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First time doing any custom watercooling, also first time doing any case mods. Created a vent in the top panel, painted the interior white, and modified the frame so i could mount the top rad directly to the top frame.

Did the loop in parallel purely for aesthetics, temps are all in check. Gpu capped out at 45C after 30 mins of heaven at 1440p max settings. Overall had a lot of fun with this build, turned out better than expected.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

I love custom watercoolong loops, especially flashy ones. It really signifies how much effort can go into making a computer rather than just putting all the parts in and calling it a day.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice tubing path! +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful job. Love the colour scheme.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

i love the strait forward design of the loop

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What a beast PC that looks DOPE!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Unique, clean and beautiful tubing

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy ****, that's clean. |-|/-\/3 |=|_||\|

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Im stealing that tube pattern if i ever decide to order a pc with WC. Awesome

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

to be fair I kinda stole it from Jayztwocents ryzen build lol. I just went more for 45 degree bends. But ty!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup lol

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

wow just wow +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow the water loop looks really good!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the red and white color scheme

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost didnt do red because of how many red builds i see, but I would have regretted it if I didnt. I knew if I was doing it though I had to paint the interior white.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty everyone!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build!

Is that a dust filter on the very top of your modded top panel? Did you make all that yourself, or did you buy one from a custom supplier? Since that top panel is aluminum, I presume that is not a magnetic dust filter frame.

And that is a very interesting grid of "ribs" going across underneath that dust filter. Did you make that yourself out of plastic or metal? That top dust filter and the two rows of ribbing look very professional, as if you sized the top panel's hole to custom-fit a filter that come from somewhere else.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats exactly what I did. Its just a silverstone fan filter. link here https://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-140mm-Filter-Magnet-FF142B/dp/B008N8GENI

I basically traced the filter onto the panel, drilled some holes in the aluminum panel, and cut it with a jigsaw. Went slightly smaller and used files to get the remaining 1/16 or so inch, this resulted in the fan filter having an extremely tight fit with the rubber U channel inserted. My cut wasn't perfect, but the rubber Uchannel allows you to have a little margin of error and cleans it up to look professional. I chose this filter cause I thought it fit in well with the case. The filter was an extremely tight fit, I had to work it pretty good to get it in, so it would probably stay in place without me even doing anything. But I used some JB weld and tacked it in like 6 places around the frame on the bottom side just to make sure it wouldn't move. In regards to what I think you're referring to as the ribs underneath the filter, thats just the top frame of the case that you're seeing. I mounted the radiator directly to the top of the frame instead of using the included radiator bracket because I was having some clearance issues.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

My only issue when using this case is that cable management in the back is near impossible to make pretty as there isnt much clearance from the glass to the case to nicely place cords. i do love this build though!

+100 if i could!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! Especially for a first time watercooling project. Love it +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to watch but I never like when the water of the graphics card goes directly to the processor

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

technically the water from the gpu shouldn't go to the cpu. If it was a serial setup then the flow only has 1 path and it would, but with the parallel setup theres two paths so instead of one direction, the flow splits and you have two different paths with different flow rates. In my build, it seems the gpu is less restrictive than the cpu, so the gpu is getting slightly more flow rate. But ek gpu and cpu blocks are pretty close in restriction, so it should be close. Temps are fine.

But whats happening is the water is going in the right port, filling the gpu, hitting resistance, so then the flow goes up to the cpu instead of the gpu, hits resistance, and this is where the flows normalize. But the fluid from the gpu doesnt go out the left side and go up into the cpu. The water from the cpu will flow down and meet up with the gpu. Since the cpu is the higher restriction point in the loop, the water from the gpu will go down to the left and up towards the radiator.

That said, this is how I understand it. This is my first try at watercooling so theres a lot i don't know, but all temps are good. A serial setup probably would result in a few degrees lower on the cpu, since there would be more flow. But while gaming/streaming, my gpu temps are low-mid 40s and cpu temps are high 40s low 50s. Im perfectly content with this.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I thank you for your explanation in detail if your temperatures are not affect then there is no problem but tell me how often your processor is overclocked

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what ya mean. Cpu is just overclocked at 4.5, but its not running at 4500 24/7. Only under load.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You know the word overclock what it means how much is your temperature has 4.5 GHz

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You said how often my processor is overclocked... Your words.

Idle 21-25C, gaming 40s, Gta V+ streaming was high 50s after two hours. Stress testing with aida 64/p95 high 50s/low 60s

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish the case came with ventilation in the top just like that. I'm so disappointed by how it was originally designed.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i hear ya. I understand the look phanteks was going for... the case is gorgeous. They just went a little too form over function.

However, last I checked people were coordinating with modmymods, and he was ordering top panels straight from Phanteks and getting them CNC modded to have a vent. So i'd watch their site.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Featured yet?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not even sure what you have to get to lol

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!!! Can you tell me what did you do with leftover geforce gtx led logo from your gpu?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

do you mean the stock air cooler? If so its just packed up in the box incase I ever want to put it back on for a diff build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you by any chance willing to sell the green led "GEFORCE GTX" logo? Im planning to make rgb geforce gtx logo out of these so im looking for guys that have gpu waterblocks and dont use led logos.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Any build log mate? Just amazing!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not often to see those 45 degree tube but it looks nice. On overclock.net I also saw lots of people cut the front and top panel for better air flow. How about the cooling performance? And how do you make the vent on the panel? Just like find some workshop where provides laser cutting service? Thanks.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry i haven't been on here in a bit. But a lot of people just opted for going to a machine shop to have it done. I actually just bought the fan filter i used and traced the outline. Then I drilled out all the corners, then made the cut with a jigsaw. If you're gonna do this you'll want to use at least some dw40 as some blade lubricant, otherwise the aluminum gums up the jigsaw blade. Then I filed it down and ran some rubber U channel around the edge to give it a clean look.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the information. I plan to find a metal shop since I'm not sure how to do it by myself. While I will figure out which side is cheaper and have the job done.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a fairly old build, but what fan filter is it that you used? looks pretty nice.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

silverstone, 280 I believe? Was about $10 on amazon.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

that new look is nice

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

So after running primochill vue for 1 month I decided to switch back to ek cryofuel, and I also redid the loop again. Had a tubing layout that i've been wanting to do and was unable to on my 2nd iteration, so heres my third, and I think final layout for this build. I think I'll be sticking with this until its time for a whole new build. But who knows :)

https://imgur.com/a/HqHQ5

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello!! Great Build !!! Can you explain how you did the vertical gpu ?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Coolermaster makes a vertical GPU mount that goes for about $50. Now I didn't like how far it sat in by default, so there was some extra modding involved, but nothing too crazy.

Actually here I'll link below

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16811999380?ignorebbr=true&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile-_-pla-_-Accessories+-+Case+%2f+Rackmount-_-N82E16811999380&gclid=Cj0KCQiAzfrTBRC_ARIsAJ5ps0tvLQGCv2b-OZYi8-ChdAmmfYsbwmMuBBG6ntknbQ588WSdZ24F1x4aAsv8EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

ty :D