you know as I was replying to you comment I had some ideas on how to fix it and I did spend a couple hours today and took care of it. basically I added a 45 degree elbow I will post pictures later on. I may take it down and repost it because I did fix a couple other bends too. thanks a lot man for … making me get oiff my lazy a** and take care of it lol
Hey yes So that tube is a little off and it shows in some pictures but it doesn’t in others. I’ve revised it a few times but overall I’ve yet to find the perfect solution. I’ll have to think about it a bit more for next time because if I fix it it may not look as good with respect to the other tubes. It’s all a puzzle game lol
Thank you so much
Thank you . I tried my best . There are some minor imperfections if I start looking really close but hey it gives me a reason to improve it next time :)
Thank you sir. This community has been an inspiration to me from the day I posted my first build .
Thanks so much
Thank you sir!
i see a little sag in picture 7 but i would be shocked if that causes an issue. likely the cables putting some downward pressure on the card but ive had and seen worse.
nice build just suggestion for your next hardline build. try to keep the bends consistent like if you're going for 90 degree angle bends, then make all bends 90 degrees. also try not to overlap. i know its tough and 1/2 tubing is a b**ch but just thought i'd share since you said youre new to hardline tubing.
Also i agree on fluid. stay the f away from pastels and vues and all that **** not worth it because cleaning it is a *****. best stuff is clear coolant and add a dye . basically distilled and biocide = what u have = clear coolant. I burned myself twice with pastels never again.
edit: btw jezus dude 14k and i thought my s**** was expensive at 5k. I hope u do more than just gaming with it
Like I said pros and cons, theres a risk for sure. deepcool, enermax, cooler master make 240 AIOs in the 50 dollar range when on sale. I would still recommend an AIO any day they are just a lot more versatile, easier to work with, more elegant, generally cool better , but I get it, its not for everybody.
pump should be silent. depending on the aio, some of them let u choose the pump speed. The value is debatable, big chunky coolers are much harder to install, clearance issues, time wasted etc,. in the end there are pros and cons to both, but I think most folks would fall into 2 camps...either accept liquid or don't accept liquid in your system and proceed as such.
turn off your computer first. flip the psu power switch. then spray it. do not do it with the computer on or just powered off.
take out the 8700k. you can do just fine gaming on a non k or i5 k or non k and save some money. I would argue to get rid of that big chunk of metal cooler and get yourself an AIO cooler for same or better temps, less noise, and better aesthetics....unless u have something against introducing liquid in your system which would be a fair point.
anything wrong with this chip ? its strictly for a gaming rig at 1440p just didn't think I will ever benefit from an i7 or anything on the x299 platform and up.
thanks. bubbles get cleared out a day or so after running...its just a matter of time until water pushes all air out. when you first fill out your loop it normally looks like carbonated water lol. The res I like it enough to fill out the EK logo... personal preference though not sure either way if it matters.
haha I hear you. I find that if you upgrade often its better to not get anything overkill. So for a gaming rig an i7 8700k has no place unless of course u plan on keeping it for a few years. A 1080 ti kinda the same especially if you don't play at some crazy refresh rates. I game on 1440p 100hz and my 1080 does the job with flying colors. I will likely upgrade to NVidia next best / intel's next best likely shortly after theyre out. At least thats my take on this but i'm with whoever said watercooling is expensive...you can easily drop $1k+ on parts. In my case though i also dropped $900 on 2 x 1TB samsung evos
Primochill makes some legit stuff and the rads were very clean too. I rinsed them before installing and did not see anything coming out.
Thanks. Yeah I knew about the board going in. Next time I will try a higher end board.. just too bad most of gigabyte's boards in the z270 flavor have white on them and I was looking for an all black pcb. Oh well next time :)
It's UV blue but clear otherwise :). Thanks
of course :). Thanks
that made in china logo on the back of the chassis is fantastic. Stands as a reminder that we're owned by the Chinese lol
yeah it took me a while to accept orange in my life but im moving away from white/purple. lol
who knows next year :)
nope its basically a table, a temporary set up but ive been using it for the past few weeks lol. My currentdesk is a mess and i am kida looking at getting a new desk for this build.
