★ FEATURED BY PCPARTPICKER ★
★ FEATURED BY PRIMOCHILL ★
After two months of planning, creating 3D renders just to visualize my loop, waiting for parts, asking people left and right for advice, overheating tubes and overbending them, filling and draining and spilling water everywhere, my first custom hardline watercooled PC is complete!
It's been quite an adventure, and in the 8 years I've built PCs I've never really spent so much time on one build. And sure, it's not a fancy quadruple radiator, 3-way SLI, gold plated fittings build but I didn't want that. I wanted something that was simple. And clean. And pretty. And this build was just that. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or hit me up on Instagram <3
== FAQ ==
What's up with the pricing? Why was your 1080 Ti $1,300? I got this GPU from Amazon during the great GPU crisis of early 2018. I wanted to keep the prices of all the components I got exactly as it was on the receipts.
Why did you go with an X370 board when you have a 2nd gen Ryzen? This build was mostly aesthetics and I wanted a white motherboard AND I needed something that was compatible with EK's monoblocks. This motherboard was the only one.
I heard PrimoChill Vue causes issues. Why did you pick that coolant? PrimoChill Vue is a high maintenance coolant, and if the proper steps are taken you can avoid problems. It took almost a week of preparation: 24 hours of PrimoChill SysPrep and 72 hours of PrimoPrep along with plenty of flushing and cleaning to ensure the best performance. A majority of people having issues with Vue either didn't care to follow the instructions or didn't do it correctly.
What temperatures are you getting with this setup? My idle CPU temps are 24C, with my GPU around 22C. You can see a screenshot here.
Corsair LL fans aren't static pressure optimized. Why did you go with those? As I mentioned before, this build was mostly an aesthetics build I prefer the look of the LL fans. Even then, with testing I did with Thermaltake Riing (static pressure fans) I was only seeing a couple degree differences.
What camera did you use to take these pictures? I used a Sony A7S II with the 24-70mm 2.8 GM lens. This camera has mindblowing low light capabilities and you can probably see for yourself what I mean by that. The b-roll video was also shot with this camera.
Is this build final? What else are you planning on doing with it? No, I plan on revisiting this build with better sleeved cabling and possibly a distro plate installed somewhere. Check/follow my Instagram for updates, the link to it is above.