the lack of noise anywhere else that makes them audible sometimes. They do seem to perform well though. I may find any fan audible given how quiet the system is. The Riing RGB fans I have up top are very good, and they look great. They probably wouldn't perform quite as well, but only to the detriment of a couple degrees. The BeQuiet Silent Wings would be good choice also I think.

  • 35 months ago
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i am stunned by the blue and purple combination it seems like in tron legacy or something...so beautiful and clean..the choice for the case is good inwin has a great reputation of building nice and neat pc case +1

  • 34 months ago
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My new pc inspiration...gg +1

  • 34 months ago
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Hello. I just have a quick question. Can you run the thermal take fans off a fan hub and still select the rgb effect or do they have to be connected to the motherboard?

  • 34 months ago
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The TT Premium fans need to be run off a hub that comes with the fans. That hub then connects to a USB header on the motherboard and you control the fans via software in Windows.

  • 34 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
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love the color scheme, very sleek

  • 34 months ago
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So when i try to build a parts list it says that the x99 xpower titanium is incompatible with the inwin 303 is that wrong or are there actual incompatibility issues that prevent certain clearance problems or something?

  • 34 months ago
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That is wrong, as obviously I have used it lol! There are no compatibility or clearance issues. If you are putting a rad+fans in the bottom, it makes things a bit tight, and you obviously need to attach all the headers down there first. You'd also need to install the M.2 drive beforehand as that won't be accessible once rad+fans are in place.

  • 34 months ago
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Well thank you man. But like i said the compatability filter wont let me pair that mobo/case together and when i disable the filter i get that annoying warning in red at the top of my list

  • 34 months ago
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That's odd, definitely no compatibility issue, I can promise you that lol! Pretty obvious they go together haha! Obviously just an error with the website. :)

  • 34 months ago
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Is it too late to add a whirlpool generator in the reservoir?

  • 34 months ago
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I am not sure what this is or what function it would serve?

  • 34 months ago
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This is an awesome build... probably one of my favs! But uh, where's the power supply?

  • 34 months ago
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Thanks :). The PSU is behind the fans/rad at the top rear. If you Google image 'InWin 303 PSU' you'll see. It's quite unique placement for a case, but works well.

  • 33 months ago
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I cant express how clean this is and how much i want to build it :D

  • 32 months ago
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The blue and purple is uhhhmazzinggg!! Love it!

  • 32 months ago
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Nice Build Dude (:

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my goodness!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

501st +1, this is an amazing build and I can see the time you put into it, bravo good sir!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the Corsair Fans able to be mounted onto a CPU Cooler?? Was going to buy them to replace h100 stock fans

  • 31 months ago
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Yes you can mount any 120mm fan on the H100, but I given the cost of the ML120s it's really not worth doing. You will see a negligible difference in performance.

  • 30 months ago
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I think i fell in love.

  • 30 months ago
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Man, that is one of the nicest builds I've seen. My rig is close in specs, ran me more, and I wish it looked that good.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mafugma/saved/Ztd999

Thought I was thinking ahead with the 750w PSU but it will surpass that by 6-10 watts if I go SLI with another FTW and SSD. I was thinking of using another FTW for a new 6800k build then passing it back to the 6850 for SLI with an 850w Prime Titanium PSU when the Ti's come down a little in price. Then close loop the 6800. Or should I go the Z270, 7700k route. I already have another upper-mid range X99 mobo. I need a tie breaker, can't decide.

  • 30 months ago
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An 850W could be ideal, but you might be OK with a 750W, especially if it's a Gold or Platinum rated model. I find the online calculators are very useful, just so you can enter in ALL your components, and then it will give you a recommendation. I find PSU requirements are very often overestimated, but I tend not to run SLI builds these days just due to the issues they have. They do look good when in a custom loop though.

I've deliberately stayed away from the 7700K due to the temp issues and need to de-lid to actually get the best performance out of it. And now Intel are saying you shouldn't overclock it... a CPU you specifically pay extra for in order to do JUST THAT lol! They can suck it. I'd rather give AMD Ryzen my money to be honest, although its gaming performance, while adequate, left me a tad underwhelmed. I'm waiting to see what X299 and X399 bring to the table.