Thank you sir
lol good question , well of course i will store this build along with all my halloween decorations and next year on halloween night i will list it again on PCPP
who knows but it has been around for awhile just not a lot of components are UV reactive. definitely not much outside of liquid cooling setups that I'm aware. Personally i think the trend is going towards addressable RGB lights as opposed to UV but who knows.
agreed. Sounds like i gotta paint this case white come spring :)))
Thanks man I agree i gotta figure out a new color theme come spring :) I kinda wanna keep the orange so I'll have to think about maybe orange green or orange white yeah good point though
Took me awhile to figure out what you meant lol sorry didn't have my coffee yet but yeah it's the razer Tartarus chroma game pad. Great for those battlefield 1 sessions :)))
Thanks. Thermaltake. You can buy it from their website for 20 + shipping
lol just joking fantastic build dude. . Oh your first build too? Eh thats how it starts and next thing you know you will be shopping for hard line fittings lmao
that enthoo looks soo good.
it looks good but at $200 and no vertical GPU mount and no glass front and top panels which is a bummer for me at least. I guess its their signature. Also Hue+ sucks big time doesn't work well and not as well as Corsair's commander pro for example.
It can be turned off but you cannot change the color. It's either purple or no color.
same here. I can totally relate. Just finished my hard line build 4th build in 12 months lol.
Thanks for the advice. I thought the white is safe and I heard horror stories about the darker colors. I wish EK would still make the white pastel. Regardless unless this coolant turns out super great I will most likely change it for some other brand.
Glad I could help and good luck with your build!
I really like the curve but it will be noticeable for only a few days . Afterwards your eyes will just get used to it and this feature will just not stand out anymore :). The screen is fantastic for gaming.
hehe Thank you but who knows, too many fantastic builds posted daily! Its crazy and probably tough for whoever makes that decision!
It is expensive! The way I did mine is by upgrading to it. I started out with a 2k rig then sold and upgraded. This is my 4th build...the previous ones have all been posted here:)))
The glaive is great. I like it. I previously had an m65 rgb pro that I really liked but I was not using the sniper button and the side buttons have always been a tad too small. The glaive is an awesome replacement although its bigger than the m65 pro and took some adjusting. After a couple days though it was fine. I have medium size hands so I was fine with either mice. The glaive does look a lot better and I highly recommend. One annoying thing about it is the DPI button, it doesn't go back and forth like the m65 pro so you may need to tweak the DPI. I have mine set at 2400 then 3000 then back to 2400 then back to 3000 so when I press it then it basically cycles between those 2 DPIs :)
Its not its just white color. BUT I am rocking 2 LED strips from Phanteks at the top back and front - I bought that $14 kit they sell. They are BRIGHT like really bright....much brighter than the hue+ LEDs. I think being so bright it just gives it that look...like the water is enchanted lol. Its also the glass panel. I think a combination of these 2 is what makes it look like theres some witchcraft involved.
DO IT MAN! Its awesome PETG rocks one thing I would advise is fitting the pump is tricky . That is if you have a bigger pump like a D5. A DDC is prolly fine anywhere plus u get a bracket. But a D5 standing up will depend on the thickness of the rad in the front. If you lay it down the way I did, then it will be in the way of the PSU and cables so you need to go with a small(ish) PSU. Too small and then the cables will show up through the PSU cutout so the PSU size needs to be just right. I am rocking a Corsair 650i and its I think just the right size. Anything bigger and it will be hard to fit due to the pump. Anything smaller and I will show the cables through the psu cutout. So plan plan plan ! GL :). Thanks
Very nice build and quality parts. If I may criticize (and this is more like for next time), I would say next time perhaps go with custom water cooling? It just make sense given that its so high end and it will look 10x cleaner. Those AIOs are fine but they're not worthy of the hardware you have. and t doesn't seem like you're missing the funds either :)