Hah. Thanks man.
Thanks man! :)
Very nice looking build, man! The entire room as well.
This build just solidifies my want to use hard tubing on my next WC loop. It just looks so sleek.
Temps are incredibly low. No need to upgrade, for sure. +1
Are you satisfied, now? :P
Bumped it up to 1.36V and it's stable for now, but I'm going to do another 24 hours of Prime95 just to be safe.
Do I have to repost to get Mani to see this?
But at what cost? WHAT COST?!
I'll do it. But, just for you..
That's my baby. :P
Wow, I'm really liking that second linked build. :P
This Featured voting system is also a great idea.
Thanks for trying, Jipster. ; )
Gorgeous build man. The thing that makes this build, aesthetically speaking, is the dual res. Very nice touch. +1
(This makes me want to try building a Desk PC.)
Thanks a bunch, man!
Honestly, I did a lot of research on custom loops, and drew my loop out 3-4 different ways. When I got into the actual implementation phase, all of this went out the window because I didn't do accurate measurements (on my reservoir specifically). Aesthetically, I wanted to do straight runs (requiring a higher budget in proper fittings), and that's why I decided to do those pass-through and fillport holes. And logistically, as long as you're going from res to pump (and the pump is located lower in the case than the res) the rest of the loop can be in any configuration. Altogether, I was lucky in the sense that I was able to make it work despite not properly planning. Just make sure you read dimensions of water cooling products before you buy them, and pencil them out inside your case. (Just my personal lessons-learned-recommendation) Hope this helps!
Sorry, man. :/
I almost said "that was late." But, I didn't want to set myself up or another one. :P
Thanks, man! The monitor has a refresh rate of 60Hz. It's not the best, but it's a good "bang for your buck" kind of monitor.
Good question. :P
I'm using PrimoChill 19mm/13mm tubing. And I only have one 240 rad on top. There's 2 fans on it, in a push configuration for exhaust. The MasterCase Pro 5 supports certain front radiators, but I couldn't fit one with my reservoir where it is. I might in the future add a 140mm rad to the back, but my temps aren't anything to be worried about right now.
No problem man! I personally used the galaxy S6 edge to take all my photos and they came out better than I thought. Well, good luck to you on your build! I hope to see it later this year!
Done! Thanks man!
Thanks man! Hah. I really hope so.
When idle, I'm sitting at around 23C on my CPU and 30C on my GPU. I did a Prime95 stress test for 24 hours and the highest the CPU went was 55C. I'm going to benchmark the GPU sometime this weekend and I'll add the results to the images.
I thought about adding a 140mm rad in the back, but it was after I completed the loop (Too little, too late). And I wouldn't have room on the front of the case due to the res.
Wow, thanks man! That means a lot, coming from you. I just mentioned you in one of the earlier comments, but I got the idea to do a lot of my spray painting from your Spectre Project build!
I would say the thing that helped me with this project the most during conceptualization was going through build logs on this site and taking note of the little things that set them apart (Color schemes/case modifications/painting techniques/etc.). Builds like pompss' Ares build and snef's blood angel gave me the idea for a red/white build. Meithen's Spectre Project build gave me the idea to do a lot of the spray painting that I chose to do. There's a lot more builds that I took little ideas from, but there's too many to mention.
The few things that I wish I knew before I started this project was realistic budget, research, and making proper measurements for a water cooling loop. An example is, my original idea for my loop was to have the reservoir directly under the radiator, and the pump directly under the reservoir. All above the case shelf. If I would've done the research, I would've known that the res was too tall for this and bought a 150 instead of 250. I had to make up for my lack of research and move the res in front of the fans and pump under the shelf, increasing my budget for more fittings to make it happen. In the end, I'm really glad that I went with the 250 res because it looks huge in this case, but with the pump on the bottom, I no longer have space for a HDD bay for a couple of 2TB spindles that I was planning on using.
Hope this helps!
Oh, my bad. I'll update the part list.
Thanks! Hah, yes. The monitor is of utmost priority to me right now.
Thanks man! I'm sure it took me a lot longer than it would've for most vets in this community, though.
The standoffs for the motherboard do come pre-installed, but I would tighten them if I were you. A few of mine were loose and required me to remove the mobo and put it back in after tightening.
Yes, very easy. The only physical changes that I had to make myself is using hole saws on the shelf and front panel for water cooling. The reservoir brackets and pump required additional holes that I measured out and drilled myself (The reservoir brackets come with the reservoir). I personally mounted my Hue+ on the back side of the metal panel behind my motherboard with velcro adhesive. If you wanted to mount the Hue+ down there, you're going to have to drill your own 4x holes.
Hah. Yeah, if you have any questions or something, I could help out.
I sure hope so!
Hah, thanks man!
Yup, and leaves your breath minty fresh!
"This is how it feels to chew 5 gum" comes to mind.
That means a lot man, thanks!
Lmao. I know man. I'm probably going to wait until Black Friday sales to snag some better perifs. If not, there's always Christmas.
Thanks! I sure hope so, too.
Thanks, man. Fingers crossed!
Hah! I was originally worried that I wasn't going to post enough pics. I missed a lot of opportunities when setting up the custom loop and some of the stencils. But, it's hard to remember to pull your phone out in the moment.
Thanks! It almost didn't fit, but I'm glad it did.
Wow, that's insane. I've never seen those helix res's. If I had, it would've definitely been in here.
As far as the all red or white case, I just feel like those 2 colors wouldn't stand out the same way when saturated in the color around it.
I sure hope so. Thanks!