If you already have an X99 mobo though, you would probably be able to find a second-hand CPU for a great price nowadays. Nothing wrong with X99 performance wise at the right price.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

My PSU is a Seasonic Prime Titanium+. If any power supply would be capable it's this one. But it ends up being a moot point anyway. After a lot of thought, I'm in agreement with you about the adequacy of single cards and the troubles of SLI this generation. So I decided to put a single EVGA 1080 ti SC2 hybrid in my 6850k rig (it's basically an FTW3), get an Asus Essence STX II with some of the money I saved, and use my EVGA 1080 FTW hybrid for my next build.

I really, really, really, have been wanting to do a mini build for a long time and the FTW's reference card length and AIO cooler give it an advantage in a cramped case with limited airflow. Thinking maybe a Thermaltake V21. I'm not opposed to using a 6700k but will it take advantage of a Z270 mobo? I don't want to go i5, I need hyperthreading still.

I don't like what Intel is trying to sell with the X299 so far except maybe the 7740X. Not ordering or building until after their big reveal next month anyway and this PC is 100% optional, I can wait to see about the X299.

Thanks for your advice.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6700K is still a great CPU, and if you can get a good second hand one it's a bargain. You'll still get the advantages of the some of the extra features of a Z270 motherboard if you want to get one, and the 6700K willl run perfectly fine on it.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

would you say that there would be enough room for a second card with the bottom radiator in there or would you have to remove it to have 2 cards ?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be possible, but you would need a thin radiator and thin fans, otherwise there would not really be room. It would also be quite a challenge routing the tubing, but with careful planning it would be possible.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's beautiful.... Me want.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! What cases with tempered glass would you suggest for custom water cooling?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Lian Li have a wide range worth checking out if your budget can stretch that far. Otherwise, Fractal Design have just released the Define C with a glass panel. Also the In-Win 303 is a good case. I would try to find something that can ideally take at least x2 360 rads if possible. It will allow for better cooling at lower noise levels, as you will be able to run the fans at a lower RPM.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright cool. Thanks man!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of radiator did you use?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 360 GTS.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, your build is 1 above mine right now for the most upvoted builds of all time.

You deserve WAY more than that.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

send this setup to techsource youtube channel and enter it in the setup wars and you could win $100 and lots of other cool stuff

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a couple of years old but me being a 303 owner I had to look and comment.... Beautiful build!! Love what you have done!! Hopefully still running strong

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing color scheme, the blue/purple, however I did see the case fans go red in 1 or 2 photos. Are you able to set the color, or is it a certain pattern? Anyways, amazing build with some great features. The MOBO looks amazing, and I didn't think about using an i7 chip lower than 8700. Awesome custom watet cooling, which still looks good even though the UV may have dimmed a little. This PC most likely packs a huge punch, so kudos to making this beauty. +1 and if there was a +2 I would definitely give it to you.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. They are Thermaltake Ring RGB TT Premium fans, able to be set any colour with the software. I did this build a while ago now and they've brought out newer versions since. Loads of RGB fans around now for that matter.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I am shuddering in ecstasy reading this

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, glad to have made you shudder. :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, your welcome, in all seriousness that is one hell of a build, & I congratulate u on it

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be 100% interested in buying this from you man, comment under this for the best way to get in touch

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had the Money and skills to do this. I want to get into it as a job but Again don't have the money

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Would you recommend building in this case, or was it a pain in the ***?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it was very easy to work in for the most part. Could have done with a tad more cable management space, but that's true of many cases. Just takes some planning to get it all neat and tidy, not that you see it anyway.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

what company did you use to buy windows 10

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How much?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did it cost?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, it went smoothly really... the vinyl was the biggest pain, probably took the longest, especially that side panel with all the vents. I don't think I'd wrap a case in vinyl again, I'm too much of a perfectionist!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

With a little bribery I am happy to say that I am getting a new PC for christmas and I am going to base it off this one because I like it so much!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent! Glad you have been inspired! Now we just need to discuss licensing fee for using my ideas... :P

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Shall do

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  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Do not advocate piracy.

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

You will never take me alive, philip!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Shame that most girls don't respond so well when I ask them if they want to come back to mine and check out my PC... ;)

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

A giveaway lol? I will not being giving this away I'm afraid. I do plan on selling it though, simply so I can keep building. I sunk everything in to this, I'm not rich, but I love building PC's! :)

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  • 37 months ago
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Unfortunately I was looking for an unbent paperclip, so I'll have to decline. I also only deal in whole potatoes.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent, no problems with the Hynix drives, I've owned a few of them.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol just pure awesomeness. It caught manirelli's eye and boom....featured.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, it's an XSPC LCD Temperature Sensor, the sensor part of which is located on a splitter on the bottom rad at the rear of the case.

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