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Hi there, everyone, I'm back again. I know what you're thinking, "This guy has uploaded his computer a million times and it's getting really annoying!" and to that I apologize. BUT! I have made changes.

AND I uploaded pictures without my LED strip on because I know some people like that.

I upgraded to the new Intel Core i7 8086K and an ASUS ROG Maximus X Code motherboard from an Intel Core i7 7700K and ASUS ROG Strix Z270. Listen, I know that I didn't need the upgrade from a 7700K, and even if I really needed to upgrade, I could have bought a binned 8700K from SiliconLottery.com that was guaranteed to hit 5.2ghz at a low voltage, BUT I wanted to be different. I knew not many people would be running an 8086K so that's why I jumped on it. So before I get burned at the stake for getting it, that is my insane rational.

Back to my story:

Back as a sophomore, all my friends played games on PC, but my computer was never powerful enough to run those games and I was often left out. Finally, I got tired of that and decided to take it upon myself to learn how to build a computer myself! My first rig was a 4790/GTX 970 setup, which was fantastic at the time and allowed me to finally play games with friends.

While those specs are still considered good, I had this desire to tinker and upgrade. From there I swapped the 970 out for a 980ti and even that was not enough for me. Here and there I'd swap out power supplies, upgrade storage, change out ram, and eventually I got to the point where I am right now.

I started hardline watercooling back in August of 2017 in a Corsair 570X. While I was impressed with what I accomplished (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rYdXsY), I was never really satisfied with it. It was then when Fractal Design released the Define R6, and I knew I had to get it. After weeks of planning tubing runs and radiator placements, I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Define R6.

The Define R6 is truly the best case I've build in to date, but it also took some modifications to get there. I first made an acrylic patch panel to fill the ugly gap on the top of the basement. (Picture of dimensions is uploaded) Next, I hacksawed the hard drive support bracket to account for drain tubes in my loop.

So, after a couple years of upgrading and learning, I am really proud of how far I've come. When I first got into building computers, I thought I'd be the last person to dip my toes into watercooling, but here I am.

**Timelapse of build here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GcoGzr3qX0**

Thanks for looking at my post, I really appreciate it! I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 8 points

I'm digging those cable, clean AF! Beast of a machine you got there. There's no wrong buying new tech here and there if you got the money. It's always exciting to get new parts and put it together while other people are bthing about wasting money. PC building is fun!

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! I’m glad someone understands lol.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely agree!

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Be honest, who else thought that the processor name was a typo lmao

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I keep thinking it's a typo as well lmao

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. Messes with how I read intel numbers to discern their value lol

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice. Building in my Meshify c was great, but i bet the r6 is much more modular and refined. I like the use of the Fractal cable strap on the reservoir too

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow I'm surprised someone actually noticed that. The LEDs from the reservoir were really distracting so putting that strap there made it look a little better IMO.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It definitely looks better with that on.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Really clean! I really wanted to do custom water cooling for my latest build but I simply ran out of $$ lmao.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you ever get the funds, I totally recommend it. It’s amazing.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It'll probably be when the 1100 series comes out. I just finished my build up today. I got my 8086k at 5.0 on all cores with lots of headroom. How are you liking the upgrade?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m really liking it. I haven’t messed around much with it yet in terms of overclocking, plus I haven’t delidded it yet. I kind of wanted it to be up and running and see how it is then delid it to see the gains I get.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that your car by any chance?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is by a matter of fact. It’s a 1966 Chevy II Nova with a 4.8L ls

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, man. Very meticulously thought out and it looks super clean!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

mother of mercy youre one of the few to have the i7 8786Ks... you lucky babooska.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Remember me when it's featured

+1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It'd be cool if i got featured :,)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean! Can I have it? Haha.

+1

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I think we can all agree this deserves a feature!!!!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for your kindness! I’d be estatic if I did.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I know most of the work here was on the custom liquid cooling, but I will take time to appreciate the cables. My least favorite part about high wattage gpus is the extra cable that gets in the way, so the way you've pulled them straight back is my favorite part. Very clean for cables all the way around. +1.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I’m a cable management freak, and if it’s not perfect in my eyes, it’ll irritate me horribly. Thanks for appreciating the small things!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the cables or those cable stays?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

CableMod. It’s the CableMod pro series

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazingly clean and OP

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I love everything about this. +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

There is absolutely nothing wrong with constantly tinkering with a build. Its the same thing people who work with cars do. But this thing is CRISP! +1 definitely deserved

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

If you could build 2 of these and give me one.....that would be great, k thanks.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! +1 this needs to be featured :D

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

this is cool af i just won the cpu contest and this gives me some inspiration for some parts that look well together

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I have your pile of money? (he says from his 8700K and 1080 Ti)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Just realized a build called Supernova doesn't have an EVGA power supply. HERESY!!!!!!!1!!!111!!!!2!!!@2!!!2

Nice build tho

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

FLAWLESS.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

.> "SuperNova"

.> Corsair PSU

.> wut

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

god damn that pc is beautiful nice job man!

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could’ve gotten featured, but I think the time has passed for me to get featured unfortunately.

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